Hyundai i20 / Elite i20: Technical Problems & Solutions


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Steering,gears,ac are all basics of any car & this is where hyundai always fails.
You forgot engine! Hyundai doesn't know what "recall" is. Luckily for them its India; no govt regulations on such things. From 2004 to 2007 they have been selling Santros with defective crankshaft.

One cant compare honda,toyota with these hyundai carts.

Hyundai spare parts not designed to last long.

Only good interiors are not sufficient for any car.
You're right. Hyundai cars only have good cosmetic appeal. All that glitters is not gold!
 
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Re: Hyundai i20 Technical Faults

In I20 these Korean chaps have even forgotten the basic ergonomics.The drivers seat is a real pain for any knid of drives.even the optimum adjustment of the seats leaves the driver with maximum discomfort.they should consult their Japanese neighbours for comfort and reliability.I ahve seen numerous diesel vernas Turbos going kaput for as low as 35k kms
 
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You forgot engine! Hyundai doesn't know what "recall" is. Luckily for them its India; no govt regulations on such things. From 2004 to 2007 they have been selling Santros with defective crankshaft.
Hyundai partners in india should get a jail term, along with huge penalty each car they produced till now, for selling 100% substandard product.

You're right. Hyundai cars only have good cosmetic appeal. All that glitters is not gold!
Gold!they are not even any metal!
 
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Re: Hyundai i20 Technical Faults

Hello,

Yes i have I20 Magna. I also face some difficulties in Shifting Reverse Gear.
Most of the times when i shift Reverse Gear with 100% Clutch Push, i hear a GRINDING sound. It really hurts when to hear that sound.

1== I contacted 2 different Hyundai Service Managers. They both said that there is no such fault in I20. One manager advised me to Release Clutch Twice and Then Push again to change to reverse (because sometimes reverse gear doesn't engage properly)

2== Also i was advised to wait for minimum 3 seconds before shifting to reverse (Though sounds superstitious) but i follow it.

3== 3rd thing you can try is when ever to shift to reverse from any gear, just Give a Free Left-Right move to Lever when its in Neutral. And then engage reverse gear in one go (NOT SLOWLY. it might Grind)

4== Always shift to 1st gear then try reverse gear

Thanks!
 
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problem with i20 elite sports optional

Hello all,
I bought the i20 two months back. Today I had my first servicing. After the servicing a peculiar problem has arised. When I start the car the battery indicator , abs and parking brake indicator keeps on glowing, though the parking brakes are not engaged. In this condition when I move the car the speedometer shows zero and the steering feels extremely light. But after some time the indicators turn off and the car behaves normally. This is happening sometimes even when the car is running. Once or twice the battery indicator is not glowing but only abs and parking indicators glowing and speed shows zero even when the car is moving. The service centre people are not sure of the issue and are suspecting the alternator. During servicing they did a calibration of the power steering, other than that only cleaning and washing.
Can anyone help me out on this issue ???
 
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There is one thing that I notice and that is after driving the whole day today there was no problem in the car. This thing happens only when I press the accelerator and the rpm goes above 4000rpm.
Getting to this rpm is not normal but this this should not happen at any rpm.
[roll][confused][frustration]
 
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You forgot engine! Hyundai doesn't know what "recall" is. Luckily for them its India; no govt regulations on such things. From 2004 to 2007 they have been selling Santros with defective crankshaft.


You're right. Hyundai cars only have good cosmetic appeal. All that glitters is not gold!
They even didn't recall first generation i20 which was having problem in steering rack, steering column. I faced these issue and also brake caliper noise ever time I complain they use to put grease on caliper pins every 2000km sound would come back when the grease dries. This is my last hyundai car ever.
 
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Guys,

I have a MS Swift, just a 4 months old and I also have the reverse gear problem. I figured out what the issue is- lack of syncroniser for reverse gear. I also have problems with it not going into gear in 3rd very often with that grinding sound.
The problem may be common to the I20 as well because many of these manufacturers source parts from the same OEM.

