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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,752 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Hyundai Veracruz Owner Comments

problem #10

Nov 212016


  • 105,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Veracruz. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated after the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 11V472000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 105,000.

- Redmon, WA, USA

problem #9

Sep 012015


  • 90,000 miles
ESC light comes on and off. This is repetitive problem. It looks like Hyundai has no idea how to fix.. if you google Veracruz ESC light, you will see tons of posts complaining about this.. air-bag sign is on intermittently after the recall. Hyundai refuses to repair because when they take the car into the garage, the light is off(unable to read the code).

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #8

Jul 012016


  • 90,000 miles
The airbag light came on on dash panel Hyundai advisor thought it may be a loose connection and to have it looked at on our next service visit, after Hyundai diagnosed the problem it turns out that is the clock spring which has a recall dated 9/11/2011 recall confirmation #11V472000, Hyundai dealer told me that my VIN is not involved in the recall

- Hobe Sound, FL, USA

problem #7

Jun 242016


  • 92,000 miles


The airbag light has been on for 2 weeks. I've had to take this car in several times because the ABS light has gone on after every service, so I don't know if it's the sensor or the actual airbag that's the problem. It's a pain, and I don't know whether or not to be worried, with all the negative press about airbag issues these days. If I take it in I'm sure they'll charge me a lot to fix it.

- La Crescenta, CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 042014


  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Veracruz. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and it was determined that the clock spring for the air bag failed. The contact found NHTSA campaign number: 11V472000 (air bags), but the vehicle was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 84,000.

- Columbia , MD, USA

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problem #5

Oct 022014

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 49,900 miles
ESC off, ABS & airbag lights are on for the Hyundai Veracruz. As few users of complained here this seems like an issue that other people have as well. I would request NHTSA look into this and have Hyundai take care of this.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 302014

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 49,900 miles


My airbag and ESC lights went off and I took the car to dealership. They are saying that both the control modules (ABS, airbag) need to be replaced and the parts alone cost around $2600. The car is out of warranty because of 5 year period (bought in Sept 2008) even though the mileage is less than 60K. There were multiple recalls on this vehicle and it seems like these modules should not be failing for 50K miles. I have heard multiple people complaining about the issue and I think Hyundai should get the control modules replaced.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 012013


  • 69,000 miles
Passenger airbag is slowly expanding causing damage to interior of vehicle. Passenger airbag is now nonfunctional and Hyundai doesn't care about the safety aspect of it. I've been several dealerships and spoke with customer relations regarding problem and nobody seems to care.

- Homestead, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 172010


  • 17,720 miles
Air bag warning light come-on and stay on.

- Orange, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 182009

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Veracruz. While traveling 35 mph the contact noticed that the air bag warning light appeared on the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to the dealership to be serviced; however, the contact is still experiencing the failure. The failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 30,000. Updated 5/10/10 the consumer stated the air bag warning light would illuminte for days/weeks at a time. Updated 09/13/10

- Southampton, MA, USA

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