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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Here is the GDS diagram, in case you are having trouble getting the bumper off. Thanks, no1spaceman. i40 bumper.pdf
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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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    I can't see them really being 5000K as to gain an 'E' mark they must be below around 4300K 4400K as above might be considered as emergency services. So 5000K is a bit of 'marketing' . Also they're not perceived as a true performance bulb as many reviews suggest unlike Osram Night Breaker and Philips Xtreme Vision so bit of an experiment as going to also try..
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    Hi Garethp I've been having same problems with fuel in oil .Turns out that the dpf was frigged.had that replaced (luckily)under warranty and new battery now isg works.and am returning low 60s mpg . Previously it was high 30s. Mine has 128000 on .Hope this helps cheers Sam
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    Yeh true say. 186bhp with egr and dpf still in I dont know the diameter its the standard one for Hyundai Yeh definitely. Saving up for the rest modifications lol - Gonna make this Baby sooo speedy and sexy lol!!
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    I bought it of Autotrader from Hyundai - Its just a annual service the car goes through via Hyundai - Il do the egr dpf after its had its service just to be safe lol
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    Yeah I've had that, yet another parking sensor fault
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    The rear o/s disc is definitely scored and I'd say in need of replacement. I've contacted my local garage and he has all the up to date diagnostic gubbens required for the job. Just need to get the price from him now for the replacement.
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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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    Garry, 'Westkent' is one of the highest mile-eaters in the forum so his comments are almost certainly relevant as to brake life expectancy. On the basis of what you told us about the dealer, I would be inclined to try either another main dealer or any well-recommended private garage business. Rear discs should easily manage double the mileage your car has covered before needing replacement As for the clutch, it would require some really serious abuse to wear it out at 36,000 miles and I doubt anyone with a car like the i40 would be likely to treat it so badly in the first three years to cause clutch damage. It is more likely to be a faulty component than wear and tear although that may have occurred as collateral damage, as it were. My only suggestion is that you get in touch with Hyundai UK and see what they have to say about what you have been told by the dealer. I know Hyundai did replace a fair few clutches in early cars but when they stopped building cars with 'dodgy' clutches, I couldn't say Best of luck with that. Indalo
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    Well I've just done the decoder ( coolant loss with no overheating and short engine replacement ) and the 18.1.12 built car ( 62 plate ) also has the engine factory as 084 Ulsan ( Korea ). So is this dispelling the myth of an Indian factory being responsible ?
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    I just purchased a 16 plate i20 Blue Drive Premium on 4th January. When I test drove it I didn't hear any creaking but this week it has developed the most annoying plastic creak from the dashboard as if it is loose or rubbing against something. I am going to take it in to be looked at but I am disheartened to read in every forum I can find that this seems to be a common problem now. I have owned a 2010 i20 Comfort for 6 years previous to this car. I didn't have a dashboard creak with that one. I had a windscreen rattle at speeds over 50 mph. I'll let you know if they solve it or what their remedial action was.
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    Well my 2013 plate because of the coolant lose issue had the bottom block replaced under warrenty. haveing said that I saw no evidence of any coolant lose at the time although main dealer said there was evidence of coolant in engine oil. I recieved new con rods and pistons at 30k so was kind of glad at the time.
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    I wouldn't swear to it but from memory, all the cases I remember being reported were from 2011-2012. Having said that though, actual examples which suffered the water-loss fault were small but nevertheless, I'd prefer to go for a later model if in budget. Indalo
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    I was passing my local dealer this week and popped in to see if they could say what it may be. Luckily they weren't busy so booked it in to check it out. If it was the motor it's under warranty. Turns out to be just the filter was clogged, and luckily they showed me how to unclog it for next time:) When I get some time I'll post how to do it as seems very easy (just need to Jack the car up).
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    If out of warranty I'm sure there's better weather proof ebay offerings .
