2nd Gen (1999 – 2005) Hyundai Accent Problems

The 2nd generation of the Accent has a cumulative PainRank™ of 3.61. That can be compared against other Hyundai generations. Shopping for a Hyundai? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 1999–2005 Accent model years have sent in 48 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (33%) followed by the engine (27%) and the fuel system (16%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 Reliability PainRank (?)
2005 6
4.3
2004 13
4.46
2003 3
2.82
2002 13
9.31
2001 5
1.09
2000 4
1.87
1999 4
1.41

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