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Hyundai Accent, Hatchback
Aug 27, 2003 (3:19 pm)
Hey! I just bought a 2003 Hyundai Accent GL 3 Door Hatchback and i dont know if this is ok but everytime i get home i smell some kind of like burn brake or something like that im sure its from the brakes, but my question os that is it ok for it to smell like that? is it because the car is new and so are the brakes or what??? im getting a little concerned about that, can anyone help?
Aug 27, 2003 (4:04 pm)
Every time I've brought a new car home it has smelled like that for a month or so.
Aug 27, 2003 (6:07 pm)
It's a normal smell but it isn't coming from the brakes. Hyundais have a protective coating sprayed on the underbody to keep salt from corroding the car during the long trek over here. The coating burns off from the heat of the engine and exhaust and this is the burning smell you are noticing. It should wear off in a couple of weeks.
#1045 of 1769 Ingtonge18, Smokey75
Aug 28, 2003 (11:27 am)
Thanks for helping me ouy on this concern i was a little bit worried but now it makes me feel much better knowing that, tha smell will go in a couple of weeks or so. Thanks!
Aug 28, 2003 (12:40 pm)
Jorge - (Posts 1042, 1045) Please check your email. Thanks!
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Aug 31, 2003 (9:31 am)
Guys do any of you own a 2003 Hyundai Accent 2-door? does it have side airbags? see i bought my 2003 Accent GL with the popular package with power windows, door locks, and mirros, and CD player, 2 weeks ago from now and yesterday i had to go to the dealer to sign some papers and i noticed that every accent had the side airbags even the base accent and mine does not, i went on the web site yesterday and the side airbags are a standard feature but my car does not have them, i also noticed that i doenst have the rear ashtray, and that the cloth on the seats is suppose to be the one on the 4-door accent not the 2-door. Im very worried about this and totally dissapointed in Hyundai i have to go to the dealership again tomorrow and see what theyll tell me about this i hope they give me another car or something but this is not right.
Does your 2003 accent 2-door have side airbags? ashtray, and does the cloth color is the one on the 4-door or is it right?
I would really apreciatte your comments about this .
#1048 of 1769 Player 4
Aug 31, 2003 (2:52 pm)
As far as what I've read, not all the 03's have side air bags. The ones made from January 03 on have side air bags, the ones before that do not. (The price was increased with the side air bags). Don't know about the seats or the ashtray as I have an 02 4 door but I have seen some 03's at my dealer with the polka-dotted seats which is on the 00-02's (If I recall right, they were all 2 doors). Hope this info helps! Good Luck!!
Aug 31, 2003 (6:07 pm)
The above poster is correct. Hyundai made a mid-model year change by adding side airbags as standard to the Accent. Those 03 models made before January will not have the airbags (but you paid less). As for the rear ashtray (a who cares? item), I don't think the 2 doors have those. I thought all Accents had the same cloth but the 4 door may be differentiated by a different cloth pattern or cloth color. You have a 2 door so why do you think you should have the 4 door cloth? The GL model differs from the base model by adding cloth to the seat backs and the door panels. I think you need to just relax and take a moment to enjoy your new car!
#1050 of 1769 Thanks to ms350, ingtonge 18
Sep 01, 2003 (10:48 am)
Ok thanks ir ealyy appreciated what you guys told me but im going to the dealer today or maybe tomorrow and if i end up getting nothis i dont care beacause i have my new car still, and im just worried about my new little car dont you guys think so? im not going to argue with the people at the dealer im just going to tell them and we'll see what happens ill let you guys know .
#1051 of 1769 Hi player4 (Jorge) - Welcome back...
Sep 01, 2003 (12:16 pm)
and congrats on your new 03 Elantra! Glad to see you're getting some good feedback here. We look forward to hearing more about your ownership experience.... Happy motoring!
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