To get around this problem
For reverse, make sure car is very still while engaging it using brake.
Then put it into 1st and then into reverse without releasing clutch. The 1st gear has a syncroniser, so from there if you put reverse, it will go into reverse. That's why that technique works.
For the forward gears, you must be sure you engage gear exactly correctly in that gear. In my case, the gear doesn't go in when I am lazy in changing gear and don't ensure I have the stick in the right place before releasing clutch. As I sit a bit back while driving, the gear stick sometimes doesn't move all the forward when putting gear. Doesn't seem to happen in 1st but when its time for third, I am usually negotiating traffic. When going in 5th, I am usually cruising, so doesn't happen there. Only happens in third.

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Need suggestions reg. Issues with my car and its recent repair

Hi All! Long-post and multiple-issues alert! :)

I own 2009 Hyundai I20 Magna 1.2 petrol. I hardly use the car for 300 kms/month. Servicing hasn't been regular owing to relatively good condition. However, I started noticing a whirring noise about 3 months ago from the engine. I suspected some kind of chain or belt issue. I was told by a mechanic that it's water pump inside the engine. Got it replaced for 1400 rs + 1100 rs for mechanic charges. However noise didn't subside after the replacement. Now, mechanic says that its one of the pieces in the chain within the engine or the entire chain that could be causing the noise. I was not present when the water-pump was changed. I suspect if I've been cheated. Can anyone tell me if the water pump costs 1400 rs or if we can get it checked if the part has been replaced or not? Also does the service charge sound alright for the job?

Apart from the water pump issues, I was facing difficulty engaging reverse gear (still not completely fixed) especially when the wheels are twisted and i'm trying to park the car. He said cable has worn out and he tied it a little tighter or something and it seemed to be fine until yesterday when he told, you may want to get the cables replaced for about 3,300 rs. Does that price sound about right? Also, do you think he is right in asking me to go for replacement again?

Other than these issues, another major issue was with A/c adjustment knob and it was not moving all the way to the end when adjusting the knob causing extreme chill or heating. He said he got the cable replaced and it seems fine now. He charged about 350 rs. for the job. Is that ok?

Also, suspension was rather stiff and he got the under-body cleaned and greased yesterday and charged me 500 rs. for the same. It seems to be noticeably better. In case I want to get suspension reconditioning done, he quoted 1800 rs with a 6 month warranty. I didn't get it done yet. The "thud" noise still remains when I hit a pot-hole or even hear noises when I'm taking a complete turn where-in tyre is twisted as much as it can to take tight turnings. Please advise. What can be done.

Also, I hear noise from rear glass and side glasses as well. He quoted 850 rs. for getting entire body checked for any loose ends. Does that sound alright?

I know, it's been an exhaustive post! Thanks for reading it up and any suggestion is welcome. Thanks a lot!! :)
 

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@ autotechlove - don't own a i20 but santro , i10 and verna. So will try to give you some idea of the solutions i have.

About the waterpump. Price . Check the rates at 99rpm site has prices for genuine hundai parts. Again the labor rate seems high at 1100rs. best is to get car checked from hyundai. Maybe the part failed or he did a bad job.

2. Gear issues - i too had this problem in my santro. Does the gear lever has some play ? It shouldn't be too much. Went to my trusted mechanic and he changed some parts worth 500 rs and took 300rs as labor charge. Gears are working perfectly and the play has reduced.
I20 can have different setup.
Again will suggest to go to hyundai. Ask them about the problem. Get a quote. Compare with local mechanic and decide. I do this. Hyundai won't charge for asking. But if they say they have to open some parts then they might add labor charges.

3. It's good that it is solved In just 350rs. My i10 knobs are broken too. The part costs 3300 rs so i20's must be expensive.

4. Don't go to the same mechanic for everything. He won't have proper knowledge on all car parts. Go to a guy who specialise in suspension setup and ask his views. I don't think greasing will be a proper solution since you'lyou'll face same problem when it dries.

In 1800rs you will get new rear springs. My verna's rear springs are just 699 a piece From hyundai. Didn't check i20 rates. Google 99rpm hyundai and check all the rates from there.

