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    I know we all moan on here about the i40's niggles (myself included) but recent events have shown me how good a car it is. A few weeks ago while driving home from work I found myself in a situation on a motorway where I had the option of being hit from behind from a speeding lorry or side swipe the van next to me to get out of its way. Of course i went for the side swipe and of course the lorry got away scot free and stopped where my car was previously. Anyway the result was that both my passenger side doors were damaged, the wing mirror hanging off and the side skirt ripped off. Drove the car home and contacted the Hyundai accident care that arranged for my car to go to one otheir approved garages and sorted all the stuff with my insurance company. So the garage picked up my i40 and left me with a bright blue Chervrolet Spark. Initialy I was not bothered and the car seemed OK for a small car, but after nearly 2 weeks of driving it to work and a thousand miles extra on the clock I was glad to see the back of the underpowered excuse for a car. I could not help but smile when I slipped back behind the wheel of my i40 and now appreciate the comfort, refinement and power that the car has. So just remember people that despite its little niggles, there are worse cars out there that I fail to understand why anyone would part with their hard earned cash for.
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    There has been a lot of discussion about the software/firmware update available for Hyundai media systems spread across a few threads, I have preformed the update on my own i40 and a friends ix35 and I am responding to the request for a step by step guide. If the mods feel it appropriate it might be useful as a sticky. 1. Go to http://www.navigation.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/Navteq-HyundaiEMEA-Site and select your car from the drop down boxes on the left. 2. This will take you to the update page for your vehicle. Scroll down the page and in the bottom left you will see a link for the software/firmware update. Click on it. 3. The instructions will appear in front of you along with the download link. You must ensure that your current software is 5.1.3 in order to proceed, if it is a version lower than that then you need to get your Hyundai dealer to get to at least 5.1.3. To check your current version press and hold the settings button on the media system for at least 5 secs, the display will then show current versions. 4. If you have defined that you are suitable for an update then click on the download link and when prompted save it to your PC. Ensure that you have an empty USB thumb drive at least 1GB in size to put the file on. 5. Unzip the contents of the downloaded file directly to the root directory of the thumb drive. 6. Start up the engine of your Hyundai and insert the thumb drive into the USB port. It will read and automatically start the program. Follow the instructions on the display of your Hyundai screen. 7. The initial installation of files is reasonably quick, then it will go I to decompression of a 1.42Gb file which takes a good 15 minutes, this is helped though by the fact that at least the radio still works giving you something to listen to whilst the install proceeds! After decompression another section of install takes place which again is reasonably quick. AT NO POINT IN THE INSTALL PROCESS SHOULD YOU SWITCH OFF THE ENGINE OR REMOVE THE USB DRIVE!!! 8. The media system will then restart, so the screen will go black and then the Hyundai logo will re-appear, the system though will go back not the installation procedure because you will still have the thumb drive inserted in the USB port. The same update screen you will have seen previously will appear, but the current version and update version will be the same number, indicating that the update process has worked. 9. Press CANCEL on the touchscreen and you will be returned to the media screen you were previously on, so radio, bluetooth or GPS. By pressing the settings button then pressing TRAFFIC on the touchscreen you should now see that TMC is available, give the system time to get the latest traffic data through the FM antenna.
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    My i40 Blue drive has done 6,000 miles, and twice recently it has behaved differently to usual. Every Sunday I visit my mother 8 miles across Bristol, but not much traffic, and I usually set up the mpg check whist travelling. The rest of my driving at this time of year is quite short runs. Today, and once previously, the average mpg has reduced significantly from the high 40's down to low 30's over a distance of about 4 miles. This must mean that the actual fuel consumption must be much higher to reduce the average so much. Yet on the return journey the ave mpg is back up to high 40's/low 50's. The other thing that happens is that the Idling Stop/Go stops working. I'm sure the two things are linked, and I wondered about DPF regeneration. (Unlike many forum members, my ISG is great, it works virtually all times I stop, unless the weather is very cold) Does anyone know how frequently this happens with an i40, and would my experience be indicative of this happening. Looking at other forums, I was not aware of the engine sounding noisier, or the idling speed being higher than the 800 that it usually is. This weekend we are going to Cornwall (100+ miles each way), so the engine should get reasonably warm, even though I don't drive it the way diesels are supposed to be driven. Any info would be welcome
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    Hello all, today I picked up my brand spanking new (with 40 miles on the clock) Hyundai i40 Saloon blue drive, I tried the Intellegent Stop / Start Go system (ISG?), but it does not work. After using the car for say 25 mile journey, I get to a set of traffic lights and do the motions but a msg flashes up on dash saying "Stop Start deactivated" or soemthing similar. I have an amber light displaying on the button beside the brightness controls. After speaking with the dealer and service department they said the car has to "adapt" to your driving style. Give it some time and will work....? A load of waffle me thinks..... Any ideas of what to try? Did anyone else find this issue with a new car? Cheers! Red!
