Soot Black Tail Pipes in 2012 Azera?

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    Cool Soot Black Tail Pipes in 2012 Azera?

    Is anyone having problems with their 2012 Azera having black soot like tailpipes? I asked the dealer about it and they chalked it up to the awful gas that we are getting - But that is a cop out of a reason if you ask me. I don't see it on other cars too much. I have seen it on Buick Lacrosses and Hyundai's. Especially the Azera's.

    I've had previous mechanics now retired saying that it is a sign or was a sign of either the car is buring too much gas, or burning oil.

    When I've asked the dealer, they are very touchy and put out that I said that, like I don't know what I am talking about when I mentioned it. And got real nasty. Needless to say, I am going to go to another dealer for service first of all, but in the meantime, anyone really know? And how can I stop it from looking soot black? It's permanently stained my chrome tailpipes and make the car look bad, not classy and sporty, but unkept looking.

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    Welcome to the forum! I happen to glance at the car's back end each time I return up the driveway to the garage from checking the mail, and in 67k miles, there's never been any sign of this. The cause would seem as you suggest, either burning oil (check the oil level periodically) or mixture running too rich. I don't recall anyone else mentioning this problem...

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    Thank you for such a quick response, how nice of you. So, you have a 2012 Azera?

    The reason I am asking is because when I posted this question elsewhere, someone with a 2009 and 2010 Azera replied, and a couple others with a 2012 have responded and said they're having it too, but apparently they are not only different models altogether, (the body styles) but different fuel injections too.

    So I am just making sure. I don't know, but I wrote Hyundai yesterday, we shall see what their answer will be.

    I have noticed a couple in my area that are blackened too, but don't know these people to check it out. But once I hear back from Hyundai themselves, I will try and inform them in case they are wondering too.

    Thanks for responding!

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    Not sure if I am understanding what you mean. Black soot on the tailpipes?

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    I have seen this on a couple of demo models at the dealers as well.

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    What is "black soot" anyone have a picture?

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    I have 2012 less then 4k miles and have the same issue. did you get any updates on this?

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    I have 2012 with les then 5K milles and have the same issue. Have you heard anything back from Hyundai??



    Quote Originally Posted by mysmokey View Post
    Is anyone having problems with their 2012 Azera having black soot like tailpipes? I asked the dealer about it and they chalked it up to the awful gas that we are getting - But that is a cop out of a reason if you ask me. I don't see it on other cars too much. I have seen it on Buick Lacrosses and Hyundai's. Especially the Azera's.

    I've had previous mechanics now retired saying that it is a sign or was a sign of either the car is buring too much gas, or burning oil.

    When I've asked the dealer, they are very touchy and put out that I said that, like I don't know what I am talking about when I mentioned it. And got real nasty. Needless to say, I am going to go to another dealer for service first of all, but in the meantime, anyone really know? And how can I stop it from looking soot black? It's permanently stained my chrome tailpipes and make the car look bad, not classy and sporty, but unkept looking.

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    I had the same situation with my '11 Sonata SE and my current '12 Veloster (non-turbo). I've heard it said that is a common trait of a GDI engine. It doesn't appear to be any problem other than appearence. I just wipe it with a damp paper towel and then dry it. It wipes off easily and doesn't seem to stain the exhaust tips so I've learned to live with it.

    Don

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    Here is another discussion about it on a sister forum
    http://www.hyundai-forums.com/233-rb...pipe-soot.html

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