Almost 40,000 Hyundai i30s Are Being Recalled To Fix Stability Control

Damage during the manufacturing of the Electronic Stability Control Module of Hyundai i30 models sold between 18 December 2010 and 29 March 2012 has promoted a recall of 37,334 vehicles.

The damage has been caused during assembly, and results in a crack on the casing that may let moisture into the electronic components — which could lead to short circuit and ESC malfunction.

If the ESC malfunctions, the ESC system (which is part of the ABS system) would not be able to stabilise the vehicle when it is out of control. The malfunction would also "prevent the vehicle from stopping at its optimum designed capability," ACCC has advised.

Basically, the malfunction increases the risk of the vehicle crashing during emergency braking or if the car is out of control. Not ideal, by any means.

Owners of the Hyundai i30 with VIN numbers in the KMHD**1***U113245 to KMHD**1***U395542 range are being notified by letter to return the vehicle to an authorised Hyundai dealership in order to replace the ESC module.

[Recalls.gov.au]


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    Or... as my mate likes to call them... the 'Hyundai I'm30'....

    You're welcome.

      My mate bought one with his wife and had a kid about three months after. My boss is buying one and is expecting a child in a couple of months. It's true.

        Hyundai i30 ... populating the nation, one back seat at a time! ;)

    It's true!!! I used to be a bit biased back in the day against stability control due do some cars with poor abs. Changed my mind after my focus. But I used to say yeah stability control in a Toyota fine but do you expect the cheaper manufacturers to get it right the first few times.

    30 March 2016, No recall on Hyundai site

    My daughter owns one of the 37,000 + Australian i30s with a possibly fatally flawed electronic stability system. We bought it for her to be safe.

    Owners should be aware that no mention of Hyundai's March 8th 2016 recall is made on Hyundai's own national or international websites.

    A call to Hyundai directed me to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission as the only source of information. A Hyundai Customer Service Officer said, "the Hyundai website's more aimed at new car buyers".

    The Hyundai Brookvale NSW dealer we took the car to today for a service says it's not their job to tell us about recalls. It's Hyundai's – if the manufacturer has your details. We bought second hand, didn't advise Hyundai, and could've easily slipped through the cracks if I didn't read the motoring press.

    This recall may have been picked up at our next service. Eventually. But when the dealer has all our details from repeat service visits, shouldn't they be as quick to alert us with recall alerts as readily as they remind us of services?

    IL Manly

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