2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT VIN: KMHCU5AE5CU036588

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN KMHCU5AE5CU036588 Decoding Hyundai Vin Decoder

Error Text

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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

Hatchback/Liftback/Notchback

Doors

5

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 KMHCU5AE5CU036588

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: 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: 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

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