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Hyundai Azera 2006



  • flatibbyflatibby Posts: 28
    As a matter of fact, it is no longer illegal to have HID or Xenons put into your headlamp. As long as they're installed onto the projector beam, NOT the highbeam, then you'll be just fine.

    Oh and if your wondering where I got this source, my wife works for an aftermarket manufacturing company that sells HID kit and were informed from their legal department that they would no longer need to label "For Off Road Use Only" on their boxes.
  • ratledgeratledge Charleston county, South CarolinaPosts: 233
    No - it's not illegal, and in this case, likely works just fine: see previous comments. In many cars, you're putting an HID bulb behind a lens made for a halogen lamp, which is not good for the on-coming drivers. In this case, the lense is already there - no problem...
  • I was stupid and bought everything OEM phillips bulbs, ballasts, etc. Cost me a fortune. But my nieghbor bought a Tibouron and he got a h7 kit off ebay for 200.00 and it dropped right in. You have to run a seperate power source to the battery and understand how a relay works to hook it up. I googled the info and it helped me alot. You also have to drill a 1" hole in the little cap on the back of the headlamp (the dustcover) just like the korean models for the High voltage wire to go to the ballast.

    Just an FYI I could not get the headlamps out of mine, just seamed too hard. So I did it with them inplace. Anyone know the proper way they come out without forcing?
  • The kicker on that is you cannot put those into a reflector style lens, it has to be a projector style.
  • bri76bri76 Posts: 14
    It varies, but if the temperature is 79 degrees outside, my console will display the outside temperature as being 89 degrees.

    Do other owners notice this or is this unique to me?
  • ray_h1ray_h1 Posts: 1,134
    "...if the temperature is 79 degrees outside, my console will display the outside temperature as being 89 degrees."

    Hyundai's got a TSB out about the problem. The sensors are whacky. This is a warranty item, so don't let the dealer bull you that it's "normal".
  • floridabob1floridabob1 Posts: 1,190
    I have been advised by Consumer Affairs dept of Hyundai that both the steering wheel audio controls as well as the turn signal side view mirrors can be updated to the 07 model specification.
    The audio controller is available now, and the mirrors will be available shortly.
    They did not know the prices, but suggested contacting the local dealer.
  • spectramanspectraman Posts: 255
    Hi Gang!

    Say..... has anyone else seen any wrinkling in the black tape material covering the exterior C-pillars (rear) of their Azeras?

    I was looking one over in my parking structure today, and I spotted a considerable amount of wrinkling of this material on both sides of the car. The wrinkles occurred where the molding covered by tape met the chrome trim molding.

    The car overall was very attractive and quality looking, BUT I would have been pretty disappointed to be the owner of this particular model based on this trim flaw.

    If you've seen this on any other Azeras, be sure to post about it here. Maybe Hyundai's not aware of the problem.

  • floridabob1floridabob1 Posts: 1,190
    I had same problem.
    Dealer removed tape and PAINTED pillars. Covered under warranty. Looks fine.
  • chilliwackchilliwack Posts: 189
    I have this issue as well, but it is so minute, it does not bother me. It must be an issue with most of these cars I would imagine.
  • I will be buying a new car in the next month or so. I am looking at the Azera. Is it worth buying and should I wait for the 2007 models? Does anyone know anything about the 2007 models?
  • jlindhjlindh Posts: 282
    Do a search on 2007, you'll find everything that has been discussed.
  • Got a url - I've been searching and found nothing on the 2007. :mad:
  • Hi I'm new here.
    I just want to share my experience with Hyundai Azera I bought two months back. First, I'd like to begin by saying that I have been roaming on this forum since last year before I finally decided to buy one myself. This forum has been very informative in my decision to buy azera. So far, i've enjoyed the design, ride, quietness and engine. On the negative side, I have to say that the mileage has not been so good. city average is 19mpg. after 2000 miles, i'm averaging 19.4 mpg with half city and half highway. But I feel I have to share some troubling experience I had with my car. Over a pithole or large bump, I hear different sound from the right passenger side. When I let the drive side wheels to go over bump or pitholes, I felt the sound confident like "thud". But when I let the right sides to over them, I heard something shallow and cheap sound from the rigth passenger side. Is this something that is limited to my car only? I took my car to two dealers for possible inspection. they all reported that the car is nothing wrong. they even called HMA and came back saying that it is normal. I'm kind of disappointed about the service, to be honest. I had a little high expection from azera, as it is advertised to be a near luxury car, but the uneven sound it generates from passenger side kind of let me down. Can anybody shed some light on this noise issue? Oh, by the way, the sound is not so bad, it just sounds different from the driver side, as if it is not damped. But the shock and vibration is good. Just the sound is cheap and shallow. Sound from the left side is good.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    I created the discussion I just mentioned about the changes for the 2007 Azera and moved some recent posts there. I have also created Hyundai Azera Transmission with some previous tranny posts.

