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?

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Jul 2019

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.

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Hyundai i30 2009: Does it have a timing chain or timing belt?

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Sep 2018

It has a timing belt.

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Hyundai i30 2009: Any problems with the engine or gearbox?

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Apr 2018

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.

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Hyundai i30 2009: Whining noise in diesel

Answered by CarsGuide 21 Nov 2016

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.

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Hyundai i30 2009: Why do my headlights need regular replacements?

Answered by CarsGuide 30 Sep 2016

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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Best second-hand hatchbacks?

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Jul 2016

An older i30 should be fine, and far better value than a Corolla that everyone chases. You also should check out a more recent Hyundai i20 or Kia Rio. They are smaller but still good cars and would have some factory warranty.

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Hyundai i30 and Elantra recalled over potential power steering fault

Hyundai i30 and Elantra recalled over potential power steering fault

27 Aug 2015 · by Fabian Cotter

Hyundai recalls FD i30 and HD Elantra models due to risk of losing steering assistance. The Hyundai i30 and Elantra are being recalled due to a potential electric power steering fault that could ...

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i20 a safe bet

Answered by CarsGuide 2 May 2014

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.

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Hyundai i30 2009: Engine making a pinging noise

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Nov 2013

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.


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