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    Greetings Everyone , I have had the misfortune of heat seizing my IX35 - 2013 (diesel) Motor, Has anyone ever had any experience of redoing the motor and if so any comments as to their experience - good or bad warm regards Ian
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    My 5 week old i40 Tourer is back in the garage. When I first drove the car at speeds over 60mph, I experienced a noticeable vibration in the steering wheel at speeds between 60 to 65mph, fading out above and below. It also happened on braking from speeds higher than about 40mph. They have apparently found that the discs are slightly distorted being just outside of the tolerances. They are going to skim the front discs first and reassess moving onto the rear discs if necessary. Has anyone else experienced this?
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    Created by Hyundai UK in response to people not being aware how to use UK postcode search. https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B13mq_7waUACX1pTSmFjLXU3RVk
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    Link: Hyundai Matrix Portal on HyundaiWiki.co.uk At the Hyundai Matrix Portal you'll find links to handy information, how-to's, guides etc. If you have anything you wish to submit, please either reply to this post, or add it directly to the HyundaiWiki, it runs the same software as the famous Wikipedia.
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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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    Perhaps a wee bit of balance on Indalo's post. For many people their next car WILL always be the greatest, bestest thing they have ever owned, the nature of human beings is that we want to better ourselves over time and our homes and cars tend to be the way that we want to show how well we are doing. Unfortunately it would appear that the diesel i40 does indeed have an issue with the clutch assembly which many have encountered. I have been "lucky" enough to have bought the petrol i40, and over two years of ownership have had no reliability issues, find the car comfortable, soaks up the bumps well, has a good level of equipment which again has not failed, reasonable urban consumption and good extra urban consumption. This is my third of the current generation of Hyundai's having had an i30, ix20 and i40. Of them the pick of the bunch was the i30, the i40 next and the ix20 trailing along. After a decade of owning Subaru Imprezas, i can only say that the Hyundai range (even the ix20) match whatever Subaru provided at the time. I would go back to an i30 happily and if Hyundai were sensible and considered the private buyer would also happily have another i40 petrol, unfortunately they have dropped the petrol from the range. My only concern about going back to a hatchback is the awful roads we are expected to bounce around on, however having tasted large and comfy, I will be seriously looking at Mercedes, Audi and Volvo next time around. In my mind at the moment this should be the next stage to "bettering" my motoring journey, but even if I do end up with one of those manufacturers I will be grateful to Hyundai for having taken me down the route of discovery, we do still need to remember that the top of the i40 range comes in at a similar price point to the base Merc C Class and therefore should be more careful about managing our own expectations. Indalo makes many useful comments and posts across this forum, but I can't help feeling that he is really angry about his purchase and thinks that the appropriate outlet for that anger is to rage against those of us who are happy with our purchases, we didn't take him to the dealer and hold a gun to his head, it was a decision he made on his own and now finds that, for him, was wrong, to accuse the rest of us of having a made a wrong decision and being almost fanboyish about our purchases in the derisory manner he does smacks of complete arrogance or perhaps jealousy? No doubt this post will gain me another angry response about the size of my genitalia, to ward that off I will state now that my genitalia have proven themselves to be big enough to fill a pram.
