really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,479 miles

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problem #7

Apr 052020


  • 141,351 miles
My mechanic told me in April 2020 my 2001 Hyundai Accent is not safe to drive because the sub frame has decayed up to were it connects to the body underneath

- Ewing, NJ, USA

problem #6

Jan 122015

Accent 4-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
Both control arms and drivers side of sub frame completely rotted out. There is a recall for the 2001-2003 elantra and tiberon, yet not the Accent? somebody isn't doing their job!!

- East Berne, NY, USA

problem #5

Dec 262013

Accent 4-cyl

  • 114,000 miles
Front sub frame is severely corroded between drivers lower control arm and sub frame mount at radiator core support. Corrosion has created a hole on each side of the frame rail that will allow for passage of an object similar in size to a deck of cards. Passenger side is similarly corroded. Front sub frame replacement will be necessary in order maintain safe vehicle operation. The degree of front sub frame corrosion is not in line with the condition of the balance of the vehicle. Balance of the vehicle exhibits minimal corrosion.

- Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #4

Sep 172013

Accent 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that the sub frame and control arms were completely corroded. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000....updated 11-12-13

- North Smithfield, RI, USA

problem #3

Aug 142013

Accent 4-cyl

  • 114,000 miles
Front control arm corroded and broke apart. Unable to steer. Towed to and confirmed by mechanic.

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #2

Jun 252012


  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failures mentioned in NHTSA campaign id number: 09V125000 (suspension:front:control arm), including a perforated front lower control arm. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle had not been repaired.the failure and current mileages were 77,000.

- Brook Park, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 092001


  • miles
The car was traveling below the speed limit and the driver began to notice an uncontrollable shake with the steering wheel and the front of the car this is what caused the accident.

- Center, TX, USA