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    Yes mate. Not smart enough to put up a picture though. Message me a number or email address. Will send over
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    Hi Colin I've had a i40 Premium Auto diesel from new for just over four years. Automatic gear box (DCT with paddles on the steering wheel) has presented no problems whatsoever. I only cover about eight thousand miles per year and I've been getting about 40mpg. I do have eighteen inch wheels but this has not caused any discomfort. Only two problems over that period: the first a partial headlight failure replaced under warranty without quibble notwithstanding it was quite possibly due to me driving into very deep water (unseen - from a river overflow) at night at speed. The second has just occurred; the rear view camera is intermittent and again without quibble the dealer is collecting and delivering my car today for a replacement to be fitted. Overall I remain extremely satisfied with the car as a means of getting from A to B reasonably quickly, very comfortably, and with a large amount of luggage etc. I do intend to retain it beyond the five year warranty period. Like Indalo I've had a motor home until recently when, having reached eighty years of age, I sold it. However, I did own caravans for about fourteen years before and only towed with an auto gear box. I always had a high power to weight ratio cars (2.5l + engines with good torque - BMW, Range Rover, Audi Allroad). The critical thing is to stick to the recommended maximum 85% caravan/car weight ratio. If your caravan/i40 combination meets this criteria then you should be OK. I have towed at 95% ratio but this was very demanding in crosswinds especially when high sided lorries are in close proximity. Some automatic gearboxes do tend to get hot when towing and require and extra cooler to be fitted. Certainly I never found this to be a problem but I never towed with an i40 auto. Hope this is helpful Colin. By the way, delighted to see that Indalo still features on this site even though he has purchased a Kia.
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    Don't have the stop start abbs , You must of read me wrong in earlier reply. any other reading you welcome mate.
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    Ah! You failed to mention previously that the car is an auto model. Obviously, that means the fuel economy won't quite be quite on a par with the manual model that most forum contributors drive. Nonetheless, you should still average a healthy figure, particularly if you have lots of out-of-town driving in your motoring profile. From what you have discovered about the car and what you report the dealer is prepared to do regarding warranty, i'd say, snatch his hand off if the price seems reasonable. If it is the top-of-the-range Premium model, it will be very well equipped with gadgets and gizmos but even the basic model isn't exactly shoddy in that regard. When all's said and done, the i40 Tourer represents a lot of car for the money and I presume if you didn't want a big car, you wouldn't even consider that model. Like some other forum users, I like big, spacious cars with good safety kit and large crumple zones front and rear. The i40 is no ball of fire but it is surprisingly quick from point to point, given that it's only a 1700cc lump under the bonnet. The models on 17" wheels tend to ride better than those on 18" alloys but they drive nicely enough so I'd say you could be looking at a real bargain if the price is to your liking. All the best, should you proceed with the purchase. Indalo
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    If the car has just been serviced then the mpg would of been reset , then if it's left ticking over for whatever reason before you drove it then that could be why it was showing a low figure.
