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Hyundai Accent, Hatchback
#1490 of 1769 Accent 2006, and "Electronic Throttle"
Oct 25, 2005 (3:22 pm)
. I intend to buy an Accent 2006 as soon as it comes available. I have one question, are Accents equipped with "Electronic Throttle" I mean the 2006?.
I just got rid of my Rav4, 2004 that I bought new, because of that. I had four incidents of " Unwanted Acceleration"- Sudden surge- and I was not going to wait until the next one happens and get involved in an accident ot kill a pedestrian. I was lucky nothing happened in those occasions. There was an investigation in the near past about this, after the electronic throttle was blamed by a lot of people that had the same trouble in their new Toyotas cars, they found nothing wrong and the drivers were blamed. Well, the thing is that I was going to get the new Toyota Yaris 2006 and found out that it comes with Electronic Throttle too, no way! that is why I want to know if Hyundai uses the same system, I know GMs does. Thanks
#1492 of 1769 Re: Edmunds drives the '06 Accent [allfiredup]
Oct 28, 2005 (10:56 pm)
Doesn't say anything on that link about the electronic assistet acceleration....
I've not read anywhere about the acceleration system you mentioned being on the new Accent, but you could easily phone up your dealer and ask weather it's on the 2006 Accent.
#1493 of 1769 Don't be paranoid about "drive by wire"
Oct 29, 2005 (8:50 am)
jordis: As to "unintended acceleration" I think most, if not all (remember Audi) reports of this were found to be untrue. Every time some 80 year old "bluehair" drives thru the front of the local Seven Eleven in their Crown Vic they always say " I kept pressing on the brake but it just kept going" LOL !! The chances of this happening are so slim as not to be even considered.
Next time you fly and are enjoying that bag of peanuts they now give you 35 thousanf feet and 600 + mph consider that the aircraft probably has "fly-by-wire" control systems. If it works for Boeing and AirBus it'll sure be ok in the automotive world. I doubt that Hyundai would go that high-tec in the Accent's price range tho.
#1494 of 1769 Re: Don't panic----------------yet !! [phillbill]
Oct 31, 2005 (11:24 am)
Well i monitored the coolent level myself and it doenst goes down, thats sure.
But the oil level looks like to go down.
I just got another problem( this is crazy.)
Now smoke is coming out from the hood, after the engine gets hot,
i tried to analyze it where does it come from, but once i stop with the car it disappears, It smells like something is burning, like a burning rubber or so.
The biggest problem i dont know which service i can trust.
Last time i went to a place and they charged 80$ ! for an oil change.
#1495 of 1769 Re: Don't panic----------------yet !! [farkas]
Oct 31, 2005 (7:01 pm)
Well, we found fresh oil spots around/under the engine so the smoke coming out from the hood is caused by that oil is burning on the surface of the engine when it gets hot. I think these are some better news, so i have a leak somewhere, at least it looks like the oil is not getting burned inside the engine, as well the smoke coming out from the exhaust is looks like disappeared as well.
Where can be the leak? Bad sealing? Valves,Piston rings?
How much should it cost to repair these kind a problem?
#1496 of 1769 Re: Don't panic----------------yet !! [phillbill]
Oct 31, 2005 (8:15 pm)
Newest, I just remember i changed 3 weeks ago to fully synthetic oil,
is it possibble that this cause the piston rings to leak?
Because fully synthetic oils are much thinner.
#1497 of 1769 Myths or truths about "synthetic" oil ??
Nov 01, 2005 (5:50 am)
farkas: Synthetic oils are not "thinner" per sey. 10W / 30 oil for instance, is the same viscosity range whether it's full synthetic, syn-tec blend or 100% petro based oil. What may have happened is the synthetic oil you put in MAY have softened up some seals or gaskets. This may or may not be the case on your car. I've read that on older vehicles this can happen as the gaskets and seals were not designed to contain the synthetic types of oil back a few years. Three weeks seems very fast for this to occur tho.
Any oil "experts" out there know anything about this ?
#1498 of 1769 Smell burning....clouds coming from engine...
Nov 01, 2005 (8:48 am)
I reckon your head gasket may have gone from what you have just said....a leak in the system therefor not cooling engine down properly, hence the clouds of possibly steam coming from the engine area with everything being too hot, and the smell of rubber, could be anything rubbery within the engine area getting too hot. Maybe the timing belt, may be a spark plug lead touching part of the engine body.
Yeah they will charge an excessive amount of labour for changing the oil, as when the engine's cold when it's done the oil will be thicker so will take a long time to drain, so while your cars slowly draining oil your paying a mechanic to sit down with a cuppa tea and read the news paper for half hour or so.
#1499 of 1769 They charge "by the hour" to change your oil over there ??
Nov 02, 2005 (7:37 am)
phillbill: No flat rates in "ole' blighty" ? The quickie oil change joints as well as most dealers here in the colonies charge a fixed fee (oil & filter NO labor) out the door in about 15 mins. Some as low as $19.95 US. Of course they always twist your arm to try to get you to buy new wiper blades, flush your tranny etc.