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Wiper Problems of Hyundai Accent - part 1

Hyundai Accent owners have reported 37 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).

car image   Wiper problem of the 2004 Hyundai Accent 1
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   Wiper problem of the 2009 Hyundai Accent 2
Failure Date: 09/17/2014

I was putting the sun visor back up in place and the arm by the door snapped. It hung in my way the rest of the drive. I had to hold it out of the way most of the time to see. It obstructs my visibility tremendously!!! it is very distracting!!!! please do something about this.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Hyundai Accent 3
Failure Date: 09/12/2014

The passenger side sun visor made a pop and won't stay up. The drivers side sun visor fell down and will not stay up. The drivers side sun visor falls down into the line of sight. The drivers side sun visor will not even stay up in the hole that goes into the ceiling. It is hanging by the spring cord.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2009 Hyundai Accent 4
Failure Date: 08/29/2014

While traveling approximately 50 miles per hour on six lane divided highway, I attempted to park the sun visor in the full up (out of the way) position. It made a strange noise and fell all the way down in front of my face. Fortunately, I was able to react quickly and hold the visor up out of the way, thereby precluding any accident. This did occur during the heavy traffic of rush hour, and I have no doubt that this could have easily caused a potentially disastrous accident. My family also owns another, 2008 Hyundai Accent, which my son drives. The same issue also occurred while he was driving his just within the past few months. I have found many instances of both driver's side and passenger side visors breaking in the same way, obstructing the vision of the driver immediately (even if the passenger side visor breaks/falls). This is a serious safety issue.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 Hyundai Accent 5
Failure Date: 08/06/2014

Passenger seat sun visor broke. By 'broke' I mean that the internal spring mechanism to keep it folded up failed so it now flops down into the line of sight and interferes with visibility. It cannot be folded back up out of visibility, it just keeps flopping straight down. Judging from comments on forums, this is an extremely common problem with Hyundai sedans, and is a big safety hazard, especially if it happens to the driver side visor, because of how it can suddenly fail and interfere with visibility.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Hyundai Accent 6
Failure Date: 07/12/2014

The sun visor broke on the driver's side and dangled by a connecting wrie obstructing my view. The lip on the on post that holds it in place broke off and can not be fixed. This was very dangerous and I had to remove the visor from the car.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Hyundai Accent 7
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

The driver side sun visor keeps falling down. I've had this happen on my 2007 Hyundai sonata as well. From the research I've done online, all Hyundai model years 2006-2009 have the same issue with the parts used in the sun visor. I'm no longer under factory warrenty and the dealer won't fix it. This is a manufactor issue.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2009 Hyundai Accent 8
Failure Date: 05/26/2014

2009 Hyundai Accent driver side sun visor just wont stay in up position. My car has very few miles for being a 2009 model for this to happen. I am a male and never use the sun visor for the mirror or the sun because I always were sun glasses. My visor falls now and impedes my driving. This should be a safety recall because if this were to happen while I was driving, it could have cause an accident. I have found many similar complaints online as I researched this problem for a possible recall from Hyundai.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Hyundai Accent 9
Failure Date: 04/28/2014

A few months ago the the visor in my 2010 Hyundai Accent on the driver side stopped staying up. I have read multiple complaints on this indicating many are having this problem.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2009 Hyundai Accent 10
Failure Date: 04/07/2014

The sun visor will not stay up. There is a plastic part inside that holds it in place and that apparently broke. The sun visor is not usable and just hangs down obscuring my field of view. This is a huge danger since I can't see more than 50 feet ahead of my car now and will not have time to slow down for an accident.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Hyundai Accent 11
Failure Date: 03/18/2014

Passenger sun visor come out. Put it back in through the hole but did not stay. Few months later, driver side sun visor came out as well.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Hyundai Accent 12
Failure Date: 03/01/2014

Left sun visor snapped off as I was leaving my driveway on a sunny day. I disconnected the wiring and visor so as to improve visibility. I am waiting for a recall in order to have the repair/replacement completed.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 Hyundai Accent 13
Failure Date: 01/10/2014

