3rd Generation (2006—2010) Accent Problems

This generations ranks 28th out of 52 Hyundai generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (24%), airbags & seat belts (22%), and the engine (20%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Clutch Worn Down 2 complaints at an average of 14,119 miles in the 2008 Hyundai Accent.
  2. Engine Stops Working 2 complaints at an average of 54,681 miles in the 2009 Hyundai Accent.
  3. Air Bag Light Is On 3 complaints at an average of 99,203 miles in the 2006 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 2009 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2010 16 1 10 4.49
2009 10 2 12 4.56
2008 10 1 13 3.52
2007 8 3 9 1.89
2006 5 3 7 1.78

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