Wiper Problems of Hyundai Accent - part 1

Hyundai Accent owners have reported 66 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Hyundai Accent based on all problems reported for the Accent.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Hyundai Accent 1
Failure Date: 12/25/2017

My front and rear windshields cracked simultaneously during 9 degree temps from only the defogger. The front cracked horizontally the length of the windshield at the level of the vent, and the back cracked four inches horizontally at the spot the vent blows at.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2009 Hyundai Accent 2
Failure Date: 12/01/2017

"Hyundai recall" a couple years ago I was driving on the highway and my driver side sun visor fell down and blocked my view of driving. It was an uncomfortable situation because I had to hold up the visor while I was driving the rest of the way home, thankfully it was not a much more dangerous situation. Eventually when I got home, I tried to fix it myself, and it held up for a while, but eventually fell off again, so I ended up having to rip it off altogether since it was such an impairment whilst driving. A few months later the same thing happened to the left side visor and luckily I was at my grandpas house and he figured out how to take the visor off without ripping it off, so the wiring clips are still intact. Now that I am more knowledgeable about cars I was just going to buy new visors and try to fix the problem myself, but they are out of my price range, and frankly this is definitely a safety issue that Hyundai should pay to fix. After doing some looking online, I discovered that there are many other dissatisfied Hyundai customers that have had the same safety issue with the sun visor. All I want is for Hyundai to fix the problem at their expense.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Hyundai Accent 3
Failure Date: 09/28/2017

The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Accent. While driving approximately 40 mph, the driver's side sun visor suddenly came down and obstructed the contact's view. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a guardrail while attempting to avoid a collision with a second vehicle. During the incident, the driver sustained an injured lower back and neck. Medical attention was not received. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer and local dealer (jim hudson Hyundai, 310 greystone blvd, columbia, SC 29210) were contacted and did not assist. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 35,000.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Hyundai Accent 4
Failure Date: 09/27/2017

Drivers side sun visor assembly design allows it to fall down and flap thereby causing myself the driver and owner to have an accident. Hyundai refuses to acknowledge this defect as a serious safety issue. I could have been killed!!!!! I was driving in heavy traffic on a u. S. Interstate in south carolina.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Hyundai Accent 5
Failure Date: 07/31/2017

The driver's side visor fell open while I was driving steadily on an interstate. I can no longer get the visor to stay up in the closed position.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2009 Hyundai Accent 6
Failure Date: 05/18/2017

The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Accent. While the contact's husband was driving, the sun visor dropped down and failed to stay in position. The failure interfered with his vision. The contact was concerned that the failure could cause a crash. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, but did not offer assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 28,000.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Hyundai Accent 7
Failure Date: 09/30/2016

Critical: drivers sunvisior unexpectedly fell out of it's mounting while travelling at night on a very narrow 2-lane bridge. Darned near got me killed!!!. This is a serious hazard and a very poor & dangerous design flaw. Replacement units are very expensive and equally flawed. Yes, my vehicle was in motion @ about 45 mph and had I not had quick reflexes, I could have either slammed into the bridge rail or head -on with an oncoming vehicle. Please get this corrected because it is a widely reported problem by many Hyundai vehicle owners in addition to other years & models. Thank you.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Hyundai Accent 8
Failure Date: 08/11/2016

Driving 75 mph on the highway, the driver's visor fell into my line of sight, I wasn't using the visor as it was dark making it very hard to see. It's electric so it didn't fall all the way just into my line of vision. I had to hold it in place and move to the side of the road to safely attempt to fix it.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2009 Hyundai Accent 9
Failure Date: 05/24/2016

Car has 29000 miles. Last week, the drivers side sun visor started "not staying up". It falls in to the drivers line of sight while the car is moving. It is a visibility/ safety issue. Thank you. .

