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During a quick trip this morning noticed a pretty loud whirring noise from the back of the car which I can only presume is the Fuel Pump. At tick-over this noise is louder than the engine!!!
Anyone else had a similar experience and do you think the car will be OK to drive until I can get it fixed. I realise I am asking a crystal ball question.

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QUOTE (wilkee @ Jun 13 2010, 09:16 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=332482
During a quick trip this morning noticed a pretty loud whirring noise from the back of the car which I can only presume is the Fuel Pump. At tick-over this noise is louder than the engine!!!
Anyone else had a similar experience and do you think the car will be OK to drive until I can get it fixed. I realise I am asking a crystal ball question.

Tony

Yep, I'm on number three. Its quite a common problem and another of those unfixed Hyundai issues.

Known as the washing machine effect. The first time I noticed it I thought there was a car ticking over behind me, but I was in a car park with nothing around me. Pull the back seats up and put your ear near to the round black plastic cover, you'll hear it loud and clear.


It's usually louder when the tank is empty and dissapears when you refill, BUT the last two on mine were loud all the time regardless of how full the tank was. Some dealers are aware of the issue, others say its a character of the car and refuse to replace it.


Even when replaced, they can fail again within 3k miles. I've heard stories of dealers limiting the amount of pumps they will replace providing its just noisy and not effecting the performance of the car.
 

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OK thank you Noddy. :thumbsup:

It does make you wonder what sort of management are in charge of Hyundai when they seem quite happy to continue selling cars with parts that they have to know have an inherent fault i.e. Clutch, Headlamp adjusters, Fuel pump etc.

It does at least sound like I can drive it for a few days until I get chance to book it into the Garage.

At least I will be able to get back to the forum and tell them what the service experience is like with Hyundai Stafford.

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QUOTE (wilkee @ Jun 13 2010, 10:25 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=332493
OK thank you Noddy. :thumbsup:

It does make you wonder what sort of management are in charge of Hyundai when they seem quite happy to continue selling cars with parts that they have to know have an inherent fault i.e. Clutch, Headlamp adjusters, Fuel pump etc.

It does at least sound like I can drive it for a few days until I get chance to book it into the Garage.

At least I will be able to get back to the forum and tell them what the service experience is like with Hyundai Stafford.

Tony

I drove my first one for over 2k miles while listening to the Hotpoint in the back. I think 'IF' the pump was to fail, you would be ok for at least 3k miles. It's just a very poor design. Most cars have there fuel tanks better isolated, so they may all make a noise but its never heard by the occupants. But the i10 shares both quiet pumps and noisy pumps which points to some kind of issue.

If you get any resistance from the dealer, stipulate very clearly that it's a new issue and was not present on the car from new. I would also be very intrested to hear if they are familiar with this problem.
 
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