4th Generation (2011—2017) Accent Problems

This generations ranks 35th out of 52 Hyundai generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (30%), electrical (12%), and the airbags & seat belts (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Premature Clutch Failure 5 complaints at an average of 26,371 miles in the 2012 Hyundai Accent.
  2. Rattling Noise 3 complaints at an average of 44,518 miles in the 2013 Hyundai Accent.
  3. Will Not Start 4 complaints at an average of 60,940 miles in the 2013 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 2013 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2017 3 0 7 1.6
2016 11 0 14 5.24
2015 2 1 16 1.36
2014 13 0 12 8.01
2013 31 0 19 11.66
2012 23 0 46 8.13
2011 27 1 11 2.84

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