|07-18-2006, 01:46 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2006
I was wondering whether anyone has had a problem with the Getz 1.1L 05REG fuel consumption. I have had my car almost a year and it has always been very hungry for petrol. I have taken my car back to the Hyundai dealer, from which i purchased the car.
They said that there IS a fault with the 1.1 fuel consumption, but hyundai will not accept liability for it and recommended that i take the problem up with trading standards.
The dealer which i bought the car from said they have ran tests themselves on the cars and have came to the conclusion that there is a fault, but the head office of hyundia refuse to accept this, and said they can not trust that the test has been done properly, without sending one of their own mechanics to do the test themselves. They refuse to send their own mechanic.
Has anyone else had this problem, and has anyone went far enough to get hyundai to admit there is a fault?
|07-18-2006, 06:10 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Well, as far as I know, no one has succeded with such a problem (convinsing Hyundai I mean) even there are many owners with the 1.3i engine who are complaining about the high fuel consumption. The answer is (annoying for them, irritating for us) simple for not only Hyundai but for every car manufacturer. All the mpg that are announced from the tests are real !!! But you have to know how these tests are been made...
When they say for example xx miles/gallon or xx km/lt at 90 km/h they mean exactly that. They have a car in a track (not in a road) with a steady 90km/h all the time (which can't be in real life...), with only 1 person (and no other weight) in a perfect day (with no wind etc),with no uphills or downhills (as in real life,also) and who knows what other ''everyday features'', and they try to do the best average. When they do automatically they announce it as the cars real consumption...
|07-18-2006, 06:21 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2004
I thought that I posted this (Official Hyundai Report) a while ago, but I will post it again, basically this is the response I got from Hyundai when I complained about the fuel consumption.
I am writing with reference to your recent enquiries regarding your
Hyundai Getz, registration Further to the concerns that you
raised in your emails, I have investigated these points and have the
following feedback for you.
With reference to the concerns about the fuel consumption figures that you
are getting compared to the figures published in our brochure, I have the
The published figures for fuel consumption as defined in the Getz brochure
are controlled by a nominated government agency from within the EEC. The
test criteria are determined by the European Union Directive 93/116/EC and
are intended to give new car buyers information to allow comparisons
between other vehicle makes and models.
I can appreciate that these figures play a major part in the decision to
buy a new vehicle, but due to the need to be strictly comparable, the
results should not be considered as fully representative of true-life
driving conditions. The fuel consumption of any model type will vary
depending upon driving circumstances e.g. the number of cold starts,
number of accelerations and journey type will all have a marked effect. As
will weather conditions, tyre pressures, air conditioning switched on or
off, weight carried and so on.
This point is made by the UK Department of Transport in their publication
"New Car Fuel Consumption - The Official Figures". This booklet states
Because of the need to maintain strict comparability of results achieved
by the standard tests they cannot be fully representative of real-life
driving conditions...few motorists drive in towns from a fully warmed-up
start or, outside towns at a constant 56mph or 75mph. There are infinite
variations in driving styles and in road, car and weather conditions, all
of which can have a bearing on the results achieved. For these reasons
the fuel consumption achieved on the road will not necessarily accord with
the official test results.
This booklet is readily available either from the following website, or
from your dealer, should you wish to gain further information on the
Further to the information that can be found from this publication, I can
provide some information relating to the tests themselves. This source for
this information is the Vehicle Certification Agency website [who is the
UK appointed agency by the Department of Transport to perform such tests].
The cars tested have to be run in and must have been driven for at least
1,800 miles (3,000 Kilometers) before testing.
The Urban Cycle
The urban test cycle is carried out in a laboratory at an ambient
temperature of 20° C to 30° C on a rolling road from a cold start, i.e.
the engine has not run for several hours. The cycle consists of a series
of accelerations, steady speeds, decelerations and idling. Maximum speed
is 31mph (50 km/h), average speed 12mph (19 km/h) and the distance covered
is 2.5 miles (4 km).
The Extra-urban Cycle
This cycle is conducted immediately following the urban cycle and consists
of roughly half steady-speed driving and the remainder accelerations,
decelerations, and some idling. Maximum speed is 75 mph (120 km/h),
average speed is 39 mph (63 km/h) and the distance covered is 4.3 miles (7
Combined Fuel Consumption Figure
The combined figure presented is for the urban and the extra-urban cycle
together. It is therefore an average of the two parts of the test,
weighted by the distances covered in each part.
Furthermore, it must be appreciated that the test is conducted with no
driver or passenger within the vehicle, that a different oil type is used
and that air resistance will not play a part whilst in the laboratory
environment. The level of acceleration and deceleration is set on the
test, and may vary considerably to the level given by different drivers in
I understand that the fuel consumption figures you are getting are
concerning you; if you feel that there is something wrong with your
vehicle I would advise that you take the vehicle to your Hyundai
dealership who will be able to investigate your concerns.
Further to your concerns regarding the Getz ABS Recall, I can confirm the
following. I have spoken to our Warranty Department here at Hyundai Motor
UK Ltd who have advised that at present there is no outstanding recall for
I trust you will find this information useful. If you should have any
further enquiries please do not hesitate to contact a member of our
Customer Services Team on the number below.
Customer Services Team
Hyundai Motor UK Ltd
HYUNDAI: A CAR FIRST. A BADGE SECOND
P.S Just to add a note about the recall, my car was recalled three weeks later, promlems with the ABS???
|10-24-2006, 04:28 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Just wanted to add my comments on this one.....
Even with all the mods I have - engine - I still get 13-14 Km/l around town, and I can assure you I DO NOT DRIVE FOR ECONOMY. So I don't know what you people are doing to our GREAT little cars, because mine goes VERY well considering it is naturally aspirated [ no turbo ] ........ I could not be happier with the performance and handling....
Maybe you are all trying toooo hard to get low fuel usage, instead of enjoying the little beast's and doing what they are designed to do - DRIVE AND HAVE FUN...
Hyundai - the way of the future!
|10-24-2006, 07:08 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2004
If you purchased the car new and the dealership has told you that load of bull there is something wrong, either with the dealership or Hyundai, get in touch with Hyundai UK: http://www.hyundai.co.uk/contact/ they are usually very good, tell them the name of the dealership etc: I will guarantee that they will respond and investigate.
|12-20-2006, 08:31 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2006
i have a hyundai gets 04 1.1 and for sum reason i also tink that it is draining alot of petrol compaired to what i would have thot it would. the experianced garage man i brought it from agredd that i had spent alot on petrol and he sed to me
" for the first month it may drain alot of petrol but because u r new to the car and a new driver when your driving improves and u get used to the car within about a month or 2 it shud b aiite" ???
wat u think? so i gess its go wid da flow?
|12-21-2006, 04:23 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2006
Well, you bought a hyundai, they aren't known about good fuel sonsumption. My 1.6 liter petrol uses 8,6 liter/100 kilometers, so that's a lot. But they are cheaper when you buy them, so ...
U can't do a lot about that.
My Getz in the Garage!
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