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Hyundai i10 - New car spares - Doc

Hyundai i10 1 litre Turbo

First registration: 11/09/2020

A fault developed on 24/05/21 : Ignition light on, alternator not charging.

The car was booked in to Hyundai Main dealer on 26/05/21

They were unable to source an alternator anywhere in Europe.

I am still waiting for the repair after 20 days!

It is worrying that the car has suffered such a fault after only 8 months and less than 500 miles.

I am surprised that Hyundai do not have spares readily available.

Hyundai customer services are not much help and just refer me to the dealer.

Hyundai i10 - New car spares - daveyjp

No different to my last warranty claim. New turbo for a smart took about 6 weeks to arrive and be fitted, this was 4 years ago.

Dealer and manufacturer didn't care.

Hyundai i10 - New car spares - Falkirk Bairn

A son had a brand new petrol Discovery - A/C failed and the dealer loaned him a F-space - after 3 months they cannibalised a new car for bits and he got the car back.

After 12 months he traded the car in as it was continuing problems and bought an X5 - made in USA - it has proved reliable.

Hyundai i10 - New car spares - SLO76
The joys of buying a new model. It’s quite common that new designs or engines will not have any non-service parts availability early on. Plus there’s often wee glitches and faults that have yet to be ironed out. My old dad always said “never buy a new design, let them iron the bugs out first.”
Hyundai i10 - New car spares - Cris_on_the_gas

Ask for a loan car while yours is being repaired.

Hyundai i10 - New car spares - Doc

I do have a hire car, but am not enjoyng it like my own.

I have been pushing for a new battery as well, as I think the battery could have suffered sulfation with being left discharged.

Hyundai i10 - New car spares - Will deBeast

If you can get a new battery, great. But if not, it may well still give years of good service.

in 2016, I bought a Sorento which had been the showroom model. The battery had been completely flat at least twice that I know of.

Five years later (and after much of the last year idle), it still starts fine.

Hyundai i10 - New car spares - Terry W

Frustrating - but given supply chain disruption with Covid a lack of spares is not wholly surprising. At least you have a hire car!

3 year old Peugeot with stop start not working. Dealer said the problem was battery not fully charged so they put it on charge for a day whilst it was being serviced.

Following day stop/start works fine. Now intermittent again. Fed some stories.

First - low mileage during lockdown meant that battery could not reach full charge. This was rubbish as typical journeys are between 2 and 25 miles.

Second - the car has intelligent charging. Obviously not as intelligent as it should be as s/s not working!

Asked for battery change - told that battery performance is within tolerance.

Car starts OK and I don't like s/s anyway. Risk is having to pay for new battery in the next few years. Illustrates either over complex systems or rubbish dealer service.

Edited by Terry W on 14/06/2021 at 13:51

Hyundai i10 - New car spares - Andrew-T

Car starts OK and I don't like s/s anyway.

Disable it then - problem may go away !

Hyundai i10 - New car spares - Falkirk Bairn

My first new car was a "run out" model.

I have bought many a "run out" models over the years.

Reasons

1) Niggly faults eliminated over the 4/5 years life cycle

2) Special editions with added kit quite common in last year before model change

3) BIG discounts - over 30% in some cases

2007 X-trail - sold 2012 - no repairs in/out of warranty only changed as I needed an auto.

2012 CRV - present - only repair has been a n/s front spring last September + an exhaust about 1 month later - welding up the original exhaust was not successful

£400+ in repairs in 14 years seems to be very reasonable.

Hyundai i10 - New car spares - Andrew-T
My old dad always said “never buy a new design, let them iron the bugs out first.”

Usually wait a year or two from launch - there will be a lot more user feedback by then. And you can take it to the limit: buy a run-out model at a good discount just before the replacement comes in.

Hyundai i10 - New car spares - Big John
buy a run-out model at a good discount just before the replacement comes in.

Usually my buying strategy

Hyundai i10 - New car spares - Xileno

My Dad was of the same strategy, this would have been buying new cars in the 70s and 80s. No-one got a penny out of him without a fight.

Hyundai i10 - New car spares - Doc
My old dad always said “never buy a new design, let them iron the bugs out first.”

But the car is not "a new design". It was launched in India in August 2019 and the engine was used in the i20 in 2015.

Hyundai i10 - New car spares - SLO76
My old dad always said “never buy a new design, let them iron the bugs out first.”

But the car is not "a new design". It was launched in India in August 2019 and the engine was used in the i20 in 2015.

It’ll be an up specced version of that 2019 model and I doubt the Indian version has all the emissions control gubbins. It’s still a new model as far as I’m concerned and the alternator will be different from the 2015 i20.
Hyundai i10 - New car spares - Falkirk Bairn

>>They were unable to source an alternator anywhere in Europe.

What about trying the KIA dealers? - Hyundai & Kia are from the same parts bins with different body panels.

Hyundai i10 - New car spares - sammy1

>>They were unable to source an alternator anywhere in Europe.

What about trying the KIA dealers? - Hyundai & Kia are from the same parts bins with different body panels."""

Good point! I lot of people seem to think that every part on a particular car is only common to that car. In reality more and more parts are common to more and more cars as it cuts costs considerably. As too how helpful a main franchise dealer would be to source you a part outside the franchise is something else. There is a recent post about a Honda dealer wanting to charge his customer £1100 for an alternator part only. Another poster on here "Fiestaman" demonstrated that an alternator from a well known parts provider could supply one for some £250 exchange. One hell of a saving.

Maybe someone could devise an APP to cross reference all parts common to all cars--Now there's a thought!

Hyundai i10 - New car spares - Xileno

"Maybe someone could devise an APP to cross reference all parts common to all cars--Now there's a thought!"

Not actually a new idea (except the app part). Years ago, probably in the early 1990s one of the mechanics magazines (can't remember which one) ran an on-going monthly update of which parts were common. For example the indicator relay used in something expensive like a Porsche was the same part as fitted to a humble Polo.

Hyundai i10 - New car spares - Metropolis.
Perhaps that is why they have such long warranties, you need that long for the part to arrive!
 

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