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Hyundai Azera, Sedan
#4101 of 4269 2010 Best Used Cars Listing
Nov 08, 2010 (9:26 am)
Wow...all the hits the Azera took for its suspension issues and now, the 2006-2008 Azera has been chosen by Edmunds as one of the best used car values for the large sedan segment.
Offering an upscale look inside and out and a number of unexpected luxury features for a reasonable price, the Azera also boasts the solid build quality and steadfast reliability that Hyundai is becoming known for. Strong crash test scores, smooth and refined performance and a quiet ride round out the Azera's impressive resumé.
#4102 of 4269 Engine oil leak
Nov 20, 2010 (1:55 pm)
I do my own oil changes using Wix filter & Mobil 1 or Pennzoil full synth.
Apparently the last oil change I did not change the O-ring on the filter canister cap. About 5,000 miles into it, the oil started leaking around the cap flange.
I kept getting puddles under the car and it was driving me nuts trying to locate the leak.
It was minor though it collected in the small tranny wells molded into the casing. Over time the puddles grew larger.
This morning, Saturday, I removed the engine cover again and started the engine. Oil began to ooze out of the cap flange around the front portion of the canister.
I looked around and discovered a new O-ring in the trunk with the tools. Hmmm, must not have changed it out last time.
I swapped it out and all appears to be fine now. No leaks from the canister cap flange area.
Make sure you change the O-rings when you do an oil change or it will bite you at a later date.
We have 88,000 miles on this 2006 Azera Limited and love it. The Kumho tires are excellent, quite and plush ride.
The front seat heater seems to take longer to warm up but no biggy so far.
Also the rear window shade has been inoperative for the last month or so.
The AM side of the radio is still lousy reception, FM is superb. I'm thinking the heavy window tinting may have messed up the AM reception qualities. Been this way since we bought it.
Have not yet changed the brake pads as all appears to be fine. Like another poster has mentioned, ours are mainly highway miles.
#4103 of 4269 Re: Engine oil leak [donvick]
Dec 03, 2010 (11:20 am)
Donvick...sounds like everything is indeed going pretty good for you.
88k miles and still on the original brake pads, huh? I do a lot of city driving so I've been through a few pair myself. I actually use Akebono ceramic pads via RockAuto.com and they are great pads.
I am approximately 10k miles ahead of you with my '06 and the only thing I really need to address is the upper control arm on the driver's side and the ball joint on the passenger side (i'll probably do both sides just to have them done).
Other than that...the seat heaters warm up nicely, rear shade still works and I've been rolling on the General Altimax tires as of late.
#4104 of 4269 Re" Front parking Alerts
Dec 03, 2010 (1:29 pm)
#4105 of 4269 Front Parking Alerts on 2009 Australian Grandeur
Dec 03, 2010 (1:37 pm)
Does anyone know how to disconnect the sensors at the front of the car. There is an on/off switch in the steering column but it defaults to ON each time the car is started.
Someone tell me where there is a hanging wire so i can cut the damn thing with a pair of side cutters and put an end to the incessant beeping of this pest device.
I thought it was a good idea at the time i bought the car but know 12 months on, i hate the bloody thing !
Gold Coast Australia
#4106 of 4269 Re: Front Parking Alerts on 2009 Australian Grandeur [eod132]
Dec 03, 2010 (1:39 pm)
About the only thing I can suggest is to look in the fuse box to see if you see a fuse listed for the parking sensors...if so, pull it and it would deactivate them.
#4107 of 4269 Re: Engine oil leak [allmet33]
Jul 09, 2011 (10:21 pm)
Upper control arm? What's it doing?
No problems here along that line, far as I know anyway.
Just passed the 100,000 mile mark about 3 weeks ago. Did a brake job at about 99,000 miles. Started a squeak/scrape noise up front. Took it in to the dealer, Groppetti in Visalia, Ca. Turned rotors and new pads, $300 with new Air Filter swap.
Car still running great, A/C still blowing cold air in our 100+ valley temps. The Khumho tires still tracking true and quiet (Highly recommend these). Mileage still up at 28 mpg on the trips to Reno, Long Beach and Palm Desert.
Geez I love this car. I'd buy another. No negatives here.
Wish Hyundai would come out with a pickup truck.
#4108 of 4269 Re: Engine oil leak [donvick]
Jul 11, 2011 (8:51 am)
The problem is whenever I go over a speed bump or hit a pot hole or anything that makes it move up & down...it squeaks loudly. The issue is the bushings within the control arm have deteriorated.
I totally avoid taking my Azera in to get the brakes done...total rip of with them. The squeak/scrap you heard is the sensor built into the brake pad letting you know that it's time to have them replaced. I have had my Azera now for just over 111k miles and have never had the rotors turned, just keep replacing the pads as needed.
Like yours, my A/C is still blowing cold and everything else is working wonderfully. I actually just upgraded my headlights with an HID kit about 2-3 weeks ago and I wish I had done it earlier.
#4109 of 4269 Re: Engine oil leak [allmet33]
Jul 11, 2011 (1:00 pm)
Sounds like you like the HID's.....How much $ and was it labor intensive to install...I've got Sylvania Supers in mine for 6 yrs now...don't drive much night....just installed Hawk Ceramic pads 30k...didn't need them, but got a great deal 4 pairs for $60 on a clearance+ free shipping...
#4110 of 4269 Re: Engine oil leak [jamazera]
Jul 11, 2011 (1:22 pm)
Actually...I LOVE the HID's! LOL
I got mine off of eBay for $32 (free shipping). It took me about 20 mins to install...the hardest part was popping out the headlight housing to mount the ballasts inside the front fenders with the double sided tape. I've had the Sylvania Supers before and the HID's are much better & from a cost standpoint...better as well. HID's last longer than halogens.
Wow...4 prs. of pads for only $60!!! Yeah, that was an awesome deal!!! I think I paid $60 for the last pair I ordered, but that's still better than what most folks would charge anyway.