2013 HYUNDAI ACCENT VIN: KMHCT4AE5DU281373

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Damage
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VIN KMHCT4AE5DU281373 Decoding Hyundai Vin Decoder

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Make

HYUNDAI

Manufacturer Name

HYUNDAI MOTOR CO

Model

Accent

Model Year

2013

Plant City

ULSAN

Series

GLS, GS

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

SOUTH KOREA

Plant Company Name

Hyundai Motor Company

Series2

RB

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Displacement (CC)

1600.0

Displacement (CI)

97.63799055157

Displacement (L)

1.6

Engine Model

DOHC GDI GAMMA

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Stoichiometric Gasoline Direct Injection (SGDI)

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2013 HYUNDAI ACCENT Crash Test Score

4

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
12.4%

2013 HYUNDAI ACCENT Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Driver, Front Passenger
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN KMHCT4AE5DU281373

Components: ENGINE

November 04, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11289941
Consumer Location: GREENBRIER, AR
VIN: KMHCT4AE5DU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 HYUNDAI ACCENT. WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THE CONTACT HEARD AN LOUD ABNORMAL NOISE. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO STATED THAT THE ENGINE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AND WAS UNABLE TO BE DRIVEN. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000.

Components: AIR BAGS VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

May 21, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10649677
Consumer Location: KNOXVILLE, TN
VIN: KMHCT4AE5DU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 HYUNDAI ACCENT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT SHORTLY AFTER STOPPING AND PARKING THE VEHICLE, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED AND CRASHED INTO THE REAR OF A PARKED VEHICLE. THE CONTACT INDICATED THAT ALTHOUGH THE BRAKES WERE ENGAGED THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL ERRONEOUSLY WENT TO THE FLOOR AND THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT SUFFERED INJURIES TO BOTH KNEES AND TO THE NECK DURING THE CRASH. NO POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNAVAILABLE.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

June 20, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10615973
Consumer Location: KNOXVILLE, TN
VIN: KMHCT4AE5DU****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE STREET TO MY SISTER HOUSE, WHEN I GOT TO HER HOUSE I PULLED UP BEHIND HER CAR APPROXIMATELY 10 TO 15 FT. ON THE CURB AND ON THE STREET, I STOPPED THE CAR, PUT IN IN PARK WHILE STILL RUNNING, WHEN I TOUCHED THE SWITCH TO TURN THE CAR OFF, THE GAS PEDAL WENT TO THE FLOOR AND THE CAR RAN INTO THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME NOT EJECTING THE SEAT BELT. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

July 31, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10565353
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: KMHCT4AE5DU****

Summary of Complaint

HEADLIGHT BULBS KEEP FAILING IN A RAPID AND REPETITIVE SUCCESSION, FIRST INCIDENT OCCURRED FEW WEEKS AFTER PURCHASE AND NOW WHILE I'M WRITING THIS ON 2/21/2014 I'M ON BULB NUMBER 7. I'VE HAD THE CAR IN AT THE DEALER TWICE, EACH SERVICE TOOK 2 HOURS AND THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO FIND ANYTHING, INDEPENDENT TESTS CONFIRMED THAT A VOLTAGE SPIKE WAS OCCURRING WHICH COULD BE CAUSING THE BULBS TO FAIL, PERHAPS FROM FAULTY VOLTAGE REGULATOR. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE AT THIS POINT BECAUSE TWICE THE HEADLIGHT BULBS FAILED AT NIGHT, BOTH TIMES ON A HIGHWAY, ONCE WITH POURING DOWN RAIN AND OTHER TIME WAS WHILE PASSING THROUGHOUT APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS. I SHOULD MENTION THAT HIGH BEAM WAS NOT AFFECTED. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING ENGINE

January 08, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11397489
Consumer Location: KANSAS CITY, MO
VIN: KMHCT4AE6DU****

Summary of Complaint

SEPTEMBER 2020 THE CAR WOULD NOT START AFTER SITTING FOR AWHILE, I RECENTLY HAD REPLACED THE BATTERY. ONCE I GOT THE CAR TO START, WHEN. I SLOWED THE CAR CUT OFF WHILE I WAS ON A BUSY STREET, IT'S NOT THE ALTERNATOR EVERYTHING WAS STILL ON IN THE CAR. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT APPEARED BEFORE THE CAR CUT OFF. GOT STARTED AGAIN, WAS ABLE TO DRIVE. I'VE REPLACED FUEL PUMP, CAM SHAFT SENSORS, NEW BATTERY. ANY TIME I DRIVE IT THE CAR CUTS OUT WHEN I AM AT A STOP LIGHT, THE CAR LOSES POWER WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY, AND HAVE TO CHANGE THE OIL MORE OFTEN THAN 3000 MILES. I FIND THAT I HAVE TO TOP MY OIL MONTHLY. MY CHECK ENGINE COMES ON RANDOMLY AND GOES OFF RANDOMLY. WHEN I TOOK THE CAR TO HYUNDAI REGARDING THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, THEY STATED IT WAS A SENSOR ISSUE.

