Hyundai I30 2009 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Hyundai I30 2009 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
What car should I buy that is reliable and safe?
You’ve got a limited budget, which will determine the car you can buy. It will be a relatively old car, so buy one in the best condition you can find, with the lowest odometer reading, a good service history, and the best safety rating. Try a Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, Kia Rio, and Hyundai i30 from 2008/2009.
Hyundai i30 2009: Does it have a timing chain or timing belt?
It has a timing belt.
Hyundai i30 2009: Any problems with the engine or gearbox?
There is nothing to suggest that you will have any serious problems with it in the near to mid-term future, as long as you look after it and service it regularly. It sounds like a keeper, so if you like it keep it.
Hyundai i30 2009: Whining noise in diesel
Turbos can fail for a variety of reasons, but one that is common is the oil supply. That's not to say that that's what's wrong with your car. You could have your car checked by a turbo specialist.
Hyundai i30 2009: Why do my headlights need regular replacements?
It's a common problem. One owner solved it by fitting a H7 HID kit. Most auto retailers should be able to help you out.
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i20 a safe bet
There's nothing of great significance to report on with the i30, it was a great step forward from the Getz it replaced. The issues that cause most concern relate to the radio and the battery, which can go flat and cause starting issues. I wouldn't be too concerned about those, however, as the i20 is a safe and sound little car.
Hyundai i30 2009: Engine making a pinging noise
If it's pinging all the time, there's something wrong and it needs investigating. If it's only there when the engine is under load, like accelerating or climbing a hill, it could be a transient thing while the engine adjusts to the new conditions. Today's engines are dependent on electronics and there is little that can be done to fix a problem like pinging, you can't swing the distributer a few degrees to get rid of it. It could be a sensor that's on the wrong end of the spec band, or the timing could be marginally out. Using a higher grade fuel is quick fix that might work, but of course it comes at a cost at the pump. If he's really concerned about it take the car back to the dealer and insist that it be fixed. The company recommends 91-octane fuel and they should be held accountable for ensuring that it will.