Hyundai i40 Style 1.7 Diesel 136ps - Bycro
Hi all

My current car, my beloved Seat Exeo is coming to the end of its lease period. I am looking at a Hyundai i40 diesel. It appears an attractive option as a replacement and seems to have many creature comforts as standard.

Does anyone own or lease one, if so I would be interested to read your thoughts on this car in relation to ownership, fuel consumption, any niggles, etc.

I have read the review on here but it is based on an earlier model.
Hyundai i40 Style 1.7 Diesel 136ps - greasemonkey1897

The i40 is a good car I have driven a lot of them, most were the 1.7 diesel which is a very good engine. They do use abit of oil but nothing major and do have a low oil level light to remind you. If you do less than 10k a year it will need a oil and filter change to stop oil degradation if you do more its service interval is two years or 20k.

Transmission is good just dont ride the clutch if you drive normally ie dont hold it on hills with the clutch it will be fine. They do have hill start assist and auto hold if need. The auto with paddle shift is very good with dual clutch its quite responsive.

Mpg is 99% down to the driver if you drive eco you get 50 plus mpg but if you start going over the speed limits it will drop.

Fit and finish are good some of the leather trim on the gear knob and steering wheel wears but only on early car and will be replaced by warranty .

They do have problems but nothing major on the later cars and nothing not covered by warranty.

Hyundai have given it a five year warranty which covers a comprehensive amount of things which most manufactures dont cover after the first 12 months so that shows somthing.

All in all very good!

Take one for a drive and see for yourself.

Hyundai i40 Style 1.7 Diesel 136ps - Bycro
Thanks for the reply, I have a test drive this weekend.
Hyundai i40 Style 1.7 Diesel 136ps - TopScot

I'm on my second i40. They are good cars but very expensive to fix!

MPG - should average well above 50 with 60+ easily achievable.

clutch and pressure plates seem to be a real headache at the minute. hyundai have made many modifications and to date can't seem to fix the problem. Same issue is happening with its sister car the kia optima. also watch out for failing clutch regulators, master slave cylinders, heater blowers, and car pulling to the left!

as said before the diesel engine is a great unit and very easy to work on if you diy service. Everything is within reach and the fuel filter has a self primer.

I would recommend them providing you don't go for the 2011 models. Watch out for clocking!! Seems to be a hot fav at the min for obvious reasons!

I'm on my second i40 with 22k on the clock, no problems so far...

Hyundai i40 Style 1.7 Diesel 136ps - Bycro
Took the i40 into the main dealer today at 8.30am to have see if they could resolve the clutch issue.
Went away in the courtesy car provided. Received a phone call from them at 11.30, all fixed. Modification to clutch pipe.

Seems much better now. I suppose time will tell in the long run , but can't fault the fix presently.
Hyundai i40 Style 1.7 Diesel 136ps - daveyK_UK

So Hyundai have finally solved it?

Hyundai i40 Style 1.7 Diesel 136ps - Bycro

So Hyundai have finally solved it?

Well , this remains to be seen. The modification is the latest available one so I was told by the dealer. I do betwen 30 -35,000 miles a year so I will make the forum aware if I have any more problems.
Hyundai i40 Style 1.7 Diesel 136ps - CK91437

1.7 Diesel Kia/Hyundai engine

On cold startup (i.e car has stood overnight)

How long does the red oil pressure light stay on for, before it goes off?

Hyundai i40 Style 1.7 Diesel 136ps - RobJP

On any car it should be a few seconds at most.

Under 5 seconds, I'd keep a good eye on it, investigate within a few days.

Five seconds or more and I'd want to check oil level, change the oil (it might be the wrong grade), change the filter (in case clogged up or, if not OEM in case it's just not up to scratch), and see if there was a pickup filter in the sump (and if so, get that changed too). All to be checked within 2-3 days at most.

If 10 seconds or more I'd not be using it until I've found out what's wrong and got it rectified.

Hyundai i40 Style 1.7 Diesel 136ps - RT

1.7 Diesel Kia/Hyundai engine

On cold startup (i.e car has stood overnight)

How long does the red oil pressure light stay on for, before it goes off?

Is it the oil pressure light or the oil level light - different symbols.

Hyundai i40 Style 1.7 Diesel 136ps - CK91437

1.7 Diesel Kia/Hyundai engine

On cold startup (i.e car has stood overnight)

How long does the red oil pressure light stay on for, before it goes off?

Is it the oil pressure light or the oil level light - different symbols.

the RED oil pressure light.

Hyundai i40 Style 1.7 Diesel 136ps - RT

1.7 Diesel Kia/Hyundai engine

On cold startup (i.e car has stood overnight)

How long does the red oil pressure light stay on for, before it goes off?

Is it the oil pressure light or the oil level light - different symbols.

the RED oil pressure light.

I was simply trying to eliminate the possibility of the oil level light being referred to.

AFAIK, that engine needs SAE 5W-30, ACEA-C3 oil - is that what's in it? If it's been dealer serviced the slight possibility of a dealer error can't be eliminated.

Hyundai i40 Style 1.7 Diesel 136ps - SteveLee

Dealers generally use a bulk-purchased oil which may be the right spec for some of their range!

Hyundai i40 Style 1.7 Diesel 136ps - Bycro

1.7 Diesel Kia/Hyundai engine

On cold startup (i.e car has stood overnight)

How long does the red oil pressure light stay on for, before it goes off?

On mine, only about a second.
 

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