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Hyundai Accent 10
Failure Date: 05/10/2016

While driving on highway driver's side sun visor fell off (by itself) and obstructed view nearly causing collision at 65mph. Numerous complaints about this! when will something be done?.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 Hyundai Accent 11
Failure Date: 02/12/2016

Corner of visor snapped suddenly while driving, causing visor to hit driver in the face while driving. This happened again on the passenger side. Passenger visor has continued to break to the point the light stays on, illuminating the car.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Hyundai Accent 12
Failure Date: 01/01/2016

Drivers side sun visor would not stay up, then just fell all the way out, had to have the light disconnected, not under warranty Hyundai dealer said, no recall for this specific auto. Driving when this happened.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 Hyundai Accent 13
Failure Date: 08/20/2015

Sun visors break off at the connection point and and then flop down blocking your view of the road. This is from just normal use. The drivers side visor broke last year. I had it uninstalled because a new one, ( with same defective plastic connection ), costs $150. . Plus installation. The passenger side visor just broke off this month.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 Hyundai Accent 14
Failure Date: 08/17/2015

While approaching intersection with green light, drivers visor fell down and completely blocked visability. Light changed causing three car accident. I was hospitalized due to injury and am now talking to an attorney about suing Hyundai as this is a known problem and has not been recalled nor have auto owners been advised of issue. From searching web there are thousands of Hyundai vehicles which vary in year of car that have this issue. I am going to put out feelers for class action law suit and wonder why the government has allowed people to be injured, if not killed, due to this malfunctioning auto part.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2009 Hyundai Accent 15
Failure Date: 08/07/2015

The driver's side sun visor just fell as I was driving. . . The left side of the visor where it attached up into the roof of the car has a tube with the wire in it for the light - the light no longer works, and the tube dropped down - I can push it up in there, but falls again. . . Fell down suddenly as I was driving and hit me in the face. . . Had to react fast to avoid not seeing and getting in accident. . .

car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 Hyundai Accent 16
Failure Date: 06/10/2015

The driver and passenger sun visors on the 2006 Accent will no longer stay in the upright position. The visors now hang loosely and limit visibility when driving, the swinging back and forth while accelerating and braking can be distracting and is unsafe. I have looked to purchase the original oem parts to replace, but have discovered that Hyundai no longer uses the original parts and that new visors was manufactured. I have found similar complaints for multiple Hyundai models on this site and on arfc. Org. It appears that Hyundai recognized a faulty part that leads to limited visibility and distraction while driving but did not issue a recall. A recall should be issued.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 Hyundai Accent 17
Failure Date: 06/09/2015

Drivers visor won't stay up. Falls down continually blocking visibility while driving.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 Hyundai Accent 18
Failure Date: 12/03/2014

The driver side sun visor was broken, so it fell down while I was driving. It has potential danger. And it is hard to find a replacement. Tthough the dealer can provide the part, it's ridiculously expensive. I hope Hyundai makes the part more sustable and the genuine part can be available more. Thanks.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Hyundai Accent 19
Failure Date: 11/17/2014

When I turn on the reas\r to clean the winshield wiper does not clear the water when I look thru the rearview mirror the wiper goes back and fort and does not wipe the water off when it rains does not wipe off the water.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 Hyundai Accent 20
Failure Date: 10/15/2014

Driver's side sun visor suddenly broken, piece inside rod cracked or broken. Won't stay up and falls down hazardously blocking view. Not covered by Hyundai and hundreds of other owners seem to have same problem.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 Hyundai Accent 21
Failure Date: 10/15/2014

Driving during normal conditions at 45 mph, for no reason the drivers side sun visor dropped down and impaired my vision. I pulled over to the side of the road and try to return it to its normal position with no success. I have tried velcro and tape but it will not stay up. It is serious driving hazard, and judging by forums on the internet, many, many people are affected by it. Hyundai should do a recall and have the issue fixed.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2004 Hyundai Accent 22
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 23
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Hyundai Accent 24
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2009 Hyundai Accent 25
Failure Date: 09/10/2014

I was done shopping and starting the car, the sun was in my eyes so I pulled the sun visor down and I heard a grating noise and the visor popped out of the ceiling and hung by the wires, it appears the plastic piece it screws into snapped in half, I had to hold the visor with 1 hand as it was in my line of vision as I drove home. When researching for a new one I found this was a common issue with these cars and some even happened while the car was in motion, very dangerous, this is a problem and needs to be corrected.



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