Hyundai i40 Problems

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What's a good mid-sized wagon to buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 29 Jun 2018

You’re buying a used car, it’s not new, so you have to expect some wear-and-tear issues. The older the car, the greater the wear-and-tear, and the more likely it is to have suffered mechanical failures or even a crash. That means you have to thoroughly check the car before purchase, and you have to rely on the honesty of the vendor. If the car has had clutch problems it should be recorded in the service book. It’s the same with the others you’re looking at, check them thoroughly, and if you’re uncertain have an expert check them for you. Of the three others you are considering I would avoid the Passat as a potential money pit, and go for the i40 in preference to the Commodore.

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What's a good mid-sized wagon to buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Feb 2018

You’re buying a used car, it’s not new, so you have to expect some wear-and-tear issues. The older the car, the greater the wear-and-tear, and the more likely it is to have suffered mechanical failures or even a crash. That means you have to thoroughly check the car before purchase, and you have to rely on the honesty of the vendor. If the car has had clutch problems it should be recorded in the service book. It’s the same with the others you’re looking at, check them thoroughly, and if you’re uncertain have an expert check them for you. Of the three others you are considering I would avoid the Passat as a potential money pit, and go for the i40 in preference to the Commodore.

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What cars are similar to the Volkswagen Passat?

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Jul 2017

That’s the problem with VWs, you can get six good ones in a row, but the next one could be a lemon. Rather than a wagon you’re probably looking at an SUV. I would suggest a Kia Sorento, Subaru Outback, or Toyota RAV4.

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i40 warranty and clutch replacement

Answered by CarsGuide 5 Aug 2016

As I am sure you have been told clutches are considered wear and tear items and as such are not covered by the warranty. If it's found the cause is something other than a worn clutch rectification would possibly be covered by the warranty, but if it's shown to be a worn clutch you will be up for the cost of repairs, which will include the cost of tearing it down. I don't see there's any escaping that cost.

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Best used wagon?

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Mar 2016

The i40 is a good choice; it ticks most of the boxes. It’s well equipped, well built, reliable and durable. You could also look at wagons like the VW Passat, Ford Mondeo and Mazda 6, but it’s hard to go past the i40.

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Hyundai i40 exploding rear glass

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Feb 2016

Normally the glass isn’t covered by the warranty; it comes under the wear-and-tear category and so is excluded. But a shattered rear glass would appear to be different to the regular run of glass failures. I would first attempt to negotiate with Hyundai and mount a case for compensation that they couldn’t possibly refuse. You could go to the Ombudsman, but that will take time and I would doubt if it would ultimately help.

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Hyundai i40 wagon vs Mitsubishi Outlander as family cars

Answered by CarsGuide 21 Sep 2015

You will definitely find it easier to work with the Hyundai at your height, and it's a very practical wagon as well. I'm not a fan of the Outlander, which makes it easy to recommend the i40.

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No AM radio reception in i40

Answered by CarsGuide 30 Jan 2015

You need to take the problem directly to Hyundai and make them aware of your frustration. Approach it calmly and armed with all of the information you have from past attempts to fix the issue, and ask for the company's help in not only fixing the reception problem, but also to restore your faith in the Hyundai product. If you don't want to pursue that course take the car to an independent radio specialist who should be able to sort it out for you.

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Hyundai i40 brake wear

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Dec 2014

You've done well, because brakes are called 'wear and tear" items and not normally covered under warranty. Lots of cars have heavy brake wear these days because of ABS and the deletion of asbestos from components. It's a fact of life, although I can recommend Bendix Euro+ brake pads as a partial solution.

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