Components: ENGINE

January 13, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11396630
Consumer Location: RENO, NV
VIN: KMHCT5AE0DU****

Summary of Complaint

CUSTOMER STATES THAT THERE IS A RATTLING NOISE UPON START UP. IT IS MORE NOTICEABLE WHEN THE ENGINE IS COLD, UPON STARTING. CUSTOMER STATES THAT THE NOISE CAN BE HEARD IN SPEEDS LOWER THEN 40 MPH. WE HAVE NOT SERVICED THIS VEHICLE IN OVER A YEAR AND THE VEHICLE HAS GONE 25,000 MILES SINCE THAT TIME. CUSTOMER STATES THAT SHE RECENTLY WENT TO THE HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS NOISE (RATTLING NOISE WHICH IS LOUDER WHEN STARTING THE ENGINE WHEN COLD). THE DEALERSHIP LOOKED IT OVER AND SAID THAT THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE ENGINE. SHE AGAIN TOLD THEM THAT THIS NOISE IS NOTICEABLE TO HER. THE DEALERSHIP AGAIN TOLD HER THAT THEY DID NOT FIND ANY FAULT WITH THE ENGINE.WHEN STARTED FIRST THING IN THE MORNING HAS A KNOCKING NOISE SOUNDS LIKE PISTON SLAP. REMOVE ALL SPARK PLUGS AND BORE SCOPE CYLINDERS AND FOUND THAT # 3 CYLINDER WALLS HAVE HEAVY CYLINDER WALL SCARRING AND OIL IS ON THE TOP OF THE PISTON (SEE PICTURES) .ENGINE IS DAMAGED AND WILL NEED TO BE REBUILT OR REPLACED.OIL LOOKS CLEAN. DID COMPRESSION CHECK AND ALL CYLINDERS WERE AT 125 LBS EXCEPT CYLINDER #3 WHICH WAS AT 100 LBS. HAS BEEN INTO THE SHOP FOR KNOCK SENSOR CODES AND WAS SENT TO THE DEALER FOR REFLASH TO CORRECT.(TSB 15-FL-003) DAMAGE HAS OCCURRED.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SEAT BELTS

December 29, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11386043
Consumer Location: FRESNO, CA
VIN: KMHCT4AE1DU****

Summary of Complaint

THE DRIVER SEAT BELT WILL UNBUCKLE ON ITS OWN WHILE DRIVING. THE LIGHT WILL GO ON TO CHECK THE ELECTRICAL WIRING, THE SPEAKER ON THE PASSENGER SIDE GOES IN AND OUT.

Components: ENGINE

February 24, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11377475
Consumer Location: MARLBOROUGH, MA
VIN: KMHCT4AEXDU****

Summary of Complaint

ON FEBRUARY 24, 2020 I WAS TRAVELING ON I-495 SOUTH DURING PEAK HOUR TRAFFIC AT APPROXIMATELY 8AM WHEN MY 2013 HYUNDAI ACCENT BEGAN TO LOSE POWER WITH NO WARNING. I MANAGED TO NEGOTIATE THROUGH TWO LANES OF HIGHWAY TRAFFIC TO THE BREAK DOWN LANE WHERE THE CAR WENT COMPLETELY DEAD. I WAITED A HALF HOUR ON A BUSY HIGHWAY TO BE TOWED TO THE CLOSEST HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP. THEY CHECKED THE CAR AND FOUND METAL DEBRIS SCATTERED ALL OVER THE ENGINE CRANKSHAFT. THEY INFORMED ME THAT THE ENGINE WAS IRREPARABLE AND I WOULD NEED A NEW ENGINE FOR $5000 WHICH I COULD NOT AFFORD.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

March 11, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11331337
Consumer Location: LANCASTER, NY
VIN: KMHCT5AE9DU****

