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Steering Problems of Hyundai Accent

Hyundai Accent owners have reported 34 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Hyundai Accent 1
Failure Date: 08/02/2016

Purchased the car used in 2015 with less than 30,000 miles and in less than 6 months the power steering started malfunctioning regularly. Warning light would come on while driving and then the next time I'd start the car it'd be okay. Then the same thing would happen again 3 days later, over and over again. Terrible.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2016 Hyundai Accent 2
Failure Date: 07/06/2016

The car drifts at speeds over 40 mph and at 55 mph on highway require constant correction due to steering drifting. Dealership says that's the electronic steering. And that I will get used to it. The cars acts as if it has worn steering components. At higher speed the steering is sloppy, the car wanders from side to side.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Hyundai Accent 3
Failure Date: 01/31/2016

(my car has been driven modestly since purchase on 1/15/16) there are roughly 40,760 miles on my car. 1/31/16 I turned out of my work parking lot, made a left. My steering became uncontrollable at less than 15mph. I have a steady hand. I remained calm. But when I tried to break to prevent a possible collision into anything after the steering seemed to have gone out, I braked harder than normal, but not slammed. The car jerked uncontrollably as I pressed on the break, it felt like the breaks were jumping/hitting the ground. On the same3-5mile drive home this happened several more times,drove half the speed limit and still persisted. This is cause for anxiety for any future driving. If panic had of taken over because such issues that alone could have been my life. I had quick thinking when this happened, not everyone does. My car is definitely not okay and I had several "almost" collisions on this one drive home when I was alert and aware something was wrong. Granted it periodically worked as it should of, it never shouldn't have. Had this not happened at low speeds when the first profound lose of control occurred due to a mechanical issue,not driver error. And had I not been on alert with my hand awaiting to use the e-brake after it became very apparent something was not okay. . I undoubtedly would have totaled my car and would like to stress the risk of injury that happened at low speeds. Granted, I handled myself well, and made it home in one piece I fell apart after I was safe at home , after it sunk in what could have happened to me. My car is not safe for driving. There is a service bulletin(service bulletin no. : TSB-13-at-008 ) (NHTSA id number: 10052147)(hyundaiaccent2012-2013) that I believe this is related to and I very much would like to know if the repairs needed to make my vehicle safe again will be at no cost to me.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Hyundai Accent 4
Failure Date: 07/01/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Hyundai sonata. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle emits an abnormal noise. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not taken to a independent mechanic or dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000. Sh.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Hyundai Accent 5
Failure Date: 07/01/2015

My steering wheel became loose and began to rattle very loudly particularly going over a rough surface. It seems to getting worst. There is recall for steering problems in the 2011 sonata but the company said my VIN number is not one of them. From everything I have read this is a very dangerous situation and very costly to repair. This happened while in NY and I have to travel back to florida soon.

car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Hyundai Accent 6
Failure Date: 06/24/2015

I bought my car in Feb 2014, since that the electronic stability control (esc) indicator has come on several times while driving. When the esc is on, the other indicators air bag warning light, abs, parking brake & brake fluid warning light, low tire pressure telltale and electronic power steering (eps) indicator will also take turns to come on for a while and then off for a few seconds then back on again. After I restart, esc light will stay on and the other lights take turns to on and off. This will last several days and then back to normal. The worst thing happened on June, 2015, after the lights have been on and off the day before, the electronic power steering was lost when I started my car. Air bag warning light, abs, parking brake & brake fluid warning light and eps were all on. I was totally in shock by what had happened since I basically could not back out from the parking lot with the stiff steering. I restarted several times and could not work out. When I finally got to dealer, the technician turned on the car, everything was normal. They tried to get a code for me but no code showed any malfunction. Since then, I was driving in afraid that this may happen again at any time and I may lose control and cause an accident.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Hyundai Accent 7
Failure Date: 05/15/2015

Driving, all road conditions the car drifts left or right and the steering wheel feels like it hits a stop point and correction has to be made constantly. Dealer gave me another 2013 elantra to test drive and it drove well without the problems of my car. And it had more milage than mine.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Hyundai Accent 8
Failure Date: 04/24/2015

There have been 2 repairs for steering alignment but the Hyundai dealerships cant correct the issue. My steering whhel is misaligned.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Hyundai Accent 9
Failure Date: 04/23/2015

