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    If you wish to avoid purchasing the grossly expensive rear wiper blade from your friendly Hyundai dealer, (north of £20!) be aware that the blade's frame can be dismantled so that a new metal-backed rubber can be inserted. Some independent motor factors still stock lengths of that product and it's as cheap as chips if you can locate it. If you can get hold of it and want to tackle the job, here's how it's done: 1) Hold the centre section of the frame in one hand then, with the other hand, bend one of the articulated end pieces downwards in the same direction as the curve in the frame. It will un-click from its retaining lugs and can then be slid off out of the way. 2) Remove the metal-backed rubber in the same direction. 3) Insert the new piece of metal-backed rubber after cutting to length. 4) Re-fit the articulated end-piece by positioning it then squeezing it gently with your fingers till it clicks back into place. Job done! NB Do not attempt to bend back the metal lugs at either end of the frame assembly to release the rubber as it's made from a cast alloy-type material and will almost certainly snap off. Indalo
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    I have an i40 premium saloon and if i let the steering wheel go while i am driving straight it pulls to the left , i have had the tracking done 3 times and a full wheel alignment and it still does it , has anyone else experienced this problem ? I had the steering wheel changed under warranty , could this be causing the problem ?
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    Well, the car has been in to the garage, and come out with a new clutch housing and seal. All done under warranty. Can't believe the difference, like a new car now! The brakes are still an issue, but there is no way they will get done under warranty, so I am looking in to getting them done elsewhere. We're not getting charged for the courtesy car either I am glad to say. All is well again! Thanks all for the advice and so on, much appreciated, Garry
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    Oil sampling kit ordered. Will keep you updated and post results when I get them
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    With http://www.theoillab.co.uk/downloads/ think I'm going to go for it... forewarned is forearmed...
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    A friend has just been round the block like yourself but with Kia, same engine as I've looked . kia done this and that , until finally finding the fault. DPF replacement. His problem started with loss of power as he came off the moterway. good luck mate.
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    Well above 45 mpg hasn't been seen as an average journey in the Premium . Bet they didn't replace the turbo that was beginning to get wrecked with diesel contaminated oil . All I have to say is.. And whilst in get them to paint the dam thing yellow !
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    It's a bit quiet in here , lol , too used to being spoilt by high volume forums you could ask and get a creditable answer in as little as 3 minutes . Dealer diagnostics clear and test drive confirm my 'characteristic' theory . Looking at a dyno plot it's basically got zero torque at low revs ( 1000rpm ) , it's got 100 lbft at 1500 rpm . There's only one way to fix this characteristic...
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    Well, he's right in one respect - about many Hyundai's pulling to the left; mine does, quite heavily, and have never been able to sort it out - dealer always refused to even look at it. Clearly not a safety feature, but more likely some sort of design issue I suspect.
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    This will be of interest to you Ken. puts to bed their safety claim. https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-pulls-right-or-left-when-driving-or-braking
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    Gazwould. I reckon your spot on. Good luck with whichever way you decide to go.
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    If that's right it would make perfect sense . As I now understand it ! From the left an unsighted two bolt flange and feed pipe very similar to one posted above from the exhaust manifold so exhaust gasses enters the cooler controlled via the black plastic actuator . The next fixed metal pipe is were coolant comes in to the cooler to cool the exhaust gasses . Next fixed metal pipe maybe coolant exiting the cooler . Black plastic fixed pipe above is unknown . Cooled exhaust gasses then exit the cooler controlled by the electronically actuated actuator via the visable two bolt flange and said pipe to the throttle body .
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    If it's the same problem I had with my first i40T then you might be in for a wee bit of trouble! Having driven the car for 18 months or so without any radio issues, the reception just went, it would display "No Stations Available" on the screen. The garage had trouble finding the cause as in that area there was some reception and the "Well it works OK here" response was given a few times. It was only when I started making quite a fuss about it that the mechanic took the car home for the weekend and confirmed the radio was indeed no good! I think they ended up replacing the antennae wiring which solved it and from that point on it was fine. If you are out of warranty and funding the repair yourself be warned that my garage replaced the head unit (no effect) also the antennae itself (no effect) and these of course you would have to pay for. Wish you well with it.
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    Check post #27 of this thread out: http://www.hyundai-forums.com/i40-forum/160993-i40-wagon-pulling-left-intermittently.html There is a theory that the castor and camber angles may be out from the factory. These I believe are not adjustable so bespoke pieces need to be fabricated to put them right.
