Common Hyundai i30 clutch thrust bearing noise
There seems to be a common issue with certain models of the Hyundai i30, as they are suffering from a noisy clutch thrust bearing. The noise is not there all the time, and therefore is an intermittent problem, which are usually the worst, as the dealer often finds it hard to recreate the issue.
Having said that, more Hyundai i30 models are suffering from this problem, and the fact that they took it back to the dealer in the hope of having it repaired under warranty, only to find that many of them have been unwilling to cover it.
Most of the stories that we heard regard ex-hire vehicles suffering from this issue, and so we can only assume they were mistreated.
However, you need to stand your ground because hire car or not, the car should still be covered under warranty. If your Hyundai has any other issue you would like to discuss, then you can do so here.