really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
103,241 miles

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problem #5

Nov 182017


  • 84,000 miles
Having the vehicle stationary, I jacked it up to do some brake work in the front driver's side. The lower control arms (as well as various frame parts underneath) are extremely rusty. When lowering the vehicle using a floor jack (after doing the repair) the lower control broke. I feel very fortunate this happened in my yard on my property. This vehicle has only 84,000 miles.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 132016


  • 63,200 miles
The front lower control arms have rusted through completely and caused an accident with no injuries or major damage. Driving 25 miles per hour on small road when control arm failed and caused loss of control.

- Nixa, MO, USA

problem #3

Apr 202015

Accent 4-cyl

  • 94,437 miles
I had just gotten off interstate 76 at route 14 after driving the posted speed limit of 70 mph. I came down the ramp and as I applied the brakes, the front left wheel locked up. Thank god it didn't happen on interstate 76. The traffic was very heavy with semi's all around along with regular traffic. I come to find out the front left lower control arm collapsed allowing the tire to come back against the left fender wheel well. It pulled the car to the left and I slid off the ramp onto the berm after trying to steer hard to right. I had to have the car towed. I've owned the car since July 14, 2014. I come to find out the right arm has already been replaced. When I bought the car, it had 80,362 miles. In todays world, that is low miles. If this had happened when I was traveling at 70 mph, someone could have gotten killed. How many more are running around like this. The ball joints appear to be good but the control arm rusted out to the point of weakness and collapsed. The car doesn't even have 100,000 miles on it. They need to recall all of these cars and have the control arms inspected. You cannot control the car even at 10 mph.

- Salem, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 142015


  • 158,569 miles
I got an alignment and all new tires. I was pulled in the garage to find out there was rust holes in the front end of the frame below the engine. I looked up recalls and there had been over 500,000 counts of damage to multiple different years and models. None of which included mine. I live in NY stage where roads are heavily salted for safety. The car has 158,000 miles on it and shouldn't have 6 inch holes in the frame. I shouldn't have to pay to get my frame rebuilt when this should be taken care of by Hyundai. I was told by multiple people to contact you if the dealership couldn't do anything. I researched enough to also find out it was required by the government to fix any problem relating to the problem I am having.

- Millbrook, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 232011

Accent 4-cyl

  • 116,000 miles
Driver side wheel fell off while vehicle was in motion due to lower control arm separating in half. Loss of control of vehicle. Cv joint drive shaft, fender and rocker panel damaged. Pictures are available showing defect.

- Nova, OH, USA