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Main faults with the i30 ?
« on: October 20, 2011, 13:25:08 »
Many members must have an idea, what are the main faults/ breakdowns/ problems with the i30 ?

By this I don't mean, abusing the car, or such things as flat batteries which do occur from time to time.

What is your opinion on this?

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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2011, 13:55:00 »
No main faults/brealdowns by me.....
 
unless you include having to replace all 4 tyres after 12k miles due to the rubber cracking but got a % back under warranty.



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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2011, 14:06:08 »
Mine:
- rear additional brake light cracks
- silver paint on the steering wheel separates from the base
- moisture accumulates in the headlights

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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2011, 22:21:45 »
Moisture in a headlight - replaced warranty, in Lila

Moisture in LED window brake light - yet to be replaced warranty, in Ruby

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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2011, 23:54:07 »
Headlight blows in diesel i30

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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2011, 00:45:53 »
Over 42,500 k.....Nil faults to report. Well the glove box rattle, but that's about it.
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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2011, 03:11:56 »
Moisture in one headlamp, yet to be replaced.
Elbow padding on the armrest could be a bit more substantial.
Passenger side front power window is noticeably slower than the rest of the windows.
Shift linkage sometimes recalcitrant when Reverse is being selected.
Screen on center stack too soft. (Scratches easily  )

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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2011, 05:09:58 »
No faults at 20,000km but the ride quality can be choppy on poorly maintained roads

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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2011, 07:49:17 »
Bout 20,000kms also.
No "faults" as such.
Just some undesirables.

EFI/Ignition system is like a switch just off idle.
And those bloody stupid mirrors.  :scared:
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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2011, 08:44:51 »
36,000 klms
Absolutely no issues. Although if I wanted to be a stickler these were recorded.
One plastic cap over the D/S wiper pivot went missing. Replaced N/C with no argument.
Bonnet slightly out of line - so little that it was about 5,000 klms before I noticed it. Fixed.
I suspect there's a rattle/ squeak or two but I haven't noticed any.

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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2011, 12:11:36 »
26.000 km
Severe/mechanical:
- none whatsoever
Appearance:
- Steering wheel leather peeling off (steering wheel has been replaced by the dealer)
Other:
- DPF regenerating too often (Hyundai Slovenia admits that there is an error in the manual)

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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2011, 12:51:07 »
Over 42,500 k.....Nil faults to report. Well the glove box rattle, but that's about it.

There are a couple of ways to fix that rattle infact there is a thread on here about it (Use search function to find it)  :winker:
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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2011, 12:56:27 »
Alan,

I guess you would have seen references to these two...

Propensity for headlight globes to blow prematurely in CRDi (due to a suspected power surge mainly at start-up)

Issues with the steering (a rattle in the rack easily fixed by the fitting of a new bush for want of a better description) and a more serious but less common failure in the electric power steering mechanism..
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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2011, 01:23:26 »
My main issue (after 10,000 fault free miles) is road noise and a fairly harsh ride on bumpy roads. I have 17" wheels on my 1.6 CRDi Premium. Changing the tyres to Yokohama AVS DB V550 tyres has helped - but road noise is still higher than I would like.
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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2011, 07:58:50 »
106,000 kms - no issues other than as reported elsewhere on the forum, being front tyre wear and more recently, a slightly down coolant level at the 105,000 km service.
My main concern is also tyre/road noise. I will be trying different tyres next time.
And also I would like decent quality carpets (some sound-proofing under them would be nice too) as the original carpet quality is crap.
Other than that, as happy as can be  :) The car still feels & drives like new.
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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2011, 15:10:33 »
Had my 2 front suspension struts renewed as they were knocking like mad when going over rough ground  and all four alloy wheels replaced under warranty due to corrosion both problems in less than 6000 miles  :fum:

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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2011, 09:38:28 »
ok  just found this one...

1 new transmission required at 73000km
2 door rubber split and refused to be replaced under warranty as service centre has commented that its due to me rubbing as I get in and out of the car.. never happened to any of my other cars...
3 random ESP light coming on the dash... can only be fixed by turning the car off and then back on to reset it
4 blown globe over the back number plate which has been replaced at the 30000 and 60000 service and now I have a cracked cover over this light caused by the service centre but according to them was not their fault (only ever taken it to the one service centre and have never changed it myself)
5 suspension very rough that causes the ride not to be as smooth as it first was.. changed the tyres and it didn't help think I need to take it to a suspension specialist.
6 static noise coming through ipod connection via the genuine Hyundai cord ... can live with it just annoying so I turn it up louder to not hear it lol
7 water in the diesel ...not Hyundai's fault but it is their fault there is no drain bung in the fuel tank making it a very costly labour repair to take out the tank to drain.

