Hyundai Accent Engine Problems

Hyundai Accent 2016: Car stopping

Answered by CarsGuide 3 May 2019

It’s a problem with the car’s electronics, but because it only happens intermittently it’s hard for the dealer to find the cause, and thus the fix. All you can do it is to persist with the dealer and hope the cause can be found.

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How long should I wait for a software update to correct the surging in my 2016 Hyundai Accent?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Mar 2018

Has Hyundai agreed to supply a software update? If they have I would think they would be able to supply it within a few weeks at most; if they haven’t you need to negotiate with them to come to an arrangement that satisfies your complaint.

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2016 Hyundai Accent electrical fault

Answered by CarsGuide 16 Mar 2018

Being so new the car should still be under warranty, so I would take it back to the Hyundai dealer you bought it from and ask that they run a diagnostic check on it. If that fails to show up anything wrong, ask the dealer to call in Hyundai’s service representative for help.

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Hyundai Accent running at a slightly elevated temperature

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Mar 2015

If the increase in running temperature is only small and there is no loss of coolant there is probably nothing to be worried about. It could be a slight blockage in the radiator that’s affecting the coolant flow, a sticking thermostat, or something like that. You could flush the cooling system, check the thermostat and replace the coolant. If you replace the coolant make sure you use the correct coolant, which will be a mix of water and glycol.

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Ask Smithy Xtra Hyundai Accent timing belt

Answered by CarsGuide 3 Aug 2011

I can’t possibly predict what might or might not happen to the belt in the near or even medium term, so I would have the belt changed.

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Annoying squeak in 04 Hyundai Accent

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Jul 2010

Using the silicon spray would reduce the noise for a short time, but the effect would soon wear off as you have experienced and the noise return. Try scuffing the surface of the pulleys with a fine grit wet-and-dry paper and then fitting a new belt. If that fails to quell the noise, fit a new alternator pulley. Also make sure the belt is tensioned correctly.

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Fuel-injection best

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Apr 2004

FIRST to your last question. You will wonder why you haven't had fuel-injection before, it is so much better in all respects than a carburettor that you will love it. Your car will start without drama at all temperatures, will drive smoothly at all times, won't suffer from fuel vapourisation, will deliver better fuel economy and have more power. As for the Accent and Rio, I can't give you a definitive answer other than the Accent has a good reputation within the trade. The Rio isn't quite as well regarded. The feeling is that Kia is about where Hyundai was five years ago in build quality and reliability. I would favour the Hyundai, but don't have any major Kia objection.

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