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Everything posted by indalo

  1. Before today, I had never cleaned the inside of my front screen on the i40. Now, I have owned other cars with a steeply-raked windscreen but I don't remember any of them being as difficult to clean as this one. To be fair, it has been a damp day and I was using the only glass-cleaning product I could find indoors which happened to be Tesco's glass cleaner which didn't seem very good at all in use. Any recommendations of a good product or might I just as well use washing up liquid and warm water or newspaper & vinegar? Indalo
  2. Welcome to the forum 'WhiteBear'. There is quite a bit of material in the i40 branch so you may find answers to any queries you may have by checking out the various topics. By and large, the i40 has proved to be a decent car and is an attractive alternative to other large saloons and estate models available for similar money in the UK. There's a few regular correspondents who can provide you with information about the model's performance, economy and reliability long-term and over high mileages so if you have any problems, I'm sure those guys will point you in the right direction. My i40 has gone, replaced by a Kia model, but I have no issues with Hyundai as I think their business model is pretty good and the cars they are producing these days are worthy contenders in each market segment. Not everyone keeps a car long enough to make the 5-year warranty worthwhile but it does reflect a confidence in the product that most competitors are not prepared to match. I sincerely hope your i40 serves you well and provides low-cost motoring for you. Indalo
  3. That's a strange one 'aldredd'. Obviously, you are talking about a different bleeping arrangement from your normal parking sensor alert and I can't say it's something I experienced with my i40. Perhaps one of the other frequent correspondents can shed some light on the matter but all I can think of is that you may have a faulty sensor. Maybe a bit of damp? Indalo
  4. You might wish to check in the settings to see which software the system is running. You can find out from the Navteq site how the latest system is numbered. The attached link is not necessarily what you want but it at least leads to the Navteq site and you can take it from there. The reason I mention it is that a car no longer within the dealer network may not have had the most recent software/firmware update. That being the case, any system glitches such as you describe might well be cured in the course of updating the system. I'm presuming here that Hyundai are still using Navteq for the satnav and hadn't moved to another supplier for 2014 cars. My 2016 Kia uses Tom Tom for example. https://www.navigation.com/is-bin/intershop.static/WFS/Navteq-Site/Navteq/en_GB/documents/Hyundai/Hyundai Instructions English.pdf Indalo
  5. I'd call that a result Garry! I'm not at all surprised that there was a fault with the clutch, rather than friction plate wear which would be most unusual at that mileage. That meant the difference between warranty work and the emptying of your wallet! As for the brakes, I think you're quite right to have them done elsewhere. As 'aabs' and 'Westkent' have indicated, brake pad replacement isn't beyond the competence of a decent non-franchised repairer or indeed anyone reasonably familiar with car maintenance DIY. While the rear pads could be in need of replacement, the actual discs are probably fine. Rear brakes only provide a small proportion of the job of bringing a vehicle to a halt, the fronts doing the lion's share. If it were me, unless the rear discs prove to be either badly worn, (measurable and usually obvious to the naked eye and a fingernail test), or warped, (unusual), which is difficult to see but can be measured on a clock gauge, I'd simply replace the pads. In the course of rear brake examination, the cause of a sticking handbrake should come to light. Given that you have been saved the clutch replacement costs, I'd be inclined to let your favoured non-Hyundai repairer check out the handbrake and pads. Indalo
  6. Welcome to the forum Jamie. With the greatest of respect, I know from experience that the i40 battery is very well placed for easy access. If you are daunted by the idea of attaching charger terminals or jump leads, then I suggest you ask a friend or neighbour, perhaps more familiar than you with such matters, to help you. Indalo
  7. Hi 'Admodz' I'm really sorry to hear of your litany of problems with your i40. My understanding is that those porous engine block problems were fairly rare but you seem to be the exception to the rule. Really, I think you should reveal the name of this Hyundai dealer so that other owners in your part of the country can make an informed decision as to which Hyundai dealer they entrust their car for service and repair. Most owners praise Hyundai for their general customer care and certainly, the company has demonstrated a willingness to sort problems that goes above and beyond that of many other carmakers. All the best for the future, Indalo
  8. Sadly 'aldredd', it is symptomatic of a clutch fault. Slippage though, is not necessarily the result of a worn friction plate but can be caused by oil contamination or any physical obstruction, (even a carpet) which may prevent the pressure plate locking the centre plate to the flywheel securely. Although a clutch can easily last double the mileage of your car and more if carefully driven, at 86,000 miles I'd be inclined to let the dealership diagnose the problem as it is unlikely to get any better. I have no idea how much a replacement clutch might cost but unless there is a clear manufacturing defect, (unlikely after 86,000), it won't be considered warranty work, supposing it is still under 5 years old. Let's hope it's not ridiculously expensive! Regards, Indalo ps I'm not suggesting you are not a careful driver
  9. i40

    There are several conditions that need to be met for the ISG system to work effectively. Generally, heavy winter usage of the various electric bits precludes the system from working consistently, leading to some owners believing their car has a fault which is usually not the case. You can always book the car in at the dealership and ask that they check it out, if you feel there really is something wrong. Indalo