I was driving on the interstate when my visor simply fell and hit me in the face. It will no longer stay up or in the "down" position, it only hangs there blocking a good portion of the windshield. I have to use the rear view mirror to prop the thing up so that I can see to drive. I feel fortunate that when it fell it did not startle me enough to cause an accident. It is a hazard to not be able to use it in the sun, I live in arizona and it is brutal here. The passenger side visor is also starting to show signs of not staying in place, not as much of a safety issue, but still a problem.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2009 Hyundai Accent 14
Failure Date: 11/15/2013

The drivers side sun viser will not stay in place anymore and just hangs down, which hinders visability and gets annoying.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Hyundai Accent 15
Failure Date: 11/08/2013

While driving in the city my driver's side sun visor fell down right in front of my field of vision. It had to be removed because it would not stay up anymore.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Hyundai Accent 16
Failure Date: 11/04/2013

I have had my 2008 Hyundai for several years now, and I love it, but the plastic pieces/sun visors in the model have broken off. I have looked for some online, and they have ridiculous prices. It seems to be a large problem with Hyundai, and eventually someone's life/lives will be endanger, because the visibility isn't great. I have tried to fix them but, they both driver/passenger need to be replaced. I checked out reviews online, and many people have complained of the visors just breaking off quickly. Please know that because my warranty is up, I cannot replace them but, this is an ongoing issue with not only myself but, several others around. This product needs to looked at. I would not recommend anyone to this vehicle if I knew how much plastic visors/ handle would break off so easily.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Hyundai Accent 17
Failure Date: 10/24/2013

The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that the sun visors failed to stay up. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage and VIN was not available.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 Hyundai Accent 18
Failure Date: 10/17/2013

Driver side visor will not stay up on 2006 Hyundai Accent visor is falling while driving and blocking visibility.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Hyundai Accent 19
Failure Date: 09/03/2013

As I was driving my 66k mile 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS I put my driver sun visor down and it literally snapped off in my hand last night and I am driving and trying to hold it up so I can see the road!.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Hyundai Accent 20
Failure Date: 06/23/2013

While driving my car the sun visor came out of the socket and would not stay. This was a shock and could have caused an accident due to unexpected internal failure/defect of car part that was not caused by the driver, anything living, dead, real or unreal. This has happened to the drivers side and was fixed by a Hyundai dealer a few months back, now the passanger side sun visor is doing the same. I would have taken it back to the dealer but when the drivers side sun visor was replaced I was told that the warranty for something like this was up. Whats going on with these sun visors, are they programmed to give out after a period of time? this is not ok!.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Hyundai Accent 21
Failure Date: 05/01/2013

The driver's side sun visor made an odd sound (like a pop) then flopped down into my daughter's line of vision. Yesterday afternoon, the passenger's side visor did the same thing.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 Hyundai Accent 22
Failure Date: 04/16/2013

Driver's side sun visor failure - the friction rod inside the sun visor suddenly lost its ability to hold the sun visor in place, resulting in the sun visor dropping unpredictably into the driver's line of sight. This poses a significant safety hazard while driving. Apparently this is a known design/manufacturing defect with Hyundai vehicles of this era, and the manufacturer has subsequently produced a redesigned sun visor that is reportedly not susceptible to this type of failure. However, the manufacturer has not issued a recall, instead opting to sell the new part to affected consumers for $150-200.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2009 Hyundai Accent 23
Failure Date: 03/16/2013

The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Accent. The contact was driving approximately 10 mph during the night and attempted to merge into a lane when suddenly, another vehicle crashed into the front driver's side door. There were no injuries. A police report was filed of the incident. The contact was able to drive the vehicle from the scene of the crash. The failure was contributed to the rear window edges that were designed with darkened material, causing a blind spot. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 14,200.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2009 Hyundai Accent 24
Failure Date: 03/05/2013

Driving down the highway at approximately 50 mph, there was a very small bump in the road which caused the sunvisor to fall and totally block my vision. Now it will not stay up. Upon investigation, this is a very common problem on many Hyundai's. They recalled some models, but most they did not. This is a known problem because the replacement part has been completely redesigned.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Hyundai Accent 25
Failure Date: 03/01/2013

My wife and I both own 2010 Hyundai Accents, and the visors on both have broken and make visibility while driving very limited. I've tried various methods of keeping it up, but it continues to fall down while I'm driving. The plastic parts that make it swivel up and down, and rotate from the front to the side window break very easily. I decided to file this complaint after reading several other similar experiences online. These parts should be recalled and replaced with something that at least functions the way it should. It's not safe.