Our Fleet Test Drive: Hyundai i40 Tourer- 5th report
11 April 2012
Author: Jack Carfrae
The i40 has taken a couple of recent trips to the dealership.
The first was due to an 'Application error' message that kept appearing on the satnav/radio screen, a fault I've previously mentioned.
As far as any of us at the BusinessCar office can tell, everything is functioning as it should be, but I'm still met with a Windows-style grey box warning each time the ignition is turned on
Our local Hyundai dealer - Premier Autocentres in Blackfen, Sidcup - gave it the once over and, after speaking to the manufacturer, said the best course of action was to replace the unit and send the defective item to Hyundai for diagnostics. That sounds like a drastic measure but it seems the Korean firm is keen to pick up on any common glitches with what is still quite a new model, which is to be commended.
My only complaint is that I've yet to hear back from the dealer as to when the new satnav unit will arrive, and it's been more than the six to eight weeks that I was originally told it would take.
The second trip to the same dealer was for a straightforward first service, which proved short and sweet. The staff were polite, efficient and even gave the car a rinse for us.
|Hyundai i40 Tourer 1.7 CRDi |
136 Blue Drive Style
|Claimed combined |
|Our average |
|Forecast CPM ||50.7p|
|For||First service courtesy |
of friendly dealer
|Against||Glitch remains on |
|Why we’re running it||Is Hyundai’s first |
as good to live with
as it’s claimed to be?