Summary of Complaint

CAR WOULD RANDOMLY SHUT OFF OR STALL WHILE BEING DRIVEN; CAR WOULD NOT START UP OR TURN OVER RIGHT AFTER THE INCIDENT OCCURS. HAPPENED MULTIPLE TIMES AFTER BRINGING IT TO THE HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP; GETTING THE CAR BACK AND SAYING THAT THEY CAN'T REPLICATE THE PROBLEM WHILE IT IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE. THE CAUSE OF THIS INCIDENT IS UNKNOWN.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

June 01, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 11330155
Consumer Location: NEW YORK, NY
VIN: KMHCU4AE1DU****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR IS HAS A VERY LOW BODY. AS SUCH, IT GETS DAMAGED EVERY TIME THE CAR GOES OVER A BUMP. THE CAR HAS NOT YET HIT 100,000 MILES AND IT IS ALREADY FALLING APART. I REACHED OUT TO HYUNDAI AND ASKED THEM TO TAKE A LOOK BUT THEY DECLINED. *TR

Components: ENGINE

April 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11320965
Consumer Location: STATEN ISLAND, NY
VIN: KMHCT5AE1DU****

Summary of Complaint

SPARK KNOCK DUE TO TIMING ERROR IN ECU DEALERSHIP NEEDS TO SEND RECALL NOTICE TO DO FREE UPDATE

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11308449
Consumer Location: ATLANTA, GA
VIN: KMHCT4AE8DU****

Summary of Complaint

THERE IS A RATTLING/CRACKLING NOISE WHEN ACCELERATING. HAS HAPPENED SINCE I HAD THE CAR, SOUNDS LIKE A WIRE BEING BLOWN AROUND WHEN ACCELERATING UNDER THE STEERING WHEEL AREA.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING SERVICE BRAKES

December 13, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11289154
Consumer Location: PLEASANT VIEW, TN
VIN: KMHCU4AE1DU****

Summary of Complaint

ALL THREE BRAKE LIGHTS WENT OUT. WE TRIED EVERY BASIC FIX BUT OUR PERSONAL MECHANIC SAYS POWER IS NOT GOING THROUGH THE CONTROL MODULE AND WE WILL NEED TO HAVE IT SPECIALLY REPAIRED BY A HYUNDAI PROFESSIONAL. WE RECIEVED A CITATION BECAUSE OUR BRAKE LIGHTS UNKNOWINGLY WENT OUT AND NONE OF THE OBVIOUS FIXES SUCH AS BULBS, FUSES, OR BRAKES SWITCH REPLACEMENT AMMENDED THE ISSUE. WE ARE AT A LOSS AS TO HOW TO FIX THIS BUT SAW RECALLS ON OTHER HYUNDAI MODELS BUT NOT THIS ONE. WE ARE THINKING THIS IS A SIMILAR PROBLEM. THIS HAS LITERALLY RUINED OUR LIVES. WE 100% DEPEND ON THIS VEHICLE AND NOW WE HAVE NOTHING.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 15, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 11242595
Consumer Location: AMARILLO, TX
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

ON 5/15/2013 MY DAUGHTER WAS INVOLVED IN A 1 VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON INTERSTATE 40 EAST IN AMARILLO TEXAS. SHE WAS DRIVING A 2013 HYUNDAI ACCENT LEASED NEW IN FEBRUARY. THIS WAS A VIOLENT CRASH IN WHICH THE CAR ROLLED NUMEROUS TIMES. NOT ONE AIRBAG DEPLOYED AND THE CAR WAS A TOTAL LOSS. NEITHER HYUNDAI NOR THE DEALER SEEMED WORRIED ABOUT THE SITUATION. I SPOKE WITH BOTH HYUNDAI AND AMARILLO HYUNDAI AND WAS BLOWN OFF. SAFETY APPARENTLY IS NOT THEIR PRIORITY, JUST THE SALE OF AN UNSAFE PRODUCT. *JS

Components: ENGINE

February 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11241550
Consumer Location: ROGERSVILLE, TN
VIN: KMHCT4AE0DU****

Summary of Complaint

KNOCK SENSOR MESSED UP AND IS CAUSING THE CRANK SENSOR TO MESS UP ALSO. MY CAR WILL DIE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD WHILE DRIVE AND IT'S VERY DANGEROUS. IT WILL TAKE ROUGHLY 15 MINUTES TO START SOMETIMES.

Components: ENGINE

June 14, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11221548
Consumer Location: OAK FOREST, IL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WAS RELIGIOUS ON MY 3000 MILE OIL CHANGES. AND ONE DAY THE OIL LIGHT CAM E ON AND PUT A QUART IN AND WENT FOR OIL CHANGE AT DEALER NEXT DAY...BONE DRY. IT SRARTED NIGHT NIGHT BEFORE AND WAS TOLD ITS IT STORING OIL OR GETTING STICK SOMEWHERE SINCE NO LEAK. NOW NEW ENGINE IS NEEDED.