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    Hi and welcome to the forum Colin. Apart from the indicated fuel consumption figure, you make no mention of how the car drove otherwise. Obviously, if you're not happy at all, you should walk away but was there something else you disliked? You can ignore that instant economy reading as the i40 diesel economy is about 40 overall, more if careful. Anyone would struggle to get much less than 40mpg in my experience. At such low mileage on a 2011 plate, I'd want to see service history. Is there any? There are plenty of cars out there for sale so if you are not at all happy, walk away. Indalo
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    I shall beat you to the change of wheels then Graham as I'm off to Yorkshire, wherever that is, tomorrow to collect my new Kia Sportswagon. I'm a bit averse these days to going anywhere north of Watford but car dealers here in the south-east don't seem to need to talk discount and I don't like to hear stuff like, 'We expect to sell at list price every one of these we can get Sir!' I think your choice of the Tucson is interesting Graham as, while I like the appearance and size of it, I was a bit underwhelmed by some of the rest of the spec. For example, having become accustomed to an EPB on the i40, I discovered that to have it on the Tucson requires the purchase of the top-of-the-range automatic model and it isn't even an option in any other model. The only ones that interested me were the 4WD models and the fuel consumption isn't much better than on the Santa Fe plus the tax is huge. If I were content to have 2WD, I'd ignore the model and stick with the i40 which is more spacious and a lot better on fuel and tax too, I think. Each to his own, of course and I can certainly understand that there comes a point when we all just feel like a change and that's where I'm at. As for the Warranty differences between Kia and Hyundai, for me, the Hyundai one is better with the 5-years RAC breakdown and recovery as opposed to just one year with Kia, although theirs includes European travel with the same rescue and recovery as in the UK. Evidently, they have a deal with the RAC whereby customers can purchase the continuation of that policy for something like £80 per annum - that doesn't sound like a great bargain to me but I haven't checked out the competition. I shall return here at some point and comment on how I find Kia's estate version of their large saloon compares with the sister i40 model. They seem to have constantly evolved the Optima while Hyundai has rather neglected the i40 range with only a mild facelift in 2014 the only change of any note since its inception in 2011. Anyway Graham, I hope the Tucson suits you and lives up to your expectations. Should we experience a bad winter this time round, I may well regret not purchasing 4WD, something I have intended to do for a long time. If your Tucson is 4WD, you will benefit in such a circumstance, indeed, even if it's only 2WD, the bigger, chunkier tyres and tread pattern will probably prove useful. Regards, Indalo
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    Picking it up on Saturday afternoon Nick Couple of niggles in my mind about the spec, especially the lack of front parking sensors on the SE NAV,
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    Be careful Andy and take a look at the small print. Mine is at 125k and the dealer is starting to highlight things that are only covered to 60k. Wheel bearings, suspension, big ends, etc. Annoying as they tell me I have a suspension issue at the rear, but it seems like it always has, and like I've always complained about since I got it so, who knows... I've made my final payment now but I've no idea what to do next. Nothing in the big wide world grabs my attention. The Kias are nicely styled though and, even though the warranty is limited to 100k there appears far fewer limitations. I've no such need for as big a car now, so will likely move down a level. What I would like is something that isn't boring white, grey, silver or black. Quite fancy a 'tangarine scream' focus ST or rallye green skoda rapid fastback! But, I have 13 months until mine is 5,so i guess I'll bide my time and eye what comes up... Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
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    Yeah, I'll have a play and see if it changes anything. I nearly always hear it when I'm stationary (either just started / at lights), but of course it's going to be easier to hear in those circumstances. Little annoyed to be honest - there are a few little niggles like that which are obvious - Hyundai picked the car up from me for its service, so they can't have not noticed some of these things themselves - but did pay enough attention to point out that my brakes 'probably' need replacing and the pollen filter was 'getting a little dirty' Still, now I'm back up to date with the servicing, might be able to get them to have a proper look at some of them
