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Hyundai Azera Noises

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  • jim101jim101 Posts: 252
    I'm an efficiency engineer and often want to see how something was engineered and if it could have been more user friendly. In this case a modification to the package tray would reduce this to removal of a much smaller piece of package tray from the front of the screen area, the piece behind the screen and then removal of the screen.
    Basically current design is not ideal, all of this stuff needs to be removed to replace the third stoplight.
    It also allowed me to fix the speaker.

    Replacing the whole unit is not cost effective if by design the problem can be corrected at the manufacturer.

    And, our local dealer just doesn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling due to some poor service in years past.
  • My brand-new 07 Azera has an intermittent rattle (small-ish but annoying) from the center/top dash area. My guess is that it is in the center speaker, because it seems to stop if you press down on it.

    Worse is the rattle from the rear package-shelf area. It is also intermittent, and sounds like metal-on-metal. You can hear it clearly every time you slam a rear door, as well. My guess is if I removed the trunk dress-up cladding from the area of the trunk-lid hinges and had someone keep slamming the door while I lay in the trunk, I could locate and do something about the rattle myself. However, I'm afraid that I would someone damage the clips holding up the cladding (not knowing anything about how to go about it) and wind up with sagging cladding as a reward for my efforts.

    Love the car, but am kind of p.o.'d about this.

    Anyone have any thoughts?
  • Your post came up when I posted the reply (to a different post) below [I am new at this]. It sounds like you may know exactly what I should do. Any suggestions?

    Here's the post:

    My brand-new 07 Azera has an intermittent rattle (small-ish but annoying) from the center/top dash area. My guess is that it is in the center speaker, because it seems to stop if you press down on it.

    Worse is the rattle from the rear package-shelf area. It is also intermittent, and sounds like metal-on-metal. You can hear it clearly every time you slam a rear door, as well. My guess is if I removed the trunk dress-up cladding from the area of the trunk-lid hinges and had someone keep slamming the door while I lay in the trunk, I could locate and do something about the rattle myself. However, I'm afraid that I would someone damage the clips holding up the cladding (not knowing anything about how to go about it) and wind up with sagging cladding as a reward for my efforts.

    Love the car, but am kind of p.o.'d about this.

    Anyone have any thoughts?
  • pcunniffpcunniff Posts: 11
    Just read your post, and would like to ask you to clarify something for me (a non-techie/dependent-on-dealer-service guy). This rattle that happens intermittently (I think the colder it gets the worse it gets) when you slam a rear door and/or go over a bump is (we think) a loose rear center speaker mounting? If so, can you condense the fix into a few very brief, "dumb-dealer-proof" sentences so that I can furnish the dealer with instructions the next time it goes in for service? Thanks.
  • pcunniffpcunniff Posts: 11
    The owner's manual for both my 07 Azera Limited and a more-or-less base 08 Kia Sedona which I rented recently clearly state that when you put the transmission in reverse the side-view mirrors are supposed to automatically tilt down for a better view of the ground behind you (just as they do in my wife's SRX). So, it's clearly a standard Hyundai feature. However, neither car's mirrors would actually does anything of the sort, no matter where I positioned the mirror-adjust selector switch.

    My Hyundai dealer has no clue that the feature is even supposed to be on the car, and claimed that they cannot do anything about it.

    Anyone have any clues?
  • 101649101649 Posts: 192
    Not an option on the US version of any Azerea's yet. You'll probably find a few items or options listed in the manual that are only available outside the US.
  • iriegirliriegirl Posts: 4
    I have the same problem on my dash and have taken it to 2 different dealers. One said it's the foam rubbing against the plastic, which is then rubbing against the windshield. The noise tends to get louder the more I drive it and/or the warmer it gets.

    He also said that the only "possible" solution would be to completely replace the dash pad, which meant taking out the entire dash assembly. I'm just under my 1-year/12,000 mile warranty and it would be now or never. Even if I did replace it all, there's a chance one can open themselves up to more noises, since it's reinstalled by tech guys and not at the factory. Apparently there are more than 300 screws in the dash.

    So I took it to another dealer for a 2nd opinion. He basically said the same thing. My noise is so loud sometimes that I need to actually turn on the radio to drown it out. Not SO horrible with XM and all, but I don't want to always have my radio on.

    I decided to choose my battles carefully and hope that over time the squeaks actually wear themselves out by rubbing for so long.

    If you find ANYTHING out, I'm all ears.
  • pcunniffpcunniff Posts: 11
    Liberty Hyundai of Mahwah, NJ successfully eliminated this rattle (which has been present in my 2007 Azera Limited since I bought it, growing gradually worse and worse, less so in hot weather, worst of all in cold) during a warranty visit. They diagnosed the problem as a loose drain tube for the sunroof and re-secured it. Voila: the rattle is gone.

    Now, if they could just do the same for the creaking from the front center speaker grille....
  • r7nr7n Posts: 5
    My 07 Azera Limited now has 61,000 miles on the odo. I've had the strut noise, headlight dimming problem and the cracked dash pad. Now for a new problem that I have not been able to find on the Azera forum.