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    I have had my new i40 now for 9 days and nothing has gone wrong yet. The condensation in the headlights has gone. Sensors all work etc etc etc. What has struck me over the last 9 days is the difference in the drive, maybe I had the Friday car before but the car seems smoother with a little more power, even the wife commented on it. It is now a fight as to who gets to drive, I don't drive it as much as the tourer !!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only criticism I have is the gear change, it is markedly more notchy than the tourer with the clutch feeling very low. I have spoke to the dealer about this but have decided to give it a few thousand miles before I ask them to have a wee look at it. The car came with a full tank of diesel and the dealer asked me back yesterday to top it up with a complimentary £25. I haven't worked it out manually yet but the car is telling me 50mpg at the moment which is around 8mpg less than I was getting with the tourer but as I said haven't worked it out manually yet and it is early days. So far I don't regret the decision to stay with the i40 and Hyundai. Let's hope it stays that way. M...
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    Thanks guys. I had a poke about under the bonnet and found the main beam is independantly adjustable to dip beam. There is an 8mm nut that turns a wheel sitting behind the main beam lens. I parked the car with the lights pointing at my garage door and set about them with an 8mm socket wrench. Problem sorted! IIRC turning the nut anticlockwise lowered the beam.
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    Well after nearly 3 years of ownership and numerous complaints resulting in modifications including the clutch damper even being bypassed with Hyundai Technical Alert. The latest HTA modified clutch damper removes the heavy clutch and low biting problem and clutch operation is now as easy as the new facelift i40 model. Gear change is still a little stiff but I don't get out of the car anymore with a limp after being stuck in heavy traffic. If your vehicle is less than 2 years old I would recommend getting this done before the clutch 2 year warranty expires.
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    Hi all had i40 tourer for around a year its a 2012 premium blue drive version as usual its been to the dealers a few times and as i type its there again .i will look to post a new thread in relevent spot,overall nice car but spoilt with inherant design flaws .cheers all, great site .sam
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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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    Took the plunge on Saturday after an email from my dealer and bought a Moon Stone coloured Tucson SE Nav. Pre registered, 10 miles on the clock and a massive saving on list. Put my I40 in partex, shall miss that car as its grown on me
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    Yes, I think there comes a point when main dealer servicing becomes disproportionately expensive, relative to the inherent remaining value of the car so I agree with your decision. Mine remains under warranty till March 2017 but after months of indecision, I have just this morning put down a deposit on another car, somewhat sadly, not a Hyundai but a Kia this time. I have visited the local Hyundai dealer several times recently and I'm afraid they don't have any deals on any of the few models that interest me, sufficient to grab my attention. This time, I am having the Optima Sportswagon GT Line-S, which is more a toyshop on wheels than a serious driver's car. It should suit me though as it's the DCT auto and as I drive pretty leisurely, that's all I need. On a test drive, it felt very smooth but a little lethargic compared to the i40 but it was probably in Eco mode and I didn't try switching it around to explore the other settings. It seemed to ride a bit better than the i40 and it feels the way a new i40 should be but sadly isn't. Initially, I couldn't get a penny discount from any of the dealers I visited - 'It's a new model sir and we expect to sell every one we can get' - even 'Autoebid' failed to get any discount from their extensive list of contacts! Fortunately, 'Carwow' came up trumps in the end and I'm getting the car for 3K under list in round numbers. That eases my mind quite a bit as I think the list price is well over the top for that model and puts it into some premium territory. £30 VED and fuel consumption not substantially different to my i40 are major attractions for me plus the extensive safety kit and driver aids which help insurance premiums. The downside is that it comes only with an inflation kit, rather than a spare wheel, like many other cars these days. I did consider buying another wheel with tyre plus the tools but at £350, but decided to forego it, particularly as it cannot go into the wheel well which houses the HK subwoofer. Besides, by the time one pays to replenish the gunge used in re-inflating a tyre, (if successful) then paying for a new tyre because tyrefitters won't repair a gunged one, or two tyres if there is a need to ensure similar tread depth on both sides of the axle, the economics don't really stack up. The worst scenario is recovery by the RAC and a new tyre or two. Had there been room for the spare wheel in the underfloor compartment, I might well have bitten the bullet and paid the money. Anyway, as things stand, I don't expect to take delivery till Mid-November and I just hope it doesn't take longer than that - you know what it's like when you set your heart on something! As for the i40, £9450 part-ex really swung it for me as that's considerably more than other dealers were offering. They won't lose money on it as it'll sell for 10K easily with FSH, one owner and 29500 