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    Understood Westkent and I hope you don't need to rely on Hyundai in that way. Changing the subject somewhat, I have spent the last few months chewing over which car to buy next. Cutting a long story short, I really don't know what to replace the i40 with....and I haven't completely ruled out another! At the moment, I'm waiting on a call from the local Kia chappie who's going to provide me with a test-drive in the the new Optima Estate as soon as one lands on his forecourt, probably mid-September. Aside from that, I really liked the Subaru Outback diesel with the CVT and 'Eyesight' kit. It's a bit juicy, expensive to tax but cheap to insure - much better to drive than the motoring journos would have you believe. I honestly think that some of them haven't actually driven one because the CVT mods that Subaru have applied transform the way it operates compared to Toyota, Nissan and Lexus models. They still talk about it producing screaming revs under load and that really isn't the case any longer. In any event, why would you want to drive a Subaru AWD like that? The Audi and Merc dealers have pretty well pissed me off with their attitude, (not for the first time), so I'm inclined to stick with the long-warranty brands, Hyu/Kia/Mitsu/Suba/Toyo and even the 4yrs of Renault. 'After all sir, it is a Mercedes!' doesn't really cut it these days. I have even considered Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Volvo and Skoda but I'm in no rush. I'll probably get fed up in the end and just something on a whim but I'm doing nothing till I have driven the Kia. As I'm older and less flexible these days, getting into and exiting a car is a little more important than it used to be. In that regard, the Subaru Outback is excellent; no climbing up or ducking down - it really is easy access and egress but Top Gear wouldn't think to tell us that! My biggest disappointment recently has been the Tucson which is beautiful to look at, (as SUVs go), but really poorly finished inside with lots of brittle plastics and an uninspiring dashboard. Also, the electronic parking brake we have all become familiar with is only available on the very top-of-the-range auto model and not on the manual - weird! Toyota have built an equally uninspiring dashboard and facia into their RAV4 model which I find really off-putting. If it wasn't for the fact that I suspect Hyundai will bring out a new i40 soon, I could be tempted into the present model, (top-of-the-range) but I hate being caught on the cusp when suddenly, your new car is the old model! I like the fact that they have actually provided bi-Xenon headlamps with the vision pack now where previously it was only projection lamps on high beam which were awful. Any suggestions gratefully received in case I'm missing out on any real gems. Regards, Indalo
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    Gareth, maybe you need to brush up on your reversing mate.
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    All sorted and fixed..... will give full update tomorrow (day off)!
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    All the best with that, Numbers! Indalo
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    Oh dear..... I should have known better! Well, it's now monday 9/5/16, and the diesel specialist didn't manage to get an early start on the car, but no problem, it wasn't actually booked in until today. I thought I would just phone them for an update around midday, as they had quoted a four-hour job.... (Silly, silly me!)........ The truth is,they haven't even started it yet, because (wait for it....) they don't have the unique tool to remove the injector pump, as they haven't changed one on an I40 before, which was not what I was led to believe. All is not lost however, as despite the tool agent not even listing the tool, the garage, being a diesel specialist, does a fair amount of work for the local Hyundai dealership, (I'm guessing as Hyundai don't know how to fix their own cars.) So....... they are in the process of trying to beg, steal, or borrow the genuine Hyundai tool from the Main Dealer. I was beginning to get palpitations, and called my own garage to ask if I should start panicking, or if I should have stuck with the main dealer in the first place, and they said it would be fine, and they were pretty sure the main dealer wouldn't refuse to loan the tool, as the diesel specialist I am using regularly pull Hyundai's chestnuts out of the fire when they get a difficult diesel to deal with. What a learning curve!!!! I mean, how the trade works!!! The plot still thickens.... As the car is off the road, and won't be back in one piece for at least another couple of days, I am now going to miss my annual council Plate Test, meaning I can't use the car for work until it passes a re-scheduled test, (which I can't book until I have the car back - Arrrrrrgh!!) and then may have to wait several days for a cancellation spot in their diary. Already been off work for a week, and no clear idea when I will be back earning, oh the joys of "so-called" self-employment! I have, in front of me, an application for shelf-stacker/general retail assistant at the local Coop convenience store. It is 80% complete. I could actually have a new job before I get my car back! Either way, wish me luck!! Take care all, and speak soon.... Numbers
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    OK, next installment...... The diesel specialist ran a complete test on all four injectors, and they all got bit green ticks against every box, and are now fitted back in the engine. Not bad, considering the mileage (130k miles). What isn't such good news, is the problem has been narrowed down to the injector pump... Which is due to be removed and inspected tomorrow. Also not so good is the fact the pump is chain driven, and it is an internal chain, so my garage have said it would make sense to let the diesel specialist do the repair, as they have all the specialist tools, and they are, erm.... specialists! Fingers crossed it's just a seal kit required at £30 - £35, rather than a rebuilt/replacement pump (thick end of £400). Of course in either case there is labour on top, and the specialists have quoted 4hrs at £86 per hour inclusive (£344) Cost so far: £139 For removal/testing/refitting four injectors (Ouch!)