2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT VIN: KMHCU4AE5CU181768

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VIN KMHCU4AE5CU181768 Decoding Hyundai Vin Decoder

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Make

HYUNDAI

Manufacturer Name

HYUNDAI MOTOR CO

Model

Accent

Model Year

2012

Plant City

ULSAN

Series

GLS(Middle grade)

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

2012 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%

2012 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) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN KMHCU4AE5CU181768

Components: ENGINE

May 26, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11330804
Consumer Location: FOREST HILL, MD
VIN: KMHCU4AE5CU****

Summary of Complaint

THE ENGINE JUST STOPPED WHILE DRIVING. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE CONNECTING ROD BROKE AND FAILED ON THE NUMBER ONE PISTON. PIECES OF METAL CAUSED THE CRANKSHAFT TO LOCK UP AND PIECES PIERCED THE BLOCK CAUSING COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE. THE CONNECTING ROD WAS CAST WRONG AND IT SEEMS AFTER THE CAR HAS 100K MILES IT GIVES OUT. TO ME THIS IS A SAFETY HAZARD. *TR

Components: STEERING

September 15, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10425707
Consumer Location: MIAMI, FL
VIN: KMHCU4AE5CU****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING MY CAR IN A 25 MPH SPEED LIMIT SCHOOL ZONE, MY STEERING WHEEL LOCKED MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO CONTROL MY CAR ON WHAT COINCIDENTALLY WAS A CURVY ROAD AFTER HAVING JUST MADE A RIGHT TURN. THEREFORE AS I HAD JUST BEGUN TO PICK UP SPEED, HAVING TO FOLLOW A CURVE ABOUT 500 YARDS THEREAFTER, MY STEERING WHEEL REMAINED IN THE POSITION I HAD PLACED IT IN ORDER TO FOLLOW THE CURVE, LOCKING IMMEDIATELY AFTER. IN LOSING CONTROL OF MY CAR, MY INITIAL REACTION WAS TO TRY TO SHIFT MY STEERING WHEEL BUT AS IT DIDN'T BUDGE, I HIT ABOUT 2 OR 3 CONCRETE MEDIAN BLOCKS, AT ABOUT 15 MPH. THE CONCRETE BLOCKS WERE LINED ALONG A CURVY ROAD THAT WAS BLOCKING OFF AN UNEVEN FIELD OF GRASS THAT MY CAR DRIFTED INTO; LUCKILY, THERE WAS A SEWAGE MANHOLE JOLTING OUT FROM THE GROUND THAT MANAGED TO SLOW DOWN MY CAR BEFORE I MANAGED TO PULL THE EMERGENCY BREAK. LUCKILY, AS I CONTINUE TO EMPHASIZE ON MY LUCK, BECAUSE THAT IS SIMPLY HOW I FEEL, IF THIS WOULD'VE OCCURRED IN ANY OTHER SCENARIO SUCH AS AN EXPRESSWAY, OR ANY HIGH TRAFFIC VIA, THERE COULD'VE BEEN SEVERAL CASUALTIES INCLUDING MY OWN. *TT

Components: ENGINE

January 30, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11394290
Consumer Location: NEW CASTLE, DE
VIN: KMHCT4AE8CU****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE STARTED TO JERK . SHOWED THERE WAS NO OIL IN ENGINE AFTER 2 WEEKS OF BEING FILLED UP . THERE WAS NO LEAK REPORTED .

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

December 14, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11383305
Consumer Location: FORT WAYNE, IN
VIN: KMHCT5AE7CU****

Summary of Complaint

PAINT IS FLAKING OFF LARGE SECTIONS OF HOOD AND FRONT, REAR WINDSHIELD WASHER HOSE LEAKS IN CAR

Components: SUSPENSION

November 24, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11376410
Consumer Location: CROWNPOINT, NM
VIN: KMHCU4AE6CU****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE HAD A CLUNKING NOISE ON THIS VEHICLE SINCE BUYING IT. IT WOULD MAKE THE NOISE ON THE SMALLEST BUMB, SLOWING DOWN, TURNING, AND ON THE HIGHWAY. THE PREVIOUS OWNER SAID SHE TRIED GETTING IT FIXED BUT NO ONE COULD PINPOINT WHERE THE NOUSE WAS COMING FROM. I ASKED AROUND I GOT THE SAME RESPONSE,ALSO TOLD, "IF IT'S NOT MESSING WITH YOUR PERFORMANCE, IGNORE IT." RECENTLY GOING OVER BUMB IT STARTED MAKING ANOTHER SQUEAK NOISE, I WENT TO A TIRE SHOP AND ASKED FOR THEM TO LOOK AT MY SWAY BAR, TUR S OTHER TOP MOUNT OF MY DRIVER SIDE STRUT HAD A BOLT THAT COULD NOT BE TIGHTENED DOWN.