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    Yes, I have always had the same issue I too have had the steering wheel replaced, but pretty sure it was the same before that. Tried flagging it with Hyundai, but kept getting fobbed off with 'it's the tracking', so given up asking them now.
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    If you are reading this forum with a consideration of buying an i40 ... please DO NOT. Look away from the jazz of the so called 'five year warranty' and a growing manufacturer and keep well away. The car is besieged by so many issues it is beyond a joke. Perhaps even worse though are the dealerships customer service and the Hyundai Customer service. The build quality, The fuel 'economy', The trim … … just a few of the issues I have had with the car … there's more rattles inside the cabin of this car than a baby's pram! For an expensive-ish car … it is not on! (the dealership as looked into these and either do not fix them or make them worse). I have never dealt with such a poor company with so many disregards for customer service. The dealership claims the NEW CAR never had RUST on it ... despite the fact that I told them that they have painted the rust away and I have photos of it prior to them taking the car in ... they still maintain I am a liar and that there was never rust and they never painted the car! What a joke! They expect their customer, who has bought a new and for the brand expensive car to go constantly out of their way to get these fixed. Expect customers with busy work to make time available to meet their Aftersale's Development Manager for the region and quite happy to let a customer who wishes to return the car loses thousands of pounds in little more than 4 months of ownership. Such are the issues and lack of care and attention in getting this sorted Hyundai can take the i40 back! Never again will I purchase a car from this joke of a company and urge anyone who doesn't yet have a Hyundai or Hyundai i40 to LOOK ELSEWHERE. HYUNDAI is a disgrace! I look forward to getting in contact with Nick Tunnell the Aftersales Director for Hyundai UK … if indeed he bothers to respond. If you wish to buy a new car, have the headache of constant issues, have the constant worry of what else will go wrong … have the lack of customer service support … be happy to waste money and time travelling to the dealership, talking on the phone to Hyundai Customer Services (which is a national rate 0870 number) then buy Hyundai … … but if you want peace of mind, a car that will last, a car that meets the marketing literature … a car that is solidly made and good customer service … then buy any other brand of car.
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    Thanks Hyundai72 ... yet according to Hyundai Customer Services I am the only one to have complained about the i40! They will not look at this forum, because Internet forums do not matter to them ha ha idiots! I have told them and the dealer - Burrows - that I will never touch the dealer again and will never ever buy Hyundai ever again. I paid for the 3 year service plan, the G3 paint protection as my long term committment ... and they have offered nothing. Yes, there is a five year warranty, but does that include refunds for the amount of wasted time, fuel costs ... no... and one day that warranty will run out. I am delighted to have stopped others buying Hyundai and the i40, because the headaches the car brings is just not worth it. Recently on 'Undercover Boss', which I do not think showed them in great light. Their marketing statements about the car are factually bordering on sheer lies ... perhaps a new show can be created for Hyundai UK to 'Car owning nightmare' - would be delighted to speak with Tony Whitehorn or Nick Tunnell about this, but appears they do not have to speak to their customers! Take these statements from Hyundai regarding the i40 "It all flows perfectly" "Smart efficient engines" "Refined interior with premium levels of comfort" "New thinking, new possibilities" "Cost savings efficencies" "Refinement & comfort" "Inner serenity" ... "Premium quality surfaces to fine seat fabrics" None of these are correct at all ... inner serenity ... this car is driving me insane! It is the first one I have had with any problems, and the service offered is worse than the build quality and quality controls Hyundai clearly use!
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    Hi all. I've now had my i40 a year now as a Taxi and have put 45,000 miles on it. Probably one of the higher mileage i40's on this forum so thought id share my experience... I've been over the moon with this car it has proven to be utterly reliable so far the only thing that has gone wrong is the leather has pealed off the steering wheel. replaced under warranty no problem. The car actually feels and drives like a luxury car, although i do think the suspension is a little soft and their is some body roll around the roundabouts. one thing i have noticed if is the interior is aging a little faster than id like but that seems to be true of korean cars in general Tyres last around 22,000 miles. all in all lovely car and a perfect example of just how far Hyundai have come in the last 3 years. Car has gave me no problems and drives as good as it did when i took it from the show room last January. One word of warning (or perhaps i'm just being paranoide) Hyundai recommend servicing every 20,000 miles i think that it a tad too long. I change the Oil & filter every 10,000 and follow up with a full service at 20k. This keeps the chain happy, keeps fuel economy up, and lessons any chance of contamination.