Components: AIR BAGS

June 13, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11221000
Consumer Location: ORANGE PARK, FL
VIN: KMHCT5AE4DU****

Summary of Complaint

MY DAUGHTERS WERE IN A THREE CAR ACCIDENT ON 13 JUNE 2019. THEY WERE REAR ENDED WHICH CAUSED THEM TO HIT ANOTHER CAR IN THE REAR; NO AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. THEY SUFFER FROM NECK PAINS, SHOULDER PAINS, BACK PAINS, AND HEADACHES. WHY INSTALL AIRBAGS IF THE ARE GOING TO BE NO USE DURING AN ACCIDENT?!? I'M VERY DISAPPOINTED IN HYUNDAI!!!

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 11, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11217188
Consumer Location: RINCON, PR
VIN: KMHCT4AE4DU****

Summary of Complaint

...BY MAY 11 2018 WHEN THE CAR HAVE 58433 MILES LEFT ME ON HIGHWAY BECAUSE FUEL PUMP FAILURE...AND BY APRIL 20 2019 WHEN THE CAR HAVE 71043 MILES LEFT ME AGAIN ON HIGHWAY...BOTH TIMES IN MOTION ON HIGHWAY.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11184049
Consumer Location: DECATUR, GA
VIN: KMHCU5AE1DU****

Summary of Complaint

IGNITION LIGHT- CATALYTIC CONVERTER

Components: ENGINE

November 30, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11170791
Consumer Location: PENSACOLA, FL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2013 HYUNDAI ACCENT. WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH, THE VEHICLE CAME TO A STOP AND THE ENGINE CAUGHT FIRE. THE FIRE WAS EXTINGUISHED BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DETERMINED. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A TOW YARD AND DEEMED A TOTAL LOSS. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 92,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

January 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11169915
Consumer Location: ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL
VIN: KMHCT5AE9DU****

Summary of Complaint

ONCE I AM DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY THE CAR SEEMS TO LOOSE POWER ALMOST LIKE IF THE CAR WANTS TO SHUT OFF THE RMP GOES LOW THEN THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT HAS TURNED ON. I HAVE TAKEN IT FOR ITS SERVICE ON TIME AND NO ISSUES BUT THE GOOD YEAR REP TOLD ME THE ERROR CODE THEY RECEIVED WAS P0326 WHICH IS THE KNOCK SENSOR AND NOW THE ENGINE LIGHT WENT AWAY BUT IT HAS HAPPENED TWICE SO FAR WITHIN THE LAST TWO MONTHS.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

December 31, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11166126
Consumer Location: FRESNO, TX
VIN: KNHCU5AE9DU****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE/POWER TRAIN THE ENGINE WENT OUT ON MY VEHICLE WHILE I WAS TRAVELING FROM HOUSTON TO DALLAS TEXAS ON A MAJOR HIGHWAY. I HAD IT TOWED TO HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP WHO DIAGNOSED THE ENGINE PROBLEM. I WAS ASKED TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION THAT SHOWED OIL CHANGE MAINTENANCE WAS BEING PERFORMED FROM 70K-82K MILES. I PROVIDED THAT INFORMATION TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY CONDUCTED A PRE-APPROVAL AND SENT IT OVER TO HYUNDAI CORPORATE. AFTER SEVERAL DAYS WAITING AND STRANDED IN DALLAS, I RECEIVED THE NEWS THAT THE CLAIM WAS DENIED FOR IMPROPER MAINTENANCE. UNFORTUNATELY, I WAS NOT TOLD WHAT TYPE OF MAINTENANCE WAS NEEDED SINCE I PROVIDED THE DOCUMENTATION REQUESTED THAT SHOWED I DID HAVE MAINTENANCE. I CALLED HYUNDAI CORPORATE TO FILE A COMPLAINT AND GET A BETTER REASON FOR DENIAL. I WAS TOLD I SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED A CALL WITH MORE INFORMATION AND I STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY FEEDBACK. I VISITED A HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP BACK IN NOVEMBER WHO TOLD ME MY ENGINE WAS GOING BAD AND PROVIDE PAPERWORK. I WAS NOT INFORMED BY THE DEALERSHIP WHEN THIS INFORMATION WAS NEEDED AND HOW SOON. I TOOK THE CARE FOR AN OIL CHANGE AFTER VISITING THE DEALERSHIP AS IT WAS TIME AND THE ENGINE LIGHT WENT OFF. I FEEL HYUNDAI IS NOT HONORING THEIR WARRANTY FOR MY CAR ALTHOUGH I PROVIDED THE INFORMATION THEY NEEDED TO SHOW I WAS KEEPING UP WITH OIL CHANGES. I HAVE NO VEHICLE AND PURCHASED THIS CURRENT VEHICLE UNDER THE IMPRESSION THEY WOULD HONOR THEIR 100,000 WARRANTY. MY CAR IS UNDER 100,000 SO I'M NOT UNDERSTANDING WHY THEY ARE NOT FIXING MY ENGINE.