The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that the air bag warning light flickered and the front passenger side air bag off warning light illuminated. The contact also stated that the steering wheel was difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 101,154.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Hyundai Accent 10
Failure Date: 11/15/2014

Car had a light ticking sound for days off and on . . . . . . Was driving down road and car starting reving up driving on it's own. Tried to apply brakes would not stop tried to shut car down wouldn't let me. Got car into neutral then applied brakes got car to stop and off road. Waited till I regained composure started car and it sounded fine. Started down rd again drove about 4 miles and went to pull into hess station did again and almost shot us through front of store. This time it sounded as though pieces were being shattered inside engine. . . . Got out of car and checked under hood and under car nothing visiable of what was wrong. It was late night so I just wanted to make it home. . . . . Tried once more it happened a third time. . . . Was mile from home so I drove it again to make it. . . . Next day we drove it to dealership. They took it for test drive said it was throttle body. We complained that was not covered under extended warranty so they took it out again to see if might be something else. . . This time for them car went to 4 rpms and wouldn;t go down so gave use loaner car. . . . . . Said they would put us in different car or fix it. Took us to used car lot to get another car then because of credit said no. . . . We are a elderly couple with disabilities and the only car they offered us back in July 2014 was this 2 dr that tried to kill us. . . . . We wanted a 4 dr car not a lil sporty we couldn't get in and out of the back seat! can anyone help us????? now that it was repaired the next day it is making so much noise I'm afraid to drive it. . . . . . . . Help please! I haven't gone to get that checked out yet but I will today! please post for other drivers to be aware of these cars. . . . . .

car image   Steering problem of the 2004 Hyundai Accent 11
Failure Date: 09/29/2014

Wife, 64,was driving our one-owner 2004 Hyundai Accent gl on private road approx 15 mph when airbags deployed without any impact of any sort to vehicle. Wife was badly bruised on arms and face and windshield was shattered by passenger side airbag cover when bags deployed. We were fortunate that she was not on busy street or on interstate as this would have certainly resulted in a wreck with severe bodily injury or possible death. Local Hyundai dealership (perkins motors, colorado springs) refused to do anythiing. Hyundai hq customer service committed to "sending us a packet of paperwork to be filled out and returned to them by us and they would get back to us in 6 to 8 weeks once it was received to see if they would do anything. " no one from Hyundai has expressed any interest in seeing the vehicle or responding to a potentially very hazardous vehicle. I am very concerned about their lack of any sense of obligation to see what went wrong and how it might be avoided in the future. Their attitude is that it's our problem and the fact that it is a major safety issue doesn't concern them in the slightest.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Hyundai Accent 12
Failure Date: 08/03/2014

I was driving approximately 20mph when I heard a breaking noise from underneath my 2010 Hyundai Accent when I lost steering power, the brakes didn't work and the accelerator as well. This caused me to lose control of my car resulting in me crashing into another parked vehicle. Thank god it wasn't on a hwy going 65-70 mph. I see there aren't any recalls on any of the mentioned problems. Also to note I had to replace a coil pack that I read another owner had problems and the airbag light came on and I'm thinking there's also a problem with that too. Thanks Hyundai for not keeping your consumers safe. How many people have to die in accidents cause of manufacture defects before they investigate and issue a recall. I will never purchase another Hyundai. Buyer be warned!.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Hyundai Accent 13
Failure Date: 05/03/2014

I was traveling home from the store may 3rd 2014 and came into a curve on route 20 between princeton and athens w. V. . The curve was to the right in a low but steep bank at 40 mph and the right front wheel caliper grabbed causing immediate loss of speed and caused momentary loss of control but regained as soon as the caliper released which was in approximately two seconds. Fortunately no oncoming traffic was around or it could have been messy. The wheel was feeling sluggish after the incident and I'm no longer happy with this vehicle, it is to dangerous. The same thing just happened again today may 4th 2014.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Hyundai Accent 14
Failure Date: 04/22/2014

The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that while traveling various speeds, the vehicle veered to the left. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was found that the driver front wheel bearing needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was not available.

