The Grand i10 is an iconic vehicle that dominates the hatchback segment. Launched in 2013, as an upgrade over the Hyundai i10, the Grand i10 has since then reached millions of happy homes.
In its entire legacy of over 8 years, the Grand i10 has and continues to represent a package that brings together good looks, capable engines, and an affordable deal. But since nothing is perfect in this commercial world, even a vehicle as popular is the Hyundai Grand i10 has its flaws. If you’ve begun to wonder what they are, then read on to find out more.
Issues with Clutch
A common problem for all aged Hyundai vehicles, the Hyundai Grand i10 also suffers from issues with the clutch system and its unusually faster wear and tear. Quite often, the trouble maker is none other than the Clutch Pad. Keeping the clutch fully pressed while breaking the clutch pads on board the Grand i10 tends to rapidly deplete and undergo unusually excessive wear and tear.
The dreaded issue isn’t just limited to the clutch pad but also ropes in the clutch cables and other miscellaneous parts of the clutch system. In fact, the problem is so grave that some owners of the Grand i10 have commonly reported the clutch system giving up as early as 10-15,000 kilometres.
Issues with headlight adjustment
Be it day or night, the Indian roads are full of lakhs of Grand i10s. But when it comes to night driving, headlight adjustment is a crucial feature that helps the driver cruise smoothly during the night and in conditions where there is little or no light on the road.
However, when it comes to the old generation (2015-2018) Grand i10s, headlight adjustment is a common issue. As reported by several Grand i10 owners, the vehicle’s headlight adjustor switch can easily become faulty leading to headlights becoming non-adjustable. Be it the cheap plastic used to make the switch body, or its uneven placement, issues with headlight adjustment is a common issue with the Grand i10.
Problems engaging reverse gear
While having a troublesome experience engaging the reverse gear might seem like a common problem on a cold start. This problematic issue seems to randomly occur most of the time in the Grand i10.
When this happens, it becomes a pain engaging the reverse gear which most of the time fails to properly engage and in rare situations doesn’t engage at all. With Hyundai having no possible explanation about the issue, overcoming it can be done by trying to re-engage the reverse gear 2-3 times.
Issues with braking
Another major issue that haunts several Grand i10 drivers is the issue with the braking system; specifically the rear brake pad. This is because the sticking of rear brake pads is a common complaint from several Hyundai Grand i10 owners.
While the Grand i10 does quite well in terms of brake disc’s wear and tear, the case isn’t the same when it comes to brake pads, especially the rear one. A failure of brake pads can turn out to be extremely dangerous when on high speeds and on highways. Thus regular servicing is a must when you own a Grand i10
As any vehicle begins to clock high digits on the odometer, key components are known to slowly take a toll. But when it comes to the AC units onboard Hyundai Grand i10s the process isn’t as slow as it should be. Maybe this is the reason why AC units on the Grand i10s are known to have problems in cooling, heating and even with the AC flow.
From damaged condenser unit and clogged pipes to defective sponge filters there could be several culprits behind this problem. But since a majority of parts that lead to a failure of AC units cannot be replaced, it is best that the AC units are serviced before every season.
Steering Motor Issues
Based on several reports given by owners, Grand i10s have a tendency to develop steering motor issues. Based on common complaints, the steering wheel on board the Grand i10 tends to randomly and repeatedly becomes unnaturally light/heavy for a brief period, and then going back to normal. The primary cause of this problem is a faulty EPS Motor which costs anywhere around 10k rupees to repair.
Yet another common problem to look out for, noisy and faulty suspensions set up can really ruin your driving experience. And with aged Grand i10s, a noisy and stiffer suspension seems to be a regular thing.
Usually, this problem can be diagnosed early on, as any Grand i10 with suspension issues tend to perform pathetically over bumps, and tends to make squeaking noises and heavy jerks.
Last but not the least, Grand i10’s exhaust system is a rust magnet. Over the years, the Grand i10 tends to develop a lot of rust over the exhaust that might become a cause of concern if ignored. A simple way to avoid this issue is to get an anti-rust coating for the exhaust.