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#529 of 581 Noise talk worries new owner
May 26, 2012 (7:14 pm)
I bought a 2008 Black Beauty Azera Limited just last Monday--I'm absolutely thrilled so far. It's a Hyundai CPO vehicle, equipped with brand new Cooper CS4 Touring tires. I live in SE Wisconsin, and hope these tires are good in mixed driving conditions, as a few of you have mentioned.
I'm also hoping that my Azera doesn't disappoint me with the noise problems so many of you have discussed. So far the noise level is almost nil, unless you count a rumble when a wheel falls into one of our many cracks or potholes. The 2012 Sonata the dealer let me use during detailing made me crazy after 25 miles due to constant loud running noise, and horrible echoing "thunks" as tires stumbled over each pebble. I missed my well-mannered Azzie terribly!
After researching this vehicle for 6 months before buying, can you believe that I missed this site until AFTER my purchase, so the noise/tire issue is new to me? I'm glad there is this forum to rely on for user information and advice--I'll check back periodically to get the benefit of your wisdom and experience.
Keep reporting the news, good and bad! Thanks, guys and gals....
#530 of 581 2009 Azera road/tire noise
May 27, 2012 (4:35 am)
Bought a "New" 2009 Azera Limited in Feb.2012 (was used as a dealer loaner,never registered.New title,only 7000 miles) Now it has 14000 miles and the road nosie is terrible. Does not seem to have any allignment problems,tracks fine no pulling to one side or the other,can drive with no hands on wheel.but the noise is now unbearable.cannot get it to dealer for another month or so (My work schedules) Now, the tires are Michlens.there does seem to be a lot of cracking on the side walls (It sat a lot) I am tempted to just replace the tires as I don't think I can stand to wait till they wear out. they are not cupped or any visable problems. Any suggestions? What tires to get?? Thanks
May 27, 2012 (4:54 am)
Wheel alignment is a multiple of things - and the alignment can be bad without any driveablility issues. For example, if the toe in is excessive, the car will drive just fine, but the tire is being driven ever so slightly sideways - and that grinds off the tire tread at a more rapid rate - and more importantly, causes a noise producing pattern to form.
If your car was quiet and then developed tire noise many miles down the road - look at the alignment.
My experience is that the published alignment specs are too wide by half to assure good tire wear. Put another way, the alignment needs to be within the inner half of the spec range.
#532 of 581 Black Beauty is injured...
May 27, 2012 (4:36 pm)
This story just in from the Secretary of The Life Sucks Department:
My Black Beauty Azera, proudly sporting a high gloss from its recent application of PermaPlate, was accosted by a faded little old econo car while waiting for a stoplight to change.
The perpetrator somehow failed to notice that 6 cars were sitting at the red light, and just kept driving until it crashed into Beauty's rear bumper. The dastardly dude instantly threw his vehicle into reverse, then swerved into the parking lane and turned the corner. He hit the gas, and disappeared within seconds. I never got a look at the license plate, nor did I have the satisfaction of seeing damage to his car (hope it was massive).
Yes, my dream car was hurt today, and I feel the pain. I'm glad, however, that the Azera is made of such strong stuff--the plastic cladding of the bumper is shattered and tattered, but no other damage is visible. If I was fated to be hit, I guess the rear bumper is the least troubling area to have damaged.
With a $500 deductible, that was an expensive loaf of bread I was on my way to buy...in addition to the accident report ritual, now I have to go through all the trouble of a car repair (including a Sonata loaner), and I was totally innocent. Anybody else hearing a sucky noise?!
Any idea whether the "uninsured motorist" portion of insurance might pay for the deductible? The other driver's insurance, if he had any, cannot pay if he hit and ran, after all. And he committed a hit and run, making me the victim of a crime.... Aw, there's that ssssuuucky noise again....
#533 of 581 Re: Black Beauty is injured... [jazzleighe]
May 28, 2012 (5:18 am)
that SUCKS....hope the repair goes to your satisfaction...I too have a black azzy "The Black Pearl" (named after Capt Jack Sparrow's pirate ship) '06 with 23K miles and not a mark (garage queen)....lots of upgrades also....
May 28, 2012 (8:30 am)
My "Black Beauty" refers to the horse, since I have always been in love with those magnificent animals. When I was a girl, I read every horse novel I could get my hands on, collected horse figurines and pictures, drew them, fantasized that I was one of them, etc., until life lived up to my dreams and I was able to get a real horse! So I truly know how it feels to LOVE your ride.
I have the sporty black interior with the light wood trim--I feel so good when I slip inside, I just relax and melt into the seat. Since your screen name has "azera" in it, I know you can relate to how I'm feeling right now, whether you've had your Azzy since it was new, or you rescued a pampered "pre-owned" one. I appreciate your emotional support.
I'd be interested to know what kinds of upgrades you've done, for reference when I want to get Black Beauty a "gift"! As for the repair, he's going back to the dealer, and I'll demand a brand new bumper, of course, along with a thorough examination for hidden damage. I've never before made an insurance claim, so my company should be willing to do right by me after all those premiums they've pocketed over the years.
#535 of 581 Re: Thanks, jamazera [jazzleighe]
May 28, 2012 (9:44 am)
I also have a 08, black on black and was hit in the rear by a teenager texting and not looking ahead. She had no insurance and my insurance paid in full under unisured motorist and took her to court to collect. Damage to me was no more than the replaceable bumper. I have also eliminated the Hyundai and flying "H" from my trunk lid and replaced them with a S380 emblem and a "M" emblem. Sometimes get questioned if its a Masaratti.
#536 of 581 Re: Black Beauty is injured... [jazzleighe]
May 28, 2012 (5:12 pm)
In California, you have to prove that the driver that hit you was uninsured for the ccoverage to pay. If someone left the secne and you do not know who you are, you are out of luck.
#537 of 581 Re: noise on Azera [carlosiii]
Jun 01, 2012 (2:49 pm)
Reference my message #528. I gave up on the noise and had a set of Sumitomo HTR A/S PO1 UHS put on today (along with alignment). Driving out from the shop I couldn't get over the quietness. I hope it lasts. By the way, I picked these from the Consumer Reports 2012 Buying Guide.
#538 of 581 Re: noise on Azera [carlosiii]
Jun 04, 2012 (12:58 pm)
In most cases any unpleasant road noise was pretty much attributed to the terrible Michelin tires that came standard on the Azeras. I think everyone that changed tires and went with another brand noticed immediate differences. Good luck on your new Sumitomos.