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Hyundai i30 GD (2012-2016) Questions & Answers

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30 questions from our users

joe
joeasked

Hi what does the red flashing light above the rev camera gd-02 mean

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Kerry
Kerryasked

The camera cover on my 2015 i30 is jammed in the open position. What causes that to happen?

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Raelene H.
Raelene H.asked

Car won't start every now and then - a message comes up saying there is no key nearby where in fact there is. We have two keys and seems to start with one but not so well with the other - do they have a battery which perhaps needs to be changed ?

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Geoff
Geoff

Most keyless fobs have a small battery. You should be able to hold the suspect key fob up to the start button (as close as possible). The start button creates a small electric field that will enable the fob to respond if it is close enough.

Carol Hall
Carol Hallasked

The AUX, iPod USB on multimedia GD-02 have disappeared from screen so cannot use iPod in car. Did get an error msg but disappeared before I could write it down.
How do you fix this

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Karen
Karenasked

why is my car cutting out when im sometimes slowing down? when this happens I have to turn engine back on and press on the excellorator to restart, on doing this the ESP comes on and stays on until I stop the car.

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Leigh H.
Leigh H.asked

What does GD stand for?

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Simon
Simon

It's just the model code for this generation of i30. The first generation i30 was the FD, followed by the GD and then the PD.

Sandra Goldie
Sandra Goldieasked

Does my car headlights have auto off function?

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amandeez
amandeezasked

My 2013 is just out of warranty and the Xenon globe has gone and Hyundai want to charge me $410 to fix it.

I rang Hyundai Care and they weren’t helpful at all, saying I have to wear the cost. But the dealer told me they never see this happen with Xenon globes, especially when the car is still relatively new.

As of two days ago the airbag light is now also permanently on. The car has only done 89,000 km’s and is well taken care of.

Anyone know if they will fix the airbag issue for free given the car is just out of warranty and a safety concern?

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My globe blew around that same time. If you look on the forums that's normal, of course Hyundai won't tell you that. My airbag light also came on, but it was under warranty so they had to fix it. If you contact fair trading and ask them where you stand in regards to a reasonable expectation of the airbag lasting longer that only 80000 KS, you may find that they have to fix it. Especially when you tell Hyundai that you are getting fair trading involved.

jule61
jule61asked

I have a 2012 GD i30 diesel and the boot won't open. Happened out of the blue. Tried spare remote. New batteries. Nothing works. Is there a way to open it from the inside? I can fold seats down and get access. I see a slot with an arrow and a pic of the tailgate up in the air. Do you slide a screw driver in direction of the arrow or something?

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Davo
Davoasked

I have an I30 2015 model and the Multimedia display is unreadable during the day, even when its in the shade. Is this just a really bad design or is there a way to adjust the brightness?

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Rachel
Rachel

Hi Davo,
There is an option to set the brightness to either day, night or an automatic mode in the 'display' option in the 'settings' section on screen, if you choose automatic mode it should always be the right brightness.

Davo
Davo

Thank you Rachel, I will try that

Omcd
Omcdasked

2015 i30 AC buttons don’t work. All fan and vent buttons still work. No blown fuses either, any help?

1 answer
Jaymate
Jaymate

Take it to a local Hyundai service center or your local mechanic.

Rod
Rodasked

Why does my sensor beeper stay on once I revert Reserve? Why does my reversing sensor stay on once I select reverse gear?

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Lyn R
Lyn Rasked

My hatch is jammed. Can hear the click but it won't open. Crawled through the back seat but can't even unlock it from the inside. Anyone else had this or could give some tips to try?

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Deb17
Deb17

Ours is the same 2013 model. Hubbi took it to the Mechanic at his work today. He said the latch has seized. Ours opened from the inside. Airbag light is on, being repaired next week & tapping sound in motor on startup. All happened at the end of 5 year Warranty within the same couple of weeks. Starting to think the 2013 model is a lemon. Had a 2010 no issues at all & also have an I35 2015. We are having the airbag light which is from the steering wheel fixed at no cost.

jule61
jule61

same happened with my 2012 GD i30 diesel. Five year warranty expired in Dec 2017 so no longer covered. I've read about people getting something wedged in there, but mostly it seems the latches seize. Somebody recommended a good lube one you get it open to restore it to working. That's what I plan to do if I can just get the ruddy thing open.

amandeez
amandeez

My 2013 is just out of warranty and the xenon globe has gone and Hyundai want to charge me $410 to fix it. The airbag light is now also permanently on. The car has only done 89,000 km’s and is well taken care of.