Components: STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

November 14, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11375274
Consumer Location: BRUNSWICK, ME
VIN: KMHCU5AE6CU****

Summary of Complaint

MY VEHICLE HAS CAUGHT FIRE ON 11/14/20 AS IT WAS PARKED AT RESIDENT. WE HEARD A POP SOUND AND THEN FIRE STARTED. JUNE I HAD MY BATTERY REPLACE. FEB I HAD ISSUE WITH THE )2 SENSOR THAT HAS BEEN TAKEN CAR OF. AFTER THE FIRE I RECEIVED A RECAL NOTICE.

Components: ENGINE

August 19, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11374511
Consumer Location: MIAMI, FL
VIN: KMHCU4AE6CU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER THREE ATTEMPTS THE VEHICLE RESTARTED. THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO DORAL HYUNDAI (10285 NW 12TH ST, DORAL, FL 33172) TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE FUEL PUMP FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 119,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

October 19, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11365292
Consumer Location: ROCHESTER, NY
VIN: KMHCT4AE3CU****

Summary of Complaint

JUL 02,2020 MANUFACTURER RECALL NUMBER193 NHTSA RECALL NUMBER20V393000 RECALL STATUSRECALL INCOMPLETE SUMMARY HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA (HYUNDAI) IS RECALLING CERTAIN 2011-2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA AND SONATA HYBRID, 2012 ACCENT AND VELOSTER VEHICLES. THE 12V ACCESSORY SOCKET OUTLET MAY HAVE BEEN OVER-TIGHTENED DURING INSTALLATION, POSSIBLY DISABLING THE THERMAL FUSE AND ALLOWING THE OUTLET TO OVERHEAT WITH PROLONGED USE, SUCH AS BY USING THE TIRE MOBILITY KIT AIR COMPRESSOR TO INFLATE A TIRE. YESTERDAY, 2020-10-19, SINCE I NEVER OWNED THE ORIGINAL AIR PUMP, THE DEALER (VISION HYUNDAI - HENRIETTA NEW YORK) REFUSED TO REPAIR MY VEHICLE. BUT BOTH HE AND YOU (NHTSA) SEEM TO BE MAKING A SERIOUSLY EGREGIOUS ERROR IN LOGIC. ANY THIRD PARTY DEVICE WHICH PLUGS INTO THE 12V ACCESSORY PORT COULD CAUSE THE SAME RISK OF FIRE BECAUSE IT IS THE *PORT* WHICH IS DEFECTIVE, NOT THE AIR PUMP. THAT'S WHAT THE RECALL NOTICE SAYS, I QUOTE FROM ABOVE: > THE 12V ACCESSORY SOCKET OUTLET MAY HAVE BEEN OVER-TIGHTENED DURING > INSTALLATION, POSSIBLY DISABLING THE THERMAL FUSE AND ALLOWING THE > OUTLET TO OVERHEAT WITH PROLONGED USE, HYUNDAI'S PROPOSED WORK-AROUND OF USING A DIRECT TO BATTERY HARNESS CONNECTION IS RIDICULOUS ON TWO COUNTS. 1. IT DOESN'T SOLVE THE ROOT-CAUSE PROBLEM. 2. IT REQUIRES CUSTOMERS TO MANUALLY CONNECT WIRES TO THE BATTERY, SOMETHING THAT WE KNOW CAN BE DANGEROUS. I QUOTE: PER YOUR OWN RESEARCH DATA: FROM OCTOBER 1993-SEPTEMBER 1994, THERE WERE 581 INJURIES FROM CHECKING THE BATTERY CABLES, AND 444 INJURIES FROM JUMP STARTING THE BATTERY. FOR A TOTAL OF 1025 INJURIES IN ONE YEAR ALONE! (DATA FROM TABLE 1) (RETRIEVED 2020-10-20 FROM HTTPS://CRASHSTATS.NHTSA.DOT.GOV/API/PUBLIC/VIEWPUBLICATION/97840 ) SURELY, YOU (NHTSA) WOULDN'T ENDORSE A SOLUTION WHICH HAS WORSE SAFETY HAZZARDS THAN THE ORIGINAL PROBLEM. WOULD YOU?