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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2011, 09:54:50 »
Mel, someone else had that door rubber issue, with the same result.
I said then and I'll repeat it now for your future benefit, should it happen again.
I tend to rub against the door rubber getting in (particularly) and out. Partly due to my 6'2" height and the seat right back and down as low as it'll go. No damage to the door rubbers at all, so I suspect there was a batch of faulty rubbers.
BTW. The seating is VERY comfortable IMO.
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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2011, 10:01:10 »
Mel, someone else had that door rubber issue, with the same result.

It was Rusty Nutz and the dealer blamed his fat ass... :whistler:

I was hoping this topic wouldn't come up again... :sweating:

You've had a bit of a bad go mel.. (many on here with similar mileage have had no issues)  :undecided:
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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2011, 10:28:27 »
It's not that fat, Daz...and it's not actually my butt that caused the problem, it's more my hip.... :p

Interesting though that there are others with the same issue. If I remember correctly, Mel's car arrived in March 2010?

Mine arrived that month too so I guess it's quite feasible that the door seals were part of a bad batch....... :undecided:


Class Action???  :lol:

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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2011, 10:31:03 »
Only joshing Russ  :winker:
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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2011, 10:35:48 »
It's not that fat, Daz...and it's not actually my butt that caused the problem, it's more my hip.... :p

Interesting though that there are others with the same issue. If I remember correctly, Mel's car arrived in March 2010?

Mine arrived that month too so I guess it's quite feasible that the door seals were part of a bad batch....... :undecided:


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yep mine is a March 2010 build Jan 2010 so perhaps it was a faulty batch..if only we can test this but i do know that the rubber is really thin compared to my other halves commodore...
i know my mate in qld had the same problem and his was fixed under warranty and he got his March 2009. I think he is scarier than I am.. (and i think his service centre is scared of him lol)

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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2011, 10:37:09 »
I know mate, but If I ever get over for a visit you'll find out first hand how big my ass is when I sit on ya..... :D

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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2011, 10:45:11 »
I have remembered one more if-it-can-be-called-so fault - the driver's door has to be closed with force from inside, whereas the same done from outside requires a gentle shove

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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2011, 10:46:03 »
It's not that fat, Daz...and it's not actually my butt that caused the problem, it's more my hip.... :p

Interesting though that there are others with the same issue. If I remember correctly, Mel's car arrived in March 2010?

Mine arrived that month too so I guess it's quite feasible that the door seals were part of a bad batch....... :undecided:


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yep mine is a March 2010 build Jan 2010 so perhaps it was a faulty batch..if only we can test this but i do know that the rubber is really thin compared to my other halves commodore...
i know my mate in qld had the same problem and his was fixed under warranty and he got his March 2009. I think he is scarier than I am.. (and i think his service centre is scared of him lol)

Mine was ordered in January, built in February and delivered in March 2010..... :D

I had a good ol' whinge to 2 different dealers and sent a number of emails to Hyundai Australia.
Hyundai Australia just trotted out their wear and tear warranty clauses and weren't interested in the slightest in replacing it even as a goodwill gesture.....  :fum:

Oh, the car was less than 6 months old with low K's too......

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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2011, 10:49:08 »
Not a fault as such but I wish the radio unit had some flash memory so that when the battery is disconnected you didn't lose the stations and more frustratingly the bluetooth handsfree phone numbers.

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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2011, 11:47:14 »
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If you have access to a 12v battery, you should be able to connect it in parallel with the existing battery to enable battery change over. This way 12v is maintained till reconnection is completed. As well as the radio, all other devices should be preserved. I did this in my non Hyundai vehicle to change the battery so I didn't lose the radio security code.  :idea:
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Re: Main faults with the i30 ?
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2011, 11:22:57 »
Thanks 847563,

I guess I am just grinding my teeth putting all the details back in after Hyundai tried to fix my headlights again.

I wouldn't expect you'd need much flash memory for 40 phone numbers, and 24 preset radio stations.

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« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2011, 11:27:53 »
I know mate, but If I ever get over for a visit you'll find out first hand how big my ass is when I sit on ya..... :D

In that case.. we moved the other day  :whistler:
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