Hyundai Accent - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Hyundai Accent owners have reported a total of 1,875 problems for their cars built in the 24 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Hyundai Accent. The 2002 Hyundai Accent cars have the most problems reported (160 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Hyundai Accent

🔍 Common problems of Hyundai Accent

The following chart shows the 26 most common problems for Hyundai Accent cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (336 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (189 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Hyundai Accent

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
336
  Power Train
189
  Engine And Engine Cooling
175
  Service Brakes
160
  Electrical System
140
  Visibility
128
  Equipment
98
  Suspension
87
  Exterior Lighting
78
  Vehicle Speed Control
77
   
  Structure
66
  Steering
59
  Gasoline Fuel System
53
  Tire
41
  Other Fuel System
36
  Seat Belt
35
  Wheel
30
  Unknown Or Other
24
  Electronic Stability Control
22
  Latches/locks/linkage
19
  Seats
14
  Interior Lighting
2
  Parking Brake
2
  Air Brake
2
  Child Seat
1
  Traction Control System
1

📉 Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Hyundai Accent of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Accent model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Hyundai Accent model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Accent Model Years

Accent
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 418,7042    
0.11
  2017 2784,8563    
0.11
  2016 6083,9764    
0.18
  2015 4351,2105    
0.17
  2014 2566,2416    
0.06
  2013 10790,4047    
0.17
  2012 11773,6498    
0.20
  2011 4631,0939    
0.16
  2010 10655,35210    
0.19
  2009 11761,61111    
0.17
  2008 12652,93312    
0.20
  2007 10947,52813    
0.18
  2006 4918,93414    
0.18
  2005 7654,91215    
0.09
  2004 3745,34016    
0.05
  2003 4551,81417    
0.05
  2002 16091,83618    
0.10
  2001 14279,67419    
0.09
  2000 11558,88520    
0.10

📊 Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Hyundai Accent is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2019 Accent
1
  2018 Accent
4
  2017 Accent
2
  2016 Accent
15
  2015 Accent
14
  2013 Accent
19
  2012 Accent
18
  2011 Accent
2
  2010 Accent
2
  2009 Accent
6
  2008 Accent
13
  2007 Accent
13
  2006 Accent
4
  2005 Accent
4
  2004 Accent
8
  2003 Accent
3
  2002 Accent
20
  2001 Accent
30
  2000 Accent
24
  1999 Accent
9
  1998 Accent
10
  1997 Accent
6
  1996 Accent
34


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