Steering Problems of Hyundai Accent
Hyundai Accent owners have reported 18 problems related to steering (under the steering category).
#1 - Steering problem of the 2001 Hyundai Accent
The vehicle involved was a 2001 Hyundai Accent. Vehicle identification number (VIN): KMHCG45C51_. Front control arm corroded and broke apart. Unable to steer. Towed to and confirmed by mechanic. It was August 14, 2013 when this steering issue happened.
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#2 - Steering problem of the 2011 Hyundai Accent
The car involved was a 2011 Hyundai Accent. The car had a crash. 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. This steering issue occurred Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2013.
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#3 - Steering problem of the 2013 Hyundai Accent
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. This issue happened on 08/15/12.. Read more...
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#4 - Steering problem of the 2013 Hyundai Accent
The car involved was a 2013 Hyundai Accent. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is KMHCU5AE5D_. 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. This problem occurred on August 18, 2012.
#5 - Steering problem of the 2004 Hyundai Accent
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Hyundai Accent. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is KMHCF35C74_. 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!. It was Monday, Dec. 13, 2004 when this steering issue happened.
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#6 - Steering problem of the 2012 Hyundai Accent
The vehicle was a 2012 Hyundai Accent. 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. This steering issue occurred September 15, 2011.
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#7 - Steering problem of the 2010 Hyundai Accent
The vehicle involved was a 2010 Hyundai Accent. The VIN of the car is KMHCM3AC8A_. The 2010 Accent has a defect that will wear out the inside of the front tires in a short period of time. It was Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 when this steering issue happened.
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#8 - Steering problem of the 2010 Hyundai Accent
The vehicle is a 2010 Hyundai Accent. 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?. It was Thursday, December 24, 2009 when this steering issue happened.
#9 - Steering problem of the 2009 Hyundai Accent
The car had a crash. The vehicle was 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. This steering issue occurred Tue., Aug. 25, 2009.
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#10 - Steering problem of the 2008 Hyundai Accent
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. This steering issue occurred Friday, May. 7, 2010.
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#11 - Steering problem of the 2004 Hyundai Accent
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. It was October 7, 2004 when this steering issue occurred.
#12 - Steering problem of the 2003 Hyundai Accent
The car involved was a 2003 Hyundai Accent. : 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. This problem occurred on Wednesday, November 22, 2006.
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#13 - Steering problem of the 2002 Hyundai Accent
The vehicle is a 2002 Hyundai Accent. The vehicle had a crash. 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. This problem occurred on March 1, 2004.
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#14 - Steering problem of the 2002 Hyundai Accent
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is KMHCG35C82_. The owner has 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. This issue happened on Fri., Sep. 26, 2003.
#15 - Steering problem of the 1998 Hyundai Accent
The vehicle was a 1998 Hyundai Accent. Crash was involved with this problem. 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. It was Wednesday, May 3, 2000 when this steering issue occurred.
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#16 - Steering problem of the 1997 Hyundai Accent
The vehicle is a 1997 Hyundai Accent. Crash happened when the problem occurred. 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. The failure date was 03/04/2003.
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#17 - Steering problem of the 1996 Hyundai Accent
The vehicle is a 1996 Hyundai Accent. 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. This steering issue occurred Wed., Jul. 9, 1997.
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#18 - Steering problem of the 1996 Hyundai Accent
The vehicle was a 1996 Hyundai Accent. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is KMHVD14N2T_. 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. The failure date was Saturday, Mar. 15, 2003.
Other Steering related problems of Hyundai Accent:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Steering Wheel problems||2|
|Steering Knuckle Spindle problems||2|
|Steering Pinion Shaft problems||1|
|Power Steering Hose, Piping, And Connections problems||1|
|Steering Wheel Vibrate problems||1|
|Steering Column problems||1|
|Steering Noise problems||1|
|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||1|
|Steering Tie Rod Assembly problems||1|