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

November 21, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11154805
Consumer Location: BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ
VIN: KMHCT4AE2DU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 HYUNDAI ACCENT. WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH, THE HOOD FLEW OPEN AND SLAMMED INTO THE WINDSHIELD. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO EXIT THE HIGHWAY AND FORCED THE HOOD CLOSED. CITY AUTO PARK (4395 US-130, BURLINGTON, NEW JERSEY 08016, (609) 871-2800) STATED THAT DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE HOOD WAS ABLE TO OPEN AND LATCH CLOSED DURING INSPECTION, THERE WAS NOTHING THAT COULD BE DONE TO REPAIR THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT A CERTIFIED HYUNDAI DEALER MUST INSPECT THE VEHICLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 90,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 19, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11121621
Consumer Location: WAXHAW, NC
VIN: KMHCT4AE3DU****

Summary of Complaint

AS I GO UP A HILL OR RAPIDLY ACCELERATE ON AN INCLINE THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WILL COME ON. THE PROBLEM POINTS TO THE KNOCK SENSOR (CODE P0326) BEING AT FAULT. THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN OFTEN BUT WHEN IT DOES IT IS DISCONCERTING. I REPLACED THE KNOCK SENSOR WITH A NEW OEM PART, BUT IT TOO ACTS THE SAME AS THE OLD ONE. I CALLED THE DEALER AND THEY WANT TO CHARGE ME $90 TO DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM AND THEN ANY LABOR/PARTS NEEDED TO REPAIR IT. HOWEVER, I HAVE READ SEVERAL REPORTS ONLINE ABOUT A SOFTWARE UPDATE, FLASHING THE ECU HAS FIXED THE PROBLEM. IF THIS IS SO, SHOULDN'T THIS BE A REASON FOR A RECALL?

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11119930
Consumer Location: ASHBURN, VA
VIN: KMHCU5AE6DU****

Summary of Complaint

CHROME TAPE ON DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR HANDLE CAME LOOSE CREATING A SHARP EDGE THAT IS A CUT HAZARD WHEN ATTEMPTING TO OPEN THE DOOR. MY DAUGHTER IS RETURNING TO LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY WITH THIS VEHICLE SO I HAD TO SUPERGLUE AND TAPE THE CHROME TAPE BACK INTO PLACE. THE CHROME TAPE IS STARTING TO BUBBLE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HANDLE SO THAT PART OF THE CHROME TAPE WILL ALSO BE SEPARATING SOON FROM THE PLASTIC

Components: AIR BAGS

July 06, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11111223
Consumer Location: CHARLOTTE, NC
VIN: KMHCU5AE3DU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 HYUNDAI ACCENT. WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, ANOTHER VEHICLE RAN THE STOP LIGHT AND CRASHED INTO THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE OF THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE. AS A RESULT, THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE SPUN AND COLLIDED WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED HEAD, NECK, SHOULDER, BACK, HIP, AND KNEE INJURIES THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE FRONT PASSENGER SUSTAINED LEFT ANKLE, HEAD, RIGHT ARM, WRIST, HAND, BACK, NECK, AND CHEST INJURIES. THE REAR PASSENGER SUSTAINED NECK, BACK, PELVIS, ANKLE, AND HEAD INJURIES, WHICH REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A TOW LOT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER OR AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING OF THE AIR BAG FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND OPENED CASE NUMBER: 11439414. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 55,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

May 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11096959
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: KMHCT4AE0DU****

Summary of Complaint

I NOTICE MY CAR HAD A 'KNOCKING'/ 'PINGING' SOUND AND TOOK IT TO THE DEALER TO GET SERVICED ABOUT 7 MONTHS AGO. THE DEALER CLAIMED THEY 'COULDN'T REPLICATE THE NOISE' WHICH IS FALSE BECAUSE I TOOK ONE OF THE SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES FOR A RIDE TO SHOW HIM THE NOISE. THEY DECIDED TO CLEAN THE INTAKE WHICH HELPED, BUT THE PRE DETONATIONS ARE BACK AGAIN, THIS TIME THEY ARE MORE NOTICEABLE. I'VE READ SEVERAL ACCENT OWNERS IN FORUMS COMPLAINING ABOUT PINGING, KNOCKING, AND PRE DETONATIONS. HYUNDAI MUST ACT ON THIS ISSUE!

