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Hyundai Accent, Hatchback
#1628 of 1769 Re: Check Engine Light [islandlady1975]
May 09, 2007 (8:59 am)
Go immediately to your dealership and insist that they run a computer diagnostic on your Accent. Then pray very hard that the following codes do NOT come up - P0300,P0303,P304,P0302 - these codes mean that there is a misfire in cylinders 3,4&2. If this is the case return your vehicle if you are able, if not immediately call Consumer Protection because you have been screwed.
I purchased my 2007 Hyundai Accent on July 3,2006 and on my way home the check engine light came on. First I was told it was the gas cap even though there is a seperate light for cap. Then I had to wait until December for dealership to receive software from Hyundai to do diagnostic. During this time my car really began to experience problems - decreasing fuel milage (currently down to 19mpg - hmmm why did I trade in my Dodge Caravan?), rough riding, trouble starting. In January Hyundai sent over Engineers from KOREA to study problem. I waited 3 months (and in the meantime filed with Consumer Protection which refered me to Better Business Bureau which handles Hyundai in my area) and the last day that they could reply to my Lemon Law complaint they sent in something called a Reflash for my car's computer. This was their Final Repair Attempt on my car - which was performed on April 19, 2007. Guess what - the engine light came back on this week and yesterday the same codes came out when dealership ran diagnostic.
The mechanics at my dealership then told me that they have five other Accents with same problem and showed me one Hyundai with 4,000miles - it's spark plugs were burnt up!!! They also told me that Hyundai cannot fix this problem.
Needless to say I have reopened my complaint and am now waiting for a buy back offer.
I really hope you do not have the same experience I have had but protect yourself and get that diagnostic run.
#1629 of 1769 Warranty on Timing Belt
May 15, 2007 (6:38 am)
So I am in the market for a timing belt and I called a few auto parts store and cheapest I got was around 52+tax for 2002 Hyundai Accent 1.6L Hatchback. And the warranty on all of them was same only 1 year. Then I searched froogle.com and found alot of timing belts around 30 bucks+6 shipping. I called the online store's 800 number and they said the one I am interested has a life time warranty.
Did you guys realize this too, I mean it is no brainer, it has a much cheaper price and a life time warranty. The online store is www.rockauto.com. Any idea how this is possible? Why the huge price difference, am I missing something?
#1630 of 1769 Re: Warranty on Timing Belt [misterno]
May 15, 2007 (6:52 am)
Check the warranty carefully, to make sure "lifetime warranty" means what you think it means. Sometimes (believe it or not) a "lifetime warranty" means exactly that--it's warranted for the lifetime of the part, i.e. until it breaks.
#1631 of 1769 Re: Warranty on Timing Belt [backy]
May 15, 2007 (8:44 am)
F.Y.I. Had my engine suddenly die at 84,000 miles (2002 Hyundai Accent 1.6L). 1-800 Hyundai towed me to Riverside Hyundai (good tow service about 45min wait 3 call backs to check progress) Very nice service advisor (David) kept mentioning "it will probably be covered under warranty". I thought he was just saying that to make me feel better. After ok for $82 to look at it (fuel pressure and electrical check) called for a $300 dollar ok to crack open the engine for further investigation. Every phone call ended with a reminder that "it will probably be covered under warranty". I called kinda' irate after 5 days about the delay (including a weekend) and David mentioned he was working to get Hyundai warranty to cover what was a failed tensioner and resulting valve damage and he had to get the proper documentation and get parts delivered from Hyundai he finished with the rejoinder "I'm trying to get it covered under warranty". Well I was waiting for a $2400 bill or a big fight with "show me receipts" or "it's related to the timing belt" etc. When I went to pick up my car the bill came to $15.22 for a fan belt. Everything else was covered. Towing, tear down, head assembly, 12 valves, gaskets, tensioner, timing belt etc. at 84,000 miles! Unusual or par for hyundai warranty? I'm a very satisfied customer!
#1632 of 1769 Re: Warranty on Timing Belt [mannybee]
May 15, 2007 (8:51 am)
Just proves that, while the Hyundai powertrain warranty doesn't cover everything on the car, it's a lot better to have a 10 year/100k mile warranty than not have it.
#1633 of 1769 Re: Check Engine Light [2schooligo]
May 16, 2007 (6:33 am)
I go tomorrow morning to get that 'diagnostic' run.. I only have 1200 miles on my 2007 hatchback and that damned 'check engine light' came on.. They told me the same 'gas cap' story and said it takes about a day to turn off..
How did you make out with the buy back?? I'm anticipating that I'm going to have the same problem because my gas milage dropped from 28 mpg to 20 mpg (I check every tankfull).. Hopefully I caught it early enough.. Any help would be greatly appreciated.. (I really love this little car)
#1634 of 1769 Re: Check Engine Light [oldjakd1]
May 16, 2007 (6:47 am)
I know your pain! I love my little car and it is right now in Hyundai Service. I had the check engine light come on. Last Thursday I went in and sat there and waited for it, they said they fixed it. Then Saturday the light came back on. The trouble codes were for a cylinder misfire. I brought it back in on Monday and said FIX IT! They now are telling me it is a sticky valve and they are having it tested. So I am stuck for the next few days with a loaner.
#1635 of 1769 Re: Check Engine Light [islandlady1975]
May 16, 2007 (7:05 am)
I'm in Florida.. Where are you?? I thought we would be getting a buy back?? I also have a 2004 Hyundai SUV Santa Fe (the most trouble free car I ever owned)
I guess I gota wait and see and explore my options (I am really pissed) I'll try and keep everyone informed..
#1636 of 1769 Re: Check Engine Light [2schooligo]
May 16, 2007 (7:14 am)
RATS! I guess I responded to the wrong post.. Basically, I wanted to know how you made out with the buy/back?? I sense that I'm going to be going down this road...
Jack (I hope this reaches the right 'poster')
#1637 of 1769 Update from 2schooligo
May 16, 2007 (4:45 pm)
Hyundai HMA made another offer today to replace top of engine. I haven't made a decision, arbitration is set for June 1. Obviously something is wrong with the car - will let you know.