1st Generation (1995—1998) Accent Problems

This generations ranks 7th out of 52 Hyundai generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the transmission (57%), engine (28%), and the interior (14%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Downshifts Unexpectedly 2 complaints at an average of 76,000 miles in the 1998 Hyundai Accent.
  2. Will Not Back Up 1 complaints at an average of 82,000 miles in the 1998 Hyundai Accent.
  3. Squealing Noise From Engine 1 complaints at an average of 107,000 miles in the 1995 Hyundai Accent.

What Accent Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Hyundai model years.

Watch out for the 1998 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1998 5 1 26 1.14
1997 0 2 38 0.0
1996 0 4 37 0.0
1995 2 5 16 0.23

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