    If you haven't yet, you'll want to go to the top level of the Hyundai Azera group and click on "Track this Group" (this is located on the right just above the discussion list). That way you won't miss any other Azera discussions as they are added.

  • jlindhjlindh Posts: 282

    Near the top of this page you'll see "Search this Discussion", type in "2007" and hit "return".
  • did you have a service tech go on a ride with you so he or she could hear the problem ? or did you just describe it?
  • what are your requirements for a new car? what features do you want? what interested you in the hyundai? :)
  • chilliwackchilliwack Posts: 189
    I too have noticed that with my car. I don't know why either...perhaps a defective joint or something??? But it sounds like a knock when passing over semingly small irregularities. Perhaps it is a clearance issue? My solution to date: turn the music up. Hey Hyundai..fix this please.
  • Yes, I did. One service dept could not agree. But the other one did. So he checked the suspension area and even called HMA but suspension and absorber are came out normal. Even HMA said it is normal. I think I can live with the sound. But the near luxury car like azera, as it is advertised to be, should meet a high demand like someone who came from a japanese car. If the sound sounds equal from left and from right side, I would have been more comfortable. But it's just the way right side (passenger) wheel responds (sound) to the pitholes makes me kind of disappointed. I hope Hyundai Headquarter listens to this complaint and tune it for next 2007 or 2008. Or if it is just my car, service should have catched it. But other than this minor iritating uneven noise, I'm happy with my car.
  • Very odd, I guess just sending a letter to HMA would be the only option. I suppose you could chalk it up as a "quirk" or part of the cars "personality" . That said, a car of this price and class should not have such issues,period. Still hope everyone with this problem finds a way to get it resolved :sick: :)
  • mechanic80mechanic80 Posts: 122
    I do not have the described problem, but I am not unfarmiliar with the phenomenon. I had a KIA AMANTI that I traded for the Azera and KIA had problems with assembly at the factory of suspension retaining hardware that affected about 40% of 2004-2005 Amanti. It was a matter of removing and retorquing suspension bolts and nuts and very rarely replacing of a part, always the right front....Deja Vu all over again, but a simple matter. Sounds like some service depts don't want to work to hard at customer satisfaction.
  • how do you like the azera? what are your impressions of the car so far? congrads on the purchase :)
  • mechanic80mechanic80 Posts: 122
    The only gripe I've had is the quality of the carpeting and floor mats.... it needs an upgrade. The car handles well for its size and weight, acceleration is MORE than adequate, it's almost too tempting to floor it! Braking is sure and dependable with the ABS, Traction Control and Electronic Brake Force Distribution systems. I really like the styling. The features available are great. I especially like the rain-sensing wipers and the E-Z out feature for the driver's seat (on Limited, Ultimate only, I think) and now that I've passed the 3ooo mile mark, my gas mileage is steadily increasing. Currently, I'm getting 20.8 MPG with 35% highway and 65% city, and it's still increasing. Best value for the buck I've ever seen.
  • Huh, that is funny I have the same little problem. It was not there when I bought it, I wnet over the car with a fine toothed comb. That is really going to piss me off if they say that crap. I was looking at alot more expensive ares and my practical sie came out and I bought this car. I even mentioned in the sales process that I expect to be treated like I am purchasing a luxury car. Hell my last car was a GS!!!! Lexus treats you like a god! I cannot complain too much because I really do love this car.

    Exept that buzz in the front speaker, and the subwoofer !
  • I'd like to hear more about this symptom you had with Kia Amanti. I heard that Kia Amanti, XG, and Azera all built from same factory. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I am really hoping that simple minor readjustment and retorque would make the sound more pleasant and even. And I feel that this would could be the solution to my problem. And to mr Subarufan, please let me know how I can email or write to HMA. I don't know how to contact them. I want to feel really happy about my car. If I could get my car retuned and get rid of uneven sound, I'll be so much happy.
    Thanks again in advance to you for your excellent information.,
  • floridabob1floridabob1 Posts: 1,190
    If you are getting 19 MPG city, you are doing great. I am getting 16 MPG city, and dealer informed me that similar numbers are being reported by most owners.
    4000 mile trip, mostly highway, yielded 22.4 MPG.
    Ride very bouncey, even over small road bumps.
    Dealer checked suspension and informed me that it is up to specification. Claims Hyundai wanted SOFT ride.
  • I was at the dealership the other day and saw that they lowered the expected mileage on the sticker by 1mph
  • floridabob1floridabob1 Posts: 1,190
    I noticed that as well. What a joke,
    The EPA milage number, according to dealer, is arrived at using best conditions, such as flat roads, no loads, no extra passengers, 55 mph highway, no quick accelerations etc.
    In real life it would be almost impossible to achive those numbers.
    To my knowledge, no changes or adjustments to the powertrain or suspension have been made on the 2007 model.
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