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Hyundai Azera Reliability



  • njalannjalan Posts: 70
    Does it mean the cost of replacing the chipping steering wheel is $1500 and ultimately you don't have to pay a dime? Wow! Good for you and that certainly makes me feel much better because I am considering buying the LTD with nav and the wood steering wheel/door pulls. Please keep us posted.
  • cdmuilecdmuile Posts: 152
    Yes very strange, indeed. My Azera is such a great car.....but... my previous Jaguar dealer and my previous Outback dealer and previous,previous Mercedes dealer would not have blinked an eye. They would have just addressed the problem, fixed it and sent me on my way........No charge.
  • gamlegedgamleged Posts: 442
    About the seat heater coming on "by itself."
    That's happened a couple of times to me, but I finally realized that, with my Whistler radar detector and its "smart cord" which has a mute button built into the power connector, I'd occasionally brush a little too low over the seat-heat rotary switch as I was feeling for that mute button. I imagine the same would happen with plugging-in-or-out other accessories or the ciggie lighter...
  • snaglepussnaglepus Posts: 160

    Now what would a fellow need with a "Whistler radar detector?" :surprise:

    Nice to have one for sure simply to know that the 'man' is indeed around, but for me,
    my days of going much faster than the posted speed limits are over, what with
    the higher prices of fuel and those terribly expense speeding tickets.

    I stopped using them when my rather expensive Valentine failed when only thirteen
    months old and they refused to fix it because it was one month out-of-warrantee!
    Wasn't so much the fact that they wouldn't stand behind their product,
    but the attitude of his wife. :sick:

  • gamlegedgamleged Posts: 442
    No, no, you misunderstand! That radar detector is there to help ensure that I don't go over the speed limit, by reminding me to check my speed from time to time, such as when a signal is picked up.

    Yeahhhh, that's th' ticket. Or rather, that's not the ticket... :shades:
  • drdonrsdrdonrs Posts: 164
    I have an 06 Azera Limited and have had 2 steering wheel replacements under warranty. There is a TSB that was issued for this problem. Tell the service manager that there is a TSB and don't wear any rings when you go in.
  • cobrazeracobrazera Posts: 352
    don't wear any rings when you go in.
    How many people don't wear rings? There should be a TSB for this problem, and they shouldn't even mention that it's the customer's fault because we wear rings. We had a Jag with wood wheel and never had a problem - the Azera wheel looks pretty, but is ultra cheap plastic.
  • campolycampoly Posts: 13
    "This dealer situation is becoming a major factor in my purchasing another Hyundai."

    I've been to three different dealers in my area including the hack store where I bought (they had the best price) and they all SUCK!!! . One service writer at one of these illustrious dealers didn't even know what an Azera was. These dealer's service depts are aloof and insincere. They are in need of some serious customer service training. Part of the problem, IMO, is that they sell multiple brands and give more respect to the other brands and treat Hyundai like the unwanted step child of the bunch.

    By contrast, the Mitsubishi dealer (I also have 2 mitsubishie's) just down the road that I use is absolutely fabulous and will go out of their way to make sure you are satisfied. The owner is always "on the floor" and greeting customers. They even bought one of my new cars back and replaced it with a new one because of a paint issue (car had a scratch in the hood and manager promised to replace it if we bought. Turned out that replacement wasn't an option and body shop painted anyway. Oops!)
  • 33,000 mi on an '06 Limited and the passenger seat-back recliner switch needs to be replaced. It won't function to bring the seat-back up from any recline position. Dealer has to order part but will install under warranty. Dealer is replacing the passenger seat-bottom frame as well. Apparently the air-bag weight sensor is sending intermittent fault code signals to the computer.
  • Both my wife and I have experienced the driver's seat suddenly falling back. It makes driving scary. Has anyone else found such a problem? Thanks for all the great information on this site.
  • WOW, Its been 8 days and no complaining, whining or compliments, things must be looking up for our Azeras. I have to go to Hyundai-Forums to get the latest info on our Azeras.
  • gamlegedgamleged Posts: 442
    I'd complain about my slight hang-nail, but I'm well out of warranty... ;)
  • jaymagicjaymagic Posts: 309
    Passed 71K on my 07 Azera. Only issues were the splash shield (replaced under warranty) and my dislike of the original Michelin tires. I have never replaced the the original shocks and my avg mpg over all this time is pretty steady at 24.4 mpg. I did have a dead battery the other day and may need to check on that, but otherwise everything has been working without a problem.
  • Jaymagic,

    What was your complaints with the Michelin tires?

