2008 Hyundai Accent Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Hyundai Accent

2008 Hyundai Accent Problems

Road salt may cause rust in lower suspension/coil spring

In areas where the roads are heavily salted during the winter, rust may occur in the front lower suspension or suspension coil spring. There are three separate recalls for road salt damage to the coil spring and/or control arm on 1995-1997 vehicles. Not all recalls may apply to all models so check with your local dealer to see if your vehicle is included. Our technicians remind us that if recall repairs are not completed to your satisfaction you should contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. For more information on these recalls please click here»

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2008 Hyundai Accent Questions

New alternator and battery. Why does my car keep dying? (1 answer)

So recently I experienced some issues with my car where it would shut off while at idle. A mechanic suggested to me the symptoms seemed to point to my alternator or battery. The car has 102,000 miles on it and I was told it is not uncommon for an alternator to need replacing at this milage. Long ...

replace AC belt (1 answer)

Sir, Have new Interstate brand battery; how long can I expect this product to last? Thank you. (1 answer)

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2008 Hyundai Accent Recalls

The Brake Light Switch May Fail Prematurely

The affected vehicles are being recalled because the brake light switch can fail prematurely, resulting in the loss of brake light operation. Other systems that may be affected include: cruise control, push-button start, gear shifter, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system. Dealers will replace the brake light switch to correct this concern.

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2008 Hyundai Accent Reviews

I bought my 08 accent used at 123,000 km and let me tell you.....this car is the worlds biggest piece of shit! I am now at 234,000km and everything and I mean EVERYTHING is failing! I have done all the maintenance, replaced all my coils 4 times! My alternator, ball joints wheel bearings (the first replacement they didnt even last 10,000km). The heat doesn't even get warm in the winter ( I li...
Brake switch recall can help you with this.
I own 2 of the 2008 Accents, different colors is the only difference in them. recently the brake lights have went out on both cars. they are equipped with the third brake light too. I have checked bulbs, fuses. i've heard there is a switch under the brake pedal that effects the lights. i have been unable to find any directions on how to remove and replace the switch. if i could come across a di...

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