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Expensive Hyundai Accent repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (33%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (7%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 30 repairs.
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Hyundai Accent repair cost distribution

$2500+ (13%)

$1000 - $2499 (88%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (0%)

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Chart based on 16 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Hyundai Accent 2dr Hatch

110-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

85560 mi

C $120
Replaced original battery. 
86800 mi

C $1000
Struts and shocks Primary oxygen sensor 

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2009 Hyundai Accent 4dr Sedan

110-horsepower 1.6L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

102451 mi

US $1600
Replace timing belt and water pump 

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2009 Hyundai Accent 2dr Hatch

110-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

33300 mi

US $1170
July 2010 30,900 miles complete clutch replacement for second time, first in January 2010 at 28,500 miles. Hyundai does not honor their own warranty. 
37000 mi

US $500
Have had trouble with this before, transmission doesn't work properly. I don't bother to call Hyundai anymore, they are very bad with customer service/satisfaction issues. 
39000 mi

US $115
Not starting or charging. Replaced battery and a small device to it. I no longer contact Hyundai for help, they have lost my trust, and they don't care if they lose customers. Will not consider buying Hyundai again for anything. 

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2008 Hyundai Accent

Engine not specified

85560 mi

C $150
found coolant under the car. brought the car to the mechanic and the water pump was leaking. had to replace the water pump, water pump gasket. 
86800 mi

C $1500
brake caliper got stuck. the car wouldn't accelerate faster than a bicycle and couldn't go faster than 50km/h and 20 km/h the last time driven. had to replace the two front caliper and hoses. 1 day later, the problem came back. car is still at the shop... **one of the caliper got rebuild (diy) a year ago but both were already rusty at that time** 

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2008 Hyundai Accent 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 109hp 1.5L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

49600 mi

$1000
EPS system breakdown, entire steering box needed replacement 

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2008 Hyundai Accent 4dr Sedan

110-horsepower 1.6L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

116400 mi

US $1000
Coils went out. Acted like bad fuel. Ruined rings before problem was found. Put different engine in. 

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2008 Hyundai Accent 2dr Hatch

110-horsepower 1.6L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

91100 mi

US $500
Fan belt needed replacing 
105000 mi

US $1000
Timing chain broke and damaged the engine. Another engine had to be bought and placed in the vehicle. 

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2008 Hyundai Accent 2-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

26040 mi

C $1200
Mechanical clutch failure not covered under warranty. They rebuilt the clutch. 

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2007 Hyundai Accent 2dr Hatch

110-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

28000 mi

US $1282
Continuation of previous problem, took to local KIA dealership (Hyundai owns KIA), Clutch, pressure plate, and flywheel replaced(Hyundai dealer told me to drive on it, when it went out it destroyed the flywheel, throw out bearing and pressure plate) 
55180 mi

C $1200
Clutch 
58900 mi

C $900
Clutch improperly installed by dealership. They refused to pay for it. 

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2007 Hyundai Accent 2dr Hatch

110-horsepower 1.6L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

19784 mi

US $12486
Check engine light ,October,updated/reset ecu, no cost. 
55060 mi

$100000
I had the cylinder / piston rings changed. Replaced arm bushings serviced steering rack, recharged the climate control system, changed the radiator fans 

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2005 Hyundai Accent 2dr Hatch

104-horsepower 1.6L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

113000 mi

US $2250
transmission rebuilt; problems with 3rd and 4th gear and other issues 

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2004 Hyundai Accent 2dr Hatch

104-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

59830 mi

C $1000
Failed MVI, body repair (rust), replaced exhaust 

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2003 Hyundai Accent 4dr Sedan

104-horsepower 1.6L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

50840 mi

C $2000
Replace TPS sensor, O2 sensor, front struts & warranty replacement of transmission. 
58900 mi

C $100
Replace faulty instrument panel light. 
72540 mi

C $1000
Replace TPS sensor, fix transmission leak. 
73687 mi

C $296
Replace spark plugs & wire set. Continuing to attempt to diagnose CEL from Jan problem. Finally a crack in an intake manifold gasket is identified as the cause. 
99200 mi

C $155
Replace extremely corroded/broken battery terminal clamp 

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2002 Hyundai Accent 4dr Sedan

105-horsepower 1.6L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

112300 mi

US $1900
Differential gear broken and required complete transmission rebuild. 

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2002 Hyundai Accent 2dr Hatch

92-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

91000 mi

US $1350
Original Alternator Failed, and needed replacement Entire Exhaust system replaced from the catalyic converter back Radiator Hoses Needed replacement starting t dry rot 
156000 mi

US $250
Right front caliper frozen. Replaced with caliper, rotor and pads.  Left rear strut replaced as well. 
159000 mi

US $1400
Valve cover gasket. Tie-rod end. Drive shaft and CV joint. 
161000 mi

US $350
Crank position and cam sensors replaced along with spark plugs. 

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2002 Hyundai Accent 2dr Hatch

105-horsepower 1.6L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

112000 mi

US $320
CV joints replaced 
149800 mi

US $2100
Transmission not shifting properly. Had tranmission rebuilt at 93000 miles, apparently not sufficiently. Mechanic found stress fractures in 2 main components, one was because of improper bearing seating. 
139000 mi

US $1736
Missing 1st gear, did not shift well into 3rd gear. 
144000 mi

US $325
a bad internal piece of the tranny, pulse generator 
153000 mi

US $110
Blew the radiator. Brought it home and replaced it. The biggest hurdle was removing the transmission line from the bottom of the radiator. Once that was done (without cutting anything, which was very tempting) it was a simple reassembly. 

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2001 Hyundai Accent 4dr Sedan

105-horsepower 1.6L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

95000 mi

US $1700
transaxel swap  

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