Hyundai I30 2013 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Hyundai I30 2013 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Why is my 2013 Hyundai i30 consuming so much fuel?
That’s definitely higher consumption than I would have expected. Are you driving exclusively in stop-start traffic? If so, that would help explain your consumption, but even then, I’d expect it to be closer to nine or 10 litres per 100km, not 13.
On that basis, I’d be giving the engine a once over in terms of how its fuel-injectors are working and checking things like fuel filters and pump pressure. A car that is not allowing its engine to warm up properly can also use more fuel than it should, because the computer, sensing that the engine is cooler than it should be, richens the fuel-air mixture to compensate. The cause of that can be something as simple as a dud thermostat or a cooling fan that is not switching off when it should.
But the other potential piece of the puzzle could be related to your driving style. You claim that the engine never goes beyond 2500rpm, which could mean you are `lugging’ the engine; making it work too hard at too low a speed. Modern four-cylinder engines don’t mind a rev and, in fact, need to be revving beyond a certain speed to be in their happy, most fuel-efficient, zone.
Hyundai i30 2015: Radio recall?
Unfortunately, you’re unlikely to get a manufacturer to pay for repairs on a car that is well and truly out of warranty (as a 2013 Hyundai, which came with a five-year warranty, is). The difference would be if the faulty radio was a pre-existing condition that Hyundai had been notified of before the warranty ran out.
It’s very unlikely that a car-maker would issue a recall for something like a faulty radio, as recalls are generally caused by safety-related problems and faults. But manufacturers do issue TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins) for non-safety problems.
I have heard of Hyundai radio units giving trouble, usually starting with a lack of volume and working their way up to no sound and then no power at all. The good news is that the trade knows about it and there are specialists who have a dedicated fix for these units. In the meantime, it would certainly be worth asking your Hyundai dealer if they’ll fix or replace the head-unit. For instance, since you’re obviously a Hyundai family, or if you were a long-time, repeat customer, you might find the dealership will listen sympathetically in order to keep your business into the future. But don’t go to the bank on it.
Hyundai i30 2013: Why does it have tie downs fixed to the metal body in the boot?
They’re obviously not there to hold down heavy items, more to prevent the shopping from moving around.
Is it normal for brake rotors to wear out?
It's not uncommon for rotors to wear out at low kilometres, as yours have done. The wear varies from brand to brand, from car to car, and can depend on driving conditions.
Low fuss, low cost city hatchbacks?
For reliability and no-fuss driving it's best to go for an Asian brand rather than a European one. Euros can be expensive, particularly when they get older. I would suggest a 2013 Kia Rio or Hyundai i30, both are good cars, both have electronic stability control and fit within your budget.
Hyundai i30 2013: Cracked sunroof
It seems you have been, and continue to be treated appallingly.
I cannot believe that the problem hasn't been sorted. If it is beyond the dealer, and Hyundai in Australia, to fix it they should fly a technician out from Korea to fix it.
We have contacted Hyundai to seek help in sorting the problem.
UPDATE - 22/03/2017
As a result of our contacting Hyundai we understand you have been offered two free services as a gesture of goodwill and that you are "delighted" with the outcome.
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Hyundai i30 2013: Smoke from the exhaust
As our politicians keep saying, you should be alert, not alarmed. It's happened twice in 40,000km, so it's going to be hard to diagnose until it's doing it more regularly. Monitor it closely, and keep a record of when it happens and any symptom you observe that might help your mechanic trace the cause.
Hyundai i30 2013: How can I Improving my headlights?
You could upgrade to a more-powerful high-beam halogen globe but it's a common problem as many Asian makes focus on low-beam performance because their countries are mostly urban. So they use Xenon gas for HID low beams but do not bother to upgrade the high beam from halogen.