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#559 of 631 Re: 2007 Azera - 30,000 mile service [rance2]
Oct 01, 2009 (8:30 am)
Definitely sounds like an upsell. I hate this about dealerships, they always seem to be looking to cheat the customer.
Tell them that you ONLY want what is recommended by Hyundai be done. No 'flushing' or 'additives' BS. Get quotes from other dealerships Infact, Hyundai SPECIFICALLY tells you not to get some of these bogus flushing or additives & you'd risk warranty being voided if something untoward happens. Why would you believe the dealer over the manufacturer (you know, the people who designed, engineered & built the damn car)??
Also, I'm sure that they would have quoted like $50 for Cabin Air Filter replacement & some $60 for Air Filter change. Buy these two OEM Hyundai parts from the parts department & change them yourself. These parts aren't all that expensive & are very very very easy to change. (You don't need any tools or even need to get your hands dirty. The user manual has step-by-step instructions with pictures. It's easier than even putting gas in your car!!). Takes 5 minutes max.
Why can't dealership service departments be honest? Do they always have to be so deceitful?? Do the manufacturer recommended service & stop trying to BS about upsell.
Is there something wrong about earning a honest day's work & not cheating people?? (Sorry, I get a little irritated when I hear stories about people getting screwed at dealerships)
#560 of 631 Re: 2007 Azera - 30,000 mile service [rance2]
Oct 01, 2009 (8:32 am)
Wow...that's crazy. I know my dealer hates me, I never take it in for the extra stuff they advertise. The only thing I take mine to the dealer for is to get the transmission & radiator flushed & filled. Everything else, I take care of myself. When I hit 100k miles, I'll go buy my own spark plugs and have them put them in for me. I did this with my Sonata, and the dealer wanted to charge me $13/plug for the champion plugs that I paid $2.75/plug for.
In my opinion, go with the cheaper option as it will take care of everything that needs to be taken care of. With what gasolines have in them these days...you don't need any engine additives, I've driven my Azera for over 77k miles and the door hinges haven't been lubed yet with no squeaks or anything.
Like Wobbly said...you can get an oil filter for under $10 and the cabin filter is around $20...from the dealer. RockAuto.com sells the cabin filter for $10, and it's VERY easy to change out, as is changing the oil.
#561 of 631 Re: 2007 Azera - 30,000 mile service [allmet33]
Oct 01, 2009 (12:26 pm)
Amen...Had plugs changed on my Santa Fe and it was close to $400..Platinum plugs for $16 each...labor unreal...they had to remove the intake plenum to change
the plugs.....Cabin air filter on the Azera...go to Wally World and get a disposable AC filter for a home unit....cut it to fit the Azzy....Usually less than $5 and you have enough left over or about 2 additional filters....
Check the maintaince schedule (little folder with mileage and months of service) and you will get a good idea of what is required....
#562 of 631 Re: 2007 Azera - 30,000 mile service 
Oct 01, 2009 (12:52 pm)
I guess I was lucky...I got them changed when I had the timing belt replaced, so all I had to do was pay for the plugs and they did it while they were in doing the timing belt.
I actually did what you described with the cabin filter just recently. I'm embarassed to admit that this was the first time I changed my cabin filter...simply because I didn't know how until seeing the posts on how to do it. Then I simply got lazy until I started getting a musty odor every time the a/c was turned on.
#563 of 631 Thanks to All
Oct 01, 2009 (12:57 pm)
Much appreciate you all taking the time to chime in on this. You've confirmed my concerns and the dealer will be instructed to do only what the manufacturer recommends.
#564 of 631 News about 2008 Azera Ultimate with Nav Stereo
Nov 13, 2009 (11:11 pm)
First off, gentlemen and ladies, would you please limit discussions about your service experiences to some other topic than the Audio and Entertainment one? It WOULD be practical and give you more exposure, one would think, right?
Okay, on to the relevant topic. I had my 2008 Azera Ultimate with Premium Nav/Infinity Speaker stereo in to Alexandria (VA) Hyundai yesterday for an oil change, transmission flush and other 15,000 mile service stuff and was provided with a complete reflash update of the Radio and Nav System Software free-of-charge which had been issued under a Hyundai factory TSB. It did NOT give me a free mapnsoft update (which would have been nice and I will only get around to when I start seeing too many non-existent roads it doesn't know). However, I guess there have been enough problems reported to warrant a new software update. I presume it's non-critical and only comes up as an issue on a regular service call since I never got an actual recall notice.
IMHO, it's probably got something to do with the two or three times my radio/nav unit has totally locked up for no apparent reason but been fine again after turning the car off. Not a giant complaint for me in 16 months now of owning the car, but still nice to have addressed. I think the sound quality is better now too...but that might just be wishful thinking. Not that a 13 speaker Infiniti unit needs a heck of a lot of improvement anyway!
Thought you'd like to know.
#565 of 631 Re: News about 2008 Azera Ultimate with Nav Stereo [dcrobbie22041]
Nov 14, 2009 (3:32 pm)
Uh... you do see that this particular forum is about the audio and entertainment for the Hyundai Azera, right????? Why are you complaining about limiting discussions in this forum to other areas when this is what this one is about????
There is a service forum. Maybe YOU should post your service issues there.
May 05, 2010 (7:21 am)
I have always felt the OEM tweeters are on the weak side and even after replacing all of the speakers I still did not get a satisfactory result. Quite naturally I hooked up my new tweeters to the wires where the OEM used to be. This weekend I finally found some time to fiddle around the tweeters only to realize that there is HUGE improvement when the same tweeters are wired in paralel to the mid-bass 6.5" speaker. Suddenly they came to life and the imaging and clarity of the front scene has dramatically become better. I can only guess that the reason for that could have been that the OEM wiring of the tweeter is in series which boosts the 2ohm 6.5" speakers ahead of the tweeters. Please share your observations if you have had any experience in that particular issue!
#567 of 631 Re: tweeters [megarock]
May 05, 2010 (8:11 am)
Megarock...how did you have the tweeters wired up to begin with?
Oh...and running the tweeters off the mid-drivers doesn't boost them ahead, it just take the power and splits it between the mids & tweets. Initially, you had a 2 ohm driver hooked up and then 4 ohm tweeters seperately...the tweeters didn't perform as well because less power was going to them. By wiring the the tweets with the mids you've taken a total of 6 ohms and split it in half so the amp sees a 3 ohm load which equates to more power going to them.
Now you're starting to understand what I've been saying all along with my set up.
Did you ever change out your center channel speaker?
#568 of 631 climate control panel
May 05, 2010 (10:20 am)
Not sure which category is best for this post, but I see there is some action in here today, so I will post here.
Does anyone have trouble with the climate control buttons in the winter? When it gets below freezing here (Ohio) and I hit the down button on the temperature area, the button will sometimes stick - which means it turns the thermostat to 60, which is not desirable during sub-freezing conditions. This has happened to me two winters in a row.
I was just wondering if anyone has had similar experiences. I think I am going to complain to the dealer and see if I can have them snap in a new climate control panel.