Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2008 Veracruz has a minor trend of complaints where the valve cover leaks oil onto the alternator, causing alternator failure. The problem starts with the battery warning light & typically all the other warning lights coming on in quick succession. Luckily, that problem was covered in a 2014 recall.

Overall, It's a solid reliable vehicle with no major problems reported.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,269 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Hyundai Veracruz brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Hyundai Veracruz Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Jan 042014

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 121,000 miles


Driving less than 40 mph and multiple lights came on, almost simultaneously. First ESC off, ABS and parking brake lights. Then momentarily afterwards check engine and TPMS lights came on. Took it to stealership, said the brake control module was bad and needed to be replaced. Car kept in excellent condition with freq oil changes and proper tire maintenance. Est cost to repair $2,800. Out of warranty and was told that they haven't seen anything like this in their shop.

- North Charleston, SC, USA

problem #3

Aug 032013

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
The vehicle will occasionally not shift into or out of park. The ESC light also comes on. There is a recall for this model of car, but the dealership is saying that the VIN shows that it is not subject to recall, despite the fact that the dealership diagnosed the problem as a faulty stop lamp switch. The exact problem with the vehicle is what is described in the summary section of your website. I'm not sure why my vehicle is not subject to recall.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #2

May 212012

Veracruz 4WD 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Traveling on dry pavement approx. 45 mph. Clear, sunny day @80F when had to stop suddenly. The dashboard light up showing "ESC off", "ABS" and "brake" lights continuously on after incident. Next morning upon start up the lights still remained along with improper speedometer function. I decided to take it to the dealership where it was diagnosed as "hydrolic module" failure (P/N 589103J950). This resulted in loss of ESC function and other possible hazards. Being an integrated part this will effect more than one system of braking. This is not a cheap part and vital.

- Lake Orion, MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 082011


  • 30,000 miles
Normal driving habits on the 2008 Veracruz. After hearing a large clunk going speeds variable from 5-45 mph, the accelerator is unresponsive and vehicle is unsafe. Restarted engine multiple times to work "normally" again. It appears that Hyundai is aware of the issue and suggests replacing the throttle position sensor ($41) and an upgrade the vehicle. This needs to be a recall because if this happens at the wrong time, someone could die from it.

- Apo , AE, USA

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