(Unfortunate, but had to be done first, no problem with that). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Unrelated update..... The car is due its 140k mile service later this month, in addition to it's annual "Plate Test" by the local authority. I will be getting the front discs and pads replaced at the service, they are the original discs, running the second set of pads, not bad I think. Not expecting any other shocks, as all else seems fine, however, whatever crops up will be dealt with and fixed/replaced as advised by my trusted garage! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Conclusions so far........ So, So, SO glad I have always been such a nerd, and checked the oil DAILY... That was the first and only warning I had that something was amiss. Remember, there were NO other symptoms. The engine was running fine, no coolant loss, no DPF/engine management lights... I'm guessing it would have continued unnoticed until the engine broke into "Uncommanded Runaway Acceleration" and started running on it's own heavily diluted lubricant. (Scary). CHECK YOUR OIL REGULARLY FOLKS! ....IT PAYS DIVIDENDS! Also, big respect to my regular garage for doing stuff in the right order, and also recommending the repair is entrusted to the diesel specialist. That is exactly what I want from a garage. I will keep you all informed as things progress.... it is thursday today, with luck, I could be back on the road tomorrow evening, and working saturday. Regards, Numbers
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    No job report and the dealer hasn't told you what as actually been done to YOUR vehicle ? I'm sorry but that just wouldn't sit right with me. Having had warranty claims refused in the past not by Hyundai I might add, its always the been the old job reports which have proved that the fault was never rectified and even helped me with a suspension warranty claim with Renault UK after 4 years as I could prove that Renault had worked on the issue many times within the 3 year warranty period but never actually replaced the offending part which was suddenly identified once the car was out of warranty. My worry would be that Hyundai only warrant the clutch for 2 years hence I would want to know exactly what work has been carried out to validate a clutch claim outside that period. BUT if you are happy with the results I suppose all you can do is travel hopefully
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    I have a 2012 iX35 Premium CRDi 4x4 and in addition to the seat foam disintegrating on the drivers seat the forward/aft seat adjustment bar is faulty even when pulled upwards as far as it will go the seat runners click and jam against each other. I shall be reporting this to the dealers when next service due in the New Year. I think the iX35 is a rather good vehicle but is rather let down by poor quality issues and suspect/cheap materials. The company needs to try harder in this respect as they are banging on about moving the marque up market. I shall be thinking long and hard about buying another Hyundai when replacement time comes around.
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    I've posted favourable comments on my i40 blue drive style saloon (diesel 136ps) which I've enjoyed for most of the 18 months and 32,000 miles I've covered. But in the last two months my requirement in a vehicle changed dramatically as I my commute doubled the number of people in the car from 2 to 4. All of us are larger than average people and this is where the i40 struggled, sitting so low the front scuffing the road surface if rough at low speed or heavily undulating at speed....and don't mention the awful London side streets with humps that now beach the car horribly if I try to pass over them with wheels each side, so I have to slow and bump over them. I've read on this forum how the car does sit low under load and I can also sadly report that the driving pleasure even cruising on the motorway is now negated by the bouncy ride and plastic scraping on the road surface at two points on the motorway portion if taken over 65mph and three road humps in SE London that gouge the underside unless I am pinpoint accurate in the angle of my approach. So, having 36k on the clock and coming up 2 years old (I'm second owner having bought a 2 month ex-demo for £6k under list), the car needing soon new tyres and wiper blades plus a 40k major service, I've decided now is the time to accept my workhorse cannot now cope with the new demand of extra passengers I make daily of it. If I carry on through the winter into next year I'll have an almost 3 year old saloon with 60k on the clock and potential MOT issues with the continually scraped underside, plus it will cost me another £6k depreciation over the £6k I know I've lost according to a Kia dealer......yes, upon looking at the ix35 and the Sportage I am defecting to Kia. In 10 days I'll be the proud owner of a brand new black edition sportage and have a £2k rebate in my back pocket and monthly payment of just £270 on PCP. Hyundai could not do as well (surprisingly) and in any event the Sportage seems to just have the edge on it's close 'brother' the ix35. In conclusion, both the Korean companies offer increasingly better build quality and lots of kit for a lot less than European rivals but perhaps the engineering side of things is still behind other makers as a medium/large saloon should be able to cope with four overweight passengers. I've tested the Sportage under load and all people report a better, more composed ride so for about £6k or more on a similarly equipped Ford Kuga I'm sticking with the Koreans.