I seriously suggest you to ditch this mechanic. Take the car to hyundai and ask solutions for all the problems. they will do a good job.

If you have more queries, do ask.
 
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@ autotechlove - don't own a i20 but santro , i10 and verna. So will try to give you some idea of the solutions i have.

About the waterpump. Price . Check the rates at 99rpm site has prices for genuine hundai parts. Again the labor rate seems high at 1100rs. best is to get car checked from hyundai. Maybe the part failed or he did a bad job.

2. Gear issues - i too had this problem in my santro. Does the gear lever has some play ? It shouldn't be too much. Went to my trusted mechanic and he changed some parts worth 500 rs and took 300rs as labor charge. Gears are working perfectly and the play has reduced.
I20 can have different setup.
Again will suggest to go to hyundai. Ask them about the problem. Get a quote. Compare with local mechanic and decide. I do this. Hyundai won't charge for asking. But if they say they have to open some parts then they might add labor charges.

3. It's good that it is solved In just 350rs. My i10 knobs are broken too. The part costs 3300 rs so i20's must be expensive.

4. Don't go to the same mechanic for everything. He won't have proper knowledge on all car parts. Go to a guy who specialise in suspension setup and ask his views. I don't think greasing will be a proper solution since you'lyou'll face same problem when it dries.

In 1800rs you will get new rear springs. My verna's rear springs are just 699 a piece From hyundai. Didn't check i20 rates. Google 99rpm hyundai and check all the rates from there.

I seriously suggest you to ditch this mechanic. Take the car to hyundai and ask solutions for all the problems. they will do a good job.

If you have more queries, do ask.
Thanks a lot for the detailed reply!! 99rpm seems like an awesome resource. Hope they include all other popular manufacturers and models. I am going to keep using it and recommending it. Thanks for that!

I'm going to go the service center but I suspect he might be friends with people there since he himself mentioned that I should go to the service center. Probably, I will take it to another service center nearby and not the one he mentioned. However, how much premium do you think the service center charges over these local mechanics?

Gear lever doesn't have any play. It seems fine to me. Not sure if that's what you meant.

It was not the knob that was broken, knob itself was fine but the lever (this one accessed by removing the glovebox) that moves with the knob movement was not moving all the way to the other end when knob is adjusted. This resulted in the knob acting like on/off switch which is activating a/c at highest chill setting and any movement to reduce the chill activates the heater and it's pretty difficult to get it back to cooling state. Hope that helps. After the repair, I still need to test it by reducing the chill some time soon but as of now it seems fine.
 
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Re: Hyundai i20 Technical Faults

One cant compare honda,toyota with these hyundai carts.

Hyundai spare parts not designed to last long.

Only good interiors r not sufficient for any car.
Sorry, but I differ at this, there might be some issues with Few Cars, but Certainly Hyundai is not an Cheap or Stupid company that will buid cars with Less than Top quality Spare Parts. I think it's not Wise to say that "spare parts are not built to last long", Hyundai is a global Giant, and In India they are doing very well. MY Father owns a Santro, 2001 Model I guess..never faced any issue so far, Another family member own a Verna, and I own a Xcent, and so far, none of us have ever Faced any Quality or Service Issue with Hyundai.

Service centers might a Pain, but certainly not the Hyundai Quality.
 

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@ autotechlove - some of the charges will be less , some will be more.
My i10 clutch replacement was costing the same at center and local mechanic.
The labor rates to remove and refit the radiator for my car was 500rs at bosch,400rs at local mechanic and 435rs at hyundai.

So you'll have to confirm each rates with both the center and service center For different jobs.
 
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What are the bulb types used in Hyundai i20 Fog Lamps?

I wish to change the FOG LAMP BULBS in my Hyundai i20.

Model : Hyundai i20 Asta Petrol [year 2011] - Uber Cool

Does anyone know about the bulb types ? [confused] I have lost the owner manual. I wish to purchase it online or from some car décor store. They told me that there are 3-4 types of bulbs available, but exactly don't know which will fit.

Does anyone had done DIY to fit HID/LED/H7 bulb types in Hyundai i20 fog light.
 

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