Components: TIRES

January 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11354441
Consumer Location: LIBERTY, SC
VIN: KMHCU5AE7CU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS 2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT EQUIPPED WITH NEXEN TIRES, TIRE LINE: N5000 PLUS, TIRE SIZE: 195/50/R16, DOT NUMBER: 8ELVLMFR0415. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER'S SIDE FRONT TIRE WAS CONSTANTLY FLAT WITH THE TPMS WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TPMS WARNING LIGHT WAS FIRST FLASHING HOWEVER, BECAME CONSTANTLY ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT DUE TO THE TPMS WARNING LIGHT FLASHING, THE RADIO AND DASHBOARD LIGHTS BECAME INOPERABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT SHE WAS UNABLE TO INFLATE THE TIRE DUE TO THE VALVE STEM ISSUE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE DROVE ROUGH DUE TO THE TIRE PRESSURE FAILURE. THE CONTACT CALLED HYUNDAI OF ANDERSON, 1925 PEARMAN DAIRY RD, ANDERSON, SC 29625, AND INFORMED THE DEALER OF THE FAILURE AND SCHEDULED AN APPOINTMENT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO HAVE THE TIRES INSPECTED FOR NAILS. THE TECHNICIAN INFLATED THE TIRES TO THE CORRECT AIR PRESSURE. THE TIRE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE AND TIRE MILEAGE WERE APPROXIMATELY 106,000.

Components: ENGINE

August 31, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11352454
Consumer Location: ORLANDO, FL
VIN: KMHCT4AE5CU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE MECHANIC RETRIEVED DTC CODE: P036. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE ENGINE SENSOR STABILIZER FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATE 114,304.

Components: AIR BAGS

August 31, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11351696
Consumer Location: WAREHAM, MA
VIN: KMHCT4AE5CU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, WHEN A DEER RAN INTO HER LANE AND SHE RAN INTO IT. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. THE CONTACT STATED NO WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT STATED SHE SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES ON HER HIP THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE CONTACT STATED HER SISTER WAS SITTING AT THE REAR DRIVER SIDE AND MEDICAL ATTENTION WAS REQUIRED THE FOLLOWING DAY BECAUSE SHE HAD A HEADACHE DUE TO WHIPLASH. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED SHE HAD A PASSENGER SEATED AT THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE THAT ALSO REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DRIVABLE. THE INSURANCE ADJUSTER DEEMED THE VEHICLE WAS LOSS. THE MANUFACTURER HAD BEEN INFORMED OF FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 13, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11349673
Consumer Location: PHOENIX, AZ
VIN: KMHCU4AE9CU****

Summary of Complaint

ON MAY 30, 2020 I BOUGHT AN HYUNDAI 2012 MODEL: ACCENT GLS IN AN AUTHORIZED MOTOR TREND CERTIFIED DEALER AT 995 N. 107 TH AVE. AVONDALE, AZ 85323. STOCK NO. P5607A. I PAID ALREADY MY DOWN PAYMENT, DEALER DOCUMENTARY FEE, AND LICENSE, REC TITLE AND PLATE. AT THIS TIME I CONTINUE WITH A PROVISIONAL TEMPORARY VEHICLE REGISTRATION. I AM PAYING MONTHLY TO THE CREDIT UNION WEST MY CHARGE TO THIS BANK, THAT IT'S THE FINANCIER BANK CHOOSE BY DEALER. I AM DOING PRESSURE OVER DEALER IN ORDER TO COMPLETED THE DOCUMENTATION IN MOTOR VEHICLE DIVISION PHOENIX, ARIZONA TO MY NAME AS OWNER, AND ALSO TO RECEIVED MY TOTAL DOCUMENTATION AND PLATE. LAST THURSDAY AUGUST 13, 2020 THIS VEHICLE HAVE HAD A REVISION IN NHTSA AND SENT AN IMPORTANT VEHICLE SAFETY RECALL INFORMATION AND REFERS IN THIS DOCUMENT: RECALL DATE: 2020-07-02. NHTSA # 20V-393000, MFR#193. STATUS: RECALL STATUS INCOMPLETE. I AM VERY CONCERNED WITH THIS SITUATION. LAST FRIDAY AUGUST 14, 2020, I BEGIN A COMPLAINT AGAINST THIS DEALER THROUGH FIELD OFFICE MOTOR VEHICLE DIVISION IN PHOENIX, AZ. CORDIALLY, [XXX] CUSTOMER INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11342658
Consumer Location: DALLAS, TX
VIN: KMHCT4AE9CU****

