4th Mar 2004, 05:59

::::sigh:::: Engine light's back on : (and appt. made to go back to the new dealer/service garage, who tightened the belt and put a new blower motor in, with arrangements made for a courtesy car to be available for me -- but, on the day of appt., no car available and they were to call me within 1/2 hour or so to let me know there was one and to bring my car in. Guess what? No call at all. The saga continues... and light's still on...

25th Jul 2004, 12:39

I have a 2000 Hyundai Accent. I too had the same problem with the transmission. My dealers said they couldn't do anything until it happened with them. It took about 6 trips of me being a nuisance before they would actually look into and found that a wire for the overdrive had been severed. My problem started very early around 20000 miles.

It is kind of funny because I am having the same problems you stated with the oil leaking now. It seems to be going through about 2 quarts every oil change. It looks like there might be a head gasket leak also.


25th May 2005, 10:30

I too own a 2000 Accent. The A/T is terrible, always in the wrong gear. My check engine light is also always on. First the engine was missing (at 108,000 miles) and needed a valve job. After this, the light came back on. The computer said the oxygen sensor was bad, so I replaced it. Now the light is back on again. It drives me crazy. The brakes are also bad. The lining is new, but the pedal feel and braking performance is very poor. I am 17, and this is my first car. Now I have no money because I keep having to fix the car. Every paycheck goes into it. At least it doesn't use that much oil. It sounds like your piston rings need replaced.

19th Aug 2005, 09:55

I've owned my 2000 Hyundai accent for about 3 years now and I have never, ever had to take a car into the shop so many times!!! Since I've owned the car it seems like every year some major repair needs to be done. The first year, my oxygen sensor was broke so I had to get that fix and that cost me like $400, then the second year, the axle or something by the axle broke and that cost me a couple hundred. Then just recently, about 3 months ago, my heat sensor was broken and I just got that fixed and that cost me almost $500 now there's something wrong with my transmission. When I put it on reverse, and step on the gas, nothing happens. The RPM goes up, but the car doesn't move. I'm so nervous about taking it to the shop because it's probably going to be expensive and I don't have anymore money to fix this piece of crap.

3rd Sep 2005, 11:54

My car, a 2000 Hyundai accent with 5-speed standard transmission, runs fine with little maintenance. I now do all the maintenance myself after I had one major problem that the dealership failed to resolve.

The engine started to miss intermittently during long intervals of operation. I brought it to the dealership. They decided it was a fuel pump and quoted a price for its replacement. I was not satisfied with their diagnosis because they did not test the fuel line pressure test. I had decided the problem was an interment electrical failure before I brought it, and would have been happy, if nothing else, to verify this and rule out a fuel problem with a fuel line pressure test. They did do an electrical test with their computer tester, and this showed nothing unusual.

I was hoping that their experience would contribute to the solution with this kind of problem. This was a bad hope. There clearly was a communication problem with their supervisor and his mechanics, and in retrospect, I can question the supervisor’s technical comprehension.

This dealership experience amazed me. They deduced my problem without pressure testing the fuel pressure. The computer test was appropriate, but they could not apply or adapt their findings. I never got the benefit from the technical experience that I know existed and asked them for initially. I paid them their fee for the diagnoses, one hour’s labor and no parts.

I followed up with my electrical approach, and replace the oxygen sensor, the ignition-timing sensor and the water temperature sensor; the three most inexpensive components that I thought caused the problem. This provided the solution and I have never had any problem since. It has now been about 2 years and 15000 miles. The fuel pump has never been replaced.

23rd Sep 2005, 22:14

So I was reading everyone's comments they wrote, and I too just bought a 2000 Hyundai and I was having problems with my also. I wished I read this before buying my car. I heard all good things about Hyundai's and now my check engine light is always coming on, and finally had my check engine light checked out and it was my Oil temp sensor and my inhibitor switch, after I get this fixed I hope I will not have any more problems, my warranty is up since I bought it from a private dealer and I've had it for 3,000 miles, hes going to fix that and that's all. If things keep on going wrong, I might end up trading up my car in the spring when I graduate from college "newer" cars should not be giving us so much problems. Does any body's RPM's go under 2 or less when going up hills and make a grinding noise? My boyfriend says he dosen't hear anything, but its something that I notice. I had a ford escort before this and I had to fix it a couple of times, but never had a flat time, and when I get this car, and I got my first flat tire what the hell is up with them. oh and I also had to get my wheel bearing fixed and my driver side window wouldn't go up the day I bought my car, but that is now fixed. Please let me know I'm not dreaming all this up!

31st Jul 2006, 18:50

My car is a 225,000km, Hyundai Accent 2000. I am happy it lasted this long with minimal maintenance. My oil is leaking, I fill it up with 2 quarts in between 5000km change oil. I buy from Walmart, is not too bad.

My check engine light is ALWAYS on. I hit the gas and no acceleration, I must wait till 5000rpm until the car starts to move. No idea what is wrong. I don't want to bring it in for fear of co$t of repair. Besides, at this point I just want to drive it into the ground, take the plates off and walk away!

All in all, for a 10K$ car, 225,000km and hardly any maintenance, maybe $2500 all total, I think I got a good deal. What do you think?

11th Nov 2006, 17:39

2000 Hyundai Accent check engine light always on O2 sensor, replaced it twice and the light still comes back. Is there a recall on this maybe?

19th Dec 2006, 07:34

I also have a 2000 and it's terrible. Like others, my oil is disappearing. The dealership is shifty and unreliable. They say they fixed an oil leak once, but still the oil goes away. They say they replaced an O2 sensor once, but still the check engine light is on and my local Jiffy Lube tells me the computer code indicates a bad O2 sensor.

I am utterly convinced that my dealership put off my problems until it was out of warranty so they could soak me.

I am hesitant to give them my car for fear they will patch it without fixing it so that they can continually bilk me.

I know nothing about cars, but am thinking about replacing the O2 sensor myself. Can anyone tell me if this is difficulty and/or give me some pointers?