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Old 23rd September 2020, 21:56   #2881
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Hello BHPians

Just got a i20 asta option for my parents. Literally.

I have one doubt though. The system was supposed to have bluelink connectivity, but surprisingly it doesn't. I forgot to check it before taking delivery.

Can anyone tell me why is it so? Is it because if OS is not updated?

The brochure clearly states bluelink as a feature.

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Hello Guys,
I have a 2015 i20 Elite Diesel car. Lately I have noticed that the headlights would stop working intermittently. Once I tap the light stalk or turn it off and on again the lights would be back. Not sure if it's a loose connection or a problem with the stalk itself. I have a couple of long trips ahead which might include night driving as well.
Since my car is 5 years old, please suggest any preventive maintenance that could help avoid any nasty surprises midway. My car was underwent its annual service in Jan 2020 and had only a couple of thousand kilometres on it till date due to the ongoing pandemic.
Please advice. Thanks in advance.
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Hi sandroidz80,

The problem here is when you set the temperature low and blower speed high, the AC pipe gets frozen leading to loss of cooling. There is no permanent solution to this. I changed the complete air conditioning system under warranty but the problem kept recurring.

Try keeping the temperature around 20-22 degree C and the blower speed halfway to the maximum level. You can cover the entire journey without the cabin getting hot. 20 degree is perfect for harsh South Indian climates.

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Prasanth Krishnan

What I do is turn the AC off, and keep the blower running. Running air through the vents for 5 minutes does it for me, then i switch AC back on
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Hi Friends,

My 2016 Elite I20 sports is due for a battery replacement as suggested in the recent service. They said the ideal voltage should be 11+ but my car battery is showing 9+. Price quoted was approx Rs 4800. I felt that was too high and that brings me to my question on this forum. Please note that all the servicing of the car till now has been done at Hyundai only.
1. Should I replace the battery?
2. If yes then would you recommend doing it at Hyundai authorized showroom or separate. Came across batterywale.com in my google search which shows Rs 3800 but I have no prior experience buying car battery online. Any one with prior experience in this matter would be helpful.

Looking forward to your help
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My 2016 Elite I20 sports is due for a battery replacement as suggested in the recent service...
4 years is typical time suggested for battery. But if you've been running it regularly you can stretch it much further. No need to replace it at Hyundai service (unless it is under warranty). The OEM battery that came with my car suddenly died out in 4 years (mine was a Skoda Fabia). The replacement Amaron went on for over 5 years.
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Hi Friends,

I had asked in this forum about a trustworthy source for car battery replacement and came across batterywale. I feel the battery could have lasted for 6 more months but I have a road trip planned very soon and didn't want to risk it as the battery had become 4.5 yrs old and a little weak.

So 2 days back I got the battery replaced from www.batterywale.com. I did check the price from the authorized service center and they quoted me Rs4300 after discount on exchange of old battery. I got it from Batterywale at Rs3400. Overall experience was good and I called them up before placing the order online as the original OEM battery cover showed 40ah whereas in batterywale both Amaron and Exide were 35ah batteries. Hence I was a little confused at first and decided to cross check with other sources like Hyundai service center and Amaron website directly.

Hyundai had only Amaron. I checked with 2 dealerships in Bangalore and got the same response. I was fine with Amaron as its a well known brand. When i asked about the battery model number they said they will fix the same as OEM but when I checked the battery model they have it showed 35ah online. I dont know why this difference but Amaron confirmed that Amaron HiLife Flo will fit exactly in Elite i20. Also when I clicked on the "önline order" option in Amaron it re-directed me to batterywale.com. It proved that batterywale is a reputed website since this is the first time that I am ordering batteries online.

The person came on the appointed date (although he was late by 1hr) and fixed the batteries with 5 minutes flat. He also said that next time if I call him directly he can offer a better price. Wow! didnt know that. Anyways I transferred the money through gpay and we were done.

