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Hyundai Azera 2007



  • rance2rance2 Posts: 39
    Just had 30K service. Now hear a dull "thump-thump" sound that seems to come from front end. Similar to a very muted sound of a flat tire. Taking it to dealer this afternoon. Any thoughts on problem.
  • gamlegedgamleged Posts: 442
    They likely rotated your tires and you may have had a rear tire with a problem that is more noticible as a front tire...
  • rance2rance2 Posts: 39
    Yup, That was dealer's diagnosis too. Switched two front tires and we'll see what happens. By the way, I couldn't be happier with a car - balancing price & quality.
  • I have listed them several times and am tired of playing that game. Newest is Consumer Reports website, consumer opinions on Genesis. 54% had negative comments on the ride.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    The Genesis is not on topic here, thank you for keeping that in mind.
  • 30k on the car. What a pain. I wish they did not put this crap in cars. It all fails eventually.
  • I have an '07 limited with 19500 miles on it. A few days ago, I noticed that the passenger side dash blowout panel that covers the airbag module has an open seam. When you look at it you can see the outline of the flap that would tear open in the event of an airbag deployment. The seam is separating along the side closest to the door. I am surprised to see this, since the car is garage kept and, since I live in Southern CA, I always use a dash sunshade when out and about.
    I called Glendale Hyundai and was surprised with the offer by the service manager to "bring it in and we will order a new dash and replace it in a couple of days". No arguement whatsoever. That leads me to think that this problem has been reported before. Anyone have a similar issue?
  • Hi: We also encountered the same problem on our 07 Azera. It is a defect from the dash pad manufacturer. We also had a stress crack in the windshield on the passenger side about four inches from the door pillar. The dealer said the cars were manufactured with such tight tolerances that this has happened on a few other models. We also own a 07 Santa Fe and had the same windshield problem but it was on the drivers side.
    One more piece of information is that the struts on the Azera are fairly soft and we are having our changed after only 12000 miles. The ride has deterioated and the cars feels very unstable at any speed above 55 miles per hour. :)
  • I posted here earlier ( #847) about a defective dashboard. Just got the car back from Glendale Hyundai (CA)- They did a great job replacing the top section of the dash, and also a defective idler pulley that was making a growling or whining noise. I have to say I am happy with the work and they did not balk whatsoever at doing the warranty work. Only problem was that the mechanic failed to properly tighten the negative battery clamp after reattaching it. Amazingly the car started and ran fine all the way home. I found the problem this morning when I tried to start the engine and suddenly lost all power. Strangely, I couldn't tighten the clamp enough to make it tight. I had to go to several auto parts stores to locate a shim for the battery post. Once I added the shim the clamp was then snug enough to secure. All in all, a fairly painless repair experience.
  • Why didn't you take it to the dealer? You should not have to use a shim on the battery post, no matter how "painless." Is it possibly an indication of some other problem?
    BTW, I have seen at least one post from someone who had to have the dash replaced twice for this problem.
    Makes you wonder when the same problem shows up so many times.
  • rance2rance2 Posts: 39
    Have experienced a slight rattle in the dash. It was happening going over bumps, but now is pretty much steady in all but the smoothest of road conditions. Anyone with similar experience and fix? :(
  • Hello: We have had the four struts replaced on our 2007 Azera after only 13000 miles. the ride had deterioated that the car was unsafe at speeds over 55 MPH. The car now drives like it was when purchased. I think Hyundai should investigate the problem and issue a TSB as the handling is not safe at highway speeds. The dealership was more than professional and courteous. Great service and attention to detail. :)
  • jkolehjkoleh Posts: 38
    Here are my annual stats for other anal retentive Azera owners and for comparative purposes for calendar year 2009 for my 2007 Azera ltd.

    Miles 15134
    MPG 25.61
    Cost/mile 17.8 cents, not including depreciation
    Ave cost per gallon of gas $2.26

    Maintenance was high at $1249.67 which included 30,000 mile service and new set of tires. In its total mileage of 34408, car has had absolutely no mechanical issues other than a prematurely worn set of OE Michelin's.
  • rance2rance2 Posts: 39
    Thanks for sharing your experience. While I don't have the detail you've assembled, my 2007 Azera Ltd has 32,000 miles on it with zero mechanical issues. Tires are good for at least another 10K. :D
  • My car is virtually identical in costs to jkoleh. Also did the tires.
  • Hyundai has a recall regarding the seat belt harness wiring for Azeras. The NHTSA says that Hyundai would start notifying owners in Feb. Has anyone received any communications from Hyundai regarding this? n_id=09V497000&prod_id=221375&moduletype=VEHICLE&make=HYUNDAI&model=AZERA&veh_mo- del_year=2007&searchtype=DrillDown

    I'm really eager to get this repair done as I believe my 07 is afflicted with it. Passenger airbag light has been wonky for me in the past few weeks.
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Wobbly...thank you so much for posting this info. Maybe now my air bag light situation can finally be taken care of the way it should be. It's the ONLY issue I've really had with my Azera. Getting the broken lugs taken care of is a non-issue really...and the driver's side upper control arm to be replaced will be handled by the warranty.

    How are things for you?
  • gamlegedgamleged Posts: 442
    The recall notice to registered owners is due this month (Feb), but as of the 21st, I've received nothing...
  • Neither have I.
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    This is definitely Hyundai's opportunity to avoid the major mistake that Toytoa seems to have made recently.
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