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  • gb United Kingdom
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 I have a Hyundai i30 2008 diesel premium hatchback. The problem is alloy wheels loosing all paint and corroded. REPLACED ONCE WITH BRAND NEW ONES UNDER WARRANTY.

The new ones again have similar problem with corrosion and paint coming off within one year of replacement and the warranty has finished. The manager at the dealer said since it was replaced for free under warranty there is no warranty on the replaced wheels. cant believe they are more worst than the original ones.

original ones got damaged in 4 and half years. The new ones are in the same worst condition within one year of replacing. Since then it has just become worst.

Replace all new wheels cost 1000 from Hyundai. Please suggest



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« Reply #1 : January 11, 2017, 07:51:25 »
If the wheels are only a year old then they should be covered under warranty still, replacement parts warranty starts fresh when fitted.

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« Reply #2 : January 11, 2017, 08:39:22 »
Definitely brand new replacements, not refinished? Salty Roads?

8 years and nearly 200 000k on my alloys and still very good.

If the first lot lasted 4.5 years then I'd be writing a letter to Hyundai requesting they be fixed.

reminds me of some roof rail bracket on a Mitsubishi. Duds from the start as the  metal oxidised and bubbled up with the black finish flaking off. In 5 years i had them replaced 3 times. At least I can say the quality control was consistant as they all went the same way in about the same time.
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« Reply #3 : January 11, 2017, 10:47:51 »
If the wheels are only a year old then they should be covered under warranty still, replacement parts warranty starts fresh when fitted.
i'm sure the new item(s) just gets the remaining warranty period.
It will say so in the warranty section in service/handbook
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« Reply #4 : January 11, 2017, 11:05:41 »
I'm fairly sure that when a part is replaced that part comes with it's own warranty, if the wheels were already replaced under warranty a year ago then those wheels would get a further 2-3 years or whatever the period is for wheels.

Similar to my head unit that was replaced not to long ago, the new one gets 3 years warranty.
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« Reply #5 : January 11, 2017, 11:27:45 »
If the wheels are only a year old then they should be covered under warranty still, replacement parts warranty starts fresh when fitted.

That is unusual. With most warranties - if a part is replaced the replacement is only warranted for the remainder of the original warranty. However - if a replaced part is proven faulty in a very short period - some manufacturers will replace it as a goodwill gesture. I know for sure that Ford will not - there was an article some time back in a UK motoring magazine on the very topic.

On my previous KIA the head unit had to be replaced, but the dealer was adamant that the replacement was only warranted for the remainder of the 36 month period

The cheapest solution is to get the wheels refurbished (powder sprayed) by a third party specialist - you don't need new wheels.
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« Reply #6 : January 11, 2017, 12:09:01 »
Now you've got me thinking :rolleyes: I'm going to have to call Hyundai tomorrow just to confirm that I have another 3 years warranty on the stereo or only till end of new car warranty :phone1:

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« Reply #7 : January 11, 2017, 13:14:13 »
Now you've got me thinking :rolleyes: I'm going to have to call Hyundai tomorrow just to confirm that I have another 3 years warranty on the stereo or only till end of new car warranty :phone1:

Just looked in the book

Says under new vehicle warranty scope

Components replaced under the terms of the warranty shall continue to have the benefit of the unexpired portion of the warranty only.


Suppose you could argue fit for purpose or manufacture fault again!
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« Reply #8 : January 11, 2017, 14:02:18 »
:welcum: You have 4 options the way I see it. Alan's Idea of a refinish is probably the cheapest and easiest. That also gives you the option to have them finished in a colour or shade which compliments or enhances the colour of your car.

The other options are, as suggested, do an email "rant" to Hyundai with photos, dates, etc. The squeaky wheel usually gets the oil.

Try and source some good second hand ones cheap.

Choose some new or second hand ones to replace them. Some aftermarket wheels are just as nice or nicer and usually much cheaper than factory ones. The I30 stud pattern is a very common 114.3 x 5 which helps.
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Hi,new poster here,I,ve just had my alloys replaced on a 63 plate i30 with only 12500 miles.The wheels are not new,but refurbished, this is what you get under warranty conditions,which is why they probably corrode again!Also only 3 of mine were replaced,because they now say any damage other than corrosion and they will not replace.I had a tiny amount of kerbing on 4th wheel,so they would not replace it.
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 :welcome: Jerry,

That is interesting. Thanks for the feedback.  :cool:
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Sorry to hear about the drama with your wheels,    :(

Just another reason to love Australia I  suppose   :wink:
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