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    1. My self esteem is fine thank you, I am proud of who I am, what I have achieved, my wife and my daughter and all the things I own including my woeful, underpowered i40. 2. The Freudian statement was actually directed at the pop YOU had at me before where you decided that because my opinion differs from yours meant I was making up for my manhood being lacking, your words not mine! 3. The DPF thread and the moaning of various lower mileage diesel owners about their consumption highlighted that indeed consumption is higher for a variety of reasons including air temperature, DPF regeneration, driving style etc. I considered that thread to have been both informative and enlightening and indeed may even have dispelled some myths surrounding DPF. Surely the conversations that took part in it are exactly what these internet forums are for? There was an article on the Top Gear site just a couple of weeks back highlighting real world vs official consumption figures and many of the big names are responsible for the worst. 4. The motoring press should be taken with a pinch of salt, these are the same people who repeatedly claimed that yet another car had stolen the Golf's crown, somehow the Golf always managed to wrestle it back before the next challenger came along. It is also well known that some of the larger manufacturers are in cahoots with the press and therefore will never get a bad or even indifferent view of their products. 5. Why start a thread about insurance if you don't want responses? Again the point of a forum is to share information, what people should be taking from that is to get over the old British way of just accepting the renewal quote (yes the majority of people still do that) and getting themselves some alternative quotes. It is not about saying how clever am I, there are too many variables in insurance for anybody to make that claim. 6. I find it hard to believe that I am the only owner lucky enough to not have had any major problems with my i40, more realistically I am the only one on this forum willing to be vocal about being satisfied. I have said before the very nature of human beings is that they will ONLY be heard when something is wrong. Also manufacturer specific insurance from any brand is regularly a MUCH higher price than what you can get by shopping around, it is in the same boat as dealer vs independent servicing, but just as some will not use an independent mechanic for their in warranty servicing, some believe they are getting a better product from the manufacturer. Your comment about sheep shows nothing more than a lack of knowledge about this area of the UK, Aberdeen is amongst the most expensive cities in the country to live in, general costs here match London and we don't get a weighting. 7. Hyundai's customer experience is not the best I agree, however they are not any worse than Subaru who as stated I have had experience of and a friend of mine who is service manager at a multi-franchise dealer who includes Hyundai has less issues with Hyundai parts than he does with parts from Mazda, Citroen and Fiat. They all need to have a good look at themselves. As stated in my original post I think that there are lots of posts in here where your contribution and mine are valued, I just dont understand your need for sarcasm about any opinion which does not match yours, what makes your opinion the be all and end all? This is also not hiding behind an internet persona, I would happily have this conversation with you over a beer face to face. Brian
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    Did I touch a nerve Bumpkin or have you been at the gold stuff kept in bottles? It seems at every opportunity, you feel the need to 'talk up' the i40, particularly the petrol model which very few bought and as a consequence, has been dropped from the range. Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones who is yet to suffer any fault with your car but it is illogical to praise highly the i40 in the face of considerable evidence from the motoring press, Glass's Guide, fleet managers and online reviewers to the contrary. In the recently published 2014 Consumers' Association Survey of estate cars, the i40 ranked 28th, yes 28th! Their consensus opinion is that the i40, among a raft of other pretty ordinary estates, is that it is 'worth a look'. Those are not my words. The well-regarded estates merit a 'recommended' tag and most of the cars one might perceive as direct competitors appear in that group. The scores and list placements are achieved through a combination of professional road-testers' opinions and membership responders, which is about as fair a method of real-world comparison as anyone could hope to achieve. Now, you may wish to belittle or trivialise the opinions