Summary of Complaint

ALL POWER WINDOWS HAVE GONE OUT CANNOT ROLL UP ALL MOTORS OUT 280 EACH TO REPLACE ONLY 60K MILES

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 28, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11341932
Consumer Location: TORRANCE, CA
VIN: KMHCT4AE3CU****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER I SEE I HAVE A RECALL IN THE NHTSA WEBPAGE, I TAKE MY CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP IN TORRANCE, CA. AS A RESULT I WAS TOLD "THEY CAN'T DO ANYTHING AND CAN'T PROVIDE A SOLUTION OR AN AGENCY TO CLEAR OUT THIS ISSUE". THE PROBLEM IS THAT: "IF THE COMPRESSOR ACCESSORY IS CONNECTED TO THE 12V OUTLET TO INFLATE A TIRE WILL POSSIBLY CAUSE AN OVERHEAT AT THE CAR OUTLET". I STATED: "I DON'T HAVE SUCH ACCESSORY AND I HAVE A REGULAR SPARE TIRE". AFTER THAT WAS CONFIRMED I REQUESTED TO CLEAR THE RECALL SINCE I DON'T HAVE THAT ACCESSORY AND ONLY THAT ACCESSORY CAUSE THE PROBLEM TO THE OUTLET. THAT DIDN'T CHANGE THEIR ATTITUDE TO PROVIDE A SOLUTION AND THE TECHNICIAN RAYMOND SAID: "WE ARE SORRY BUT THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO". IN MY OPINION DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO TAG A CAR "UNSAFE WITH A RECALL" FOR AN EXTERNAL ACCESSORY THAT IS NOT EVEN IN THE CAR OR IN THE MARKET. SOLUTION 1: CREATE A PERMANENT STICKER AND SET NEXT TO THE 12V OUTLET "DO NOT CONNECT DEVICES THAT CONSUME MORE THAN (WHAT EVER ARE THE AMPS OR WATTS THAT CAUSE THE OVERHEAT) SOLUTION 2: DISSEMBLE THE 12V OUTLET AND RE-ASSEMBLE WITH THE CORRECT TORQUE ADD TO THE RECALL "MINOR ISSUE, CAR PERFORMANCE IS NOT IN DANGER"

Components: ENGINE

June 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11337771
Consumer Location: KENT, WA
VIN: KMHCU4AE9CU****

Summary of Complaint

2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT 4DR SEDAN KNOCKING IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT, ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON AND CODE IS STORED, THE CODE IS FOR KNOCK SENSOR NEEDING TO BE REPLACED...THE TRUE REASON FOR THIS TO PUT OUT CODE FOR KNOCK SENSOR FAUILARE ARE THAT THE CONNECTING ROD BEARING IS GOING OUT AND THAT LITTLE BIT OF PLAY BETWEEN THE ROD AND CRANK MAKES THE KNOCK SENSOR CODE COME UP IT KNOCKS MOVING OR NOT THIS IS A SERIOUS PROUBLEM THE ENGINE COULD HAVE A SERIOUS ENGINE FAILUARE AND AT MID SPEED IT CAN AND WILL BE LIFE TREATING, FIRE, PARTS BEING THROWN THREW FIRE WALL HITTING OCCUPANTS IN CAR OR OUTSIDE IT STARTED THE KNOCKING AT 130000 MILES I AM A MECHANIC OF OVER 40 YEARS

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 12, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11328522
Consumer Location: ESSEX JUNCTION, VT
VIN: KMHCT4AE4CU****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR WOULD NOT START ALL OF A SUDDEN EVEN THOUGH ALL DASH LIGHTS CAME ON WITH KEY IN, BATTERY WAS CHECKED AND DEEMED FINE AND STARTER WAS CONFIRMED AS GOOD. WAS TOWED TO MY MECHANIC, RAN DIAGNOSTICS, NOTHING WRONG CAME UP AND THEY WERE ABLE TO START IT RIGHT UP. NOW HOME AND 10 DAYS LATER AND I HAVE NO START ISSUE AGAIN. STATIONARY IN MY CONDO LOT BOTH TIMERS. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 14, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11308107
Consumer Location: LA PUENTE, CA
VIN: KMHCT5AE7CU****

Summary of Complaint

THE SWITCH FOR THE WINDOWS IN THE BACK SUDDENLY STOPPED WORKING. THERE WAS A LOUD POP! AND SUDDENLY THE WINDOWS COULDN'T BE RAISED BACK UP AND INSTEAD STAYED AT HALF MAST. IT HAPPENED TO ONE REAR WINDOW, AND THEN A COUPLE MONTHS LATER, HAPPENED TO THE OTHER. I HAVE TO MANUALLY PUSH THE WINDOWS UP WITH MY HANDS WHEN THE REAR WINDOWS FALL.