  10. Sounds like either there's a connection which has come adrift or dud bulbs/no bulbs at all. I really don't know how easy or otherwise it is to access the bulbs but that's what I'd be looking at next. If it's difficult, I'd suggest leaving it until it's due its next service and I'd get the dealer to sort it while it's with them. Alternatively, if it's important to you and your next service is some way off, book it in for investigation and let them diagnose the problem. It's not as if there's any expensive parts likely to need replacing. I think they are referred to as puddle lights. Indalo
  11. 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
  12. I think I must have misunderstood? If the OP had just said the price quoted is for a battery, I'd have understood and suggested buying and fitting one from a major online supplier for a lot less money. I thought there was a fault elsewhere with the ISG and you didn't know what the acronym meant. Indalo
  13. Is there a reason why this shouldn't be a warranty repair? Indalo
  14. Come on 'WK', get with the programme! How about, 'Intelligent Stop-Go'? Indalo
  15. Welcome to the forum Frankie. The mind boggles as to why anyone would find a need to leave the tailgate open for such time that it might be detrimental to the battery's state of charge but that's really none of my business. Never having required to do that, I'll hazard a guess and suggest that the simplest solution may be to remove the bulb(s). I shouldn't think that would be too difficult to accomplish. Obviously though, there must be a switch somewhere in the vicinity which is actuated by the opening and closing of the tailgate but even if you identify such a switch, you would then need to use some ingenuity to keep it in the 'light off' position for the duration. Removing the lens cover/diffuser and extracting the bulb(s) sounds easier to me. Indalo
  16. Got to be worth a punt 'Westkent'! If it doesn't do the trick, you'd better have a plan B ready though I wish you luck with it. Indalo
  17. That's not good 'Westkent'. I remember using Radweld about 45 years ago but in the end, it required a replacement matrix which in itself wasn't too expensive - it was just having to rip out half the car to access the connections that made it an unpleasant job! I wish you luck with the Radweld but maybe it's coming to the time when you need to think about a replacement vehicle, if not new, perhaps one with low mileage and plenty of warranty left. Indalo
  18. Although I never experienced that problem during my time with an i40, I believe the filter may well be blocked but I shouldn't think it's a difficult task to undertake in order to clean it. In fact, I'm pretty sure some forum members have actually done it. The reason the mesh needs to be fairly fine is to prevent the jets becoming choked with impurities in the mixture while being poured into the reservoir from various cans, filler funnels or bottles which may not always be scrupulously clean. If spray fails to come from both jets and you can hear the motor, it does rather lend itself to a blocked filter unless a hose has become disconnected. Best of luck in getting it sorted cheaply, Indalo
  19. There is no timing belt on i40s - it's chain-drive and I can't recall any problems being reported in these pages. Beyond a coolant-loss problem affecting very few early models, not too much goes wrong with the i40, relative to other brands. Oh, early models had parking sensors which proved problematic but later models seemed ok. Indalo
  20. 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
  21. From memory, there were several reports of dashboard creaks and rattles on i40 models but I can't remember if any were mended under warranty. A search of old posts about rattles might bear fruit. In my own case, I suffered some creaking, mostly from the nearside half of the dashboard/facia which I resolved by a little judicious use of silicone spray between window glass and plastic facia. It silenced the creak and lasted several months before I had to repeat the treatment. Rattles, unfortunately, are rather more difficult to isolate and gain access to. I hope you can get it sorted as I know what it's like to have to put up with such irritations. Indalo
  22. It's not unreasonable to expect the infotainment system to function correctly for 4 or 5 years, indeed, such is the reliability of modern solid-state electronic componentry that the unit should last just as long as the major mechanical parts such as engine and transmission IMHO. I hope Hyundai honour their warranty although I'm not sure about the length of guarantee specifically in regard to the display and associated parts. It may differ from other parts of the car so please keep us posted on the outcome. Indalo
  23. Forgive me for stating what may be obvious to you but as we're talking about a bluetooth connection here, have you tried clearing the device, (your phone) from the list of known gadgets? Somewhere, there should be the option to 'Forget this device' and that allows you to set up again from scratch, as it were. So many of these electronic connections can throw up inexplicable (to me) glitches from time to time but as often as not, disconnection and reconnection resolves the issue in an equally inexplicable way. My knowledge of things electronic, like computers, was gleaned in the 1960s so you will understand that if it can't be fixed by use of a hammer, duct tape, WD40 or superglue, I'm rather at a loss. Indalo
  24. Today my instrument panel displayed a message to the effect that my key fob battery is low. Later, on re-starting after doing some Xmas shopping, it did it again. On getting home, I replaced the battery and all seems ok now. I'm still trying to work out how the car knows! Indalo
  25. From memory Johnny, the little pcb inside the unit retains its information although I don't know for how long. Certainly, it keeps it for long enough to accomplish the change-over and no re-programming should be required. All the best with it. Indalo