    I too hate them and can't wait to get rid of them. What have you found to be a good replacement for them?

  • Mkarns1,

    Hope you don't mind my opinion on the Michelins. Having talked at length with a regional Hyundai Rep, we both came to the conculsion that the OEM Michelins were not a good choice of tire for the Azera. They are a hard heavy tire which provide long term mileage but get very noisey after the 20K mileage mark.

    I bought my 08 Limited w/5K on the speedo and make the mistake of not getting a full alignment before making a 7K trip which ended up with badly feathered tires that are driving me crazy with all the noise. Alignment showed to much toe in front and rear.

    Trying to put up with the noise and get mileage from the tires till I replace then with the General Altimax HP's that Wal-Mart will special order, install with life time rotate and balance for out the door $594. Having a hard time to find another place to beat the price and I know all about Tire Rack and Tire Discount, its the installers that can up the overall price.
  • craigmricraigmri Posts: 243

    I just ordered Some Falken Ziex ZE329's...235/55-17's for $69 a tire plus $60 shipping from an online tire place....$336 for four sweet tires to my door. Install locally will be $100.

  • jaymagicjaymagic Posts: 309
    I thought they wore out too quickly and did not offer much in the way of better handling. While many have gone to the Altimax, I went the route of the Goodyear Eagle GT. (W speed rated).

    I did not want just an H rated tire. Right or wrong, my Azera has been in triple digits on a few occasions and I want all the safety margin I can. I have been VERY happy with the Eagle GT's. I have about 20K on for now and just switched to my winter studded tires. The GT's were not terrible on snow and ice, but naturally the studs are better.

    The handling, wet and dry, on the Eagles is far better than the OE Michelin's. AND virtually any tire you pick will be WAY lower in price than the Michelins.
  • We bought a new SE when they first came out in 2006. Had a little fear buying a Hyundai but the car compared to an Avalon and cost way less. After driving it almost 4 years, here's what we have learned. (1) the gas mileage went way up right after it hit 50k on the odometer. It jumped slowly almost 2 miles per gallon. (2) the front suspension is a weak point and has been from the beginning but it hasn't gotten any worse. (3) the car still has a lot of power and it's easy to be running 85mph and not realize it. (4) we learned a lot about tires for the car. at about 27k, had to put new tires on due to horrible front end alignment. i believe the car was out of alignment when we bought it. Like an idiot, I had the dealer put on some new Hankook tires, the same ones it came with. At about 55K, the car started making a lot of noise, very noticeable, going down the freeway. Almost got to the point where my wife (it's her car" wanted to get rid of it. Finally bit the bullet and went to dealer and got tech to ride with me to listen to the noise. Right away, he said "it's your tires. These Hankooks get worn down a little and do this."

    I searched the internet for the quietest tires out there. Several sites said that the Goodyear Comfortred tire was the most quiet. I bought a set from Discount Tire (they have a 30 day moneyback guarantee) and told the salesman the reason I was buying them and if the noise didn't go away or lessen signfificantly he was going to get the tires back. What a difference these tires made! The thing runs like a new car. Feels tighter and very quiet. Point of this is that if you get unexplained noise, look to the tires. At least that's what it was in this case.

    Have not had any real trouble with the car. Have been very pleased with it. Might consider Genesis except for the price. However, may get overruled on that issue by spouse.
  • mj007mj007 Posts: 1
    Hi, I have 2008 Azera and same problem, let me know Goodyear Comfortred tire model # and spec?
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