2007 Hyundai Getz Click 1.4 from Australia and New Zealand
Good car, one problem
My car had trouble starting soon after purchase at 48,000 km.
This is my first car and it has been great and very economical on petrol. It is very nice to drive, however less comfortable for passengers as mine is a 2-door.
I have only owned the car for a year now, and am I bit disappointed that I'm having problems with the car starting, given it's fairly low km odometer reading.
This problem began soon after I bought the car and has continued to get worse. Sometimes the car starts fine, sometimes it takes a while to start and other times it won't start at all. On occasions I have had to leave the car for up to an hour before I can finally get it moving. When I turn the key over the car sounds like it's trying to start, but just won't kick over. Spark plugs are fine, petrol and liquids are full. An auto-electrician suggested it may be a problem with the security system, but says the problem is unfamiliar to him.
It is also difficult to get advice due to the inconsistent nature of the problem. I will be bringing the car to Hyundai when I get the chance and when it is suitable for me not to have a car for a few weeks (which will be rare).
All in all a good first car, but have been turned off the car after being stranded on several occasions.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st September, 2010
22nd Sep 2010, 05:01
I regularly hire these from Thrifty in Brisbane and I had one once that wouldn't start after I had driven it for 100+ kms that day. The starter motor was turning over fine but it wouldn't fire, I ended up turning off all auxiliaries (air con, radio etc) and it started. Maybe the electrical system is too small on these to cope with high drain items being on at the same time as it's trying to start?
22nd Sep 2010, 07:13
Could be your fuel relay switch or your ignition barrel. I had similar problems, although on a different type of car.
11th Dec 2010, 05:55
The fault this owner is experiencing is with the vehicle immobiliser. It is a known fault where the key fob won't disengage the security system, resulting in the car cranking, but not starting.
How do I know this? My girlfriend's 2007 Click had exactly the same fault, and Hyundai acknowledged this.
Take your car to a Hyundai dealer, and they will sort this issue.
24th Apr 2012, 00:35
Agree with last comment. I had this problem, and it was the immobiliser working when it should not have. I had to have the ignition replaced, but it was under warranty, so no charge. It did take them two goes to work this out at the dealership, mind you.