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Hyundai Azera, Car Buying, Sedan
Apr 23, 2009 (8:30 pm)
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
HYUNDAI / ACCENT 2006-2007
HYUNDAI / AZERA 2007
HYUNDAI / ELANTRA 2007
HYUNDAI / ENTOURAGE 2006-2007
HYUNDAI / SANTA FE 2007
HYUNDAI / SONATA 2006-2007
HYUNDAI / TUCSON 2005-2007
HYUNDAI / VERACRUZ 2007-2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V122000
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 531,894 MY 2006-2007 ACCENT, ENTOURAGE, SONATA, MY 2007 AZERA, ELANTRA AND SANTA FE, MY 2005-2007 TUCSON AND MY 2007-2008 VERACRUZ VEHICLES. THE STOP LAMP SWITCH IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES MAY MALFUNCTION. A MALFUNCTIONING STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY CAUSE THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED OR MAY CAUSE THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO REMAIN ILLUMINATED WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS RELEASED. A STOP LAMP SWITCH MALFUNCTION MAY AFFECT THE OPERATION OF THE BRAKE-TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK FEATURE SO THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTER WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO BE SHIFTED OUT OF PARK POSITION. IT MAY ALSO CAUSE THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) MALFUNCTION LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE, AND IT MAY NOT DEACTIVATE THE CRUISE CONTROL WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED.
THESE MALFUNCTIONS MY LEAD TO A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STOP LAMP SWITCH FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-633-5151.
HYUNDAI RECALL NO. 092. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
#812 of 967 Re: Recall 2007 Azera [prairiedog1]
Apr 24, 2009 (10:15 am)
Called Hyundai toll free number at 2:11 PM EST. After going through several automated selections and getting to "recalls," electronically informed that we are closed. Call back at 4:30 PM. Tried to bypass by asking for representative, but still ended up with above message.
#813 of 967 Brake Switch Recall
Apr 29, 2009 (8:02 pm)
This only affects Azera's made between 20 Sept 06 and 30 Nov 06. And does not apply to any Azera's sold in Canada.
#814 of 967 Extended Warranty?
Jul 02, 2009 (3:22 am)
Just bought a 2007 Azera Limited with 36K miles. Obtained the certification for the 100K warranty on the drivetrain. Does it make sense to buy the extended bumper to bumper for 100K with the vehicle? There are a lot of bells and whistles on the car.
#815 of 967 Re: Extended Warranty? [poley]
Jul 02, 2009 (5:36 am)
Poley...the only time it makes sense to pay for extended warranties is if you plan on putting a lot of mileage on the ar or keeping it for a very long time. Make sure you follow up with Hyundai on that 100k mile powertrain warranty. According to most information, the 2nd owner of a Hyundai vehicle doesn't get the full 10yr/100k miles warranty. Doesn't hurt to make sure.
As far as the bumper-to-bumper...do some homework. I paid for mine and found out that Hyundai is using 3 different ones. The company that honors my warranty is some B.S. for real. See if you can contact Hyundai directly to purchase the extended bumper-to-bumper warranty from them as I have heard the Hyundai backed warranty is better. I've had my '06 Azera for about 3.5 years and I've got just over 72k miles. If I hadn't purchased the extended warranty...then I would have to come out of pocket for everything. Instead, I have to pay a $100 deductible for any covered claims.
#816 of 967 Re: Extended Warranty? [allmet33]
Jul 02, 2009 (6:00 am)
Thanks for the insights. With the 100K drivetrain warranty, we were told that they would certify the car and give us the rest of the original Hyundai warranty. As far as the bumper to bumper, they told us it would be from Hyundai and (I think) the platinum coverage was about $1400. I will make sure it's legitimate by contacting Hyundai. I've had the car 2 days and am impressed with its handling, features and performance.
#817 of 967 Re: Extended Warranty? [poley]
Jul 02, 2009 (6:08 am)
In that case, it sounds like a GREAT deal to be honest.
Go over what the the bumper-to-bumper will and won't cover. Mine...it'll cover a wear item like a strut, but it won't cover a non wear item such as a fog light housing that's taking on water. Go figure.
The car truly is a wonderful car when you break it down to terms of what you get for your money. I've been quite happy with mine as it is a very user friendly car for those that like to perform some of their own preventive maintenance. I'm sure you'll find plenty of helpful/useful information in regards to your Azrea on these forums. There's also another forum Hyundai Forums where you can find a lot of great information as well.
Good luck and happy motoring!!!
#818 of 967 Re: Extended Warranty? [allmet33]
Jul 02, 2009 (6:24 am)
Thanks so much! I will check out the other Forum, and yes, we will plan to keep a good car well over 100K miles so I think the extended warranty, if it checks out, will be a good idea.
#819 of 967 Re: Extended Warranty? [poley]
Jul 02, 2009 (6:38 am)
I think it is great that you're getting the Hyundai Certified car so you are good to go till 100k on your powertrain.
As allmet said, get the warranty from a reputed place (preferably, a Hyundai backed) and not from something dealer is pushing or from some companies ypu see advertised on TV. I bought an extended warranty on my 07 & it is from Zurich. Although it isn't from Hyndai, Zurich is a big Insurance MNC & I'm hoping that they wouldn't try to BS me in future. (They're as big as AIG, but well know how it went down with AIG!!! No guarantees in life!!)
Before signing on the dotted line, I would suggest you do thorough research on the warranty company. There have been too many cases where these fly-by-night operators have gone bust.
In the end it made sense for me to buy the insurance as I plan on keeping my car for a long time & I do put relatively more miles on my car. (Not like allmet though, he's a maniac!!). If it is from a good company, price is reasonable and you plan on keeping the car for a while, it might make sense to get warranty.
#820 of 967 Seat Belt issue Too tight
Jul 07, 2009 (7:27 am)
I have had a problem with the drivers seat belt being so tight it hurts my neck and shoulder.It releases ok and does not stick but the tension is just too tight. Pasenger side ok. This just started about a year after I got the car. Can the belt get tighter? I have never heard of this.
Anyway Dealer won't replace so I have filed a dispute with Hyundai. They are looking into this. I would be curious to know if anyone has ever head of this happening. I drive rental cars or friends cars and no problem so it is not Me.
There are devices I can use to stop the belt from completly retrackting but I would rather get this fixed. I hope I do not have to file one of those seperate disputes with that other agency.Too bad these things are not adjustable.