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#890 of 967 Does anyone hate the rain-sensing wipers?
Jul 22, 2010 (3:59 am)
My 2007 Azera Limited has the rain sensing wipers. I have always been extremely unhappy with them. In fact, the gas mileage and the wipers are my only complaints about the Azera. They are extremely inconsistent, waiting far too long to turn on at times and at other times running at high speed for a light mist. They do not have a timer - only the rain sensor. My wife won't drive my car in the rain. Yesterday I was buying a new Hyundai for my daughter and the salesman told me you can bypass the rain sensor and go to an intermittent operation, stating that the manual explains how to do this. Turns out he was incorrect. Does anyone else hate this feature like I do?
#891 of 967 Re: Does anyone hate the rain-sensing wipers? [ruppb]
Jul 22, 2010 (4:10 am)
You can go to an intermittent operation, but then I have a 2009. Is this something with the 2007?
#892 of 967 Re: Does anyone hate the rain-sensing wipers? [bmb1767]
Jul 22, 2010 (5:27 am)
I have a 2007 and can't really relate to the sensing problem. If I feel the wipers are going too fast or two slow, I will manually adjust them. I bought the car used a year ago and have put about 17K miles on it. Other than a couple of minor recalls, the car has been great! One problem I had was with the passenger seatbelt locking for no reason, but I believe a recall finally took care of that issue. I'd buy another one in a heartbeat!
#893 of 967 Re: Does anyone hate the rain-sensing wipers? [poley]
Jul 22, 2010 (6:38 am)
You can turn off the automatic feature and just turn on the wipers manually when you need them. Slow or fast. This is the first car I have owned with automatic Windshield washers. I don't need this feature.
#894 of 967 Re: Does anyone hate the rain-sensing wipers? [ruppb]
Jul 22, 2010 (2:18 pm)
Azeras do have intermittent wipers! You need to push down your stalk by a notch. This disengages the automatic wipers. Now, turn the barrel to adjust the speed you want. When you want auto wipers, just push the stalk up a notch & auto wipers are on!
I don't have my manual with me, but the manual shows you how to do it. I also have a 2007, btw.
#895 of 967 what causes early tire wear?
Aug 18, 2010 (4:51 pm)
I took my 07 SE (17" wheels) to a Firestone dealer for tire rotation (OEM Michelins - 23k mi). On the lift, the inside shoulder of each tire showed visible cupping, which was causing loud humming and minor vibration in the steering wheel.
After I told the service advisor that I had been rotating the wheels, he stated that "They (Hyundai) have had problems with the suspensions on these cars causing tire wear, but haven't been able to figure it out." I asked him how to prevent the same thing on a new set of tires; his only suggestion was to rotate at each oil change (I think he meant every 3500 mi).
This car has not shown any of the classic shock symptoms over the almost three years since it was new.
These wheels have been rotated at about 8k mi twice before. Is this a tire defect, wheel misalignment, the result of the infamous shock problems, or a new suspension defect?
Have any of y'all who had premature tire wear figured out the cause? Any recurrence of the problem with a new set of tires?
#896 of 967 Re: what causes early tire wear? [s380]
Aug 18, 2010 (5:35 pm)
Yes, I had the same problem with my 08, inside tire cupping and noise. Alignment was out of specs but to late to save the factory Michelins. Replaced tires with General Altimax HP's along with alignment, so far very quiet and no cupping for the first 7K.
#897 of 967 Re: what causes early tire wear? [s380]
Aug 19, 2010 (2:05 am)
Same problem on my 2007. Began when tires were rotated first time around 25K. Lived with thumping noise until 36K and replaced with Goodyear. 5K later, all is now fine. Notably, the OEM Michelin model of tires have been discontinued.
#898 of 967 Transmission Glitch
Sep 24, 2010 (1:29 pm)
Driving up a hill at about 50 miles per hour , I floored it to pass someone and the engine raced and nothing happened. the car seemd to put itself in Neutral. i checked and it was in drive. I punched it again, same thing. I backed off on the rpms and it performed as normal. No problem since and I have tested it several times. An Anomoly or should I take the car in? due for a service in a month.
#899 of 967 Re: Transmission Glitch [oskidunker1]
Sep 24, 2010 (5:50 pm)
If it's not repeating, it's likely some odd glitch. If you do take it in they could (for $50 or so) hook you up to the analyzer and look for any error codes...