Components: AIR BAGS FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11308105
Consumer Location: LA PUENTE, CA
VIN: KMHCT5AE7CU****

Summary of Complaint

THE RED AIR BAG LIGHT IS ALWAYS ON, AND THE PASSENGER SENSOR IS ALWAYS OFF EVEN WHEN THERE IS A PASSENGER. I AM CONCERNED THAT IF I WERE TO BE IN A SERIOUS ACCIDENT, THE AIR BAGS WILL NOT DEPLOY. THIS STARTED AT ABOUT 115,000 MILES. THE CAR ALSO RECENTLY STARTED TO EAT UP MY GAS FOR NO VALID REASON. I DROVE 1.5 MILES, YET USED UP 10 MILES OF GAS, ENTIRELY ABIDING BY TRAFFIC LAWS AND SIGNS.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11302447
Consumer Location: HANSON, MA
VIN: KMHCT4AE7CU****

Summary of Complaint

GOT CAR IN 2011 IN 2015 IT STOPPED WORKING AFTER MAKING LOUD NOISES THAT BEGAN WITH A CHIRP, FOUND OUT IT WAS ALTERNATOR AND BATTERY. HAD TO BORROW TO FIX IT IT WAS 700.00 +. 14 MONTHS LATER IT DID IT AGAIN, THE SHOP GUY WAS SO ANGRY HE CONTACTED HIS PARTS GUY AND GOT ANOTHER ALTERNATOR, I HAD THE CAR TOWED TO JOSEPH'S GARAGE AND THEY INSTALLED THE SECOND ALERNATOR! NOW ITS DOING IT AGAIN!!!! I CANNOT KEEP DOING THIS. GOING TO FTC, BBB, AND ATTORNEY GENERAL. ALSO FEDERAL CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

January 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11292522
Consumer Location: TIVERTON, RI
VIN: KMHCT5AEXCU****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE PREVIOUSLY REPORTED THIS. MY 2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OFTEN SURGES. ON THE HIGHWAY, IT WILL CONTINUE AT SAME SPEED OR EVEN ACCELERATE WHEN I LIFT MY FOOT. STOPPED IN TRAFFIC, IT WILL LURCH FORWARD WHEN THE CAR AHEAD OF ME MOVES AND I LIFT MY FOOT. WHEN PARKING, IT WILL RED-LINE WHEN I SHIFT TO NEUTRAL OR PARK. THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN ALL THE TIME, BUT HAPPENS THROUGHOUT CERTAIN TRIPS, FROM WHEN I BEGIN TO DRIVE, UNTIL I EXIT THE CAR. I HAVE BEEN TO THE DEALER FOR EVALUATION, THEY SAY THERE ARE NO CODES, SO IT DIDN'T HAPPEN. APPARENTLY IT DID NOT OCCUR DURING THEIR TEST DRIVE. THIS IS A CHRONIC PROBLEM AND HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS. WHEN CAR TRIES TO RUN AWAY, I TURN OFF THE KEY. WILL THAT REMEDY CONTINUE TO WORK?

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

November 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11289062
Consumer Location: TIVERTON, RI
VIN: KMHCT5AEXCU****

Summary of Complaint

THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER 2019, MY 2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT HATCHBACK WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION( VIN [XXX] ) HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING UNINTENDED ACCELERATION. I HAVE TAKEN IT TO A MECHANIC WHO CLEANED EVERYTHING BETWEEN GAS PEDAL AND COMPUTER, AND THE PROBLEM AMELIORATED FOR A WEEK OR SO. NOW THE PROBLEM IS BACK. IN NORMAL DRIVING, LIFTING MY FOOT OFF THE ACCELERATOR SOMETIMES SLOWS THE VEHICLE AND OTHER TIMES IT MAINTAINS SPEED OR ACCELERATES. (THIS IS WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL ENGAGED). WHEN STOPPED IN TRAFFIC, IT WILL LURCH FORWARD WHEN BRAKE IS RELEASED. WHEN PARKING IT OFTEN RED-LINES AS SOON AS [UT INTO NEUTRAL. SO FAR MY REMEDY HAS BEEN TO TURN THE KEY OFF. HOWEVER, MY WIFE IS NOW TOO FRIGHTENED TO RIDE IN THE CAR. I SEE ALL THE OTHER COMPLAINTS OF UNINTENDED ACCELERATION IN YOUR DATABASE. HOW MANY DEATHS WILL IT TAKE FOR YOU TO WAKE UP TO A SERIOUS DEFECT? INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: ENGINE

December 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11288869
Consumer Location: GARDEN GROVE, CA
VIN: KMHCU5AE0CU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ENGINE CAUGHT FIRE. WHILE DRIVING THROUGH A PARKING LOT, THE CONTACT HEARD A LOUD NOISE AND NOTICED FLAMES UNDER THE HOOD. MOMENTS LATER, THE VEHICLE BURST INTO FLAMES. THE FLAMES EXPANDED TO THE WINDSHIELD, ENTERED THE VEHICLE, AND BURNED THE FRONT SEATS. THE POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS WERE PRESENT AND FIRE REPORT NUMBER: 19-141990 WAS FILED. THE MANUFACTURER AND DEALER WERE NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED AND TOWED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 90,000.