miles on it. All in all, I can't knock the i40 overall. Sure, the fuel figures are way off the advertised numbers and ride and handling fall a bit short of the best but reliability has been good. If Hyundai had upgraded the i40 in the way and to the level that Kia have managed with the Optima, I'd probably have remained with the brand. I have opted for the pre-paid servicing package of 5 services/5years for £609 (transferable) which seems very reasonable to me as the car still has 2-years warranty on the major components after the 5th service so should be easily sellable at that point. Whether I actually keep it that long is difficult to say but I baulked at the tax and fuel consumption of the SUV-type vehicles which have become so popular in recent times. Most of them don't have as much luggage space as an i40 Tourer/Kia Sportswagon too! Curiously, the Hyundai Tucson actually comes with a full-size alloy spare wheel which is something of a novelty these days. I was very tempted by the pre-reg, discounted, top-of-the-range auto model offered by my local dealer but I rejected the idea on the basis of high, on-going costs. Time will tell if I have made the right choice but a seriously bad winter could have me cursing myself for not choosing a 4WD vehicle this time round which was my plan at the outset....and the time before....and the time before that! Indalo
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    I've just broken 100k in mine, 62 plate premium ... No issues apart from parking sensors and camera. I'm looking at keeping mine for at least another two years when the warranty runs out and it will have done 170k ish. I'd check on the warranty position before you do anything. I believe cars used as taxis are only warrantied until 100k Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
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    I'm similar to Daverey on this one, I've had mine 2.5 years put 115,000 on it and it's perfectly adequate! As a large car it's quite cheap and it has lots of features, plenty comfortable enough and good to drive. I'm looking at other cars now for possible replacement in the autumn and strangely the Seat Leon and Honda civic are smaller cars but have much bigger boots although less toys for a similar price. I would be quite happy to get another one. Yes most of us have had issues but with 5 years of warranty what's the problem? If you check other cars forums they too will be full of complaints and niggles, that's what forums do, unhappy people are the loudest. I have often thought this forum is quite slow and that in itself must say something. Hope this helps
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    I've had an i40 Tourer premium for 2 1/2 years now. Overall summary is that I think it's a great car. It could be better and it's not perfect, but it's suited me perfectly. Some comments I would make (in no particular order): - mpg for me averages high-40's. Disappointing compared to the claims from Hyundai, but acceptable for me for a large family car. My mpg seems to suffer on anything that isn't motorway driving -a 250 mile run yesterday on the motorway returned 53 mpg, driving at a constant 75 with cruise control on and aircon, stereo, charging phone etc; - it's a huge car (the tourer at least) and has so much space for passengers and in the boot - brilliant for weekends away, camping etc; - in general it never fails to surprise people as to the looks, standard kit etc are much better than they would have expected from a "mere" Hyundai; - I woudl say it has a few quality issues, but these have been more niggles for me (parking sensors, reversing camera, windscreen washer pump packed in - no biggie though as there's a comprehensive warranty and mine's a co car anyway) - people comment on poor headlights: for me they are perfectly adequate to be able to see in front of me, so not sure what the problem is there? - its not the fastest or most engaging drive, but more than fine for your average punter drivign to and from work and away at weekends; - parking break is a bit odd at first (if you're used to a manual one) but you soon get used to it; - sat nav is fine - it gets salted on here but I don't see the problem: it always gets me to and from where and want to go;
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    This copy of a very recent post of mine reflects my views on my i40 during it's first two years from new: "I have owned my i40 Tourer Automatic since purchased new in November 2012. It was the Premium model with all three packs fitted so had all the 'goodies'. Only one failure, a headlamp ceased to function on full beam and was replaced under warranty with no quibbles. The fault may have been the result of hitting a puddle that was considerably deeper than it appeared. No other problems whatsoever. The lights are not brilliant even with the Vision Pack fitted but rarely have I had to slow down significantly to remain safe. If you plan to drive a lot at night then do pre-check this aspect before you purchase. Automatic gearbox faultless. Fuel consumption at 42 mpg is less than manufacturer's figures as with most if not all cars. Could be a factor if you drive considerable mileages. Performance, road holding, and steering completely satisfactory for normal driving in the conditions that prevail on most roads, certainly within fifty miles of London. I wouldn't chose the i40 to drive the Nurburgring! But very relaxing and comfortable to drive 300 miles plus per day - and still arrive feeling fresh. There may be a few better satnavs around, but many worse. Mine was delivered with full postcode insert. The system is updated yearly and has never caused me any problems whatsoever. Some have found the display rather bright at night and whilst it has not bothered me, do check. Some of the reported problems on this forum have been shocking and