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11082483
Consumer Location: NEPTUNE, NJ
VIN: 5NPDH4AE1DH****

Summary of Complaint

OCCASIONALLY, WHEN GOING TO USR MY VEHICLE, I WILL TRY TO UNLOCK THE CAR WITH MY FOB AND NOTICE IT WON'T RESPOND. UPON STARTING MY VEHICLE, THE ENGINE TURNS OVER BUT MY ELECTRONICS DON'T FULLY ACTIVATE. MY CLOCK IS OFF, THE RADIO DOESN'T TURN ON, AND I CAN'T USE THE DOME LIGHTS. HOWEVER, MY DASHBOARD INFORMATION PANEL DOES DISPLAY MY ODOMETER, FUEL, AND TEMP GAUGE, AND I CAN SCROLL THROUGH THE DISPLAY OPTIONS, BUT THEY HAVE ALL RESET. MY TELLTALE WARNING LIGHTS COME ON BRIEFLY LIKE A NORMAL START, AND WHEN THEY GO AWAY MY TPMS TELLTALE REMAINS FLASHING, INDICATING IT'S NOT GETTING A SIGNAL FROM MY TIRES. FINALLY, THOUGH MY ENGINE SOUNDS LIKE IS RUNNING, I CAN'T PUT MY VEHICLE IN GEAR. MY ONLY FIX HAS BEEN TO LET THE VEHICLE SIT WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING FOR ANY WHERE BETWEEN 2 AND 20 MINUTES, TURN THE VEHICLE OFF, AND RETRY. ONCE IT FINALLY DECIDES TO TURN ON NORMAL, THE CLOCK WILL DISPLAY, ALTHOUGH RESET, MY TPMS NO LONGER DISPLAYS, AND I CAN GET INTO GEAR. TIME SITTING SEEMS TO NOT EFFECT IT BECAUSE IT CAN SIT FOR DAYS AND WORK NORMAL OR HOURS AND ACT UP. MY ONLY POSSIBLE EXPLANATION SEEMS TO INVOLVE THE WEATHER AFTER GETTING VERY COLD OR EXCESSIVE PRECIPITATION, BUT EVEN THAT ISN'T NECESSARILY GOING TO GUARANTEE THIS PROBLEM. IT MAY JUST BE PURE RANDOMNESS AND IT DOESN'T SEEM RIGHT AT ALL.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

March 23, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11081383
Consumer Location: EASTLAKE, OH
VIN: KMHCT4AE9DU****

Summary of Complaint

AUTO LIGHTS CONTINUE TO STAY ON CAUSING THE BATTERY TO DIE

Components: STRUCTURE WHEELS ENGINE

February 07, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11071669
Consumer Location: MELBOURNE, FL
VIN: KHMCT4AEXDU****

Summary of Complaint

OUR 2013 HYUNDAI ACCENT CAUGHT ON FIRE WAS BURNT SO BADLY THAT THE PASSENGER FRONT TTIRE MELTED. THE FIRE STARTED IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE VEHICLE HAD BEEN PARKED FOR APPROXIMATELY 7 HOURS IN THE PARKING LOT AT WORK WHEN IT WAS REPORTED TO BE ON FIRE.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

December 25, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11056360
Consumer Location: LEMONT, IL
VIN: KMCHT4AE7DU****

Summary of Complaint

MY FRONT AND REAR WINDSHIELDS CRACKED SIMULTANEOUSLY DURING 9 DEGREE TEMPS FROM ONLY THE DEFOGGER. THE FRONT CRACKED HORIZONTALLY THE LENGTH OF THE WINDSHIELD AT THE LEVEL OF THE VENT, AND THE BACK CRACKED FOUR INCHES HORIZONTALLY AT THE SPOT THE VENT BLOWS AT.