Overall good experience. Got 30months free warranty and next 24 months pro-rata warranty. Point to mention is that the warranty is a little less if ordered from Amaron Directly (24+24). Might order my Activa batteries from the same guy next month.
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Hello Guys,
I have a 2015 i20 Elite Diesel car. Lately I have noticed that the headlights would stop working intermittently. Once I tap the light stalk or turn it off and on again the lights would be back. Not sure if it's a loose connection or a problem with the stalk itself. I have a couple of long trips ahead which might include night driving as well.
Since my car is 5 years old, please suggest any preventive maintenance that could help avoid any nasty surprises midway. My car was underwent its annual service in Jan 2020 and had only a couple of thousand kilometres on it till date due to the ongoing pandemic.
Please advice. Thanks in advance.
I am facing the same problem in my 2016 i20 asta(o) diesel. Flicking the indicator stalk with the headlights on auto at night sometimes leads to them turning off and then back on. Most of the time it just goes out for a second but that's scary when you are driving on the highway at night and you indicate for a lane change. Only once has it turned off and required me to turn the stalk to get it back but it was terrifying enough. I believe it might be some loose contact in the stalk itself since auto and off are right next to each other and the switch might be wearing off.
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Old 6th December 2020, 19:01   #2888
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I am facing the same problem in my 2016 i20 asta(o) diesel. Flicking the indicator stalk with the headlights on auto at night sometimes leads to them turning off and then back on. Most of the time it just goes out for a second but that's scary when you are driving on the highway at night and you indicate for a lane change. Only once has it turned off and required me to turn the stalk to get it back but it was terrifying enough. I believe it might be some loose contact in the stalk itself since auto and off are right next to each other and the switch might be wearing off.
I too had the terrifying experience of the headlights going out while doing triple digit speeds on the highway. Immediately switched from Auto to the manual mode to prevent this from happening again. Visited the Hyundai service center and was asked to get the stalk replaced. The part costs about 3.5k+labour.
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This is my first time ever writing a review and please forgive any mistakes and shortcomings.

This is a short review about my 2016 elite i20 Asta 1.2 VTVT. This car came into my life on Nov-11, 2016 and it's been more than 4 years now. So I guess you can call it as a long term review. My place of work is Bangalore and I took the car from Bangalore to avoid the hassles with police and RTO. All of you might be aware about the dreaded traffic in Bangalore and driving a car in that on a daily basis will really test your patience. This is not my daily drive and in prefer two wheeler for my daily commute. The car was mainly meant for weekend trips and trips to hometown. My car has covered 40k km in the past 4 years and never ever it has left me stranded in the road till now *touchwood*. Being a first generation model of elite i20 it misses out on some features such as speed sensing auto-door lock, distance to empty, milage indicator among other things. The milage of the car varies in proportion with the amount of pressure we give on the accelerator ����. I am no way a sedate driver and the average milage i get in highways is around 14-15kmpl. So, it's a petrol guzzler in short. So let me point out some of the positives and negatives of this car based on my usage.

Positives:
1. Build quality- Before this car, we used to have only Maruti cars in our garage and coming from that the plastic quality of this car is far better. Also, the car is feature rich as compared to our family workhorse, a 2010 Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire.
2.Driving comfort- We used to frequently do Bangalore-Kerala highway drives and the drive was never tiring. Even after driving close to 10-11 hours, i was not tired.
3.Suspension- The suspension is on a softer side and it helps to an extent to prevent the undulations in road from reaching the passengers.
4.Feature rich - The car is feature rich and coming from a barebone Maruti, I found the difference in features to be drastic. Small features such as engagement of rear wiper while reversing when front wipers are on really adds to ones impression about the car.

Negatives:
1. Underpowered- Well, this topic had been discussed at length in various platforms and different people have different opinion. For me personally, the car is underpowered. Hyundai could have provided the 1.4 engine from its earlier automatic petrol model for elite i20 series. The car has noticeable lag in lower gears.
2.Fuel efficiency- This is a fuel guzzler, period. So people looking for fuel efficient cars, please stay away from this.
3. Premature parts failure- Several cases of clutch failure for low milage elite i20 have reported even on this forum also. Also, some of the cars have constant issues with ac compressors.

