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  1. 6 points
    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.
  2. 5 points
    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.
  3. 5 points
    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
  4. 4 points
    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!
  5. 4 points
    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
  6. 4 points
    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?
  7. 4 points
    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
  8. 4 points
    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.
  9. 3 points
    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
  10. 3 points
    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 ?
  11. 3 points
    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.
  12. 3 points
    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...
  13. 3 points
  14. 3 points
    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.
  15. 2 points
    In that case with the ideal motorway journeys it must be some other reason like even a thermostat in some situations preventing correct regeneration. Regeneration relies on too many sensors to perform at their optimum , such a flawed system . It belongs in the bin !
  16. 2 points
    Seems to be a lot of strange things going wrong and being replaced under warranty. Let's get a list going recording these things so other members know to keep an eye on. So, what have you had go wrong, and what was replaced under warranty to rectify the issue?
  17. 2 points
    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
  18. 2 points
    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
  19. 2 points
    There you go Vinesy! This is a little used forum but inside 24 hours of posting, you have 7 replies to your request. As I hinted at previously, the replies demonstrate no common consensus and the answers from various correspondents do indeed reveal the model to be a 'mixed bag' in terms of how it's received by users. Re-reading your initial post, I'd exercise a little caution in any expectation you have that these cars regularly return 55 mpg. Those contributors to these pages who spend a great deal of time in fast-moving motorway or A-road traffic may well see that sort of number but many others never get anywhere near that kind of figure, even in the 'blue' versions. If a lot of your driving profile includes urban/suburban work, you will do well to reach the mid 40s. Anyway, it would be nice to know how you proceed with all this newly acquired 'insider knowledge' so perhaps, in due course, you could post again and appraise readers of your decision. Regards, Indalo
  20. 2 points
    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.
  21. 2 points
    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)
  22. 2 points
    You may choose more than one, if you own more than one
  23. 2 points
    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
  24. 2 points
    Lots of owner already been through this one and once again due to the poor quality of raw materials such as front discs & dual mass clutch. Infect its beginning to look like anything which has a moving part manufactured from steelI digress...... Other members can be found on this thread.... http://www.talkhyundai.com/hyundaiforumuk/topic/590-loss-of-coolant/page-2?hl=leak Andy
  25. 2 points
    New Software Version 7.5.8 out www.navigation.com
  26. 2 points
    I have just registered to this site to share my views on the 'experience' I have had from my I40. Back in March 2012 I acquired my new company car, my choice, a 1.7d premium estate top of the range. And here we are nearly three years later and 85K miles taking the time and trouble to register my opinions, which are completely factual, and having no association with any car manufacturer or indeed dealerships. Furthermore this is the first time I have replied to any car manufacturers forum. Well I can honestly say that this car has been the worst company car I have ever had the misfortune to drive. The list of issues are as long as my arm, and to date the dealership (who to be fair have done their best) has spend nearly 9K on service replacements, and warranty work. It has become a standing joke not only at the dealership (where I am number two in the breakdown hit parade, believe it or not there is another I40 with even more work done on it), but also my company. I am counting the days I finally get shot of this piece of Korean rubbish at the end of February. So I received my brand spanking new car and on the way home noticed the steering wheel was not central. Went to the garage, tracked it and was just as bad. Decided to do my own tracking at a local specialist dealer, at my own expense, and it was still out. In the end the dealer took the steering wheel off, and moved it to a new position on the steering rack. Good start. Then the rattles, first the passenger seat rhs rail runner. Greased and oiled, no better. New seat ordered from Korea, 8 weeks later fitted (and it was leather (god knows how much that cost, I only wanted the rail replaced!!). Rattles in the sunroof, and top of the windscreen. New rear mirror (electric later) it was fixed, but has now come back. Next came the steering wheel, started to get tacky with all the surface coming off, told it was my aftershave!! 