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Failure Date: 12/16/2013

We purchased a 2012 Hyundai Accent on October 19, 2011. From the very first day we started having issues where the brakes would not brake at times and would have bouts of unintended acceleration. From the first day of purchase we advised the Hyundai dealership and even brought in our vehicle to be looked at. They refused to do any kind of diagnostic and said that I was being a paranoid woman and new moms tend to worry too much. My husband and I have both driven this vehicle and experienced this issue. We advised Hyundai, the dealership and our insurance company of the issue. Each time we brought the car into the dealership the acted very cavilier as it was "not a big deal" and would send us on our way. We had various communications and have paperwork where the dealership noted we were complaining of the brakes not working and then they would state they did not/will not do a diagnostic. I would not allow my children to ride in this vehicle further as it became apparent that this was not only going to keep happening but as time passed it happened more frequently and caused me to fear for my life. In decemnber 2013 I advised my husband I feared for my life. One week later 12/16/13 I was in an accident where I was slowly turning, went to brake and the brakes felt empty as they did when this would happen and the car reved loudly and accelerated at an extreme speed. These bouts of uninteded acceleration are documented yet Hyundai and the Hyundai dealership will not respond appropriately,. They dismissed my claim stating our floor mat protector which lays flat and has plenty of clearance is the cause however I must advise and have responded that the floor mat protectors were not purchased until the following year and did not get put into the vehicle until July of 2013 so the documented incidents were mostly before and one in July 2013 after they had been placed in the car.

car image   Steering problem of the 2001 Hyundai Accent 16
Failure Date: 08/14/2013

Front control arm corroded and broke apart. Unable to steer. Towed to and confirmed by mechanic.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Hyundai Accent 17
Failure Date: 07/17/2013

I merged on to the freeway on ramp increasing my speed as normal. Witness states I was driving in the center of the street. All of a sudden my vehicle lost traction and starting swirving right and left as if a tire had blown out. I try to get control of the vehicle by letting off of the gas and steering straight when my steering wheel locked up and I was unable to move the steering wheel. I tried to hold the steering wheel straight as my car vered off the side of the freeway and rolled over once. I had three small children in the back seat buckled and secured and my car landed on its tires. No airbags deployed during the rollover accident and I was unable to get control of the vehicle due to the steering wheel being locked and the sudden loss of control. Once I had pulled my children out of the vehicle I noticed non of the tires had blown but my entire front end of my vehicle was destroyed. Prior to the accident there had been no noticable problems with the car and the accident was due to a mechanical issue or faulty assembly of the vehicle.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Hyundai Accent 18
Failure Date: 12/21/2012

I have continued to have problems with the braking system, steering and suspension which started when I was coming home from picking my son up from school Dec. 21 2012. There was snow on the road and I tried to slow down going down an incline but the brakes caused the car to jump, the steering would not respond fast enough and the suspension felt like we were riding on metal rims. I almost hit a telephone pole but we slowed in the softer snow which wasn't beat down yet. Ever since then when there is snow or icy roads especially up here in the mountains of west virginia I test the brakes, steering and suspension on the road I live on before going on the highway. Oh, I forgot to mention that if you should be unfortunate enough to hit a pothole it does through the car to the right if your right front wheel catches it and if your left front wheel catches one it will put you into oncoming traffic. I had this happen to me several times over the past years.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Hyundai Accent 19
Failure Date: 08/18/2012

Aug 2011 bought 2010 Accent automatic with 38,000 miles . After I complained of vehicle vibration [a known problem to Hyundai] dealer and manufacturer replaced two transmission mounts as defective but refused to fix erratic idle and passenger area vibration at idle. Non-Hyundai mechanics said vibration caused by defective upper engine mount. The better business bureau and Hyundai consultant verified the vibration was still there but Hyundai refused to fix it. I read newspaper article that said Hyundai engineers worked hard on models to fix the vibration and other suspension problems so I traded the 2010 dog in August 2012 for 2013 Accent se 5-door automatic, thinking lightning cannot strike twice in the same spot. Now about 1000 miles and 2 months and there is play in motor mounts, vibration in steering wheel with compressor on, erratic idle, rough ride and bouncy floating suspension, and other small items, but vibration in passenger area 90% gone. Fuel economy not as advertised. I took car for inspection after online appointment with most conveniently located dealer l. A. Hyundai at lax [not selling dealer] and manufacturer ; three employees including owner and service manager would not inspect the car , shouting match ensued, they called police to remove me and car from the lot. See youtube site legaladvocate71 for videos and site attorney-ethics-elderly-abuse. Com. Police ordered me off the lot. Still have not gotten inspection. Hyundai does not back their cars and will lie, retaliate, and threaten you with arrest if you seek service. This is a horrible auto buying experience. This does not include what happened at the selling dealer. Without availability of warranty service, the car is worthless now and forever in all areas. Hyundai will order you arrested if you complain.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Hyundai Accent 20
Failure Date: 08/15/2012