Components: SUSPENSION ENGINE

October 24, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11280320
Consumer Location: BURLINGTON, MA
VIN: KMHCU4AE0CU****

Summary of Complaint

THE ENGINE LIGHT IS BLINKING ON THE DASHBOARD AND MAKING TOO MUCH SOUND FROM THE ENGINE, TOOK THE CAR TO MECHANIC HE SAID PROBLEM WITH O2 SENSORS AND CATALYST SYSTEM EFFIECIENCY (P0420) CODE

Components: AIR BAGS

November 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11280050
Consumer Location: SAN JUAN, PR
VIN: KMHCT4AE2CU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING OR REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 63,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

February 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11257893
Consumer Location: KAILUA KONA, HI
VIN: KMHCU5AE7CU****

Summary of Complaint

UNABLE TO OPEN DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR TO EXIT VEHICLE. I HAVE TO ROLL DOWN WINDOW AND USE EXTERIOR HANDLE TO GET OUT OF VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS STATIONARY. MY WARRANTY WAS 2 MONTHS AND 2 DAYS EXPIRED. DEALERSHIP WANTED $140 JUST TO DIAGNOSIS THE PROBLEM. I DID NOT HAVE THE MONEY TO DO THIS. MY SON REMOVED THE DOOR HANDLE AND FOUND A BROKEN PLASTIC CLIP THAT NORMALLY WOULD ENGAGE AND OPEN THE DOOR. WE WERE UNABLE TO FIND A REPLACEMENT PART. I AM CONCERNED THAT IF I NEED TO EXIT THE VEHICLE QUICKLY, I WOULD BE UNABLE TO DO SO.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

September 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11255760
Consumer Location: ADDY, WA
VIN: KMHCU4AE1CU****

Summary of Complaint

TAMARA RECALL MY CAR KEEPS SHUTTING OFF AND WON'T GET ANY RPMS AND IT DOESN'T SHOW ANYTHING ON THE CODE READER, ONE OF THOSE TIMES I HAD KIDS IN THE CAR AND I HAD NO BRAKES AT ALL WHEN IT SHUT OFF THE ENGINE BUT KEPT THE RADIO ON

Components: ENGINE

January 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11241188
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: KMHCU5AE9CU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS STOPPED, THE CONTACT HEARD KNOCKING NOISES COMING FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. ONCE THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED, THE CONTACT HEARD A TICKING NOISE IN THE ENGINE AND THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 25,000.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

July 16, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11234736
Consumer Location: WASHINGTON, DC
VIN: KMHCT5AE2CU****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY I HEARD A KNOCKING IN THE ENGINE. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO GET THE LIGHT CHECKED FOR A CODE AND WAS TOLD THE KNOCK SENSOR NEEDED REPLACING. TOOK THE CAR TO THE DEALER I PURCHASED IT FROM AND DEALER SAID THERE WAS NO CODE AND NO HISTORY OF A CODE SO THEY COULD DO NOTHING ABOUT IT AFTER I TOLD THEM HOW TO REPLICATE THE KNOCKING. DEALER RELEASED THE CAR. TWO DAYS LATER WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY THE LIGHT CAME BACK ON AND THE ENGINE CONTINUED KNOCKING. I TOOK IT STRAIGHT TO THE DEALER AGAIN AND THEY WERE ABLE TO REPLICATE THE ISSUE AND FIND A CODE. THE DEALER CONTACTED THE MANUFACTURER ABOUT THE CODE AND THE MANUFACTURER RECOMMENDED APPLYING A PATCH TO THE KNOCK SENSOR AND, ACCORDING TO THE DEALER "SEE WHAT HAPPENS". THE DEALER PERFORMED THE PATCH AND RELEASED THE VEHICLE TO ME. THE VERY NEXT DAY I WAS DRIVING HOME AFTER WORK ON THE HIGHWAY AND THE ODOMETER WENT FROM 3000RPM'S TO 0. WHILE I COULD TRY TO ENGAGE THE ACCELERATOR AND COULD HEAR THE ENGINE REV NO RPMS REGISTERED. THE VEHICLE WENT INTO AN IDLE STATE AND WOULD NOT REACT. CAUSING MANY NEAR ACCIDENTS I WAS ABLE TO GET THE CAR TO THE SHOULDER BEFORE IT BECAME STATIONARY. ATTEMPTED TO RESTART CAR A DOZEN TIMES AND THE RPM'S WOULD NOT REGISTER STILL.CAR HAS NOW BEEN WITH THE DEALER WHO HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO REPLICATE THE ISSUE AND HAS NOT REACHED OUT TO THE MANUFACTURER. THE CAUSE AND EFFECT OF AN ISSUE HAPPENING AFTER APPLYING A COMPUTER PATCH IS NOT BEING INVESTIGATED NOR DISCUSSED WITH THE MANUFACTURER.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 07, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11218559
Consumer Location: RANDOLPH, NJ
VIN: KMHCT5AE1CU****

