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Hyundai Azera 2007



  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    if you want to improve performance over your OEM plugs. Then your best bet may be to go with the NGK Iridium plugs. NGK makes plugs specifically for cars of the Asian persuasion. I've currently got 85k miles on my Azera and will be replacing the plugs around 100k miles with the NGK Iridium IX plugs.

    NGK Plugs
  • Good choice of plugs allmet33, used NGK's in my 300M with very good performance. Changing plugs on the 3.8 looks like a job, got to remove the intake manifold to get out the back 3 plugs.
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Thanks. My initial choice was Bosh Platinum +4's, but talking with a tech...he said they burn to hot for Asian engines. They are designed for European engines that require a hotter plug. He said using a plug that burns too hot could burn my engine up over time.

    Dealer wants like $250 to replace the plugs on the Azera. I'll look around and see what I can find or see just how hard a job it really is. I do know that when you remove the manifold, you have to put a new gasket back on it when you put it all back together.
  • jhanselljhansell Posts: 1
    I have owned my Azera for 3 years now and love it. Comfortable, easy to drive, sporty, nice sound system and a persistant squeak from the dashboard.

    I have been able to identify it related to gas pedal pressure. At Speeds up to about 40 MPH when pressure to the pedal is applied there is a recurring squeak that sounds like it is related, chirp, chirp, chirp...

    When I release the pedal pressue no squeak.

    Has anyone had this issue and found a resolution?

    I am reluctant to take to the shop for the "we dont hear it sir" routine.
  • gamlegedgamleged Posts: 442
    edited June 2010
    Haven't heard it, but it might be related to a slight body flex or some other slight change in dynamic under accelleration, as opposed to the actual accellerator pedal. I know this doesn't help at all... ; )
  • oskidunker1oskidunker1 Posts: 213
    The lasy year or so I have noticed back pain in the left middle of my back when driving an hour or more. I generally don't use the lumbar but am fooling around with it to see if it is of any help. Is the passing on the seat not as good after 3 years? Is there any solution if this is the issue?
  • rmcbainrmcbain Posts: 50
    Hi: Have you had a dash cover replaced as their was a problem by the passenger air bag cracking. We had ours changed and no squeaks so you might ask the dealership to check for a loose clip or fastener. There is so much plastic in the news cars everything must fit exactly right or you get squeaks from plastic rubbing on plastic. You might also want to check where the dash meets the windshield pillar. Have a friend ride with you an have him hold his hand on different places on the dash while driving or when the squeak occurs. Hope this helps.
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Could be a number of issues. I've logged just over 88k miles (as of this last weekend) over the almost 4.5 years of ownership and my Azera is no less comfortable than it was when I first got it. Still being active in sports, I find the heated seats to be quite therapeutic when the lower back gets sore.

    Good luck on finding a solution.
  • 101649101649 Posts: 192
    I use the inflatable lumbar support regurarly mostly to change the "feeling" of the support on long drives...don't have any back problems, but the change in support pressure seems to relieve or reduce any fatigue...have had the lumbar support "motor" replaced 3X since '06..all under warranty
  • ruppbruppb Posts: 1
    My 2007 Azera Limited has the rain sensing wipers. I have always been extremely unhappy with them. In fact, the gas mileage and the wipers are my only complaints about the Azera. They are extremely inconsistent, waiting far too long to turn on at times and at other times running at high speed for a light mist. They do not have a timer - only the rain sensor. My wife won't drive my car in the rain. Yesterday I was buying a new Hyundai for my daughter and the salesman told me you can bypass the rain sensor and go to an intermittent operation, stating that the manual explains how to do this. Turns out he was incorrect. Does anyone else hate this feature like I do?
  • bmb1767bmb1767 Posts: 63
    You can go to an intermittent operation, but then I have a 2009. Is this something with the 2007?
  • poleypoley Posts: 6
    I have a 2007 and can't really relate to the sensing problem. If I feel the wipers are going too fast or two slow, I will manually adjust them. I bought the car used a year ago and have put about 17K miles on it. Other than a couple of minor recalls, the car has been great! One problem I had was with the passenger seatbelt locking for no reason, but I believe a recall finally took care of that issue. I'd buy another one in a heartbeat!
  • oskidunker1oskidunker1 Posts: 213
    You can turn off the automatic feature and just turn on the wipers manually when you need them. Slow or fast. This is the first car I have owned with automatic Windshield washers. I don't need this feature.
  • wobbly_earswobbly_ears Posts: 160
    Azeras do have intermittent wipers! You need to push down your stalk by a notch. This disengages the automatic wipers. Now, turn the barrel to adjust the speed you want. When you want auto wipers, just push the stalk up a notch & auto wipers are on!

    I don't have my manual with me, but the manual shows you how to do it. I also have a 2007, btw.
  • s380s380 Posts: 2
    I took my 07 SE (17" wheels) to a Firestone dealer for tire rotation (OEM Michelins - 23k mi). On the lift, the inside shoulder of each tire showed visible cupping, which was causing loud humming and minor vibration in the steering wheel.

    After I told the service advisor that I had been rotating the wheels, he stated that "They (Hyundai) have had problems with the suspensions on these cars causing tire wear, but haven't been able to figure it out." I asked him how to prevent the same thing on a new set of tires; his only suggestion was to rotate at each oil change (I think he meant every 3500 mi).

    This car has not shown any of the classic shock symptoms over the almost three years since it was new.

    These wheels have been rotated at about 8k mi twice before. Is this a tire defect, wheel misalignment, the result of the infamous shock problems, or a new suspension defect?

    Have any of y'all who had premature tire wear figured out the cause? Any recurrence of the problem with a new set of tires?
  • Yes, I had the same problem with my 08, inside tire cupping and noise. Alignment was out of specs but to late to save the factory Michelins. Replaced tires with General Altimax HP's along with alignment, so far very quiet and no cupping for the first 7K.
  • rance2rance2 Posts: 39
    Same problem on my 2007. Began when tires were rotated first time around 25K. Lived with thumping noise until 36K and replaced with Goodyear. 5K later, all is now fine. Notably, the OEM Michelin model of tires have been discontinued.
  • Driving up a hill at about 50 miles per hour , I floored it to pass someone and the engine raced and nothing happened. the car seemd to put itself in Neutral. i checked and it was in drive. I punched it again, same thing. I backed off on the rpms and it performed as normal. No problem since and I have tested it several times. An Anomoly or should I take the car in? due for a service in a month.
  • If it's not repeating, it's likely some odd glitch. If you do take it in they could (for $50 or so) hook you up to the analyzer and look for any error codes...
  • Still under the 100k warranty. :>)At least my steering wheel did not come off!
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