900GBP later it was replaced. Then came the reversing camera, and the blue screen of death, or white noise on the head unit. Replaced FIVE times, still doesn't work 100%. Then they decided to change the whole head unit with the sat nav, still didn't fix it. Still broke. Next came the front offside brake disc which was making a noise on turning, it was warped, I had only done about 32K. Never mind, next issue was travelling along the M1 when an almighty crash above my head, the front glass between the main screen and sunroof completely shattered. Known fault, through stress. Then came rattles in the passenger seat, no joy, and it gets worse dependent on the time of year. Still just as bad. Oh well it couldn't get any worse....next I was losing coolant. Taken to dealer, it was apparently a radiator cap, a known issue. Ran for the next 3 months until on a trip to Suffolk, the engine started to retard, and the temperature gauge read 100% then zero. Stopped and looked at the expansion tank, completely empty. Opened the radiator cap, empty. Back to the dealer, it was a thermostat gasket!!. Still losing water, back to the dealer, no fault found despite the tank being empty. Looking at the forums we all know the issue. And so it goes on, noise coming from front suspension, no fault found, water condensation in the headlight units, and the appalling paint quality. I have genuinely just given up. If it was my private purchase, I would of been demanding my money back a long long time ago.The sat nav is very poor, when I first enquired over the sat nav it didn't even have full post code entry. The sound system is truly awful, if you want five live on am ensure you turn the bass down unless you want to hear your door trim resonating. You pays your money and you take your chance. Never ever ever again. The five year warranty might sound tempting, and the car might look good (great job on styling), but beauty is only skin deep, and this car is seriously flawed. If you are prepared to wait the 6-8 weeks for service replacements then that's your choice. I have driven Fords, Vauxhalls, Volkswagen, BMW, Mazda and others, but nothing comes close to Hyundai. I only have myself to blame, and will be doing my homework on my next choice..... You have been warned. PS forgot to mention, the automatic headlamp switch on/off has a mind of its own, Sensor replaced (under warranty of course) and it makes no difference. Also the front sensors have a mind if its own, parked once in front of a tree, and it didn't go off. The other week it went off with a bus over 50m away!!! I dread to think what the warranty bill at Hyundai UK is, it must be absolutely colossal.
  27. 2 points
    I'm sitting a my dealer as i type having one of these fitted. I'll let you know how it works out.
  28. 2 points
    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
  29. 2 points
    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!)
  30. 2 points
    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.
  31. 2 points
    Well after 2 years and 30,000 miles I have decided I have had enough of my i40 saloon and have traded it in against a Skoda Superb estate. Whilst it has not been a bad car on the whole, I have been underwhelmed by it. I did think about trading it in against an i40 estate but they seem to be holding their value. Wish the same could be said about the saloon! I know I have taken a hit by changing it after only two years (thankfully I didnt pay full price for it in the first place) but as mine is not only a saloon but the non blue drive version as well, it is only going to drop in value, especially now that Hyundai have said they are dropping all non blue drive versions. I have struggled to get more than 47mpg out of it when it spends most of its time on a motorway and with a growing family the saloon is just not practical. So I have changed to a superb greenline, less than a year old with only 4k on the clock. It is the entry level model so no dual zone climate or built in sat-nav, but at least it will do over 60mpg, will only cost me £30 to tax and will hold its value better with any luck. Things I will miss about my i40: The way it looks The fact that there are not many of them around. The styling of the dash and the blue lighting. Cornering headlights. Reversing camera. Things I wont miss: The shockingly bad headlights The poor fuel economy The restrictive boot Having to measure the roof each time I need to fit the roof bars. The automatic handbrake I must say in all honesty though I have loved being on this forum and having been on several in the past, this is by far one of the better ones. I might still visit from time to time as my wife still has her trusty i30 which we both love. I still have a set of unused winter tyres for an i40 if anyone is interested, and a set of Thule roof bars for the saloon. PM me if you are interested otherwise they will be on ebay soon. Bye for now.
