What's Wrong with the Hyundai Accent?

Accent owners have made 200 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (28%), followed by the transmission (12%) and the airbags & seat belts (10%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Accent.

Comparing Accent Generations

Watch out for the 4th generation's (2011–2017) 5.16 PainRank™, which is the worst of 5 generations. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
5th Gen Accent 2018–2018
1 0.48
4th Gen Accent 2011–2017
95 5.16
3rd Gen Accent 2006–2010
49 3.26
2nd Gen Accent 1999–2005
48 3.61
1st Gen Accent 1995–1998
7 0.34

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    The Worst Accent Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2009 (10), 2008 (10), 2007 (8), 2016 (7), 2005 (6), 2006 (5), 2001 (5), 1998 (5), 1999 (4), 2000 (4), 2003 (3), 1995 (2), 2015 (2), 2018 (1), 2017 (1), 1996 (0), and 1997 (0).