Hyundai Accent Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Hyundai Accent reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Small new car to run around town

Answered by CarsGuide 21 Sep 2015

The Celerio is fine for that sort of use and the price is very good, but if it was my sister I'd get her to spend the extra on the added size of the Accent and the five-year warranty.

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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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Hyundai Accent boot heat

Answered by CarsGuide 27 Jun 2014

You must expect the boot to become warm to some extent, but it's unusual that it becomes hot. I would measure the temperature it reaches and then take that to the dealer and discuss the issue with them. If it is getting hot there must be something causing it, and that needs to be found and fixed.

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Hyundai Accent noise when reversing

Answered by CarsGuide 30 Aug 2013

Go back to the dealer and ask that Hyundai's representative take a look at the car and work out what can be done to fix it. It's not acceptable that they wipe their hands of the problem.

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Suspected brake caliper problem

Answered by CarsGuide 4 Jan 2013

I doubt the caliper needs replacing, but a closer inspection is probably warranted. Accumulated brake dust was a reasonable assessment on the dealer's part, even though you couldn't see any dust on the outside. I'd inspect it again, blow out any dust found, and check for stones caught in the caliper.

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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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