totally unacceptable so you should take this into consideration. However, people with problem cars quite naturally gravitate towards expressing themselves on the relevant forums. The forums for other makes and models often reveal similar difficulties being experienced, Owners of cars that do not have problems tend to be less vocal. My experience with both my i40 and my dealer have been excellent but obviously others have not been so lucky. Good luck in whatever car (and dealer) you select!" Just to add to my previous post, i've not experienced any problems with either Bluetooth or the parking brake. The i40 is far from perfect, but so are most; I've just been reading about poor servicability records with recent Porsche and Bentley cars! I've owned VW, Audi, BMW,Toyota and Range Rover vehicles - all had more faults in the first two years from new than my i40 has had notwithstanding that these were mainly vastly more expensive to purchase.
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    I can make a list of problems on my 2014 (juli) i40 Comfort Go 1.7CRDI (116hk) Now owned it for 2 months 1. Automatic climate control way out of control (temp pendels 15 degrees up and down when in auto and 20 degrees setting in display) today they agreed to put a new "control unit for the climate system) have to wait 14 days for it. 2. Gearbox/clouch problem like most have on this model whit sticky 1 and 2nd gear clouch working near the floor. Acording to the dealer a fix is being tested by Hyundai, but come on, the problem has been their since the first car in 2011 ?. So iam thinking they are just staling time. 3. Light is poor 4. What are they called ? "roof list" "rellings" is "popping up, plastic to soft 5. Gas dampers in backdown (estate) to weak cannot lift the door. Mine is changed, problem stil the same. Again their is no new solutions to the problems, Hyundai just keeps on putting the same faulty mekanics in the new cars, no upgrades 6. Turn signal sound is to weak, u can't hear it, and the turn signal arm is not "cutting" off fast enough, keeping your turn signal on long after you have make a turn. 7. Seatbelt on backseat was turn inside out, they had to unmount the belt an turn it around 8. Motor is running really rough, especially when cold, it's normal acording to dealer. The km/L (mpg) on the diesel is far from promised in brochure I could go on, just have to say this is my first and my last i40, never again. Coming from 17years with different Skodas, the last a Superb Regards haug (Denmark)
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    You may choose more than one, if you own more than one
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    Hi DC 1) Remove key from fob 2) Using the flat tip of the key, place it firmly in the little gap between the two lugs about 3mm along from the rectangular hole into which the key fits. 3) Gently but firmly twist the key till you slightly prise apart the two halves of the case at the top. Then take a flat bladed screwdriver and very carefully open the gap around the more curved side of the fob until you have the two parts loosened but still in position. 4) Now, before you carefully remove one half from the other, the little key release button has a tiny spring behind it which will be lost if you are careless here so look out for that. 5) Once you have accomplished the separation, the battery compartment is self-evident but prise out the battery from the side without the little metal spring and don't lose that part. 6) The battery is one of the CR2032 type which are readily available in plenty of cheap shops. I'd advise paying a little extra for one with a name as some of the look-alike ones from China are really not very good. A card of assorted batteries from the 99p shop may seem like a bargain but I'd rather pay the price of a pint for a single CR2032 from any of the well-known brands as it's still a cheap item and will probably last 3 years easily. Re-assembly is, of course, a reversal of the strip-down and ends with a satisfying click when the case snaps together under gentle pressure. If you haven't already modified your key fob so the little release button sits flush with the surrounding case material, this would be a good opportunity to do it. I reckon the best way is to use a Dremel-type tool with a small cutting disc or alternatively, a grinding wheel to remove some of the length from the button. You can safely take it right down till it's flush and then the key and fob will no longer come apart accidentally. The tip of a pen or a pin will be required to press the button after that. Indalo
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    Having been bothered on a couple of occasions recently by some creaking from the dashboard/windscreen area which several of you have complained of previously, I popped into Screwfix and picked up a can of WD40 silicone lubricant. On returning to the car, I opened it and sprayed just a tiny amount along the join between glass and dash board from the mid point of the screen towards the passenger end. Within minutes, I found myself on a poor road surface and.....NOT A PEEP! I really did use it very sparingly as I didn't want any out-of-sight electrical parts to suffer any liquid ingress and having cured the problem, I shall be interested to see how long that area stays silent but for the moment, I'm delighted to be free of creaks. I might try rubbing some into my lower back! Indalo
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    Thanks Indalo got him just before reading your post. I will try and get on each day to try and rid ourselves of these spammers. Currently trying to comfort Wallace (a very old Lurcher) as he comes to the end of his life and introduce a mad 8 week old Collie into the Kelly household. As I said Bear with me and I will attempt to catch up with all these eejits as they appear. M...
