Hyundai i30 Recall - Information & Updates
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.
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.
Hyundai i30 2010: Why is the steering locking?
The car is getting on in age, otherwise I would suggest you contact Hyundai and request a goodwill payment to help with the cost of replacing the column. There’s not much you can do other than replace the column, although you could perhaps use a second-hand column to save some money.