Timing belt in 2003 Hyundai Accent
September 5, 2007 1:25 PM Subscribe
car question: timing belt replacement on Hyundai 2003 Accent at 60k?
posted by advil to travel & transportation (13 answers total)
From googling, it seems that most people recommend replacing the timing belt on at least some versions of the Accent (this one is a 1.6L interference engine, I understand) at this mileage.
What I would like more information on is the following, from the 60k service information the mechanic printed for me (out of ALLDATA): "In California, replacement [of the timing belt] is recommended at this mileage, but not required." What does this mean? Are there other states where it is required? Is CA overly or underly strict? Is it just that it's really hard to predict the lifespan of a rubber timing belt and this is the safest answer? (I do already understand that if the belt does go in an interference-type engine before being replaced it can cause major damage.) Thanks!