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

March 08, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11055426
Consumer Location: SAINT LOUIS, MO
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL: I HAD TOOK MY CAR INTO THE DEALERSHIP MULTIPLE TIMES WHILE IT WAS UNDER WARRANTY BECAUSE IT GETS STUCK WHEN SHIFTING GEARS AND WON'T PICK UP THE POWER WHEN ACCELERATING. WHILE THE ON THE HIGHWAY IT DRIVES HORRIBLE AND THE STEERING IS UNPREDICTABLE. EACH TIME THAT I TOOK IT INTO THE HYUNADAI DEALERSHIP THEY CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT WRONG WITH IT. WHILE IT WAS STILL UNDER WARRANTY I DID TAKE IT TO OTHER PLACES TO SEE WHAT THEY WOULD SAY AND THEY ALL NOTICED THE ISSUE AND STATED THAT IT APPEARS THAT IT'S WITH THE TRANSMISSION. I DID CONTACT HYUANDAI DIRECTLY AND THEY REFUSED TO FIX THE PROBLEM AND NOW THE CAR IS OUT OF WARRANTY AND I AM SCREWED!

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

September 20, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11052990
Consumer Location: VENTURA, CA
VIN: KMHCT4AE1DU****

Summary of Complaint

ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS THE CAR ACTS AS IF WE HAVE TURNED OFF THE IGNITION AND COMPLETELY STALLS EXCEPT THAT THE MOTOR IS STILL GOING IN SPITE OF OUR ATTEMPT TO ACCELERATE. THE CAR HAS NO POWER. NEEDLESS TO SAY THIS HAS RESULTED IN NEAR ACCIDENTS. THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE FOR OVER A YEAR AND HAS BEEN AT ALEXANDER HYUNDAI FOUR TIMES FOR THE SAME DRIVEABILITY ISSUE. WE HAVE REQUESTED THE THROTTLE POSITIONING SWITCH BE REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY AND WERE TOLD IT COULD NOT BE REPLACED UNTIL THE UNIT FAILS. THE UNIT FAILING COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT AND/OR INJURY TO OURSELVES OR OTHERS. THIS PROBLEM WAS FIRST REPORTED TO ALEXANDER IN SEPTEMBER 2016 AND CONTINUES TO THE PRESENT TIME.

Components: STEERING UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 26, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11048669
Consumer Location: APO, AE
VIN: KMHCU4AE9DU****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR IS FAIRLY NEW. I WAS PULLING INTO MY DRIVEWAY AND MY CAR JUST STOP ACCELERATING. IT NO LONGER STARTS UP. I TOOK IT TO A HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP AND SAID THEY CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT WRONG WITH MY CAR. PLEASE RECALL

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 18, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10992050
Consumer Location: SEFFNER, FL
VIN: KMHCU4AE8DU****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2013 HYUNDAI ACCENT GLS , ON 5/18/17 AFTER PARKING AND TURNING OFF THE CAR FOR ABOUT FIVE MINUTES I GOT BACK IN AND TRIED TO START IT UP, AND IT WOULD NOT EVEN MAKE AN ATTEMPT TO TURN ON, IT JUST SHUT DOWN COMPLETELY. THIS HAPPENED AGAIN A WEEK LATER ON 5/26/17, I STOPPED AT A GAS STATION SHUT OFF THE CAR, AND AFTER FILLING UP I GOT IN MY CAR TRIED STARTING IT UP AND AGAIN IT WOULD NOT START UP, IT SEEMS TO SHUT DOWN COMPLETELY. THE SECOND TIME THIS OCCURRED I PUT THE CAR IN NEUTRAL, AND IT STARTED UP. I AM AFRAID TO DRIVE IT ON THE INTERSTATE FOR FEAR THAT IT MAY SHUT DOWN WHILE DRIVING IT. THIS IS A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE THAT CAN CAUSE THE LOSS OF LIVES.

Components: ENGINE

February 17, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10955578
Consumer Location: GARDEN CITY, MI
VIN: KMHCU4AE9DU****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR HAS LESS THAN 30000 MILES ON IT AND I HAVE TAKEN THIS CAR IN FOR SERVICE 6 TIMES FOR THE SAME PROBLEM. THE ENGINE WILL NOT ACCELERATE. ALL ENGINE LIGHTS COME ON. NO POWER STEERING. THE HAPPENS WHEN I TAKE OFF FROM A LIGHT OR WILL TRYING TO ACCELERATE AT ANY GIVEN TIME. THE FIRST TWO TIMES DEALER STATED IT WAS FROM HAVING A REMOTE STARTER ON IT. I REMOVED IT AND THE PROBLEM STILL HAPPENS. I WAS ALMOST IN A CAR ACCIDENT ON FRIDAY 2.17.17 AS THE PROBLEM HAPPENED IN THE MIDDLE OF RUSH HOUR. I TRIED TO WORK A SITUATION WITH THE DEALER BUT THEY DID NOT WANT TO HELP ME AT ALL. THE CAR IS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE AND I AM NOT GETTING ANY ANSWERS WITH THE DEALER.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 21, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10928276
Consumer Location: BROKEN ARROW, OK
VIN: KMHCT5AE2DU****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE WAS STOPPED IN TRAFFIC ON CITY STREET. AN SUV DRIVEN BY AN 86 YEAR OLD DRIVER CRASHED INTO THE REAR AND PUSHED THE VEHICLE INTO A TRUCK STOPPED IN FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. VEHICLE WAS A TOTAL LOSS. NONE OF THE AIR BAGS INFLATED EVERY ONE OF THE AIRBAGS IN THE VEHICLE THAT HIT MINE DID INFLATE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

