2nd Generation (1999—2005) Accent Problems

This generations ranks 29th out of 52 Hyundai generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the transmission (33%), engine (27%), and the fuel system (16%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure 6 complaints at an average of 100,750 miles in the 2004 Hyundai Accent.
  2. Engine Stalls 1 complaints at an average of 19,884 miles in the 2002 Hyundai Accent.
  3. Slips and Jerks 2 complaints at an average of 78,351 miles in the 2005 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 2002 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2005 6 1 10 4.3
2004 13 0 13 4.45
2003 3 0 19 2.82
2002 13 1 27 9.3
2001 5 2 36 1.08
2000 4 4 44 1.86
1999 4 1 20 1.4

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