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#11 of 40 Steering wheel laminate chipping
Jun 27, 2008 (8:04 am)
I noticed in cdmuile's message above that his steering wheel was rteplaced due to the chipping of the glossy laminate on the wood portions of the wheel. Has anyone else had this problem. We have several small chips, no larger than a pecnil point on my wife's Azera. Is there any time limit on warranty replacement? I've pointed this out to my dealer, but didn't get any answer on what they can do about the wheel.
#12 of 40 Re: Steering wheel laminate chipping [wamba2000]
Jun 27, 2008 (11:17 am)
I have an '06 Azera Limited and the steering wheel is also chipping. Little specs of the wheel are delaminating, along with one long strip (my wife thinks it was caused by my wedding ring). Have not yet contacted the dealer to see if this is an ongoing and prevelant problem. If others are experiencing it, I will bring that up to the dealer when I take it in. Other than that, I LOVE my Azera.
#13 of 40 Re: Steering wheel laminate chipping [wamba2000]
Jun 28, 2008 (1:34 am)
"I've pointed this out to my dealer, but didn't get any answer on what they can do about the wheel."
I have seen several posts about this here, and other Azera forums. The "answer" is replacement under the bumper-bumper warranty.
#14 of 40 Re: Steering wheel laminate chipping [dmallia]
Jun 29, 2008 (5:44 pm)
Some '06s definitely had a steering wheel delaminating problem. My dealer replaced it under warrantee. Hyundai knows about this problem. Don't let them jerk you around.
#15 of 40 Seat Heater problem
Jul 01, 2008 (7:01 am)
I too experienced that and have had the heater dissconnected for the summer. They replaced the switch once but the problem resurfaced again. hard to proove. Seat is not ventilated and does get warm even with the heater dissconnected.I used to have top direct ac vents at the seat and lift my back so the seat would cool, or open the window. I feel there is a definite problem with the seat heater
Also the Tire Pressure Monitoring system does not work and I am thinking about having this dissconnected. I continue to get messages at the same stretch of hiway everyday indicating a TPMS failure. Smooth road. Noe reason this should happen. Had it reset once. Did no good. But these are really minor points. 07 with 13,000 miles
#16 of 40 Steering Wheel Problem
Jul 01, 2008 (4:42 pm)
Talked to Hyundai today and they refused to cover the chipping under warranty. Said the dealer noted he though it was from a ring I was wearing. This problem surfaced one month after I took delivery of the car. So I guess I will call the Alternative Dispute resolution line tomorrow. Since this has never happened with any other car I have owned, it seems silly to blame a ring.Will be interesting to see what happens. You'd think they would at least offer to repair the nick if they won't replace the whole wheel
Oh, by the way the disclaim any knowledge of a laminating problem on their steering wheels. Told me, "We appreciate you bringing this to our attention"Here is one case where Audi would not have hassled me about this on a one month old car.
#17 of 40 Re: Steering wheel laminate chipping [cdmuile]
Jul 01, 2008 (7:11 pm)
Now oskidunker1 had the same problem (steering wheel chipping within one month of purchase, see posting #16) and the dealer refused to have it replaced under warranty. Pl advise specifically how to not let the dealers jerk us around.
#18 of 40 Re: Steering wheel laminate chipping [njalan]
Jul 01, 2008 (9:09 pm)
Incredible that your dealer is not aware of the problem. Check out earlier postings on this forum and other forums, print them out and take the documentation to your dealer. Insist that they replace the steering wheel at no cost under warantee! This dealer situation is becoming a major factor in my purchasing another Hyundai.
#19 of 40 Re: Steering wheel laminate chipping [cdmuile]
Jul 02, 2008 (6:17 am)
need link to posts. Search does not find them. Thanks