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Hyundai Azera 2007

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  • ray_h1ray_h1 Posts: 1,134
    )) "In 2 more months, I will have had my Azera for a year and I've got just under 24K miles on it." ((

    That statement got me thinking. (inevitably a dangerous thing at my age and mental capacity...) My '03 Sonata is exactly 4 years, 3 wks old today. To date my car has had ONE warrantable defect that required a trip to the dealership for (a defective domelight switch) and ONE recall notice (the addition of a gravity operated rollover shut-off valve in a liquid return line to the fuel tank to prevent a fire). It's about 50 miles short of its eighth oil change. I suspect at the rate you're putting miles on your '06 Azera, in several days your car will be mechanically "older" than mine if it isn't already. Four years of essentially trouble-free operation. I wish you (and all other current Hyundai owners, regardless of model) identical good fortune! :D
  • joe131joe131 Posts: 971
    Put a performance chip on your new car and you might end up being very unhappy if there is ever an engine failure within the Hyundai factory warranty period.
    In that case, you might end up with no warranty coverage from Hyundai and no coverage from the chip manufacturer.
    Not only that, you might not even find out the bad news until many months or years after the failure. And during that waiting period, you'll have probably spent a lot of your own money for repairs and/or done without the use of the car, not to mention legal expenses.

    Something about the wheels of justice grinding slowly.
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Happy New Year to you Ray_h1!!! The mileage on my Azera is building up much slower than on the '02 Sonata I had. In the 4 years I owned it, I had racked up just over 105K miles on it by the time I traded it in.

    In those 4 years and all those miles...there was one recall issues (side airbag sensor replacement to ensure bags didn't deploy when door was slammed), other that that I had 5 warranty repairs with only one I considered major and that being the shifting sensor on the transmission. The car never left me stranded or gave me a day of trouble. The most money I spent was when I got the timing belt replaced and that service was $1100.00 which included a spark plug change, alignment and front end bra.

    I'm not worried about the milage as I buy a car to actually drive it without thinking about how many miles I'm putting on it. Just another reason I keep up with the preventive maintenance. I think I can honestly say that this is the lowest number of miles I've ever put on a car in one year!!!

    Glad to hear you've had such good fortune with your Sonata.
  • jaymagicjaymagic Posts: 309
    The 02 XG350L I traded in on the 07 Azera, had 76,000 miles on it and the only wartranty items ever performed were a fuse for the wipers (early on) :) and a headlight at about 48K. Every function on the car worked when traded, the same as new.

    That's one reason I returned to Hyundai for the Azera.
  • jaymagicjaymagic Posts: 309
    As stated, its not something I would do, BUT with the newer cars, you have the ability to save the factory setting for the chip, then make the changes you want. If the car needs servicing, you then reprogram in the factory settings before hitting the dealer service door. Not that I know anyone who has done this, but......
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    I would rather just add a CAI system and maybe performance exhaust instead of replacing the chip. Those mods won't void the warranty (at least this is what the folks at the dealership I go to told me).

    Even if you did reset the chip to factory settings, they would be able to tell if the chip had been tampered with to begin with...at least I would think that is the case.

    I don't think any of this would be an issue for those that buy the Tiburons, Elantras and Accents to tune as performance cars, but for the Soantas and Azeras....don't really think it would be worth it in the end. Just my own opinion.
  • floridabob1floridabob1 Posts: 1,190
    In my opinion, if you purchased an Azera expecting it to be a "performance" car you will be disappointed. It was designed and marketed as a "near" luxury sedan.
    It has sufficient get up and go to fit that catagory.
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Floridabob1...you are correct and I think a lot of folks fail to remember that when they talka bout it in performance terms. The car really has more than enough get up and go and with a few tweaks here and there, it can be a decent performer.
  • I just found out that my new 2007 Azera trunk will stay unlocked if the car alarm is not activated. If i forget to alarm the car all you have to do is reach above the rear license plate and open the trunk. Two weeks ago I had a trunk filled with gifts, if the keys deactivated the alarm while in my pocket, trunk opens and gifts are bye-bye.... not good. My old car had a 2 second push button response to opening the trunk to avoid this problem and always was locked independent of the door locks. :confuse:
  • gamlegedgamleged Posts: 442
    I personally would prefer that the trunk be locked until I specifically SAY "open trunk," whether by key or by door switch or by wireless key fob, but two things: Yes, if you accidently send an "unlock door" message to your car, the doors and trunk will be unlocked, but all will relock after 30 seconds.
    The trunk button on the fob must be pressed for one full second to unlock the trunk, also releasing the latch, which may be what happened to you, unless the "doors unlock" button was accidently pressed and someone walking by as the door locks clicked and the lights flashed, took quick advantage.

    As it is, the only way to ensure no such accidents occur is to use the key only and to leave the remote home. Although I've twice set off the "panic alarm" in my garage whilst inside my house wearing too-tight pants, I'm still not quite ready to take that remote-free step! Instead, I'll try (harder) to lose that @#!@%% 10 lbs I want to shed...
  • Thanks for the info. I checked it out and it locks 30 seconds after I triggered the alarm.I can live with that.
    Best decision that I ever made was to get this car
    just don't tell my wife that :D
  • gamlegedgamleged Posts: 442
    By the way, I missed reading the "IF" in your post, "...if the keys deactivated the alarm while in my pocket..." and I'm happy that you didn't get "Scrooged!"...
  • floridabob1floridabob1 Posts: 1,190
    RE: 232
    If this unlock feature truly bothers you, you can have the electric latch unplugged and only use the key to open your trunk.
  • floridabob1floridabob1 Posts: 1,190
    RE: 232

    If in your old car you activated the unlock door button accidently while the keys were in your pocket, could not someone open the door to your car and hit the interior trunk release button, giving them the same access to your gifts?
  • I don't know if many Azera owners are aware that there is a button located in the glove box upper left area that deactivates the switch pad on the trunk. It will only open with the key or fob.
  • RE:237

    I guess they could. My point is that the trunk becomes accessible to be opened from the outside, but with the car locking itself after 30 seconds I'll live with that. Oh and by the way the old car had no room for gifts.....the golf clubs took all the room :D
  • floridabob1floridabob1 Posts: 1,190
    RE: 239
    Once the car re-locks itself, I believe that the trunk is also re-locked.
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    I'm glad someone else remembered the button in the glove box. However, I do believe if you depress the button, the only way to unlock the trunk is with the key itself. I don't think the fob will even work once you've deactivated the remote trunk release.

    Not sure if you guys know it or not, but you only have to depress the unlock button one time (which unlocks the driver's door) and the trunk unlocks as well. Pressing the button a second time unlocks all the passenger doors.

    With the trunk so easy to open, I hardly ever use the remote fob to open it. A nice feature for them to add is if you do use the key fob to open the trunk, it should raise up on its own. That would be sweet!
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Actually...the trunk does stay locked until you specifically "SAY" open trunk. It's all in how you set it up.

    I've set my panic alarm off too with the key fob in my pocket with pants that aren't tight at all. I've pretty much eliminated the problem by putting the key and fob on one of those carbiner clips you see rock climbers use and I clip that to my belt loop so the fob is just hanging buttons facing away from me.
  • "eliminated the problem by putting the key and fob on one of those carbiner clips you see rock climbers use and I clip that to my belt loop so the fob is just hanging buttons facing away from me"

    Sounds attractive ;) Kinda like that macho biker look :shades:

    Have you thought about putting it on a chain? Would make a great final touch to complete the look :D
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