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I30 Junk - After sales service is worse than the car
I purchased the car new. After 2 months it developed creaking noises from the rear. I lost count of the amount of times that I took it back to the dealer. After 4 years of failed attempts for the dealer to try to identify or repair the problem they said they don't know how to fix it and told me to stop bringing the car back. Terrible car. Worse service. Never buy a Hyundai
Purchased in June 2016 for $25,000.00.
Rabbit 1. Hyundai I30 Zero.
Look it's a great little car for driving around town but today we bit a Rabbit (hare) on the road and the whole front fender smashed to pieces. Never have I seen a car fall apart from hitting a little fluffy rabbit. And the whole front piece needs to be replaced. They need to be built a little stronger surely.
Purchased in January 2016 for $25,000.00.
I should have done more research
Gearbox still playing up. (I have complained multiple times starting at the 30000 service) I was advised that is normal (I don’t think so). Not able to select reverse (grinding noise NOT GOOD when student doing P’s test as exam and the examiner thinks student doesn’t know how to change gears properly and marks as a “Non Critical Driving Error”.
At one of the services I took the head technician for a drive in my car and I was supposed to be showing him what I was talking about with being hard to select reverse we didn’t even get 3 km aw...
Purchased in June 2019 for $19,000.00.
Gearbox problems! Unwilling to deal with the obvious issue!!
Nice and friendly people at dealerships, but most likely trained to fend off the more expensive warranty issues. I have been there 3-4 times reporting an obvious issue with the gearbox (dual clutch, 2017 I30 diesel), and every time - 'it is fine', 'it is normal', or even - 'you need to learn to drive a dual clutch car'....
Before purchasing Hyundai, I heard it is one of the best servicing brand in Australia!
Makes me think they want to push it out until not under warranty? And certainly makes me want to go for another brand!
First chance, will post a video of the car shaking and jumping. So you can see for yourself if that is normal. Been driving like that for a good 1.5 years! Disappointing!
Purchased in October 2017.
Safety defect weak structural
I have clipped to back of the 2019 hyundai i30 hatch with less than 3km/h( walking pace ) with my 1997 volvo sedan and after the insurance assesment the car has sustained structural damage with nearly 2k in repair bill. With not a single scratch on my cars front bumper in general cars panel are made to absorb and deflect the impact to certain points but in this case such a damage in speed that is less than 5km/h indicates that this car will be complete write off in the speed above 5km/h and not safe at all and should not be on the road at all.
Failed DCT gearbox and horrible customer service
I purchased a PD Hyundai i30 SR PREMIUM brand new back in 2017.
The car itself is great and packed full of features.
I drove it daily in heavy stop/start traffic and clocked up close to 22,500 km per year.
Capped price servicing is great and they updated the maps for free.
I first ran into issues with the DCT transmission at around 10,000kms. Car felt rough in first gear creeping in traffic, weird vibration on take off and hesitant when taking off at roundabouts nearly causing an accident.
Purchased in June 2017.
Death Trap WARNINING!!
Never leave anyone in the car with the windows up..not for a second. The locks will automatically go into deadlock stage..I was sitting in the car for a min when the doors locked...I could not open the doors from the inside. Nothing worked...the only thing that saved me was the remote by unlocking it...if the remote battery was dead or the remote itself fails..you're dead! Unless you smash the window.
Keep your children away from these cars..never let your children ride in one of these cars without you...even if your family member or fiends own...
Purchased in January 2011 for $2,500.00.
Bought brand new, had lots of issues with car and dealer. Will never buy Hyundai again.
Bought new from Hyundai dealer, had trouble with the transmission from day one, zero km on the clock. Took it back 7 times in the five months I owned it.
On its visits to the dealer they :-
Adjusted the cables to the transmission
Changed the transmission oil, thinking it was wrong oil from the manufacturer
Took the transmission out and replaced 2nd gear synchro. Gave it me back, then wouldn't go into 5th on the way home from the dealer. Took it back again and demanded a new transmission be fitted as I was now fed up going back and forth to the dealer.
I was told Hyundai will repair the transmission as part of their warranty agreement, but will not replace it so I sold it back to the dealer at a $3,000 loss after 5 months.
Purchased in March 2013.
- i30 GD (2012-2016)
TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS - 78,000 km's
I booked the vehicle into Challenger Ford Rockingham on 29th March 2019 for auto transmission repairs - I had covered myself with the extended warranty for 5 years at a cost of $1200. The vehicle was sent to Hyundai Service centre nearby and a new transmission valve body was fitted at a cost of $3000 (apparently... still awaiting paperwork to verify). The fault in the transmission remains according to Hyundai - they say they couldn't complete the repairs without a complete transmission overhaul or replacement - new transmission cost $9000 and o...verhaul approx $4000? - my $3000 claim under extended warranty has been totally used up - now I have a car (running very well I thought - until this major problem) with hassles and a real headache. Knowing what I know now I would never buy Hyundai, and do NOT buy extended warranty. It's all a bit of a game from where I sit. The matter is ongoing with Consumer Affairs. W Smeets
Purchased in November 2017 for $13,088.00.
2018 SR Premium PD2
On Tuesday 06 November 2018 night something in the front suspension dramatically failed whilst I was driving along.