August 2011 purchased 2010 Hyundai Accent auto. 4 door sedan. VIN [xxx]. As previously reported to the NHTSA, in March 2012 a better business bureau arbitrator ruled that the car had suffered manufacturer defect transmission mounts. The dealer did replace the two mounts which substantially reduced a front end and passenger compartment vibration and shaking. Some vibration remained; I took the car back to the dealer. At two dealers I was told by about six Hyundai employees that the remaining vibration was "normal". But I went for another inspection, the mechanic noted the vibration and said it was normal. But thirty minutes later, the service dealer wrote vibration "cannot be duplicated". So the arbitrator and Hyundai corporate consultant [xxx] in writing witnessed the constant vibration and made such ruling after Hyundai dealer said "could not be duplicated. " October 2012 Hyundai's [xxx] said vibration had been fixed; this was not true. The defective mounts need to be the subject of recall for the safety of other Hyundai owners. The 2013 Accent. Purchased August 2012. The owner manual says check for vibration in the steering wheel; and have loose bolts checked at 15,000 miles. By online appointment I asked the dealer: "engine idle is erratic, not smooth, please adjust; with air conditioning running, car idling in park, vibration felt thru steering wheel, please adjust; when put in gear, engine moves, please adjust motor mounts. " la Hyundai at lax cancelled the appointment and with corporate [xxx] refused to inspect the vehicle August 15 in person on. . Read more...

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Hyundai Accent 21
Failure Date: 11/01/2011

The 2010 Accent has a defect that will wear out the inside of the front tires in a short period of time.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Hyundai Accent 22
Failure Date: 09/15/2011

While driving my car in a 25 mph speed limit school zone, my steering wheel locked making it impossible to control my car on what coincidentally was a curvy road after having just made a right turn. Therefore as I had just begun to pick up speed, having to follow a curve about 500 yards thereafter, my steering wheel remained in the position I had placed it in order to follow the curve, locking immediately after. In losing control of my car, my initial reaction was to try to shift my steering wheel but as it didn't budge, I hit about 2 or 3 concrete median blocks, at about 15 mph. The concrete blocks were lined along a curvy road that was blocking off an uneven field of grass that my car drifted into; luckily, there was a sewage manhole jolting out from the ground that managed to slow down my car before I managed to pull the emergency break. Luckily, as I continue to emphasize on my luck, because that is simply how I feel, if this would've occurred in any other scenario such as an expressway, or any high traffic via, there could've been several casualties including my own.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Hyundai Accent 23
Failure Date: 05/07/2010

I own a 2008 Hyundai Accent, and it has about 30,000 miles on it. I've had it in the shop twice this month the first time for the coils and the second for a miss fire. This is getting to be ridiculous, I just got it out the shop 2 days ago and now the steering is off, really bad. It was so bad I could barely keep it on the road. Now I'll be taking this car back to the dealership again for the third time in one month.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Hyundai Accent 24
Failure Date: 12/24/2009

As soon as I got on the freeway, the steering wheel, brake, and accelerator locked up. I managed to make it down the ramp to the side of the freeway. I put on the emergency brake because, the car kept rolling. I attempted to turn the car off but, the key was stuck in the ignition. The car was still on. I managed to get the key out and waited a few minutes then I restarted the car. I drove to the nearest exit and when I got off the freeway, it happened again in the left turn lane so, I could not get over. I waited and restarted the car like before. I parked and let the car run for a few minutes. Since then it has not happened but, this is a 2010 Hyundai Accent (hatchback) and I bought it not even 3 weeks prior to this incident. I took it back to the dealership and they could not find out what was wrong with it. They told me because they could not duplicate the problem, they were chasing a ghost and could not help me. I asked what if it happens again and leads to an accident. I was told they can't help me with that question because they could not find a problem in the car. They returned the car to me with nothing fixed and no answers. I do not know what lead up to this problem. I have not crashed or damaged this car in any way. If the dealership does not know what is wrong and how to keep this from happening again, how am I supposed to feel safe driving this car?.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Hyundai Accent 25
Failure Date: 08/25/2009