Verdict: Well, i am super happy about this car and intends to keep it for a long period as it's my first car. I have added small modifications to make my car stand out and I believe that makes my car stand out.
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I have a Sep 2014 i20 Asta Diesel and faced this same issue around July 2018. Avoiding Auto Headlights was a temporary fix. It remained unpredictable. Service Centre guys found no issue as such and told me to bring it in if the issue persisted.

The battery gave out shortly and had to replace it. After replacement of the battery, there is no issue with the lights at all, to date. However, I continue to manually turn on the lights, without relying on the Auto Lights feature, just out of habit.
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Hello Guys,
I have a 2015 i20 Elite Diesel car. Lately I have noticed that the headlights would stop working intermittently. Once I tap the light stalk or turn it off and on again the lights would be back. Not sure if it's a loose connection or a problem with the stalk itself. I have a couple of long trips ahead which might include night driving as well.
Since my car is 5 years old, please suggest any preventive maintenance that could help avoid any nasty surprises midway. My car was underwent its annual service in Jan 2020 and had only a couple of thousand kilometres on it till date due to the ongoing pandemic.
Please advice. Thanks in advance.
Hello, This could be an issue with the stalk.This was also reported by YouTuber Gagan Chaudhary and he got the stalk replaced under warranty.

Below is the link for the video. Kindly have a look

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I too had the terrifying experience of the headlights going out while doing triple digit speeds on the highway. Immediately switched from Auto to the manual mode to prevent this from happening again. Visited the Hyundai service center and was asked to get the stalk replaced. The part costs about 3.5k+labour.

The same problem has been occurring for over an year now in my car. I have now made it a habit to not use the auto setting! It does not happen when I manually switch on my lights.
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Hello BHPians

I am looking for rear parcel tray for elite i20 magna plus 2019 model. The car did not come with one. Service centre guy says it's not available with him.

Please suggest from where can I get a genuine one. I live in Mumbai
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Hello Guys,
Wishing you a great year ahead.
I have a 2018 Petrol i20 sportz model, yesterday, while taking my car from parking, I had to do a full turn on the steering, while doing the same, I could hear a sound similar to plastic gears turning coming from within the steering column (similar to the sound you get while turning the wheels of a toy car). The sound is kind of feeble and you will have to listen with a keen ear to catch the same. I have not heard this sound previously, is it something to be concerned about? Should I visit the ASS and get this checked out?
There was nothing out of the ordinary with my recent drives, except for one long distance drive to the mountains with some twisty roads and hairpins.

Also, I will be moving off to the Middle East to take up a new job, mostly in a month or so, should I sell the car off and leave? I will mostly be coming only on yearly vacations. My friends have agreed to use the car every now and then, but that may be a run every month or so. Is this okay? What are the precautions that i should take if keeping the car like this? Or is it better to sell the car of?
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Hello Guys,
Wishing you a great year ahead.
I have a 2018 Petrol i20 sportz model, yesterday, while taking my car from parking, I had to do a full turn on the steering, while doing the same, I could hear a sound similar to plastic gears turning coming from within the steering column (similar to the sound you get while turning the wheels of a toy car). The sound is kind of feeble and you will have to listen with a keen ear to catch the same. I have not heard this sound previously, is it something to be concerned about? Should I visit the ASS and get this checked out?
There was nothing out of the ordinary with my recent drives, except for one long distance drive to the mountains with some twisty roads and hairpins.

Also, I will be moving off to the Middle East to take up a new job, mostly in a month or so, should I sell the car off and leave? I will mostly be coming only on yearly vacations. My friends have agreed to use the car every now and then, but that may be a run every month or so. Is this okay? What are the precautions that i should take if keeping the car like this? Or is it better to sell the car of?

Visited the Hyundai ASS today and it seems the bearing in the power steering motor has gone bad and the entire motor will be replaced under warranty, my car has done about 25k+ Kms in about 2.5 yrs, is this a common issue with i20s ?
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