  32. 2 points
    Here is the GDS diagram, in case you are having trouble getting the bumper off. Thanks, no1spaceman. i40 bumper.pdf
  33. 2 points
    new software version 7.4.5 out at www.navigation.com
  34. 2 points
    Hi all, Problem solved! It took only an mild irate email to Hyndai Denmark and in less that 1 hour they contacted the dealer and gave instructions to replace my wiper arm under Warranty! They have also informed me that in the next service (the first actually), they will replace one rear suspension arm under warranty as well. Apparently there is a recall in Denmark, where they have found that the arm is a source of noise in the trunk! More good news, at least in Denmark Hyundai as been great with warranty claims and service. Cheers, André
  35. 2 points
    It’s now a year since I purchased my new i40 1.7 CRDi 136PS Premium Tourer Automatic. The initial purchase was very pleasing: with a £3,800 discount because of the Affinity Scheme; I put the car on the road with all three packs (Comfort, Assist, and Vision) plus some other extras for about £25,000. This was £4,000 cheaper than deals I was offered on fairly basic estate models of the Avensis and the Mondeo. It was £5,000 plus cheaper than the Passat and Audi equivalents. The Mazda 6 estate range did not feature an automatic version and hence was not a contender. Over a small annual mileage (8,500) I have achieved just about 40mpg. Not brilliant but I do drive reasonably hard and it is a fairly large automatic estate. One of the vision pack headlights failed and was replaced under warranty. The cause could have arisen from me inadvertently driving though a large deep puddle at night. No other faults or failures have occurred. The car is pleasant to drive but lacking ‘grunt’. However, as most of time the car is operating in the southern counties with very high traffic density and speed cameras everywhere, lack of power is not the disadvantage it was thirty years ago. Then I drove ‘hot hatches’ before turning to high powered BMWs. In today’s world such vehicles are either carefully driven status symbols or the means of accumulating penalty points at a very rapid rate! The dealer who sold me the car has been, admitted with very little contact, very good. I paid £339 up front to cover the first three years servicing. Hence the first annual servicing completed today cost just £113 in total. I reiterate comments I’ve made before. Some i40 owners who have reported on this forum have good cause to be disgusted at the faults that have occurred with their i40 vehicles and/or the service offered by their dealers. However, I am delighted with my i40 in respect of expenditure, reliability, comfort, functionality, and the overall ownership experience. My view of my status is not determined by the car I drive although I have previously owned cars manufactured by BMW, Audi, Range Rover, Toyota, VW Group, Saab etc. Would I buy another i40 if continuing to live in the vicinity of London – yes! However, if I drove in less restrictive operating conditions than those prevailing in the UK, then the i40 would not be a contender - I would return to high powered BMW or Audi vehicles for the pure pleasure of being able to utilise the performance available.
  36. 2 points
    Here are the customers of Navteq (including Garmin) http://www.navteq.com/company_our_customers.htm The unknown is if there are different levels of software available for the manufacturer themselves to choose from. I have said it before and will say it again, browsing the web reveals many tales of woe from users of not only inbuilt systems but also stand alone ones and I wonder how many of these poor lost souls are the same people who think the world owes them a living and that they shouldn't have to do anything for themselves. Many news stories of sat navs taking people down one way routes, dead ends etc, there should perhaps be a common sense test before you are allowed to purchase stuff, I don't care how many times the nice lady tells me to go down that road, if it's a no entry I am not going there!! I recently had to go into the middle of nowhere in the North East of Scotland and asked the person just to give me her postcode and I would find her. No you wont she said, that doesn't work, everybody I have given that info too has not been able to find us. She then sent me a link to her property on Google maps and so I already had an idea in my mind of where I was going. I was also able to get the latitude and longitude co-ordinates for the place (they can be inputted directly to the Hyundai system) and I took the postcode from Google also. Went to the car and put in the postcode (which up here can be a very wide area!) and off I went following the sat nav instructions. I did not need the co-ordinates the system took me exactly to her house within the time frame it said it would, I personally have not seen any issues with the Hyundai system and I am very happy with it!
