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#935 of 1325 Re: rt front strut noise [144tap]
Mar 26, 2008 (4:58 am)
Congratulations, but what did the dealer do for strut assembly on the 2008? Will Hyundai provide new ones?
Took a ride in an Acura RL yesterday and it rides so much better, but for $40,000 it should. Soon as I got back in my Azera, I immediately noticed the bouncing/wallowing over any road imperfections which resulted in the impact harshness in the seats. This is with the 040 strut replacements.
Would be nice if Hyundai will permit installing 2008 strut assembly on 2007's if the 040 replacement did not work.
#936 of 1325 No Covers on the 2008s
Mar 26, 2008 (9:55 am)
Any of you noticed that there no longer is that plastic cover over the mountings of the front struts?
#937 of 1325 Re: rt front strut noise [carolinabob]
Mar 26, 2008 (12:18 pm)
Help out there!
I have an '07 Azera Limited, and have had this nagging problem since it had about 5K on it (now has 18K). Everytime I first run the car (first couple of miles) there is a persistent vibration in the car at 45mph. It seems to go away as the car warms up. I've had it into my Carmel, IN Hyundai dealer about 12 times for this and I've also registered this problem with Hyundai USA... nothing in the way of a fix thus far. They have done the usual replaced the tires and wheels, rebalanced, etc... nothing seems to help. The dealer is giving me lip service and hoping I go away - if you know what I mean.
This car was built in Dec. '06 - any thoughts??
#938 of 1325 Vibrations at 45 MPH when cold.[mjclements48]
Mar 26, 2008 (2:38 pm)
December the 6th as I recall!
So even with your tires properly aired up to at least 37-38 PSI COLD,
you are still experiencing these vibrations ?
I thought that you said that running more air pressure had cured the problem?
Is the car left out in the cold overnight?
#939 of 1325 Re: rt front strut noise [mjclements48]
Apr 03, 2008 (6:15 pm)
"...persistent vibration in the car at 45mph. It seems to go away as the car warms up..."
The tall wheels and short tires require heftier sidewalls which will deform a bit overnight as the car sits, and it takes a handful of miles to warm things up and allow the sidewalls to shape up...
#940 of 1325 Re: rt front strut noise [gamleged]
Apr 04, 2008 (6:00 am)
Unfortunately this is an unsupported opinion by Hyundai...at least for the moment. There also is a persistent thumping noise in the left front wheel - seems to increase with speed, not sure what it is - neither is the dealer. They are telling me there are several Azeras with similar noises but nothing from Hyundai as of yet in the way of a "fix".
Since I bought the "tires for life" program from the dealer - I'm probably stuck with these types of tires and unable to jump to a tire with a stronger sidewall rating.
Thanks for the follow up.
#941 of 1325 Persistent Thumping Noise [mjclements48]
Apr 04, 2008 (7:07 am)
Have you been to an independent shop that has the Hunter GSP 9700 Balancing System
and at least had that left front tire and wheel checked out on that machine?
It might be that there is a problem with that one Michelin.
Evidently there were problem tires produced by Michelin as reported by others!
Apr 13, 2008 (2:00 pm)
Do the colored marks on the strut components mean anything? I took the cover off and there are 2 green lines on the cover plate, a green side to the nut holding the center post and a green dot on top of one of the three bolts.
Since the dealer replaced my -041 struts with -040's, should the marks all be the same color? All of them are a sort of lime green.
thanks and I appreciate any advice you may be able to give.
#943 of 1325 Re: Strut Question [carolinabob]
Apr 15, 2008 (7:55 pm)
Well, I'm sure they do but I'm clueless. My '40's have the same green marks. Your SM should be able to shed some light on it thought.....sorry.
#944 of 1325 Re: 06 Azera lights and structs [r7n]
May 02, 2008 (2:17 pm)
Well the dimming headlight problem returned after only 1,000 miles. Dealer now says the dimming is normal and there is no fix for it. Seems to me if it worked ok when delivered and following the last repair, they should be able to resolve once and for all. Now the letter writing and telephone call campaign begins.
Struct hollow thump is also slowly returning in the replacement structs. Looks like I will not keep the Azera very long after all.