Hyundai i30 common problems
When looking at a used Hyundai i30 for sale, make sure service records are up to date, as this not only shows the car has been looked after but will help if you need to make a warranty claim. The most common problems RACV vehicle inspectors find are due to a lack of proper maintenance plus normal wear items such as tyres, brake pads and an occasional minor oil leak.
Check the operation of all accessories, including the navigation and audio systems. Poor radio reception is probably the most common complaint we hear, and the audio system is only covered by a three-year warranty.
Also, check the car’s history as the warranty on vehicles used commercially, including those that started out as rental cars, is still five years but the distance travelled is capped at 150,000 kilometres.
The Hyundai i30’s build quality is generally good and the interior is neatly trimmed but the plastics tend to mark and scratch easily. Look closely at the trim leather, particularly on the steering wheel, as it can become shabby.
Like any model, you can find the occasional horror story, but generally the owners we spoke to were very satisfied with their cars.