  37. 2 points
    Just had an email from those nice people at Navteq explaining that they have changed their corporate identity to 'Here'. I have to think that a bunch of their senior execs sat around a boardroom table and bandied around a bunch of suggestions for the new company name before settling on 'Here'. That makes it easier for me somehow to understand how their satnav product is so shit compared to Garmin and Tom Tom. Hey ho! Indalo
  38. 2 points
    Well, here goes, attempt to summarise first year and 20,000 miles. I am still very happy with the car, a 136 Premium with Assist pack. Warranty Claims; 1. Peeling steering wheel and gear knob- no quibble replacement 2. Lousy clutch - no quibble replacement 3. Lifting roof rails - no quibble replacement 4. Failing tyre pressure sensors - proactively identified by dealer BEFORE alarm went off Weaknesess: 1. Disappointing economy - remains at an overall average of about 43 mpg but since it's better than my last car (Accord Tourer) and tank is huge, I am satisfied 2. Main beam lights - poor but not intolerable 3. Sat Nav/entertainment system completely reset itself - Hyundai happy to replace entire unit if it repeats 4. Entertainment system second rate - seems a very odd economy to have made Strengths: 1. My dealer - best I have experienced (Pebley Beach, Swindon) 2. Great looking, well equipped car, very good value for money 3. Huge 4. Comfortable for very long runs 5. Servicing - inexpensive, convenient and professional 6. Sat Nav map update package I am quite unsettled to hear about the disastrous experiences of a few owners, but I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend the car. Despite the value to us of these forums, we must remind ourselves that the silent majority are (presumably) happy with their cars. If I can give any overall feedback to Hyundai, I think their supply chain quality control fell short of their aspirations for this car. Given they claim to make almost everything themselves (doubt this) then they have made some very unwise economies and/or rushed the car out as a completely new model. Shame, because in my view, with better QA and a more powerful, economic power unit this car would be an industry leader. It seems they also need to seriously investigate a few lousy dealers. Hope someone found this all interesting
  39. 2 points
    Hyundai UK pictures of Wellhouse's i800 camper.
  40. 2 points
    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
  41. 2 points
    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
  42. 2 points
    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.
  43. 2 points
    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.
  44. 2 points
    The engine suddenly starting up when sitting stationary happens when the charge in the battery drops below a certain level and would indicate to me that in real terms the charge is kind of "on the edge" of allowing ISG to work in the first place. I know of one i30 owner who has had problems with his ISG which was identified to the gel (not acid) battery not holding charge very well and never actually getting above the level where ISG would work properly. His daily driving routine was such that the battery was never really getting the chance to charge efficiently, you also have to remember that the BlueDrive versions alter the charge from the alternator depending on gradient ie if you ae going uphill then power is diverted from the alternator to the engine to maximise getting up the hill, and when going down, power is diverted from the engine to the alternator to provide "boost charge". The long and the short of it is that many short journeys on undulating roads will have a direct impact on battery charge level which in turn will have an impact on ISG operation. We have asked why the owner of the i30 was persuaded to buy a diesel, ISG version given that his daily routine is much more suited to the 1.4 petrol version, but he declined to comment............
  45. 2 points
    It's all about the tyres.
  46. 2 points
    Hi mav82uk, it would be helpful if you could post the software version etc that this car is on. Cheers Paul
  47. 2 points
    you input the postcode in the town/city field and will work from there
  48. 2 points
    Bought an I40 Active two months ago. Love it.
  49. 2 points
    What was the outside temperature? Did you have climate control switched on? Did you have other electrics on such as lights, wipers, heated rear screen? A combination of any of these things will prevent ISG working as cold temp needs more fuel to start up and electrics put a large load on the battery if the car is not running. ISG works best in summer ( if we actually get one), it's really not best suited to UK winters!
  50. 2 points