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    New Software Version 7.5.8 out www.navigation.com
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    Can I take this opportunity to wish everybody here on the i40 forum a very Merry Christmas and a Peaceful 2015. M...
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    Ok, I just checked out the Auto Express article which briefly outlines the changes in the revised model. Obviously, they have taken the info straight from Hyundai's press release so we'll need to wait a bit longer before the journos get their hands on the new model for evaluation. Cynical as I am, I can't see any significant benefits in the new model unless they are all to be equipped with stop/start tech which might improve the economy figures for those of us who don't already have that feature. I was hoping to see changes to the suspension set-up which might improve the ride quality to compete with the Mondeo and the Passat. Equally, the marginal changes to engine output will make little difference to performance which means anyone wishing to enjoy a reserve of acceleration when the need arises will look elsewhere. Mazda, for one similar competitor, at least provides a range of different power plants for their '6' cars with prices not dissimilar to those of Hyundai at any spec level. It would have been nice to see big headlines such as: 'COMPLETELY RE-DESIGNED HEADLAMPS', 'NEW MODIFIED CLUTCH ASSEMBLY', 'AUTO-RETRACTING MIRRORS' and additional engine options, particularly a 2.0L or 2.2L diesel unit. I shan't go on about the many other nuisance faults many i40 owners have suffered because anyone unhappy with their Hyundai ownership experience knows what to do when a replacement car is due. Maitland, your wife is obviously a pragmatic woman as so many of that strange species tend to be. Fortunately, we men have a marvellous capacity for filtering out many of the superfluous things ladies say, only retaining the important stuff. In fact, I've forgotten already what it was your good lady said! I take it then that I'm unlikely to bump into you any time soon perusing the latest model line-up in a Hyundai dealership. Of course I won't as I'm unlikely ever to drive another of their cars when there's such a huge breadth of automotive talent out there now and pristine, used examples of some up-market German cars can be picked up for less than the price of a new i40. Merry Christmas! Indalo
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    Just fitted these wiper blades. They are almost an exact match for the original Hyundai ones, so much so you'd never know they weren't. The plastic outer is identical. Picture1 Picture2 At only £15.90 delivered, why would you go to the main dealer?
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    I'm sitting a my dealer as i type having one of these fitted. I'll let you know how it works out.
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    Well 20 miles per day = petrol NO QUESTION Even if the 20 miles are driven from start to finish at 70MPH the DPF would still not complete a full regeneration cycle. Factor in also the extra purchase cost of the Diesel engine opposed to the petrol version and it would be very unlikely that you would own the car long enough to ever see a return let alone the extra cost of that engine paid for. With that kind of mileage do the maths and you will find the saving in fuel cost will be a single decimal pence on your typical journey. Unless you have circumstance changes on the horizon it would definitely be a petrol for me without even worrying about the DPF Andy
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    I guess the only thing to be aware of going the diesel route with your low mileage is that you might see significantly less mpg than you were expecting, 4000 of your annual miles being urban. Diesel engines don't like short, cold, stop/start running, they are better at it now than they used to be, but the DPF will clog up with that style of running and the DPF regeneration will kick in more often which uses more fuel again to run it. If your mix of driving is daily motorway and urban then you may have less of an issue here, but I think it would be wise to take into consideration the extra initial cost of the diesel, the additional daily cost of diesel over petrol and the higher servicing cost of the diesel, balanced of course against the higher VED of the petrol. As stated high 40's into 50's would be achievable with the diesel, low 40's with the petrol. How long does it take to make back the extra money on the diesel variant with ONLY a 10mpg difference? Only issue with what I have said might be finding a petrol one now, they have dropped it from the range (madness in my opinion, we don't all do the type of driving that warrants a diesel, but every manufacturer wants to push us that way!)