The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Accent(na). While driving approximately 60 mph on normal road conditions; the steering wheel was over responsive. There was difficulty maneuvering the vehicle and it began to wander out of the lane onto the emergency lane. The driver attempted to gain control of the steering wheel and the vehicle made a 360 degree turn which caused it to roll over into a ditch. There were no injuries. The police and ambulance were not notified. Road side assistance towed the vehicle to a collision center. The cause of failure has not been determined at this time. The contact had concerns of the safety risk involved. The failure and current mileages were 10,000. Updated 10/13/09. The consumer does not own the vehicle. It was a rental. Updated 10/15/09.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2003 Hyundai Accent 26
Failure Date: 11/22/2006

: the contact stated while driving 20 mph on dry asphalt roads, the brake warning light illuminated constantly, followed closely by tightness in the steering. Shortly thereafter, the engine stalled and shut off. The vehicle was not seen by a dealer following the incident.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2004 Hyundai Accent 27
Failure Date: 12/13/2004

At 2,466 miles, car pulls to right, and is difficult to hold steady when turning at high speeds. Taken to burlingame Hyundai dealer for repair. Tires were rotated. Problem not resolved. At 4,782 miles car was brought in again for steering difficulty, feels like there is a tire going flat. Found that left front wheel was bent. Tires rotated again, bent wheel on left rear, replacement part ordered. (under warranty) at 5,393 miles, car shakes at any speed. Bent wheel will not balance. Replacement part supposedly put on car. Problem not resolved. At 25,616 miles car taken to san francisco Hyundai for multi-point inspection. Dealer recommended 2 new tires and alignment. At 25,797 miles, car taken to another service center for alignment and new tires. Customer was told that all 4 tires were rotted and alignment was performed. Customer was told for the first time that there is no way to align the camber or caster on this make/model car. Left front camber was out of specified range. (-0. 9`) right rear camber was also out of specified range (-1. 5`). At 28,060 miles customer returned to other service center for 2 additional tires and installation of 4 camber kits. At this time it was discovered that one of the tires wouldn't balance due to wheel being bent. So the bent wheel was never replaced by the dealer!.

car image   Steering problem of the 2004 Hyundai Accent 28
Failure Date: 10/07/2004

Hyundai Accent 2004. Bought the car late Feb 2004. Car pulls to the left from day one. Took it to the dealer and they drove it and admits it pulls to the left and said it is just the way the road goes. Problem got worse and took to the dealer oct. 2004. They kept the car a day and a half and tried several solutions including different tires etc. Still pulls to the left. They took me in a new Accent and showed me it does the same and it is how they are made. With the torque steering and a small car it does that and it is beyond repair.

car image   Steering problem of the 2002 Hyundai Accent 29
Failure Date: 03/01/2004

Going down a hill, my niece suddenly could not steer her vehicle, resulting in 3 teenage deaths, and 3 serious injuries. Upon inspection of the vehicle, the front axle had a clean break in it. The driver's side tire was also mangled. The vehicle was totalled.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2002 Hyundai Accent 30
Failure Date: 09/26/2003

The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that the alignment was off on the vehicle and she had to purchase new tires. She also smelled burning wires. The current mileage was 53,999 and failure mileage was 40,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 1996 Hyundai Accent 31
Failure Date: 03/15/2003

The lower control arm on the passenger side completely rusted out causing me to lose control. This was probably caused by the salt used on roads during winter.

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car image   Steering problem of the 1997 Hyundai Accent 32
Failure Date: 03/04/2003

While driving consumer had an accident. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Consumer was injured. Also, consumer stated that the guiding arm was very weak. This caused problems with the steering.

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car image   Steering problem of the 1998 Hyundai Accent 33
Failure Date: 05/03/2000

Was driving vehicle & lost control. Hit a ditch head-n. Upon impact, air bags failed to deploy. Vehicle rolled over several times before stopping. Vehicle was declared totaled.

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car image   Steering problem of the 1996 Hyundai Accent 34
Failure Date: 07/09/1997

While driving the vehicle, the vehicle lost control, pulling to the right side of the road & while stepping on the brake. The vehicle had been fixed by dealer, but comsumer said the problem still the same.