2002 Hyundai Accent from North America
This car SUCKS!
Ever since I purchased the car it has not "felt" right. It idles too high - even when I'm in park. Just recently I was at a stop light at a complete stop & the car was idling between 3,000 & 4,000 RPM's and started moving forward even though I have my foot on the break. When I got to my destination I put it in park and the motor was reving as if I was going 80 miles per hour. When I called the dealer he told me he knew what the problem was even before I had finished describing it - so apparently, they've had a lot of people bring their cars in for the same problem. He told me it was a sensor, but I am afraid it is the transmission.
This car might be cheap, but having to pay $200.00 for a sensor all the time or possibly having to replace the transmission makes this car SO NOT WORTH IT!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th October, 2004
29th Dec 2004, 11:56
The transmission cannot make the car rev up. The transmission takes the engine power and delivers it to the wheels. Comments like you thinking it's the transmission lead me to believe you don't know much about cars in general.
Of course the dealer knew about it. Things that keep the revs up are pretty simple to diagnose, as cars have done that on occasion since the old days. It doens't mean a lot of Accent owners have had the problem, but that it's a basic diagnostic fault. In every manufacturer's repair manuals, revving too high is one of the "common problems" they tend to diagnose. Don't believe it? Go randomly grab a Chilton's or Haynes manual and look it up.