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Old 11th July 2007, 21:18   #1
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Exclamation Hyundai's safety issue - disaster waiting to happen

I cannot believe its so casual here....

My cousin picks up this new verna from advaith (dealer in bangalore), then goes for hyundai approved alloys installed at the showroom.. The wheel's centers are so thick the nuts are holding by just by about 4 threads... These are the pics of the install







Showroom's answer was that its okay, its company approved . Stock wheel spanner would'nt fit into this wheel either.

Just imagine consequences of driving hard.....

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Old 11th July 2007, 21:25   #2
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Careful RD. Dont put the performance ECU in your cousin's Verna !
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Does not look safe. Pls escalate ..

Have you checked other cars - at other dealers if reqd, if the same problem exists ? Or is it a problem with current batch of wheels ?
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You need longer lug studs. Please dont drive the car like that for your own safety.
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Old 11th July 2007, 22:02   #5
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Verna seems to be hitting a lot of blocks suddenly. How could the hyundai guys just brush it off ?
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Old 11th July 2007, 22:34   #6
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I won't be surprised if those wheels pop out on hard cornering or something ... here's a video of what happened to an RX-7 with after market alloys. When Drifting Goes Bad*Video
Just for your info this was not during drifting the title is wrong. It was during an SCCA Auto-Cross event.
Can you believe all four of his wheels snapped off. Almost like a sabotage. But I guess it could be just 4 threads ?!?
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Doesn't sound like Hyundai approved. More like dealer approved. Dealers are only like overpriced accessory stores. If the OEM alloys that come with the Verna also have the same issue, then it's a problem.
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..How could the hyundai guys just brush it off ?

In the interests of accelerated profitability in competitive times, morals and ethics are displayed to take a back seat. The problem is more acute at every juncture in India often due to a non-vibrant and uncluttered justice system to the common man.

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Doesn't sound like Hyundai approved. More like dealer approved. Dealers are only like overpriced accessory stores. If the OEM alloys that come with the Verna also have the same issue, then it's a problem.
I would agree here. OEM alloys are the ones that would be proper, these look aftermarket.

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In the interests of accelerated profitability in competitive times, morals and ethics are displayed to take a back seat. The problem is more acute at every juncture in India often due to a non-vibrant and uncluttered justice system to the common man.
In the interests of accelerated visibility in desperate times, language and grammer are displayed to take a back seat. The problem is more acute at every forum in India often due to a non-judicious and unrestrained vocal system to the common mag.

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those are just standard league alloys nothing like hyundai approved alloys.

It is the dealers mistake and he should sort it out for you. If he doesnt then just escalate the matter.
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Mostly the nuts of the stock rims are used on the Alloys as well actually,it should not be. And after fitting an alloy your regular wheel spanner is of no use!

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those are just standard league alloys nothing like hyundai approved alloys.
Correct, and how come Hyundai has approved alloys from grey market?
As P_H mentioned, it's more of a dealer stunt.
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Yup.... clearly a dealer stunt... I dont think Hyundai "recommends" ANY alloy other than the ones that come OE with the car. I have seen a lot of dealers give you third party stuff with the claim that "the warranty will be intact" if done through them. The terms of the warranty are very specific about this - dont think we can pin this on the company at all.
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REPORT this matter to the company asap with proof of purchase & photos - do not take this lightly

Here in Delhi / Gurgaon - the dealers normally only sell AURA Alloys as "approved by company"


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