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    The horns were delivered this morning just after 7.00 am,never known a courier to be that early before,any way all fitted ,My hat goes off to you if you did the complete job in 30mins,i found I had to modify the connectors so as to fit the horns,then put tape around them to make sure they were secure.nice to have a proper set of twin tones.
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    new software version 7.4.5 out at www.navigation.com
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    Check out the i40 forum Tony. Several contributors there have had major difficulties with dealers and Hyundai UK. Indalo
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    Hyundai UK pictures of Wellhouse's i800 camper.
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    Hyundai has expanded its i40 model line-up following the addition of a new range-topping trim. Premium SE, which is now available on both i40 Tourer and Saloon, boasts an exceptional level of standard specification and also exceptional value for money too. Sitting above the existing Premium trim, Premium SE models will feature the items currently contained on the existing Comfort, Vision and Assist packs as standard. All three packs will no longer be available to order as optional extras. Standard equipment on Premium SE models now include heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats (outer only), xenon headlights with adaptive front lighting system, lane departure warning system and tyre pressure monitoring. Hyundai’s Smart Park Assist is no longer available to order on the range, however, the i40 Tourer now gains an electric power tailgate. Prices for i40 Tourer Premium SE start at £27,465 OTR for the manual Blue Drive and standard models with the automatic version costing £28,670. For the Saloon, manual Blue Drive and standard models start at £26,065 rising to £27,270 for the automatic. Tony Whitehorn, Hyundai Motor UK President and CEO, said: “The i40 has, and continues to be, a tremendous product to have in our range and to date it has sold in excess of 7,000 units since launch. The addition of the Premium SE trim to the line-up means customers now get even more comfort, luxury, convenience and safety features as standard, most of which are on-cost options with other rival mainstream D-segment cars.” The Premium SE i40 will be available with the 1.7-litre CRDi 136PS engine (including the Blue Drive variant) along with a choice of either a manual or automatic gearbox. Further to the addition of Premium SE, changes to the i40 range include the addition of driver’s electric lumbar support on all Active models and improved high-beam strength of standard and xenon headlights on all models. Furthermore, Hyundai will no longer offer the 1.6-litre GDI petrol derivative. Click here to view the news
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    Got my protector from here. Cheapest and easy to fit. Clear or black. I have a silver i40 and have fitted the transparent one. can hardly see it. http://www.caraccessoriesplus.co.uk/product/hyundai-i40-bumper-protection-foil.html
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    Wow, what can I say?? I did read the first post, the first person to mention Mercedes in this thread was you! I am perfectly happy with both my manhood and my i40, they are unrelated items, but if you wish to think that way then who am I to stop you? The points I was making about the i40 is that whilst some users have seen flaws, find me a manufacturer that doesn't, I overheard a conversation at my service centre when I was in picking my car up from its annual service where a chap with a brand new Citroen was being charged the best part of £1000 for non warranty repairs, I have friends with Fords, Vauxhalls, BMWs and Mercs who are never away from their respective dealers! I have owned Toyota, Austin Rover, VW, Nissan, Citroen (x2), Hyundai (x2), Subaru (x3) and more recently Hyundai i30, ix20 and now i40 in 26 years of driving of that is relevant to you. My fuel log is mostly based around town driving where the claimed figure from Hyundai for that engine is 34, if you check the dates on my log you will see that the entire log is over winter months and therefore the claimed figure will be difficult to achieve. I took the car to Durham last summer before I joined here and achieved almost 50mpg with only a couple of hundred miles on the clock and achieved 45 on the trip to Edinburgh and back which matches the published figures for my car pretty well, so yes in short I know that my car is capable of that, it is my choice of journey which prevents it more regularly! Paying less than cost price was not about insulting others, it is highlighting that in comparison to what I would have had to pay for other manufacturers comparable models I got a good deal, if that upsets you then I apologise! I was one of the people pushing Hyundai UK on their Facebook page to get the sat nav updated, but that does not detract from the fact that when I have needed to use it, it has worked well for me despite it's shortcomings, checking other manufacturers forums you will find many posts about inbuilt satnav gremlins and the extortionate costs associated with fixing them. I don't think anybody here is over the top with praise for the i40, your opinion is your entitlement as is everybody else's! I have never felt the need to share my experiences of my washing machine or coffee machine on the Internet, but I guess if we asked we could have an off topic section for such threads.
