17th Oct 2005, 12:10
My Hyundai Accent refused to shift during the first winter I owned it. It was a very cold snap of -30C for a few weeks. Took it back to the dealer and after a t-fluid change, it was back to its responsive self. Two years later, I've had no other problems with the clutch or transmission.
2nd Nov 2006, 18:14
-30c?!? That's live -70f. That's ridiculous, no vehicle was ever manufactured to run in that condition. Anti-freeze will freeze before that! Brake fluid (dot 3) freezes at that temperature. The fact that the car started is remarkable in itself.
25th Apr 2008, 11:30
-30 C is only -22 F, and yes all cars should run at that temperature. 99% of them still work fine at -60 F. You just make sure you use synthetics and light grades...no problem.
26th Feb 2009, 21:04
I bought my Accent in 2003, and not to long ago my driver side windshield wiper would not work and the paint is poor! My insurance company's website posted recalls and TSB (Technical service bulletins) that are not recalls, but have had a lot of complaints on certain parts of the car which would follow the same rule for recalls, you call the dealership and have them fix it free of charge, My insurance company explained this to me.
So I made and appointment and brought my car to be fixed. They took it for 45 minutes, said that it was the wiper transmission and that there were no TSB's listed for this type of car. They told me it would cost me almost $350.00 to fix it!! Sorry I don't think so! It cost me $40 for the labor on the car that they did nothing to! Never again will I deal with this dealership, nor will I buy another Accent!
25th Jul 2010, 09:35
I agree. It cost me over $6,000 in repairs to keep my domestic vehicle RUNNING over the course of 3 years.