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#4003 of 4281 2006 Hyundai Azera Limited Hood Release Latch Broke inside the vehicle
Feb 05, 2009 (12:13 pm)
I have a 2006 Azera Limited and the problem is with the Hood release inside on the drivers side. The cable will not unlock when I pull on it, and it does not have any torch on it when I pull. Because when you pull the release handle it suppose to be a little hard and then you here the Hood unlock itself. Which is really not happen at this time. I would like to know is there any other way to unlock the Hood when the release latch is not working. Thanks for your time.
#4004 of 4281 Re: 2006 Hyundai Azera Limited Hood Release Latch Broke inside the vehicle [ironsapper]
Feb 06, 2009 (8:17 am)
Ironsapper...I too had this very same problem. I found that using a pair of channel lock pliers attached to the end of the cable found under the dash helps you quite nicely. That is if the cable is still connected to the release mechanism.
The first time the issue came up, it was winter time and I thought the cable just got brittle and snapped. I took it in to get fixed and they must've done it wrong because it was harder to open the hood. Well, after a few months, I tried opening the hood and something popped. The release lever just flopped loosely and upon inspection, the metal that surrounds the barrel at the end of the cable had broken. To open the hood, I grasped the end of the cable with a pair of pliers and pulled and the hood would open.
Anyway, getting it fixed the 2nd time (at a different dealership) proved to be the answer. Not only did they fix it, the hood seemed to release much easier like it did when the car was new.
#4005 of 4281 Re: 2006 Hyundai Azera Limited Hood Release Latch Broke inside the vehicle [allmet33]
Feb 06, 2009 (11:13 am)
I just wanted to say thanks for you responding back to my post. I will try that and see will it open up.
#4006 of 4281 Re: 2006 Hyundai Azera Limited Hood Release Latch Broke inside the vehicle [ironsapper]
Feb 06, 2009 (12:31 pm)
Ironsapper...IF it doesn't work for you, then it's a possibility that your cable snapped somewhere between the hood latch and the firewall. In which case, the dealer will have to figure out how to get under the hood.
#4007 of 4281 2006 Lumbar Support
Feb 24, 2009 (5:43 am)
I'm on my 2nd inflatable lumbar support for the driver's side seat back....Have you had any problems?? Both under warranty.
#4008 of 4281 Re: 2006 Lumbar Support 
Feb 24, 2009 (9:08 am)
101649...sorry, can't say I've had any issues with the lumbar support as I don't use mine. Only seat issues I've had is the heating element for the driver's seat (seat back) went out and I just dropped it off this morning to get all the things taken care of that need to be addressed. The biggest annoyance I've had is the air bag light coming on. Hopefully...they'll find a solution for that issue as well.
#4009 of 4281 Suspension Clunk
Feb 25, 2009 (9:43 am)
Yesterday I took my '06 Azera into the shop to have a few things fixed. They gave me a loaner...an '09 Sonata. I think I have finally heard the infamous suspension clunk everyone has been talking about. Funny I had to drive a Sonata to hear it. I turned the radio off and really concentrated on what I was hearing. After about 3 miles on DC streets, it really started sounding more like an issue with suspension isolation. I say this because I rolled the windows down to get a listen and you don't hear any noise eminating from the suspension, you only hear it inside the cabin. It doesn't come across as the type of sound of metal bangin agaist metal, that creates a more distinct sound that would also be heard outside the car. I think, in all honesty, that it's more about sound feedback travelling through the suspension components to the chassis of the car, which in turn is heard in the cabin. It's not as far fetched as you would think. The question then would be...could new, better quailty bushings take care of this issue? What are some things that could help eliminate suspension feedback through the chassis so that it's not heard in the cabin?
#4010 of 4281 Re: Suspension Clunk [allmet33]
Feb 27, 2009 (12:52 pm)
Questions that pop into my mind:
1) Is this a symptom not of the suspension components, but of an insufficiently stiff body structure allowing reverberations where the components join it?
2) If the bushings are at fault, is it because they're so excessively soft that they allow slack or bottoming? Would stiffer urethane bushings fix it? It's interesting to note that Hyundai's press release on its effort to fix this in '08 said they actually went to softer bushings than previously. This would seem to indicate that Hyundai doesn't agree.
#4011 of 4281 Re: Suspension Clunk [tonycd]
Feb 27, 2009 (1:00 pm)
Those are good questions.
Would a stiffer bushing actually be the answer? I would think stiffer would allow more vibration through to surrounding surfaces, whereas a softer one would absorb more. I would think it was the case since the clunk doesn't seem to be an issue with the '08 Azeras.
IF...the bushings were the culprit, I would think it would be easy to retro-fit all '06-07 Azeras with the same bushings used in the '08 models.
Again, please don't take my posting as saying the suspension isn't at fault here, but the experience I have had with the '09 Sonata I'm driving right now really gave me some time to hear it and think of other possibilities of what could be the problem.
On another note, now I'm worried that I could possibly hear the clunking noise as I was informed that they are replacing the strut/shock that was causing the noise. I really, really hope they're replacing it with the same model and that everything goes back to how it was before the creaking noise started. We shall see!!!
#4012 of 4281 Re: Suspension Clunk [allmet33]
Feb 27, 2009 (1:23 pm)
allmet, can you tell me how the 'clunk' sounds?
I bought my 07 Azzy in Nov 07. I was aware of the noise issue before I bought it. I haven't heard any noises in my car in about 18k miles. I drive over our wretched potholed roads here in Houston. Other than tire noise, I haven't heard anything. I am very very sensitive to noise & if it was a prominent noise, I would have noticed it.
Could someone explain to me how it sounds? Sometimes when I drive over rough roads, I turn off the radio just to hear any noises coming from the suspension & haven't found any.