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2012 Hyundai Accent repairs by problem area

Engine (49%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 61 repairs.
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2012 Hyundai Accent repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (2%)

$100 - $499 (36%)

< $100 (62%)

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Chart based on 53 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Hyundai Accent

Engine not specified

Hyundai Accent in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2013 - Jul 2014
Nov 2013

24180 mi
The Hyundai dealer I took the car too, could not fix the engine and steering wheel vibration during engine warm up. Once the engine had warmed up it idled smoothly but not until then. He said all the accents ran the same.Still no fix. 
Dec 2013

24800 mi
Waiting to return car. Will most likely will take complaint to Hyundai Auto Canada, and thewith the CAMPVAP program. The car has been returned to the selling dealer and another Hyundai dealer more than 5 times since bought new. 
Mar 2014

27280 mi
Now told vibration is normal due to running a lean mixture during warm-up to prevent carbon build-up. 

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2012 Hyundai Accent 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Hyundai Accent in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

28000 mi

US $1800
replace left lower control arm 
Hyundai Accent in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2011 - Jun 2016
Apr 2012

5760 mi
Was crack in the pipe. radiator replaced 
Mar 2014

48360 mi
Strong knocking noise. Stabilizers were replaced 
Hyundai Accent in Texas, United States
Feb 2016 - Sep 2017
Dec 2016

50801 mi

US $420
Bad Wheel Bearing Left Front. 
Hyundai Accent in Florida, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

63000 mi
Piston Slap 
Apr 2016

74700 mi

US $100
I was an ASE Certified Tech in six repair areas including engine repair. These engines have no iron cylinder sleeves except for a very thin coating that has worn away causing piston slap. Hyundai/Kia knows of this problem but won't repair. 
May 2017

91000 mi

US $50
Replace ignition switch. 
Mar 2018

101000 mi

US $10
Clean fuel injection system and induction cleaning. 
May 2018

108000 mi

US $45
Treated engine with XADO 120% three piece Nano oil treatment that has almost stopped the piston slap. Last treatment done at around 60000 miles and the slap came back about 50000 miles. Will treat again after 40000 miles. This treatment really works, This should be sold as standard equipment for all new Hyundai owners. 
Hyundai Accent in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2018
Mar 2013

8000 mi
Brake light on dash would light up for a couple seconds when taking of from a stop light or sign. Took it to dealer. Technician found left rear brake line attachment slightly loose, which had allowed some fluid to slowly seep out. 
Hyundai Accent in Nova Scotia, Canada
Apr 2012 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

59520 mi

C $35
Check engine light appeared, P050A code. Cleared code on my own twice before taking to dealership, but co. At dealership I had to insist that they complete the ECM/ECU update instead of them just clearing the code again, so it cost me $35 
Hyundai Accent in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2011 - Oct 2015
Dec 2014

117000 mi

US $125
Replace rear shocks 
Jun 2015

135000 mi

US $224
Wheel bearing was roaring 

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2012 Hyundai Accent 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Accent in New Hampshire, United States
Apr 2012 - Oct 2018
Oct 2015

58700 mi

US $225
Pads & Rotors Rears stick 
Nov 2016

77300 mi

US $289
Clutch Master Cylinder Replaced Dealer only part not stocked at dealer 
Hyundai Accent in U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
Jun 2015 - Feb 2017
Oct 2016

36040 mi

$120
Rear brakes scraping had pads replaced mechanic noticed sticky calipers also fronts are staring to scrape again sticky calipers are the cause I wish they would recall the calipers to avoid have to replace brakes every 30k miles 

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2012 Hyundai Accent 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Hyundai Accent in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

91000 mi

US $250
Replaced Alternator 
Hyundai Accent in California, United States
Dec 2016 - Jul 2019
Sep 2017

79500 mi
Update computer spark control. Was causing pinging. 
Feb 2019

83000 mi

US $200
Replaced noisy hvac blower assembly. 
Hyundai Accent in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Nov 2016
Jul 2015

52700 mi

US $79
Alignment and software update 
Hyundai Accent in Illinois, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2012
Apr 2012

4000 mi
Clicking coming from steering wheel. Went to (3) dealers. The 1st couldn't hear it. The 2nd said it was the clock spring, but wouldn't fix. The 3rd couldn't hear it, but stated on report that it was the clock spring. Would not repair. Rattle coming from dash. Very annoying. Dealer #3 could not hear, but it's very obvious. Rattle can be heard above radio. Going back to try Dealer #2. 
Hyundai Accent in Ohio, United States
Jun 2011 - Oct 2012
Mar 2012

3000 mi
Front bumper was not primed prior to applying final coat of paint prior to shipment after assembly in Korea. Dealer primed and painted bumper to factory spec and gave gratis loaner car. 
Hyundai Accent in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2018
Dec 2014

50000 mi

US $79
Calipers frozen,was doing my own brake job,at 50K miles,front and rear pads only had half wear.However, I could not break free the rear calipers to put new pads on that I broke.The dealer was great,gave my wife a loaner gratis,put in my pad. 
Hyundai Accent in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

