definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,742 miles

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problem #18

Feb 012017

Azera 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 223,649 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Azera. The contact stated that the adjuster for the head lamp fixture was not structurally sound. An independent mechanic adjusted the lighting fixture, but the head lamp fixture structure was inferior and impacted the contact's visibility while using the low beam, high beam, or daytime running lamps. The vehicle was not diagnosed by a dealer. The vehicle was not included in two unknown exterior lighting recalls. The manufacturer also issued seven tsbs for the electrical system. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Eloy, AZ, USA

problem #17

Jan 292007

Azera 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Azera. The contact was driving 35 mph when both headlights began to dim abnormally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on several occasions who advised that there were no failures found within the vehicle. The dealer had kept the vehicle for further inspection but was still unable to diagnose a failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 41,000. Updated 9/25/12 the consumer stated the headlights still dim at night, intermittently. Updated 10/04/14

- Port Orange, FL, USA

problem #16

Aug 142009


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Azera. The contact stated that the low beam headlights would only illuminate up to 5 feet ahead of the vehicle. The dealer attempted to repair the lights four times to no avail. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 08E021000 (exterior lighting:headlights). The manufacturers regional manager was sent to further inspect the failure yet the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 18,000.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #15

Oct 142009


  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Azera. While driving at night approximately 60 mph on normal road conditions. Suddenly, both headlights became dim without warning. The driver experienced limited visibility. The vehicle was able to resume normal operation. Whenever the vehicle was in operation the failure occurred intermittent. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. In addition, the dashboard on the passenger side sustained excessive cracks. The vehicle has not been repaired at this time. The failure mileage was 47,000.

- Willis, TX, USA

problem #14

Sep 012009


  • 45,000 miles
I own a 2006 Azera bought new in February 2006 and have had minor problems such as left beam blockage due to the way the left headlight is created according to Hyundai. I now have a problem that just started 2 months ago when I had yet another headlight replaced. My headlights (low beams) dim for a second or two and this happens every 20 - 30 seconds. It is most noticeable when you have your fog lights on but also noticeable without them. Along with this dimming the heater fan also sounds to lose some power. I tried to duplicate this issue by sitting in my driveway with the car running and lights on many times for 30 minutes and more but this does not happen unless the car is in gear and moving. I have had the dealer check this issue but they say they cannot locate any voltage drop or see the problem. I of course asked them to verify this at night but they insisted to try to see this during the day. This is a definite hazard to the life of the passengers in the vehicle and pedestrians who might be walking or riding bikes at night. I have come close to hitting a person in black clothes at night while they were walking as my lights dimmed and for an instant I was unable to see them. This problem should be addressed before someone gets killed.

- Norwood, MA, USA

problem #13

Jun 012009

Azera 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Azera. The contact stated that the passenger side headlight was not aligned properly. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 08E021000. The manufacturer stated that they would not assist with any repairs. While performing regular maintenance on the vehicle, the dealer found large amounts of grease deposited inside the rim of the vehicle. The dealer stated that the cv joints were leaking grease and new ones were needed at the contact's expense. The failure and current mileages were less than 45,000. Also, the left front door lock did not lock and unlock properly. The dealer replaced the door actuator. Updated evoq 12/16/10

- Manvel, TX, USA

problem #12

Aug 062006

Azera 6-cyl

  • 5 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Azera. While driving approximately 30 mph at night, the low beam headlights failed to project properly. There were no warnings prior to the failure. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they adjusted the headlights, but the failure continued. The contact was very disappointed and frustrated to know that there was no resolution to the headlight malfunction. He stated that there was a design defect in the headlight assembly. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 5 and current mileage was 13,000. Updated 07/15/08. The headlight system didn't defuse while driving in the dark. Updated

