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Hyundai Azera, Suspension, Sedan
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#1021 of 1325 Re: Azeras with bad shocks [snaglepus]
Aug 15, 2008 (12:50 pm)
Just this Wednesday I purchased a 2007 Azera Limited - previously a 1-owner vehicle and in beautiful shape. It seemed fine on the test drives but, when I got it back to Richmond, VA and began driving on our dreadful downtown streets, I noticed the wallowing, etc. I read all of the posts on Edmunds and Hyundai-forums about this and am armed with a printout of the TSB about replacing the shocks. (the car does have the 041 shocks still - my build date was in Oct. '06 but the previous owner didn't act on the TSB back in Sept. '07.) It seems as though you might "know something" that the rest of us don't however. Should I 1) go ahead and get a dealership to replace the 041s with 040s, 2) ask them to replace the 041s with 640s, or 3) just wait for the recall???? It's my beautiful new car and I'm dying to know what's up???
#1022 of 1325 Your Azeras with bad shocks? [tuyaux]
Aug 15, 2008 (1:20 pm)
Sent me an email an include your landline number and I will call you.
#1023 of 1325 I am down to 55 miles per hour over bad roads
Aug 15, 2008 (2:08 pm)
Or it is really bad.
#1024 of 1325 Re: Azeras with bad shocks [tuyaux]
Aug 16, 2008 (6:19 pm)
Not only do you new struts but most important is that you have them replace the upper strut mount part # 546303L100. This will make all the differance in the world. Enjoy your Azera!
#1025 of 1325 Upper strut mount replacement?
Aug 17, 2008 (6:40 am)
In a word, isn't the original strut mount that is already there still good? I'm sure mine is.
Isn't replacing a perfectly good strut mount simply throwing money away?
#1026 of 1325 Re: Azeras with bad shocks [newguy6]
Aug 17, 2008 (9:07 am)
Thanks for the advice! Just to be sure I understand you correctly, are you suggesting that the upper strut mounts be replaced with the exact same part? Will this be a permanent fix to the problem?
#1027 of 1325 Re: Azeras with bad shocks [tuyaux]
Aug 17, 2008 (12:10 pm)
I do not know for sure if it the exact same part or not all I know that my 07 make had the "strut" problem from day one and the fix that worked was the strut mount. It's only been three weeks so I don't know if it's a permanent fix but as of now it's like driving a completely different car. And that is a good thing.
Aug 18, 2008 (2:00 pm)
15,000 mile service and they are checking my shocks which were already replaced once under the TSB.WIll try to get 3L640. Will report back.
#1029 of 1325 Re: Azeras with bad shocks [newguy6]
Aug 18, 2008 (6:45 pm)
Ok. So did you just describe the symptoms and the dealer told you what the fix was going to be? Did you have to go back to the dealer repeatedly?
#1030 of 1325 Re: Going in Wednesday [oskidunker1]
Aug 19, 2008 (6:59 am)
"15,000 mile service and they are checking my shocks which were already replaced once under the TSB.
WIll try to get [the] 3L640s. Will report back."
Many have tried to get Hyundai to replace those bad TSB shock replacements known as the 040s.
I know of only one person who has succeeded.
He will surely be reporting on his success shortly.
There is no sense in even allowing the dealer to install another set of those 040s.
Insist on the newest shocks, the 54611-3L640s.
No one with them is reporting any problems whatsoever!
Please keep us all posted.