Modern Cars/Batteries

Asked by Dec 23, 2015 at 08:54 PM about the 2003 Hyundai Accent

Question type: General

Every winter I get stuck with a dead battery.  For
the first 10 years or so this didn't happen.  I spent
big bucks on a new alternator, wiring, and the best
battery possible, but like clockwork, dead batt.  The
guy who came today said it will do me no good to
get a new car, that it's in the computerization even
inside the battery, that new cars are even worse.  Is
this true?

3 Answers

19,775

CHECK FOR A DRAW AND PUT A BETTER BATTERY IN IT...EASY

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
59,205

Not true at all. If you don't drive the car much the battery will go dead. Especially in the winter. If that's not the case then you either have a charging system problem or there's an excessive current draw on the battery when the car is off. HTH. -Jim

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Thanks so much for your helpful answers. As I said, I did my best in the best possible batt and draw dept. Maybe I can also help others here. It seems my problems have been in believing that the service people AAA send can be trusted to be reputable. It seems that is not the case. I don't have time to go into detail right now, but after three years it's pretty definitely the case. $500 for new batt, alt, and wiring --supposedly -- and the guy tells me "Tough. It's one day over the one-year warranty." One year for an alternator ?!?!?! A year ago it was a poorly performing alternator that was the problem and it still is?! I'll be taking this up with AAA and whoever else I can, but in the meantime . . . DON'T TRUST THE STATION AAA SENDS TO DO ANYTHING BUT WHAT THEY'RE SENT TO DO, AND DON'T GO TO THEM FOR ANYTHING ELSE!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • need to know sensor locations on 2001 hyundai accent 1 answer

    2001 Hyundai Accent GL

    -

    General

  • My car 2 answers

    My car for the 3 years has been a nightmare. I have replaced colis, belts., fuel pump, etc. Now my car can go 2 weeks nothing , then my car will not start after 3 tries it starts. Then it is OK for...

    2010 Hyundai Accent GLS

    -

    General

  • Frozen car 2 answers

    I live in Chicago and we had brutal cold of below zero. I had a full tank of gas bought new battery and still won't start.

    2008 Hyundai Accent

    -

    General

  • why isn't my car showing up under used cars? 1 answer

    I listed my car on Cargurus and do not see it listed under used cars. Why?

    2009 Hyundai Accent GLS

    -

    General

  • car shut off but battery is fine 2 answers

    i have a 2016 hyundai accent with just over 30,000 miles. i was cleaning it today with the radio on and the doors open for about an hour and a half when all of a sudden it the lights inside started...

    2016 Hyundai Accent GLS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Accent

Looking for a Used Accent in your area?

CarGurus has 11,689 nationwide Accent listings starting at $150.

ZIP:

Search Hyundai Accent Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Hyundai Accent Experts

#1 dvigano
dvigano
Reputation 940
#2 karibt
karibt
Reputation 870
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 700
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Elantra
656 Great Deals out of 52,804 listings starting at $895
Used Toyota Corolla
957 Great Deals out of 68,620 listings starting at $1,595
Used Honda Civic
813 Great Deals out of 70,579 listings starting at $1,200
Used Hyundai Sonata
669 Great Deals out of 49,129 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Focus
860 Great Deals out of 58,607 listings starting at $1,590
Used Honda Accord
996 Great Deals out of 75,204 listings starting at $899
Used Kia Rio
116 Great Deals out of 6,945 listings starting at $1,700
Used Toyota Camry
1,152 Great Deals out of 97,111 listings starting at $1,250
Used Nissan Sentra
575 Great Deals out of 52,158 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford Fiesta
175 Great Deals out of 17,096 listings starting at $1,997
Used Nissan Altima
1,070 Great Deals out of 82,589 listings starting at $1,988
Used Toyota Yaris
102 Great Deals out of 12,030 listings starting at $1,495
Used Mazda MAZDA3
330 Great Deals out of 28,324 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Hyundai Accent For Sale
1,336 listings starting at $10,985
2016 Hyundai Accent For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 4,126 listings starting at $8,488
2015 Hyundai Accent For Sale
63 Great Deals out of 2,401 listings starting at $6,888
2014 Hyundai Accent For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 827 listings starting at $6,890
2013 Hyundai Accent For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 813 listings starting at $4,995