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#1 of 40 Reliability
May 03, 2008 (6:15 pm)
When I bought the Azera in early '06 people couldn't believe I would go from an upscale British marque and German made cars to a Hyundai. "Just wait a couple years and you'll see how quickly they fall apart" was the usual comment. Well......It's been over two years, and I've had a steering wheel (chipping laminate) and a back door lock "actuator" replaced. That's all. Never has an auto transmission had to be replaced. Never has it reverted to the "limp home mode" and never has the "check engine" light come on. Hyundai is, right now , playing with the Big Boys! Can't wait for the Genesis.
#2 of 40 Re: Reliability [cdmuile]
May 04, 2008 (11:58 am)
23,000 + miles on my 2006 Limited and no warranty work at all. Life (and this Azera) is good!...
#3 of 40 Re: Reliability [cdmuile]
May 07, 2008 (6:59 pm)
My 06 Azzy Limited will turn 2 in August. Have 15,400 miles and the car is absolutely a pleasure to drive. I had the steering wheel replaced twice for chipping, chain belt tensioner replaced per TSB and the front shocks replaced. There is not a squeak, everything functions normally and I still get a thrill just looking at my Pearl White dream. Beats my Acura TL's hands down.
#4 of 40 Re: Reliability [drdonrs]
May 08, 2008 (9:09 am)
My 2007 Limited with Ultimate has 8,900 miles on it after 12 months and everything still works perfectly. Had the struts replaced per the TSB, but nothing else. Still like the car, but wish it did not wallow or roll on poor roads as much, but I am getting used to that.
#5 of 40 Re: Reliability [cdmuile]
May 08, 2008 (7:01 pm)
I've had my 2006 Azera Limited with the Ultimate Package for 1 year and 10 months, having purchased it in July of 2006. It now has 17,500 miles on it. Most of my driving is around town to work and the store or visiting friends with some daily interstate driving for about 8 miles. A couple of months ago I drove it from Richmond, VA to Key West, FL and back. Other than that long trip, my other trips have been up to Baltimore (yes, to see the Red Sox) or down to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
I'VE NEVER HAD A MINUTES TROUBLE WITH THIS CAR. It did (and still does) have the dreaded clunk (driving over a bumpy road at a slow speed) in the front suspension even though I had the struts replaced per the TSB. My dealer replaced them and never batted an eye, didn't test drive the car to see if they were needed, never question why they should be replaced. But, I've long gotten over the clunk issue because the car is such a joy to drive and look at. I've found that if I play a Jimmy Buffett CD with the volumn level at about #10, I don't hear the clunk anymore. So by having that volumn control right there on the steering wheel, they've thought of everything.
#6 of 40 First Azera Problem
May 24, 2008 (10:44 am)
Finally, at about 29,000 mi. I had my first problem with my 07 Azera Ltd. The front end of the splash guard came loose while driving and was rubbing against the pavement. It is a non essential plastic piece about three feet long and about sixteen inches wide under the center potion of the car. I assume it is held by screws somehow under the car and is placed covering the driveshaft.
I stopped the car, when we heard the strange noise, and I saw the front part hanging loose. We then drove to a fairly close service station and I bought a bungee cord and stretched it across the front part of the splash guard to hold it up off the ground. We continued our drive without any further problems and the next day about 11AM, I took it into the dealer. It was replaced under warranty at no charge. It took about an hour total and the dealer washed the car.
No problems with the dealer at all and very quick service (this was a Monday). Other than a headlight going out on my previous XG350L under warranty, this was only the second warranty issue I have every had with Hyundai, for a total of well over 120,000 miles combined on both vehicles.
So, for me, Hyundai reliability and my Hyundai dealer continue to be exceptional.
#7 of 40 Re: Reliability [zredsox]
Jun 16, 2008 (9:04 am)
Recently completed my first LONG drive (SW Florida to Tennessee to New Jersey to Florida) and the car behaved flawlessly, even got 30.4 mpg for the portion of the drive through VA where I didn't use my radar detector (illegal in that state) and kept to the legal 65 mph limit on that state's interstate system.
Returning a week & 1/2 ago, thought that the outdoor temp. sensor might have gone bad when, driving through North Carolina and South Carolina, it registered 95° while I was quite comfortable with the cabin at 76°. But then, when I stopped and opened the door, I knew that the sensor was just fine! 29,000 miles plus and still no warranty work needed...
#8 of 40 Re: Reliability [gamleged]
Jun 16, 2008 (2:02 pm)
Welcome to my world. Not sure, but the temp gauge may factor in humidity and it is H around here.
#9 of 40 Re: First Azera Problem [jaymagic]
Jun 17, 2008 (1:53 pm)
Jaymagic, my wife had the same experience as you. Managed to tie the loose part up off the road and get into town.
My Hyundai dealer said this is a known problem, and that the replacement parts have been re-done to eliminate the breakage that the guard was having. I guess time will tell.
Overall, we are still very pleased with the Azera after two years of trouble free driving
#10 of 40 15,000 and all is well
Jun 26, 2008 (1:03 pm)
Not quite a year and nearly 15,000 miles and all is well. Drove from VA to Minnesota and back, lots of medium trips to NC and no problems. On long trips can get up to 30 mpg and low 20's around town. I'm pretty happy with that. Wish car absorbed road bumps like my old Avalon but am convinced no car (that I'll be able to afford) will ever be that comfortable. Love the sunshade--who knew I needed one? Am a bit concerned that seat heater is coming on but will have to investigate further.