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#4085 of 4303 Re: 2009 Grandeur/Azera [allmet33]
Jun 04, 2010 (1:41 pm)
I think problems with the Azera out there are few and most owners are thrilled with the car.
We are just shy of 80,000 miles on our 2006 Limited and so far we have replaced a battery (pro-rated)under warranty.
Also the plastic body panel under the drivers seat cracked and was dragged a block or so, Hyundai replaced it under warranty.
Replaced worn windshield wipers myself.
Change oil and filters myself (Mobil 1& Wix)
Still original Michelins in good shape, these suckers are HIGH mileage types.
Runs to Reno, Los Angeles, Palm Desert and Long Beach still get 28 mpg. Heading for Minnesota end of June.
Love this car and a new Azera at $25,000 is a steal in my book.
Friends that have bought the Prius have spent big bucks on repairs.
Big buck repairs also with sis's Avalon.
If ours ever gets worn out we'll be buying another Azera. Those Koreans can build a car.
#4087 of 4303 Re: 2009 Grandeur/Azera [donvick]
Jun 05, 2010 (4:43 am)
Most owners were not pleased with the OEM Michelins and replaced then early on..
#4088 of 4303 Re: 2009 Grandeur/Azera 
Jun 06, 2010 (4:01 pm)
Yeah, I suspect because they are noisy at 35-40 psi?
We have the Michelin 235 55R x 17 with chromed factory wheels.
I'm looking for replacement tires, something quieter. These wear well but are noisy.
Do you know what folks were using as replacements?
I'm going looking around the forum now.
#4089 of 4303 Re: 2009 Grandeur/Azera [donvick]
Jun 07, 2010 (3:51 am)
quite a few have installed the General Altimax and some have liked the Goodyears
Jun 07, 2010 (7:02 am)
My 2006 has Michelins with just 17,000+ miles on them. They go "thump, thump, thump" each time for the first mile or two, and then are NOISY ! I've been using Michelins since the early 1980s, and these are the first ones that have been this irritating. They do, however, deliver many miles before replacement is needed...
#4091 of 4303 Re: 2009 Grandeur/Azera 
Jul 31, 2010 (9:20 am)
I went with the Kumho's in same size.
What a difference, my gosh its incredible. We can hear the radio at a lower volume and we can talk without all the "Huh's?"
I did the shopping around and reading customer reviews on various tires. Then consulted with the service manager (Brian) at Gropetti's Hyundai in Visalia, Ca. He said he's had great results with the Kumho's and recommend we go that route. The first couple of miles on these tires we were wondering if that was such a good decision. Apparently after a few miles (50-75?) of scrubbing in the Kumho's, they erupt in quiet.
Very pleased with the new soundless ride.
The original Michelin's were without a doubt the worst tire I have ever ridden on noise wise. Never had a problem with traction or feeling loose, just the noise. When we removed them they looked like they could go another 80,000 miles.
Try the Kumho's.
Wife just drove to Minnesota with sister and all is fine and quiet.
#4092 of 4303 Re: Noisy Michelins... [54gradsteds]
Sep 13, 2010 (4:18 am)
'06 Limited with 33K miles..very noisey Michelins....Had 4 wheel alignment and found all wheels were out...discovered "chopping" on the inside tread row of all tires..no pot holes, curbs, or "off road driving"...I think the front and rear suspension systems on the Azera are suspect...replaced the Michelins with Yoko Avid Envigor V rated tires...From Tire Rack delivered for $488....Local Tire Kingdom wanted ~$900 for same tires (including mounting,balancing, and valves) No Michelins ever again...
#4093 of 4303 Re: 2009 Grandeur/Azera [donvick]
Sep 17, 2010 (1:16 pm)
I'm suspecting that there's a host of tires out there that will give Azera owners a better driving experience. I think the Michelins that Hyundai chose to go with was simply just a very poor choice. The Azera SE's and the 3.3 Azeras all the models that were equipped with the 16" wheels came with the Kumho tires and I've yet to read one complaint about them.
#4094 of 4303 Re: 2009 Grandeur/Azera [allmet33]
Sep 18, 2010 (12:59 pm)
How's the Azera riding since the front suspension and controls rebuild??? As I posted earlier, had a 4 wheel alignment and all 4 were out....will be getting Yoko's on Monday ...got 33k on the original Michelins, but noticed "chopping on the inside tread row on all 4 tires...they really got loud the last 2k miles...still have ~ 6-7/32nds left on the tires,,