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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,125 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Hyundai Azera engine problems

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2008 Hyundai Azera Owner Comments

problem #4

May 292015


  • 65,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Azera. While attempting to accelerate, the gear lever was shifted into drive and the vehicle accelerated forward in excess. As a result, the contact crashed into a building and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained elbow injuries and the front passenger sustained head injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Newtown , PA, USA

problem #3

Apr 052015

Azera 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
My mother pulled in my driveway to park. The car made a weird sound and then accelerated at a quick speed. She pressed on the brakes and had skid marks to prove it, but the car would not stop. She ran into the next door neighbor's brick house. This happened on an easter Sunday. My sister was in the front seat. My mother had abrasions from the seat belt and severe bruises to the chest from the air bag. My sister had bruising to her ribs and her leg was cut, which resulted in 5 stitches.

- Burlington, NC, USA

problem #2

Aug 272013

Azera 6-cyl

  • 49,500 miles
While driving, suddenly ABS indicator, ESC off indicator and "ABS system failure" message on dashboard showed up and had to make emergency stop since all of these scared me. Also scared me that vehicle's ABS and stability control stop working. - after started driving slowly - some noise from front wheels were coming. Went to dealer and told us that issue with "wheel speed sensor" and "tone wheel" damaged.. why these sensors are exposed to road and damaged suddenly that make safety issue during driving and may have caused accident.

- West Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 022010


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Azera. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 25 mph on a ramp, the vehicle did not accelerate when he depressed the accelerator pedal. The vehicle would not speed up although the rpms showed a reading of 1000. The check engine light illuminated. The contact pulled off the highway and had the vehicle towed to an authorized dealership where the throttle position sensor was repaired under warranty. The current and failure mileages were approximately 30,000.

- East Quogue, NY, USA

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