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    of the six I40 we had since may the tally is: 1 x engine blew after 3 days 1 x clutch 4 x punctures. 6 x poor handsfree - started fitting parrots now. 6 x poor sat navs with no tmc. No longer ordering from hyundai !
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    I bought a 140 Tourer last August when they were frist launched. The Blue tooth system has never worked right...it was upgraded under warranty after several visited to the dealer ...it still only works 50 % of the time. I have had problems with the gear box from day one grinding when going into 2,4 & 6th gear...eventually after 12 months I had a new gear box replaced under warranty. Last weekend I went away with Family only for the break pads to go...with very little notice about 30 mins !! no warning sound or anything..I have only 28000KM on my car..I have been told by the dealer that that is quite natural !!!..all I do is school/ work runs ...I am not a heavy driver...my car had to be towed by the AA..I am not a bit happy with this car...and will get rid ASAP
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    Hello there. New to this site but owned my i40 for 6 months. This is my first Hyundai as previously have always had VWs or Skodas. My last car was a Skoda Octavia vRS diesel which I had owned from new for nearly 5 years. I had had no problems with this car (apart from being burgled by someone trying to steal it) but now have a longer commute to work so wanted something more comfortable. When my fiance changed her car last year I managed to find her a pre-reg i30 diesel comfort with over £5k off the list price. She just wanted a 5 door hatchback with a diesel engine. We have been so impressed by the car I intended to buy one in premium spec for myself. However that all changed when I got to the dealership! When I walked into the showroom back in January, it was the week that the i40 saloon was launched in the UK. Inside sat an i40 saloon in black and I fell in love with its shape. I walked away to think about it and returned in March having been swayed back to the i30, but the new version. The dealer gave me the keys to the new i30 in style trim so that I could have a look around, but while I looked around it and sat in it my eyes kept being drawn to the i40 saloon sat next to it on the forecourt. I said this to the dealer and he said he would do a deal on the i40. The car was their demonstrator with only 60 miles on the clock and he would knock nearly £4K off the list price of a new one. I took it for a test drive and loved it and became the proud owner of an i40 CRDi Style in titanium silver. Compared to my Octavia the i40 is no ball of fire, but then again that is not what I bought the car for. It is a great cruiser and really comfortable. The equipment levels for the price are exceptionable. If I wanted an Octavia or Superb with the same level of kit I would be a few grand lighter. I also love the way the car looks and like to drive something different from the norm. In the 6 months I have owned it I have only seen 2 other i40 saloons on the road. Its surprising you dont see more of them considering what you get for your money and the positive reviews from the motoring press. My only negatives so far is that the steering is a bit light (something that has come up in other reviews of the car), the boot hinges intrude quite a bit, the lack of accessories for it and the fuel economy has been average at around 50mpg. I recently fitted a K&N air filter which has improved the mpg by about 3-5 mpg. The car has done 9200 miles so far so it might get better as the miles pile on. I used to notice that the mpg would increase on the VWs and Skodas I had after about 30,000 miles, so time will tell. Otherwise I am really pleased with the car and really really pleased Ive found this forum!
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    Well I have now had this i40 close to 5 months and 6000 miles. The issues so far have been this: 1. Faulty front parking sensor. 2. Scratched glass on front drivers side window. 3. Condensation and 3 inches of water in the rear drivers side light cluster. 4. Condensation in the drivers side indicator lens mounted on wing mirror. 5. Luggage net not retracting. 6. Broken silver clips in the boot. 7. Stone chip on front of boot now beginning to rust. 8. Leather on steering wheel peeling off. The sensors have been fixed as has the drivers side window. The light cluster and the indicator lens have been replaced. The luggage net has been replaced. Absolutely no problems at all with the dealer. I have had the steering wheel photographed in the last week and this problem will be dealt with under warranty. I am just waiting for the part. Once the part arrives and I have a date to have it replaced I will bring the rust and the broken clips to their attention. Given the small problems I have had with this vehicle you would think that I would be unhappy with the vehicle but not at all. It is still a wonderful car to drive and I get a real enjoyment from it. I am currently averaging 64mpg with 73mpg on long runs. The problems I have had have been dealt with speedily and professionally by the dealer. Still no regrets at all with the purchase of this vehicle. M...