really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,275 miles

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2006 Hyundai Azera Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 032013

Azera 6-cyl

  • 48,700 miles


While driving in la, ca with speed control set at 65mph I was making a lane change. To allow more room between myself and the following car I accelerated by stepping on the gas pedal. The car speed increased and I removed my foot from the accelerator to return to the set speed. The car did not slow down. I stepped on the brake to #1 take the car off cruise control and #2. to slow down. The car did not slow down and I was now moving at about 80mph. I stepped with my left foot on the brake pedal and tapped the gas pedal. Still the car did not slow down and I had difficulty keeping the speed down by applying the brake. I shut off the ignition and as I was in the fast lane (left) I moved off the lane to bring the car to a stop. This happened three more times while driving in la. On 02/03/14 while driving on I15 I wanted to see if I could duplicate the condition. Again the accelerator got stuck and I had to shut off the motor. I brought the car to the local Hyundai dealer who reported that they could not find anything wrong. As the same thing happened while driving home, I went back to the dealer and on a test drive with a technician the accelerator got stuck again. I need your help and assistance in this matter which is a serious safety issue.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #6

Jul 112013

Azera 6-cyl

  • 16,226 miles
Car was traveling at approx. 18 mph. I applied brakes to make a left turn. When I pressed on the brakes, the car accelerated, and the brakes began stiff and would not stop the car. The car ran into a closed overhead double garage door, continued thru the garage and hit the brick wall on the back of the garage. The airbags did not deploy. I sustained lacerations and bruises. The car was deemed a total loss by the insurance company. Hyundai had the car inspected by an independent third party, and no problems were noted. Hyundai has not shared the results of the investigation with us. We have since used our own third party to test the car and the ABS and ESC warning lights remain on indicating there is a problem with both systems.

- Mount Prospect, IL, USA

problem #5

Aug 042011

Azera 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Azera limited. The contact was driving 10 mph when his foot was applied to the brakes and the vehicle unexpectedly accelerated forward. The failure caused the vehicle to crash into four parked vehicles. The vehicle was not destroyed, and was towed to the dealer. The manufacturer was notified, but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure occurred on the three previous occasions. The failure and current mileage was 50,000. Updated 9/20/11 updated 10/07/11

- Del Ray Beach, FL, USA

problem #4

Oct 032010


  • 57,000 miles


I was driving East bound on I-90 passing when the car accelerated on its own. I applied brakes (til smoking) brought the car to the right shoulder and turned the engine off. I called for a tow and had the car taken to the closest dealership.

- Richland, WA, USA

problem #3

Jul 282010


  • 64,900 miles
Hyundai has an issue with faulty throttle position sensors which causes the car's engine to stumble and then switch into "limp home" mode. This mode only allows a top speed of 20mph with very little acceleration power. This problem occurs when you are depressing the gas pedal, such as pulling out into traffic or merging into traffic. This is a serious safety issue that could lead to crashes, as the car will not accelerate as it is supposed to. Currently, Hyundai has issued tsb 09-fl-003-2, but will only cover the repair costs if the car is under warranty. Being a serious safety issue, I feel that they should be required to recall these vehicles and replace defective sensors.

- Westminster, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 282007


  • 1,600 miles
2006 Hyundai Azera limited with gear problems customer states that while driving, the car would not slow down as her foot was taken off the gas and put on the brake** the consumer stated while driving and switching into a different lane at about 60 or 65 miles an hour she took her foot off the accelerator and applied the brakes but the vehicle would not slow down. The consumer stated almost standing on the brake a few times is what finally slowed the vehicle down and then the vehicle ran normal.

- Woodbine, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 122006

Azera 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,500 miles
: the contact stated while making a left turn at 5mph the vehicle suddenly accelerated without warning. After releasing the accelerator and applying the brake the problem stopped. The vehicle was not inspected.

- Springfield, VA, USA

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