Hyundai I30 2010
This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Hyundai i30: Precise feel through the steering wheel, Good road grip
The 2010 Hyundai i30 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1200 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
The Hyundai i30 is also known as the Hyundai Elantra GT in markets outside Australia.
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Hyundai I30 2010 Price and Specs
|Hyundai I30 Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|SLX||Hatchback||2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$4,600||$7,480|
|SLX||Hatchback||2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN||$3,900||$6,380|
|SLX 1.6 Crdi||Hatchback||1.6L Diesel 4 SP AUTO||$4,400||$7,040|
|SLX 1.6 Crdi||Hatchback||1.6L Diesel 5 SP MAN||$4,400||$7,040|
|CW SLX 1.6 Crdi||Wagon||1.6L Diesel 4 SP AUTO||$4,600||$7,480|
|CW SLX 2.0||Wagon||2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$5,100||$7,920|
|CW Sportswagon 2.0||Wagon||2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$5,400||$8,360|
|CW SX 1.6 Crdi||Wagon||1.6L Diesel 4 SP AUTO||$4,700||$7,590|
Hyundai I30 2010 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Hyundai I30 2010 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Does a 2010 Hyundai i30 have a timing belt or chain?
The Trophy version of the i30 used exclusively the two-litre petrol engine. As such, it actually has both a timing belt and a timing chain. The engine has twin overhead camshafts, but only the exhaust camshaft is driven by the timing belt from the crankshaft. A short timing chain then takes drive from the exhaust camshaft to the intake camshaft. The engine also features variable valve timing.
The good news is that you really only have to periodically replace the timing belt (the chain should be maintenance-free for the life of the engine). The recommended replacement interval is every 100,000km.Show more
Hyundai i30 2010: Why can I smell exhaust fumes in my car?
This needs to be fixed fast, Toni, as a car’s exhaust fumes are a deadly cocktail of gasses. Enough exposure to them can make you pass out (an obvious problem when you’re driving) or worse. Diesel engines are generally a bit smellier than a petrol engine, but no exhaust fumes should ever enter the car.
You’re either getting fumes drawn into the car via a faulty seal that is allowing exhaust fumes in, or the smell you’re experiencing is fumes in the engine-bay coming through the firewall. You need to inspect all the rubber seals around the doors and hatchback and search underneath the car and in the engine bay for a split or missing rubber bung or grommet that is letting the outside in.
The other question I have is whether the smell is the result of exhaust fumes or, in fact, the smell of unburnt diesel fuel. Diesel cars often acquire a diesel-fuel smell over time and the cause is hard to avoid. Because diesel doesn’t evaporate, the ground around the diesel pump at a service station is usually one big oily, diesel slick. When you fill your car, you unavoidably stand in this slick which is then transferred to the car’s carpet when you get back in. It’s not as crazy as it sounds, and it may be the clue you’re missing to explain the smell.Show more
Hyundai i30 2010: EPS light
It’s tempting to draw the same conclusion as you have, Peter, but it may not be that simple. The fact is, there are numerous reasons a car will throw up a warning light on the dashboard and, in the case of the electrical power-steering in your car that certainly holds true.
Also, Hyundai was very clear that the recall for the faulty power-steering only concerned those vehicles built between November 1 2009 and April 30 2010. Your car was built after that date, so it shouldn’t be susceptible to the same problem. However, there is often confusion about build dates, so another way to check whether your car was one of the affected ones is to see if its VIN falls within the list of affected VINs according to Hyundai.
For your references, the affected cars all had VINs between: KMHDC81TMAU064300 and KMHDC51TMAU267226.
If your car isn’t within those numbers, then the likely cause is something different and a decent workshop should be able to scan the car and discover what is causing the warning light. It could be something really simple.Show more
Hyundai i30 2010: Is it being recalled?
There was recall notice in 2014 relating to the universal joint in the steering column, which could come loose and cause a knocking sound. Have a dealer check to see if your car is one of those affected. Another one in 2015 related to a software problem with the power steering.Show more