of people whose day job is to actually road-test, appraise and compare cars but they have the benefit of objectivity, something few motorists have unless they spend all their spare time extensively road-testing cars. After many years in the motor trade and always having lived in a multi-vehicle household, I have been able to drive lots of different cars, vans and trucks. That provides me with a small degree of objectivity but perhaps more importantly, if you had read through my posts properly, you would have found that I have never slated the i40. I have certainly highlighted several specific faults and shortcomings repeatedly and I am a strong critic of the parent company and their business model. As for the car, it's ok but just so we're clear, that's all it merits in my view; just an ok. In your Freudian paragraph, I think you may have revealed more about yourself than about me but I sincerely hope you feel better after your little rant. However, going back to the merits or otherwise of the i40, the recent thread about diesels and the DPF was enlightening but badly skewed by the opinions of dedicated petrol heads, you being one of them. One would need to search hard for any posts in this forum about replacement DPFs being required in the i40 model. Of course, there will be some but the vast majority of i40 owners will never need to replace that item in the life of the car. Most diesel buyers are perfectly aware that diesels demand a premium over similar petrol cars in the model line-up but weighing up fuel costs over a given period, plus the much better mid-range pull the turbo diesels provide, causes many to plump for the diesel. My car has been returning a genuine 47-48 mpg consistently over recent months and I do little M-way work. That, as you know, disappoints me hugely but it's a lot more than I would achieve over the same territory and a it's a better drive, to boot, than either of the petrol-engined alternatives on account of that better mid-range torque. One of the problems with these online forums is that it provides opportunity for people with low self-esteem to project an unchallengeable image of themselves, usually in the form of a statement boiling down to, 'How clever am I?' Recently, I mentioned an episode with my insurance. I didn't want to, or need to, know how much others pay for their car insurance. Nevertheless, there were a few responses, apparently proud to proclaim they had purchased insurance at astonishingly low rates. Why do people need to do that? Those who live in areas populated more densely by sheep than humans tend to get better rates, by and large. I am absolutely certain that those enjoying low-premium insurance would not be happy to pay the premiums required to insure cars in Islington, Haringey or the like. My recent experience of things Hyundai has simply diminished my opinion of the brand; their Hyundai Accident After-Care just creates further bureaucracy at a time when you really least need it and the insurance available from a company that Hyundai license to use their name is more expensive for me than most. In case you didn't read that post properly Bumpkin, (1) I think the i40 is no more than ok in the large estate car sector and (2) I think the company falls well short of the service level one is entitled to expect these days from the global players in the car market. Indalo
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    Hi Meli40, i have the Style i40 Blue Drive and have towed with this. Our van was only 1250Kg fully laden so pretty light. It towed a dream down the motorway in 6th gear with absolutely no problems. Pulling away required the extra revs but that is how the car is anyway without towing. The autohold is most definetly a must. You stop, whether on a hill or at a junction, the EPB is applied and then you just pull away with absolutely no issues. Another godsend of a button is the one to switch the reversing sensors off while reversing with the van attached - nice and quiet Anyway Good Luck with the tow, i'm sure you will have no issues. Regards Burgo
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    I also noted this with the dealer's demonstrator (i40 tourer premium) car I was given till mine arrived (mid December). I told the dealer and he has since taken it to a specialist. In the meantime I was given a saloon premium which, sadly also pulls to the left, but not to the same extent (the saloon car will pull to the right too if the camber is strong enough). Although one was the touerr and one was the saloon, both are non blue drive premium with the big 18" wheels. (Not sure if this has anything to do with it....). I was told that it could be a simple wheel alignment fix, or worse case scenario .... a new steering rack!!! I can assure you I will be testing this when my car arrives....