Anyone know if they will fix the airbag issue given the car is just out of warranty and a safety concern?

Ceo A
Ceo Aasked

Good day,

I have a 2013 Hyundai i30 6 speed manual. However, when I place the manual transmission into reverse I am getting a loud grinding noise sometimes. However, if I place the vehicle into reverse while the vehicle is turned off, it goes into reverse smoothly. Can you please tell me what is the issue here? I have change my master clutch cylinder and also my slave cylinder due to this issue and no solution.

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Sohel
Sohel

Hi I’m sorry to say that I don’t have any idea about your issues. Better go to a good mechanic. Good luck.

Lyn R
Lyn R

Did you ever get this sorted. The exact same thing has just happened to mine

Bruce W
Bruce Wasked

hello we have an i30 2013 model and lately it sounds like the clutch is slipping,but only occasionally.tonight it jumped out of fourth gear whilst doing 60 km,any ideas or other people experiencing this?

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Galaxy
Galaxy

I can’t help with this as I have an automatic. However it sounds like you may still just be in your warranty period so best to report it to your dealer soon and get it looked at.

hs
hs

I had feb 2016 model with CVT. It didnot give any problems. But is seems like the settings are not as smooth as for Toyota. I hated Mazda 323 2014 model.

Dale W
Dale Wasked

I have a 2012 Hyundai i30 and have lost the radio display. It started to fade in and out before disappearing completely. Back light still goes as does the radio and CD. Any ideas?

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Dinny
Dinny

Have had similar problems with a Getz radio .My mechanic took the radio out and put it back in . Had a bit of difficulty taking it out. He put it back in , and it worked. Said he had the same success a couple of times previously. Should it happen again, try never turn it off ( After having a second success again that is . Worked for me . Good luck .

Melissa
Melissaasked

I have a Hyundai i30 activex, when I turn the key in ignition the hyundai screen comes on which is fine, then the dash comes on is fine, but when the car starts the hyundai screen (where radio is and left of steering wheel) the screen goes black or it switches itself off and on. I did mention this every time I have car serviced and they even replaced the radio last year, thinking this will solve the problem. has anyone else has this issue with their Hyundai?

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Ken
Kenasked

I've just purchased a 2013 i30 Accent and I've experienced spasmodic engine shut down when I'm slowing down to park or at traffic lights, the previous owner mentioned he had not experienced this problem since he bought it new and has clocked up 43000kl, it would be greatly appreciated if some guidance could offered as to what might be causing this to happen the fuel used has always been 91 & 98 super and the car schedule service has always been meticulously carried out to the letter by the Hyundai Dealership in Sth Morang Vic, your earliest reply would greatly appreciated due to obvious safety reasons. Regards Ken

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Hanzski
Hanzski

Not sure why this question has come to me, so unfortunately as a young female driver, I have no idea. I have no experienced any such issues but diid buy mine brand new and during servicing I would get this fixed if it occurred.

Ian
Ian

Could be many thing (engine problem, fuel problem, spark plug or coil issue). I would be checking to see if its under warranty and take it to Hyundai

Brooke S
Brooke Sasked

I recently brought a 2015 i30 Active no less than 12 hours ago, I got home and turned the car off and then turned it back on to show my partner and the digistal screen is not working not sound and USB doesn’t charge phone. What would this be?

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Klaudia
Klaudiaasked

my reverse camera cap closes after i put it into drive after reversing and from reverse to park. Approximately 10 seconds. is this normal?

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simonebb
simonebb

Hi Klaudia.
To be honest I haven’t noticed it as a problem. I guess because it’s at the back of the car I don’t notice it. Do you mean the camera screen stays on? If this is the case mine doesn’t do that. I’ll look next time I’m in my car and let you know.
Regards
Simone

Glenn B
Glenn B

As soon as mine leaves reverse the screen goes off the camera. I don’t know if there is a cap or not? I know mine was dirty so it’s obvious able to get mud on the lens.

simonebb
simonebb

Klaudia. No this must be normal as my cap take about 10 seconds to go back down so it’s all good.

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