2018 Hyundai Accent Reliability - Consumer Reports
The redesigned Hyundai Accent is one of the better subcompact cars, but suffers from many of the shortcomings that are common in this segment, such as a stiff ride and lots of road and wind noise. Even though the Accent’s fuel economy is good for the class, there are plenty of larger compact cars that get the same or better, and for not much more money. Drivers will never forget that the Accent is basic transportation.
Alerts
There is 1 recall on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Accent to have about average reliability when compared to other new cars. This prediction is based on Hyundai's brand history and the vehicle category small cars.

Overall Reliability
The 2018 Hyundai Accent has been recalled 1 time by NHTSA. View Recalls
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Aug 06, 2021
A person inside the trunk compartment may become trapped, increasing their risk of injury.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Sonata, 2016-2018 Sonata Hybrid, 2018-2020 Accent, and 2016-2017 Azera vehicles. The trunk latch may become damaged, preventing the opening of the trunk from the inside. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 401, "Internal Trunk Release."
What should you do:
Dealers will replace the trunk latch base, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed in October 2021. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 208.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V619000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 348158
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