2008 Hyundai Veracruz body / paint NHTSA complaints: Structure:Body:Hatchback/Liftgate:Support Device

NHTSA — Structure: Body: Hatchback/Liftgate: Support Device Problems

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CarComplaints.com 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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,200 miles

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2008 Hyundai Veracruz body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Hyundai Veracruz Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 032008

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Veracruz. With half of the contact's body leaning inside the vehicle, the rear hatch came down and struck her neck. She had to release the hatch from her neck. She suffered much pain and has sought help from doctors. The contact went to the dealer and stated that she no longer wanted the vehicle; however, they refused to take it back. The manager stated that this was not a common failure. She believes it is a safety hazard for the rear hatch to fall down on its own and could cause more serious damage to others in the future. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 1,200 and current mileage is 7,500. Updated 06/08/09 updated 06/18/09.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

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