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    As far as I am aware, Hyundai are the only fully independent car maker in the world. They make everything in-house including the steel they use to make the panels. I'm sure in Korea the cars run on Hyundai tyres!
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    Hyundai have been making lots of things for a very long time, I would bet that the RAM in your PC is made by them and the containers that took them to the UK and the ships that took them here loaded and unloaded by the forklifts will probably have been made by Hyundai also, Does that make them bad? I don't think so, stock em high is not new, I remember it lead to the downfall of Austin Rover, cos their mantra was stock em high, make them unreliable and sell them dear! Let's have a think about the entire car industry and decide where Hyundai/Kia sit in relation. You could buy a Ford, but they have been in bed with Mazda in the past sharing engines and floor pans extensively and more recently people make a noise about the kudos of for example having a Focus RS, but Ford don't provide the engine, Volvo do! You could buy a Vauxhall, but that is just GM and what would be the point when you could buy a Chevrolet which is a Vauxhall at half the price? Same can be said of VW, people buy them for the badge snobbery, but why not save yourself some cash and buy the Skoda or Seat equivalent. On the flip side lets recognise that a VW is a cheap Audi! Sure Mercedes and BMW and the like have more prestige but they also charge through the nose for it, fine if you want to spend that kind of money but really are you trying to compare Hyundai with these brands, given the price an i40 is compared to a similarly sized/specced German car? The C class Tourer starts at almost £28000, the BMW 5 series Tourer starts at almost £33000 and you seriously expect the i40 starting at (much) less than £20000 to be of comparable quality? I think that you need to seriously consider the bang for buck and realise that Hyundai are not yet playing with the "establishment" but they are proving that the competition are actually vastly over priced for what you get. Thirty years ago a small company called Toyota were banging on the door of the UK, they had been on the go a long time before reaching our shores, also manufacturing Domestic appliances and forklifts in their native Japan and they had a reputation of being mechanically reliable but made of thin metal and not as good quality as Ford etc etc, but look at them now, the haters soon realised that they were getting great values for money which in turn translated to better profits for Toyota who then improved their brand through it. Hyundai have been at the start of that same journey, they are now at the point where they can improve the brand and it's image and in the process will loose some of their current consumers on the way. If you want to be a snob carry on, but don't think that buying German will be any better, Mercedes have just come out of a massive quality slump with their cars, many unhappy folks in the last 5 years on their forums and just think how p**sed off you would be if you had spent that extra £10k for that!! I would also point out that all Japanese and Korean manufacturers use a process commonly called LEAN in their plants which was actually pioneered by Toyota which is a PULL mechanism, a vehicle is only built when ordered which is why there is usually a lead time, they do not stack high anymore. A problem in South Korea will also have a small effect in the European market, Hyundai/Kia have one of the biggest car plants in the world based in Nosovice in the Czech Republic, as well as a large plant in India. The i40 is not yet made in these plants but every other model is.
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    It's all about the tyres.
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    So I went for it and ended up with the Thule 753's, Wingbars and 3107 kit. Easy to install, and panoramic roof still opens - phew!!
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    you input the postcode in the town/city field and will work from there
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    Bought an I40 Active two months ago. Love it.
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    I have found that first gear can be a bit stiff, especially when the car is cold. So it looks like it may be a design fault if others are reporting the same thing.
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