July 20, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10903319
Consumer Location: SAHUARITA, AZ
VIN: KMHCT4AE7DU****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE RIGHT TURN SIGNAL FOR OVER A YEAR NOW. WHILE DRIVING AT NIGHT WHEN EVER I FLIP UP THE TURN SIGNAL TO MAKE A RIGHT HAD TURN THE HIGH BEAMS ON THE HEADLIGHTS GO ON. THIS ALWAYS HAPPENS NOW. WHEN THE TURN IS COMPLETED AND THE TURN SIGNAL GOES OFF THE LOW BEAMS GO BACK ON. AS MENTIONED THIS FIRST STARTING EVERY SO OFTEN AND HAS DETERIORATED TO THE PINT IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME NOW.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10903354
Consumer Location: CARSON, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 HYUNDAI ACCENT. WHILE DRIVING 15 MPH, THE VEHICLE CRASHED INTO A WALL. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED AND THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 68,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

January 19, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10825331
Consumer Location: CANBY, OR
VIN: KMHCT4AE8DU****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ON A STREET WHEN I WENT TO MAKE A STOP. I WAS GOING ABOUT 15-20MPH AND HAD 3 CAR LENGTHS ROOM AHEAD OF ME. I TRIED TO PRESS ON THE BRAKES TO MAKE A STOP, AND THE BRAKES DID NOT WORK. THE BRAKES ENDED UP SHAKING AND THE BRAKE PEDAL KICKED BACK AT ME. IT SEEMED AS IF ABS KICKED IN PREMATURELY, OR ESC KICKED ON PREMATURELY. MY WHEELS LOCKED UP CAUSING MY CAR TO SLIDE INTO THE CAR AHEAD OF ME. I AM NOT A MECHANIC SO I AM NOT SURE WHICH. I HIT A VEHICLE IN FRONT OF ME. I TOOK MY VEHICLE TO A THIRD PARTY DEALERSHIP WHO RAN A DIAGNOSTIC ON MY VEHICLE AND SAID WITHOUT A DOUBT THAT MY PRIMARY PRESSURE CENSOR MALFUNCTIONED, AS WELL AS A BRAKE SWITCH ERROR OCCURRED. THE MECHANIC SAID THIS IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE REASON THE BRAKES MALFUNCTIONED. I TRIED TO CALL HYUNDAI, WHO TOLD ME THEY COULDN'T GET THE VEHICLE IN THE SHOP & TO KEEP DRIVING IT FOR ANOTHER 2 WEEKS UNTIL I COULD GET IT IN THEIR SHOP. I CALLED HYUNDAI OF AMERICA & THEY KEEP PASSING ME OFF. FINALLY I GOT A HOLD OF A CLAIM PERSON, WHO SAID I NEEDED TO GET CERTAIN PAPERWORK IN WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE INCIDENT IN ORDER FOR THEM TO INVESTIGATE. NOW THAT THE PAPERWORK IS IN, THEY SAY IT WILL TAKE ANOTHER 6-8 WEEKS TO MAKE A DECISION (THEY HAVE SAID NOTHING ABOUT INSPECTING THE VEHICLE). I AM NOW TERRIFIED TO DRIVE AND WILL NEVER EVER OWN ANOTHER HYUNDAI AGAIN! WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER, AND I DO HAVE PROOF FROM A MECHANIC THAT THIS IS NOT MY FAULT. PER THE SERVICE GUYS IN HYUNDAI, THEY SAID THEY CAN NOT DUPLICATE THE ISSUE (THEY ONLY DRIVE IT FOR 2 MILES) SO THEY WILL NOT BE PUTTING MORE TIME OR MONEY INTO FIGURING IT OUT.

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