    About two months ago a plastic panel on the left side of the under carriage cracked around the supporting studs on the front of the panel. This allowed the front of the panel to drop to the pavement at 70MPH. That will wake you up. I pulled over and managed to push the panel back into place and it held until I got home. I installed large washers over the cracked plastic and re installed the nuts. Looking over the panel it seems that Hyundai may have not used large enough washers on the panel; and there are definitely not enough of them.

    Last week the right side plastic panel on the under carriage did the same thing. This time I was on a road trip to my grand daughters wedding in Texas City. I was unable to get the panel to stay up while working on the side of a major 4 lane highway, in a rural area. I let it drag until I reached the nearest shop, which happened to be a Jeep dealership about 5 miles away. They immediately put the car on a lift and removed the front half of the plastic panel. Once again the plastic had cracked around the supporting studs and nuts. The back half was still securely attached. The Jeep dealership had me on the road again in less than 15 minutes and no charge for the service. They also inspected the under side of the car to insure it was safe to drive.

    Both of my panels failed at 70MPH. At lower speeds the panels would rise up so they would not drag. At higher speeds the air flow under the car would catch the panel and force it to the pavement - hey it was an air scoop. I believe that in slower city driving I heard the right panel "chattering" on the under carriage the week before it dropped. Now that half of the panel is gone - so is the chattering noise.

    I believe that the cause of the broken panels is a design flaw for the supporting hardware and a failure to adequately reinforce the panels in areas of high stress (around the holes). I suppose road trash, air buffeting and water pounding on them for 60K miles could have an adverse affect on them over time.

    I'm not exactly sure of the true purpose of the panels, but I feel like they are only there to improve aerodynamics - they are not covering anything vital. I'm leaning toward removing them altogether, but will consult with my dealer before doing so.

    Have others had the same problem? Oh No - it happened after bumper to bumper warranty ran oh.....shucks...
  • cobrazeracobrazera Posts: 352
    I had the same exact thing happen on my '06 Azera with 32K miles - right side. Pulled over, pushed it up, then kept it under 45MPH and it stayed in place.

    I took it in and they repaired it by installing larger washers. While the car was in service I visited with my salesrep ( also a friend outside the dealership ) who told me " yeah, it's a common problem, and they sometimes replace the entire shield if they have one in stock ". In my case they didn't have one in stock, but charged me $25 for the larger washers.

    For this and for numerous other items that I know are common problems ( chipped steering wheel, suspension issues, etc. ), and which Hyundai will not repair under warranty - I will not purchase another Hyundai product. If they are this nickel-dime on the small stuff, can one really expect them to replace an engine or tranny at 95K miles?
  • jamazerajamazera Posts: 149
    should have been under the 5yr/50kmile warranty....?????
  • cobrazeracobrazera Posts: 352
    Dream on. They claimed I must have hit some road debris. Even if I did, with proper design it should not have happened. They seem to always come up with an excuse why it isn't covered.

    When I requested warranty repair/replacement of the chipped steering wheel, they claimed we scratched it with ring or keys. We drove a Jag for 3 years and never had a problem with its wood steering wheel. I saw an '11 Azera in the showroom and noted it no longer has the " wood " steering wheel. Too many complaints? Our wheel now looks " factory new ( LOL ) " thanks to custom steering wheel chip filler: finger nail polish
  • tinydog1tinydog1 Posts: 83
    edited October 2010
    Happened to me too, on a Friday evening, going out of town about 6 months ago. We were about 14 miles away from home, traveling at 75mph when we hear a faint scraping sound. We pulled over in rush hour traffic to check and found the large panel under the right side dragging on the ground. The dealer picked up the car and replaced the panels under warranty. My Azera is a 2006 and this happened with about 25K on it. I had my dash replaced 3 weeks ago due to cracking, also under warranty and valve cover gaskets due to seepage ( this was probably caused by hardening of the gasket material due to the car not being run very often). Had steering wheel replaced 2 years ago for chipping also covered, however, I think I was responsible for the chip, problem has not recurred.
  • jamazerajamazera Posts: 149
    as you mentioned "wood"
  • Just had this happen on the turnpike. Need to run to HD for nuts etc... do you happen to recall the size of the bolt?
  • Just got a 2006 Azera Limited, 67K miles flat.

    1st night taking it for a cruise, going EAST down the highway at 85-90 was fine, in fact, very fun in such a quick little car. I love the Azera it's zippy and fast as hell.

    We drove about an hour out of town to a small turnaround area that was dirtt and bumpy. bumped around a little bit nothing sounded like it dragged while turning around in the dirt.

    My girl took over for the drive back, and around 75-80mph we got the front lower right bumper drag sound. I thought we had bumped a piece of the plastic undercarriage on the dirt and it was rubbing the wheel or something.

    Now i understand it must have certainly been the bumper drag issue due to small washers.

    Best way to fix this on my own? Quick and easy?

    Also the cap on the rear passenger side door handle came off which is very common on this year and model apparently. Anything I can put on there temporarily to keep the handle from disassembling?
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