Summary of Complaint

FAKE RECALL NOTICE SENT BY ROUTE 46 HYUNDAI BY M&M ADVERTISING, INC. WHEN CHECKING THE VIN THERE WERE NO RECALLS. SCAM/MISLEADING MAILER. THE FTC PREVIOUSLY SUED TOYOTA DEALERSHIPS FOR SIMILAR MAILINGS.

Components: AIR BAGS

April 09, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11195443
Consumer Location: GERRARDSTOWN, WV
VIN: KMHCU5AE6CU****

Summary of Complaint

CAR INVOLVED IN A HIGH SPEED (65MPH) ON THE INTERSTATE. HIT BY 18 WHEELER AND A GUARD RAIL HEADON. AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

March 23, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11193719
Consumer Location: COLUMBUS, OH
VIN: KMHCU5AE0CU****

Summary of Complaint

ON SATURDAY MARCH 23, 2019 I WAS DRIVING MY 2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT ON THE HIGHWAY. I WAS TRAVELING IN THE LEFT HAND LANE, ON CRUISE CONTROL, GOING ABOUT 73 MPH. A SEMI-TRUCK IN THE RIGHT HAND LAND A FEW HUNDRED YARDS IN FRONT OF ME MOVED OVER INTO MY LANE DUE TO A CONSTRUCTION ZONE AHEAD, SO I ATTEMPTED TO TURN OFF MY CRUISE CONTROL TO SLOW DOWN FOR THE MERGING SEMI-TRUCK. I APPLIED THE BRAKES BUT MY CAR DID NOT TURN OFF CRUISE-CONTROL OR SLOW DOWN, BUT INSTEAD ACCELERATED. I ATTEMPTED AGAIN TO HIT THE BRAKES TO TURN OFF CRUISE CONTROL, BUT AGAIN THE CAR DID NOT SLOW DOWN. I TRIED BOTH THE CANCEL AND THE ON/OFF BUTTONS ON THE STEERING WHEEL, BUT THERE WAS NO WAY TO DISENGAGE CRUISE CONTROL. I WAS QUICKLY APPROACHING THE SEMI-TRUCK AND WAS UNABLE TO SLOW DOWN MY MOVING VEHICLE. IN ORDER TO AVOID REAR-ENDING THE SEMI-TRUCK AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS, I WAS FORCED TO VEER LEFT OFF THE HIGHWAY ONTO THE SOFT SHOULDER, AND WAS TRAVELING LOCKED ON CRUISE CONTROL AT 73 MPH HALFWAY ON THE GRASS MEDIAN AND HALFWAY ON THE RUMBLE STRIP OF THE SOFT SHOULDER. THE BRAKES AND STEERING WHEEL SWITCHES WERE STILL NOT WORKING, REGARDLESS OF HOW MUCH I APPLIED THE BRAKES OR WHAT COMBINATION I HIT THE SWITCHES. I WAS FINALLY ABLE TO GET MY CAR TO SLOW DOWN BY HITTING THE CLUTCH AND STALLING MY CAR. THIS WAS AN ABSOLUTELY HORRIFIC INCIDENT, AND I AM LUCKY TO HAVE BEEN UNINJURED AND TO HAVE AVOIDED WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN A VERY SERIOUS ACCIDENT.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 11, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11185974
Consumer Location: SEVERN, MD
VIN: KMHCT4AE2CU****

Summary of Complaint

BURNS OFF 1/2 QT OF OIL EVERY 1500 MILES. PO326 (KNOCK SENSOR) TROUBLE CODE ON CHILLI MORNINGS. P050A (COLD START) TROUBLE CODE WHILE DRIVING.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

December 13, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11179930
Consumer Location: ATLANTA, GA
VIN: KMHCT4AE2CU****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL I AM AT 130,000 MILES AND THERE IS NO OIL LEAKING, BUT EVERY TIME I GET AN OIL CHANGE IT JUST DISAPPEARS. EVEN IF I'M NOT DRIVING 1000 MI/MONTH, IT IS COMPLETELY DRY WITHIN A FEW WEEKS OF GETTING AN OIL CHANGE. I HAVE TO CONSTANTLY PUT OIL IN MY CAR IN BETWEEN OIL CHANGES EVERY 3 MONTHS.

