Last post on Mar 08, 2009 at 1:26 PM
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Hyundai Azera, Performance Mods, Suspension, Sedan
#13 of 19 Rough riding Azera
Jan 15, 2008 (7:50 pm)
I just bought an "07 Azera- limited / ultra. The first really nice car I've had in a while. Who could pass up a 10 year warranty and 0% financing? I like everything about the car, but I have noticed that the ride seems too rough for a car of this size / type. Strangely, while having some minor adjustments at the dealer, I was given an '07 Sonata (V6) to use as a loaner, and the Sonata seems to have a less jarring, smoother ride than my Azera. I only have 900 miles on the car, so it's too soon to expect a ride like this. I saw a few other posts refering to this, and someone said something about shocks. Does anyone have any specific info on this problem? Other than the strangely rough ride, this is a great car.
#14 of 19 Re: Rough riding Azera [medic481]
Jan 16, 2008 (3:16 pm)
Be sure that the dealer has (or you have) reduced the tire pressure to something under 35 psi, as the pressures are typically pumped to 42 psi or higher for shipping, in order to reduce flat-spotting if the car sits for a few weeks...
#15 of 19 Re: Rough riding Azera [medic481]
Jan 30, 2008 (7:53 am)
I have a 2007 Limited with 7,500 miles on it. Had the shocks replaced per TSB about 500 miles ago. It is quieter and there is less wallow, but still more than I expected. Biggest problem is that the rough ride over anything less than perfect pavement is only about 25% better. Called Hyundai and they told me to take it to dealer. Service manager drove it and agreed that it has impact harshness that is felt in the seat and steering wheel. Called Hyundai and they called the dealer and they will have a rep call me sometime.
Problem is that the shocks are too stiff and springs are too soft for this car. Apparently too many Sonata parts used on a heavier vehicle. Go to
http://www.autobytel.com/content/shared/articles/templates/index.cfm/article_pag- e_order_int/2/article_id_int/2050. Chrisitan Wardlaw pointed this out in his review of the 2006.
It is still a very comfortable and enjoyable car over good roads, Unfortunately S.C. does not have many of those.
#16 of 19 Re: Rough riding Azera [carolinabob]
Jan 30, 2008 (5:17 pm)
I also had my front struts replaced per the TSB. It made the ride a little bit smoother.
I then paid to have the rear struts replaced with the 040s. It did not make the near the difference as having the front struts replaced. Only noticeable difference is less wallow only at slow speeds. Doing the TSB is worth it since its free and makes somewhat of an improvement. But paying to have the rear struts replaced is definitely not worth it in my opinion.
#17 of 19 Re: Rough riding Azera [richardcot]
Mar 12, 2008 (6:31 am)
Just returned from a 600 miles in three days road trip. Drove my wife's base model 2005 Toyota RAV4. Amazing how much more comfortable it is than my Azera. RAV has cloth seats, no heated seats, no lumbar adjustment and base model suspension and tires.
RAV is much noisier, but felt better at end of trip than taking same trip in my Azera.
Read an article that criticized GMC adjustable lumbar seats as being uncomfortable.
Figure in the Azera, it's the seats, the heating elements, the lumbar adjuster, the suspension, the Michelin VR tires or a combination of all.
#18 of 19 Azera Strut Question/CR
Apr 10, 2008 (12:36 pm)
The dealer replaced the -041 struts with -040's a few months ago with some improvement. I took the covers off the tops and noticed the below.
The center post has a nut with a green mark on it.
The round top plate under the nut has two green lines.
One of the three posts holding the strut has a green dot in the center>
Does anyone know what these marks mean?
Should they all be lined up together or in some fashion? They aren't now.
If the strut is new, why are the colors all the same lime green?
Thanks guys. I know some of you are tired of hearing me bring this up, but I really do believe it can be fixed and Hyundai (and we) will be the better for it.
BTW, got a reply from Consumer Reports re: their ratings in the April 2008 issue. Based on the fact there were few problems reported in 2006, but a lot reported on the 2007, they downgraded the 2007, but kept the high recommendations for the 2008 Hyundai. Weird! Sounds like a sampling problem to me.
#19 of 19 azeras crappy ride
Mar 08, 2009 (1:26 pm)
my azera rides like crap too. i'll take an old camry anyday. wife is making us sell it now. im gonna try yoko avid trz. i did my research on consumer reports and basicly started looking for most comfortable tires, then wet handling characteristics from there. just waiting on a tire sale now. the michelin energy mxv4's that are on it now were rated much poorer in ride quality. however, i've seen a lexus es300 that had these on it and i bet he wasn't complaining about the ride. oh well, im gonna try the tires cause the cars not selling.