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rotten egg smell from exhaust
« May 14, 2018, 22:53:30 »
i have a 2016 i30 active x

for months now every so often the car smells like rotten egg gas. my first thought was the cat is on its way out but i heard there may be an update to the ECU to fix the problem.

has anyone else got this problem??
has anyone else heard about any ECU update regarding this problem??

thanks


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Re: rotten egg smell from exhaust
« Reply #1 : May 15, 2018, 03:14:24 »
Welcome.  Is it petrol or diesel?  Our 1st i30 (a diesel) used to get a bit on the nose in some situations.  Can't recall this particular issue being mentioned much if at all on here. Hopefully you're right and there is an ecu update.  :Good_luck:
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Re: rotten egg smell from exhaust
« Reply #2 : May 20, 2018, 08:40:26 »
G'Day exadus23,
Have a 09/16 Active X , sometimes there is a smell out of the pipe. Think it's more of a e10 stink.
Varies from none to whoa ! .
Try normal unleaded for a while and compare.
A battery will smell like that if low on water, but, you should be having other trouble by now.

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Re: rotten egg smell from exhaust
« Reply #3 : May 22, 2018, 05:55:18 »
I have a 2017 i30 SR premium with a couple of major isdues and this is the lesser of them. Today the service manager at my dealership told me itís normal.  The reasons they gave me are many - none of which I am happy to accept.  An example is that I Ďonly drive short tripsí which in my view ridiculous.   I am going to give them one more opportunity to come up with a solution before I take it up with Hyundai themselves. Has anyone else had an issue like this with the same model ?
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Re: rotten egg smell from exhaust
« Reply #4 : May 22, 2018, 06:58:46 »
I have a 2017 i30 SR premium with a couple of major isdues and this is the lesser of them. Today the service manager at my dealership told me itís normal.  The reasons they gave me are many - none of which I am happy to accept.  An example is that I Ďonly drive short tripsí which in my view ridiculous.   I am going to give them one more opportunity to come up with a solution before I take it up with Hyundai themselves. Has anyone else had an issue like this with the same model ?

Welcome Pippa.  I've used a variety of fuels in my Sr. Mostly E10 , but a few tanks of unleaded 91 as well without any smell issues. Some weeks I do mainly short trips but generally not.  :cool:
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