Components: SUSPENSION

January 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11173582
Consumer Location: CONYNGHAM, PA
VIN: KMHCU4AE8UO****

Summary of Complaint

REAR RIGHT SHOCK MOUNTING NUT ,ALL 4 WELDS BROKEN OFF FRAME SHOCK MOUNT.. I WAS TOLD BY 3 MECHANICS THIS IS A FACTORY DEFECT. DEALER WONT COVER , 5YR ,60,000 MILE WARRANTY UP. CAR ONLY HAS 48,000 MILES ON IT.

Components: AIR BAGS

January 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11164818
Consumer Location: ROANOKE, VA
VIN: KMHCT4AE5CU****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT JUST PASSED 100,000 MILES AND THE PASSENGER AIRBAG LIGHT CAME ON. I HAVE HAD THIS SAME ISSUE WITH A 2006 HYUNDAI AND I UNDERSTAND THIS IS A LONGSTANDING ISSUE WITH MULTIPLE MODELS AND YEARS. THE FIX CAN BE VERY INVASIVE AND EXPENSIVE AND ONLY SOME ARE COVERED BY RECALL. CHECKING THE VIN NUMBER, MY HYUNDAI IS NOT CURRENTLY COVERED BY A RECALL, BUT I BELIEVE IT SHOULD BE AS THIS IS A CONTINUING ISSUE.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

November 15, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11151850
Consumer Location: JERSEY CITY, NJ
VIN: KMHCT5AE4CU****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN IT GETS COLD FRONT WIPERS STOP WORKING, WHEN IT WARMS UP THEY START WORKING AGAIN. DANGEROUS WHEN IT SNOWS AS WIPERS STOP WITH NO WARNING..

Components: ENGINE

August 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11142194
Consumer Location: NORTH TONAWANDA, NY
VIN: KMHCT4AE8CU****

Summary of Complaint

ON AUGUST 5TH AFTER A 20 MINUTE DRIVE MY CAR WAS PARKED IN A FRIENDS DRIVEWAY. MOMENTS AFTER EXITING THE VEHICLE THE ENGINE CAUGHT FIRE. THERE WERE NO PREVIOUS ISSUES. SMELLS. WARNING LIGHTS. DROVE JUST FINE. THANKS TO A PASSING OFF DUTY FIREMAN HE STOPPED AND SPRANG INTO ACTION WITH THE GARDEN HOSE UNTIL THE FIRE DEPT ARRIVED JUST MOMENTS LATER. BECAUSE THE ENGINE WAS ONE GIANT MELTED MESS ALLSTATE WAS UNABLE TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. HYUNDAI SHOWED NO RECALLS AFTER ENTERING MY VIN NUMBER. IT WAS MY THIRD HYUNDAI AND STILL SHOCKED THIS HAPPENED.

Components: ENGINE

August 31, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11128459
Consumer Location: CINCINNATI, OH
VIN: KMHCT4AE7CU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT. WHILE DRIVING UNKNOWN SPEEDS, THE ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO PERFORMANCE TOYOTA (LOCATED AT 5676 DIXIE HWY, FAIRFIELD, OH 45014, (513) 874-8797) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE ENGINE SENSOR INDICATOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR CONTINUED TO ILLUMINATE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND OPENED CASE NUMBER: 11571147. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 116,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

February 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11104717
Consumer Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL
VIN: KMHCU5AE6CU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT. WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH, THE VEHICLE STARTED TO VIBRATE AND THE ABS, ENGINE, 02 SENSOR, AND CATALYTIC CONVERTER WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. AFTER A FEW MOMENTS, THE VIBRATION STOPPED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO WERNER HYUNDAI (252 CAPITAL CIR SW, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32304, (850) 575-1000) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE BRAKE SYSTEM AND ENGINE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 133,100.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

May 18, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11096927
Consumer Location: OAKDALE, PA
VIN: 4M2ZU86K94Z****

Summary of Complaint

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT FOR KNOCK SENSOR KEEPS COMING ON AND OFF. THIS IS CONSTANCE ISSUE THAT I HAVE BEEN HAVING. I HAVE NOTIFY THE DEALERSHIP BUT THEY ARR SAYING THAT THERR IS NO RECALL REGARDING KNOCK SENSOR ON A 2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT GLS.

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