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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-26-2018, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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I40 LED Daytime Running Lights failure

Hi all, the offside (RHS) swirly LED daytime running lights have failed (10 days out of warranty) on my 2013 i40. First, all of the led's on the one side packed up at once, leaving what I can only call the halo still working. Now the halo has stopped working too. I'm not getting much help from Hyundai. Has anyone else had this problem? Has anyone got a solution apart from replacing the whole headlight unit? Thanks in advance, Mick
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Hi Mick, this has just happened to my 2013 i40 today. Passenger side leds have died. Did you find any solutions? I was thinking of trying to disconnect the drivers side leds so at least it looks the same? I found it truly sickening when I found out the price of a new unit, just to get these LEDs working again.
Any help much appreciated!
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Hi Gareth, I'm currently looking at possibly using the Sale of Goods Act 1979 to push things on a bit. I've sent Hyundai a letter to that effect, just waiting for their response. It doesn't seem to be an isolated occurrence so they must be aware of the problem. In general, I believe its fair and reasonable to assume the life expectancy of an LED to be somewhere between 50,000 to 100,000 hours. my car has done 70k miles. At an average of 40mph, thats 1.8% - 3.6% of their expected lifespan so my question is why are they failing well ahead of time? It can only be inferior design or inferior parts/equipment. Either way I fail to see why I should foot a potential bill of 800 plus due to Hyundai's failings. Mick
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Hi Gareth, I'm currently looking at possibly using the Sale of Goods Act 1979 to push things on a bit. I've sent Hyundai a letter to that effect, just waiting for their response. It doesn't seem to be an isolated occurrence so they must be aware of the problem. In general, I believe its fair and reasonable to assume the life expectancy of an LED to be somewhere between 50,000 to 100,000 hours. my car has done 70k miles. At an average of 40mph, thats 1.8% - 3.6% of their expected lifespan so my question is why are they failing well ahead of time? It can only be inferior design or inferior parts/equipment. Either way I fail to see why I should foot a potential bill of 800 plus due to Hyundai's failings. Mick

Not a good situation and I have every sympathy..Do you have a good relationship with a dealer that maybe you have dealt with over the years, in which case try to get the service manager to intervene on your behalf, or maybe you have..Either way good luck..Please keep us informed.
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Hi Mick, definitely let us know how you get on with that. I tried contacting Hyundai as well, and they said they may be able to offer goodwill payment, but when I told them I didn't buy directly from a Hyundai dealer, they didn't want to know.... surprise, surprise. Even though we bought the car when it was 7 months old, and had it maintained and serviced at all the correct service times etc.
It's a bit of a joke having pay so much for something so small. Our car only has 42,000 miles, so even less than your car, and still these lights have failed.
I've not really had any issue with our i40 apart from this, so it's a real kick in the nuts when this sort of fault occurs!

Thanks for replying anyway, and as I said let us know how far you get!
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Hi Mick (or anyone else who may be able to offer any insight....)
I noticed that when I take the connector off the back of the light, and push it back on again, my DRL's come on for about a second, then switch off again. I was wondering if it's a loose connection in the wiring loom or something? - Anyone elses DRL's doing the same thing?

I'm taking my car to an auto spark on Wednesday, in the hope that he can either look at this faulty passenger side drl, and maybe fix the connection, and if not, I'm just going to get him to try and disconnect the DRL from the drivers side, so both drl's are off. Then it won't look so bad. And as my car's a 2013 model, the DRL's are not checked as part of the MOT anyway, thank goodness!...

...And if I ever come across a spare 850, then I'll buy myself a new headlight. lol
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Exclamation Driving lamps failure

I have had the same problem with a vehicle with 40k miles recorded The unit to replace is 200.00 plus fitting However if you go to Ebay you can buy a pair for under 100.00 and they arrived in just a few days . Fitting time was under 2 hours but the front bumper has to be removed then its just a matter of 4 self tapping screws The original units are made in China and so are the cheaper replacements.Obviously a known fault and Hyundai should come clean about this.
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Hi, did anyone get anywhere with their LED DRL for the Hyundai?
After checking with 3 MOT stations i have been told it is a fail on an MOT and cost around 600 to replace unless it can be sourced second hand on internet.
Appears to be a common problem now, Did Hyundai accept any responsibility through the sale of goods act? Has anyone been able to source second hand?
Or have any other suggestions such as being able to disconnect the working DRL off so its not obviouse?
Thanks for any comments. The price for this seems unacceptable to me.
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