43400 mi

C $300
Had the fuel injectors and throttle body services. 
Sep 2014

50220 mi
Headlight 
Nov 2014

53320 mi
Car was a no start. Called CAA and had the car towed to Dealer... Diagnosis dead battery. Out of warranty... customer paid in full. 158.00 
Mar 2015

58900 mi
Check engine light on. Had to replace CCV Vent. Also did coolant flush and machine rotors, reline rear brakes. Repair total $573.00 
Sep 2015

70060 mi

C $525
Replaced 4 tires with a larger size to accomodate for the 7 percent speedo error. Now down to about 3 percent according to my gps 
Apr 2016

81840 mi

C $360
Car was starting to have pauses when the key was turned for the starter. It would kick over but it was like a dead spot on the starter. Took it to the shop after 2 weeks and when they went to bring it into the shop they had to push it in. 
Jun 2016

81840 mi

C $450
Decrease in fuel mileage. Had spark plugs changed and injector flush 
Nov 2016

93160 mi

C $300
Replaced KF wheel bearing that had been groaning for some time. Timed it to do front brakes at same time 
Sep 2017

101680 mi

C $125
Both rear marker lights and 1 license plate light, 15 minutes labor charge. 
Jun 2018

109740 mi

C $350
Check engine light on. Problem corrected under warranty.  Light bulbs replaced. Replaced both rear outside marker bulbs and one license plate bulb. $45 for all three. 
Hyundai Accent in Indiana, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2015
Feb 2014

24000 mi
rear passenger electric door lock malfunction 
Hyundai Accent in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2012 - Mar 2016
Jun 2012

3000 mi
A/C not working well. Dealer found low refrigerant and re-charged. Dye added for future troubleshooting. 
Dec 2013

66000 mi
Valve cover gasket replaced under warranty. 

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2012 Hyundai Accent 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Accent in Ontario, Canada
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

114080 mi

C $250
Stabilizer bar worn, clonking over bumps -> replaced. 
Hyundai Accent in Missouri, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

109000 mi

US $30
This RB Accent tends to develop a Pinging issue in some cars, I just happen to have one of those cars. If you run 91 Octane or Higher it no longer has this issue. Hyundai has a recall in this issue, but states that is does not affect my car. 
Hyundai Accent in Tennessee, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2017
Jun 2015

49000 mi
Check engine light came on. Caused by pre-ignition. Cure was to reflash knock sensor. 
Hyundai Accent in Vermont, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2017
Nov 2011

3200 mi
TSB to reflash ECM. In & out in 20 minutes. 
Hyundai Accent in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2011 - Jun 2017
Aug 2016

26040 mi

C $100
Replaced rear shock absorbers as the factory units were getting too weak and the car would bottom out, especially on speed bumps, no matter how slowly I drove. 
Hyundai Accent in Arizona, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

45000 mi
The spray nozzle in the rear window was spraying water into the inside of the car. It's replaced under warranty. Traction control light came one. It was diagnosed that the sensor went bad and it was replaced under warranty. 
Jan 2016

63000 mi
Oil cooler line clamp failed that caused loss of engine oil. The failed clamp was replaced under warranty. 
Hyundai Accent in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2017
Jun 2015

47000 mi
Error code thrown by knock sensor. Fixed with software update. 
Dec 2015

57000 mi
Throttle was sticking when the clutch was pressed in, causing the engine to rev. 
Hyundai Accent in Ontario, Canada
May 2013 - May 2019
Jul 2014

38920 mi
Gas cap light turned on and off intermittently, even when gas cap was tightened. Dealer replaced purge valve under warranty. Light went off for a while, but behavior returned 10 days later 
Dec 2014

45880 mi
Gas cap light continued to turn on and off intermittently. Dealer replaced vent valve under warranty. Issue has not returned in 3 weeks since. 
Oct 2015

56400 mi
Water leaking into rear cargo area. Loose bolt in hatch latch receiver found. Silicone sealant was added, bolt replaced, and pressure testing confirmed no more leaking. 
Mar 2016

63240 mi
Water continuing to leak into rear cargo area. Dealer discovered that rear lights were improperly reinstalled (by them on last visit), reinstalled properly. 
Jul 2016

68180 mi
Check engine light on again. Code indicated knocking, a known issue with an available ECU update, which was performed. 
Apr 2017

77064 mi
Check engine light on again. Diagnosed as a faulty purge valve, which was replaced under warranty for a second time. 
Jul 2017

80665 mi
Check engine light on again; "resolved" by clearing water from evap line. Was charged a diagnostic fee despite car being under warranty; apparently Hyundai warranties only cover labor when it's to replace parts, and no parts needed to be replaced. Dealer provided no answer as to how water got into the fuel system or what they had done to prevent the issue from reoccurring. CEL came back on within 48hrs of previous visit. Dealer ordered replacement charcoal canister, took 2 weeks to arrive. Charcoal canister replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2019

99820 mi

C $476
Starter developed "flat spots" (would occasionally need 5+ attempts to actually start, then be fine for a few weeks) and was replaced. 

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2012 Hyundai Accent 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Hyundai Accent in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2016 - Mar 2018
Feb 2018

124000 mi

C $350
Oil change and fix of oil leak in lines 

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