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hello i40 owners Thought I would share the misery that is my 2012 Hyundai VF i40 Active 2 litre petrol manual wagon. I bought this car in March 2014 from an interstate Hyundai Dealer, Woodleys, in Tamworth, New South Wales. I live in Melbourne Victoria, but used Woodleys' website to find the car, as manual wagons are difficult to find in Australia. The car is 2 years old, cost $20,500, has travelled 50,000kms, was a 1 owner and has a complete Hyundai dealer service history. I have travelled 500kms in the car over 6 weeks. The air conditioning has never worked, and I found the gearchange very difficult, especially trying to select first gear, even when warmed up. All gears are very difficult to select when cold. It took me a few weeks to realise it was not me needing to get use to the gearchange. I had read on this forum the gearchange is not brilliant on the i40. I have been spoilt by my previous 2006 Holden (Opel) Astra. I took the car to Melbourne City Hyundai on Monday 12th May. They found there was no air conditioning gas, so there must be a leak. They also found the clutch release bearing needs replacing, and has been rubbing on the clutch housing. They say the clutch housing is marked, and needs to be replaced, and is a manufacturing fault. On Friday 16th May they submitted a Prior Work Approval claim to Hyundai Australia. The Hyundai Australia warranty department are assessing the warranty claim. No one will tell me how long the warranty claim approval decision will take. If Hyundai Australia reject the claim, the car is covered by the 3 month/5,000km Statutory Used Car Warranty from Woodleys. Woodleys will not supply me a loan car, and deny any knowledge of the clutch and air conditioning faults when they sold me the car. Hyundai Australia may supply a loan car if the warranty claim is approved and if the parts supply are delayed. The clutch housing will need to be ordered from South Korea. No one can tell me how long the clutch housing will take to get to Australia. My family only has this car, so having it off the road is a big deal for me. Before buying the car, I checked the photos and information on the Woodleys website, checked the registration history, and spoke to the Woodleys car salesman. But I did not test drive the car, so I had to trust what Woodleys told me. Never again. Gerard
Well folks i am on my 3rd Clutch ... 4th clutch if you count in the factory fitted one... still no better... now in fairness they have replaced them under warranty.. but i am totally pissed off... i am unable to recommend this beautiful looking car to my friends because of this problem... The Problem is the pressure plate and it is amazing that these people cant come up with a solution.. I have a Toyota Avenses also,,, 130,000KM on the clock still the same clutch... i really regret making the switch..hopfully they will find a solution soon because i don't really want to take them to court... ;-(