- Richmond, IN, USA

problem #11

Mar 262008


  • 11,000 miles
My headlights on my 2006 Hyundai Azera dim constantly at night. The car has been back to the dealer and Hyundai has no fix for the problem. Many other owners of the Azera have the same problem. The suspension also has a major problem. Noise and a loose suspension problem also no fix by Hyundai.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #10

Aug 152006

Azera 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Azera. The contact stated that the driver side headlight works improperly. The light provides a huge dark spot approximately 50 feet in front of the vehicle. The dealer adjusted the headlamp, but the failure recurred immediately afterwards. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on five more occasions, in which they changed the bulb and repeatedly adjusted the headlamp. None of the remedies corrected the failure. The contact filed a complaint with the manufacturer, but they would not assist. The failure mileage was 2,000 and current mileage was 13,000. Updated 03/25/08. The drivers side power seat switch did not move the seat back. Updated

- Pasadena, TX, USA

problem #9

Jan 282008

Azera 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Azera. The contact stated that the headlights do not project long distances. He changed the bulbs, but the failure remains. He has even used the high beams, but this has not corrected the failure either. The manufacturer has not yet been notified. The current and failure mileages were 20,000.

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #8

Aug 142007


  • miles
Low beam lighting seems cut off at top..there is no interleaving circle of light when low beams are on. Dealer said it was ok..but there is a safety problem when turning into another street. The turn most times results in a high beam selection which blinds on coming traffic.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #7

Jun 202006

Azera 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Azera. While driving on an incline, the contact experienced poor visibility from the headlights. The dealer stated that they may be able to adjust the headlights. The current mileage is 15,500 and failure mileage was 15,000.

- Ellington, CT, USA

problem #6

Oct 312006

Azera 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,100 miles
- the contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Azera. While driving the vehicle down a hill at night with the low beams on, there was no visibility above lighted area. The dealer stated that the head lighttl*- the contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Azera. While driving the vehicle down a hill at night with the low beams on, there was no visibility above lighted area. The dealer stated that the head light's low beam was directed too low. The dealer adjusted the head lights. The head light adjustment did not solve the problem. The dealer inspected the vehicle a second time and stated the low beams were pointed in the right direction, and did not make any repairs. The vehicle currently had 61,000 miles.

- Mccormick, SC, USA

problem #5

Feb 122007

Azera 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,800 miles
Headlights do not properly illuminate the roadway. This is a safety hazard. I almost hit a pedestrian while driving on a dimly lit road. I complained to my dealer and was advised that there was nothing they could do. The dealer claims that the lights are working in accordance with the manufactures specifications. If this is true...the manufacturer should be forced to adjust these standards before a tragedy occurs. There have been two other instances where this condition nearly caused me to have an accident.

- Daytona Beach, FM, USA

problem #4

May 312006

Azera 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
Headlights on low beam provide less than acceptable visibility on uneven surface conditions-12-30 feet. Very dangerous.

- Hannibal, MO, USA

problem #3

Oct 192006

Azera 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,200 miles
: the contact stated while traveling over bumps there was a rattle under the vehicle. Although the vehicle was inspected by the dealership multiple times, the problem was not determined. The consumer stated hesitation while pulling onto the highway and headlights on vehicle have dark spots hard to see. The dealer stated loose body trim, left front brake is grabbing, and rear speaker making noise. Updated 10/25/07

- Washington, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 132006

Azera 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,500 miles
: the contact stated while driving at any speed during the night, the headlights only provided 30 feet of illumination. After the 30 foot distance, there was a distinct shadow. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, where the dealer adjusted the alignment of the headlights but the problem persisted. Updated 09/13/06.

- Exton, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012006

Azera 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
The contact stated 30 feet ahead of the vehicle the highlights are bright however there is a distinct shadow beyond that distance. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who adjusted the headlights according to the speciifications and determined the vehicle was operating normally. The manufacturer was alerted. The contact observed in a consumer's guide that the performance of the highlights of the vehicle's year, make and model is good but the low beams have a distinct light cut off at the top.

- Pinole, CA, USA