Hyundai Accent Gt

Model Accent Gt made by Hyundai got 1 consumer complain as well as 1 recall. Consumer complaints with reference to fuel system, gasoline. . There was one recall concerning fuel system, gasoline .

Model 1997


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
00V314001HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANYfrom 12/19/1996 to 06/30/1997V (Vehicle)6608601/15/2001MFRHYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY10/02/200010/25/2000
Defect SummaryVehicle description: accent gt model vehicles equipped with dohc engines manufactured from december 19, 1996 through june 30, 1997; 1998 accent model vehicles manufactured from may 6, 1997 through june 25, 1998; 1997 sonata vehicles manufactured from august 1, 1996 through july 9, 1997 and 1998 sonata vehicles produced from july 9, 1997 through april 24, 1998. the evaporative emission control systems may apply excessive vacuum to the fuel tanks during the canister purge cycle. minor fuel tank distortion could result. a small crack could develop on the upper fuel tank surface. the check engine light would then illuminate and, in some cases, the vehicle driver could notice a gasoline odor.
Consequence SummaryFuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire.
Corrective SummaryDealers will pressure check the vehicle's fuel tank to determine if it has cracked. if it is cracked, a new fuel tank will be installed. a new fuel filler cap that decreases the amount of vacuum inside the fuel tank will also be installed. note: the 1997-1998 sonata fuel tanks have also experienced cracking. however, at this time, the cause for the cracking has not been identified. this portion of the campaign will begin after hyundai has determined the cause and corrective procedure.
NotesOwner notification is expected to begin during january 2001.owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact hyundai at 1-800-829-9956.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

Consumer Complaints

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 I have an appointment this week for which the dealer wants to charge me $99 to inspect a cracked fuel tank per recall in which possibly 66,086 vehicles of my type are involved. i have the feeling that the dealer will try not to cover this repair. see my details below. recall campaign: 00v314001. should the dealer be responsible for this repair? this car is in perfect shape despite the mileage. it has never been hit, towed or improperly jacked. i have a 1997 accent gt ( mfg 04/16/97). i was notified by mail some months back that the gas cap needed to be replaced to prevent excess pressure buildup in the tank that might lead to the tank cracking. i went to the local dealership, earnhardt hyundai in gilbert, az, and they replaced the cap as specified and supposedly pressure tested the tank. not long after that i began to smell fumes whenever i filled up and the smell continued for 50 to 75 miles before abating. i dropped the tank and checked everything i could find, reinstalled, and still had the problem. today i dropped the tank again and upon close inspection i found a small crack (about 1/2 inch) in the middle of the top of the tank. clearly the tank needs to be replaced but is there is an improved tank? and will it be covered in connection with the gas cap recall? since cause and effect has been demonstrated. the dealership is not cooperating with this repair. it is my complaint and demand that hyundai must provide full, prompt remedy for this potentially dangerous (flammable) defect but hasn't done so. this car has 162,640 miles (but runs like new!). don't get this wrong, it is a great car but has a serious defect and hyundai is not stepping up to take responsibility for the repair which the dealer estimates will cost approximately $350 to fix. optional information: 1997 hyundai accent 1.5l dohc. *tr