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Hi everyone. Just found this forum. Didn't know there was a Hyundai one :)

Had my 2010 i20 for a few weeks now (1.4 comfort 5door) and have had a weird noise from the windscreen wipers. Whilst the car is in motion (with engine noise and such like) it sounds like a "whirring" noise. Stationary it seems to be quite loud with the engine off. I put it down to being part of the "quirk" of the model. My father though has bought an 09 1.2 3 door comfort. His wipers do not make this noise. He seems to think it might be a lubrication problem with the wiper motors or something rubbing.
It makes this noise even if you lift the blades off of the screen and run the motor but I have had no problems with the wipers themselves as far as cleaning and wiping. Not sticking or anything. Any idea what it may be before I ring the dealer up.

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Hi MB, only had mine a fortnight, and yesterday was the first time I used the wipers, and was amazed at just how quiet they were.
As said, sounds like a definite fault, get back quick and get it sorted.
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Cheers! for the replies guys. Just wanted to make sure really. My dad had a Getz before and was really impressed with the service from Hyundai (Shrewsbury) until a Ford Transit Connect driver recently bent it for him!!!!! I like my i20 but wanted to know if anyone had a problem too with the wipers just because Hyundai (Stoke on Trent-- where I live. Holdcroft Hyundai) are not brilliant. Anyway I shall get them to check. Will get the usual "passed the PDI" conversation from my dealer even though I have had to take it back already to have the handbrake tightened which also "passed the PDI" even though I had to pull it up 15 notches!!!!!! on the slopped driveway that I have.
Reckon it's just a faulty part which can happen with any car. Just wish the dealers can be more strict with what passes through their doors. Hyundai/Kia are really trying. Be a shame if the UK dealers let them down. Some cracking products coming soon.
 

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Funny that MB, my new car is also 13 clicks to hold on the handrake.
50 mile round trip to the dealers, so it can wait, but I agree, it shouldn't be that slack from new.
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Finally got my i20 into Hyundai to check the noisy wiper problem. Turns out the wiper motor needed replacing which was done under warranty. 30-60 minute job. I explained it was like that from new and they were unsure how it passed the pre-delivery inspection.
Anyway if you hear a loud "whirring" type noise when the wipers operate it could be the motor is faulty.
 
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