It is a new 2018 - I30 SR Premium with 3000kms on it and
purchased on 02 October 2018.
There was no warning ⚠️. It just went bang!
The vehicle was towed to Hyundai as a result.
I have now been informed that the front passenger suspension has failed. ...I am extremely concerned that the structural integrity of this vehicle is now questioned. If I had been driving along the motorway at 110km the result could have been quite different. For a new vehicle to have such a dramatic failure in the suspension is unacceptable. All I30 owners should be made aware of the possible fault. It could have caused an accident! So you could be sitting on a ticking time bomb that could go off without warning like mine did. Modify message
Diesel engine died at 61,000 k.
74 y/old pensioner, use it around town. Pulled up at lights, and while waiting, heard a slight klunk, klunk from the motor. Went around the corner to my service place and asked the lads to check it out. Walked home. got phone call 5 hours later, called back and this is what I found. The slipper bearings at number 3 piston had collapsed. Five grand for a motor, (incl.) labour.. I WILL be in touch MR. HYUNDAI.
November 28th 2018 Update: Further on the diesel Hyundai i30 with the destroyed crankshaft, conrod, and bearings.
I wrote Hyundai i...n Sydney, they are SO arrogant to customers, they didn`t even answer my letter, just returned my camera card with a plain piece of paper. I wrote Slater & Gordon (allegedly the toughest in the business.) Same result as from Huyndai. Dunno where to go next. I`m telling Australia this to let you all know of the power of multi national cockheads, who come here, sell us their Korean KRAP, and treat us all like trash. Fred Harbas. January 6th 2019 Update: Continuation of my experience with Hyundai It has become the joy of my 74 years to know that almost 5000 people have read my review, and I KNOW that the way I was treated by the company has turned many folk off this marque. I have lost $5000 in rectifying their factory fault, but i`m sure that their loss is much greater
Worst Car We have ever had
We were very excited to be buying our first ever brand new car. What a mistake. We had some initial problems, steering column, radio not working which required a major day at the mechanic. These were within the first 6 months of having it (so was under warranty, but seriously major problems so early on, really??) Since then it has been okay, but now the clutch and gearbox both need replacing. These things do happen but we have had other vehicles over the years and none of them have skipped a beat. Will never by a Hyundai again and probably won't waste our time with brand new either. Such a shame, I don't like to leave a negative review but a car is a major purchase so I feel it is necessary on this occasion.
You take our money and leave us with a multi coloured car
We have been sold a car with panel damage and now the front of the car is 2 different colours.
3 and a half months on Hyundai’s so called customer service are forcing me to resolve this in V-Cat.
The initial problem was panel damage in the front grille that I was told by the dealer that they had many new i30’s with the same issue, so be careful if you are buying a i30.
PATHETIC CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!!!
Transmission issues - gearbox needs to be replaced
Hi , I have to say that I'm very disappointed in hyundai service centre and service. My hyundai I30 wagon cw2009 has got transmission issues and needs a new gearbox which will cost $4200. I was told by a hyundai service center employees that this has been a common fault in those type hyundai vehicles therefore I rang the hyundai service center 5 times within 2 weeks and at my 6 call I was told well bad luck your car is out of the warranty period therefore we won't be able fix the car and we are not willing to come to some kind of solution w...hich I asked for. I have never had with any of my other cars had this issue but this car has been my first hyundai ever and I think it will be my last as I'm not wanting to waste my money. I would have liked to come to some kind of solution with hyundai, any ideas???
To Managing Director, Hyundai.
I own a Hyundai I30, manufactured in 2009 that requires a new steering column as quoted by Sinclair Hyundai, Penrith. I am writing to you today requesting the repair be carried out at no cost to myself as this is clearly a manufacturing fault.
The noise was originally noticed during the 75000km service and I was told by the dealer my steering rack required replacing. I saved to have this repair carried out to ensure the car was safe to drive as I'm a young mother with 2 children who relies on my I30 to safel...y transport my children to and from school, myself to and from work and for other personal usage. I raised my concerns with Hyundai Sinclair asking if a major repair as such was normal given the age of the car and the kms it had been driven. It was a very expensive repair for a car just outside of the warranty and I am in no way in a position to pay the quoted $1200 for the repairs but was assured it wasn't a manufacturing fault and advised it was an issue due to general wear. As Hyundai is a reputable brand, I trusted the advice provided. I needed my car up and running without issue for the previously mentioned reasons so I saved for 2 months to afford getting the repair carried out. This was completed on the 13.05.2016 however, to my dismay, the knocking was evident still and I was advised to monitor it.
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|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||16" Alloy||17" Alloy||16" Steel||17" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7.4 L/100km||7.4 L/100km||7.4 L/100km||7.4 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 L||50 L||50 L||50 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 1.6L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
|Max Power||120kW @ 6200rpm||120kW @ 6200rpm||120kW @ 6200rpm||120kW @ 6200rpm|
|Max Torque||203Nm @ 4700rpm||203Nm @ 4700rpm||203Nm @ 4700rpm||203Nm @ 4700rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2017||Jan 2017||Jan 2017||Jan 2017|
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