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:
78,825 miles

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2008 Hyundai Veracruz fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Hyundai Veracruz Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 232014


  • 101,000 miles


On about June 23, 2014 my wife was driving her 2008 Hyundai Veracruz at about 65mph. It started slowing down even though the gas pedal was pushed. She pulled over and shut the car off while trying to decide what to do. She decided to turn the car back on and see how it drove. It seemed fine the rest of the way home. Before I could take it into the repair shop the check engine light turned off by itself. I thought maybe there was just a mistake with the light coming on and everything was fine. About two weeks later, while driving at about the same speed, it started slowing down by itself again. She pulled off to the side and shut the car off again. I had her turn it on a couple minutes later and everything was fine again. The check engine light has stayed on this time and I took it right to the shop to get fixed. I ran a code reader and everything sounded like it was the throttle position sensor. Well the shop tells me that it's the throttle body that needs replaced. I took it in on Monday, July 14 and they said they had to order the part and it would be here on Thursday, July 17. So Thursday we dropped the car off and waited for the call that it was done. Didn't happen!! we finally called them around 5:00 and they said that they were still waiting on the part and it should definitely be done by Saturday, July 19. Saturday morning they call and say that they don't know where the part it and that is lost somewhere!"!" now they're saying it will definitely be done by Tuesday, July 22. We'll see. I have seen numerous complaints about this same issue and the concerns that there is a design problem with the throttle body/ throttle position sensor but Hyundai doesn't seem to think so.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 042013

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 56,650 miles
Battery warning light came on, followed by every other warning light on the dash, one by one (ABS, air bag, check-engine, etc.) drove car to a safe place and turned it off--and then it would not start again. Had car towed to dealer who diagnosed a failed alternator--and this is the fourth time on this car which has less that 60K miles on it. My parents also own a Veracruz and are on their third alternator. This is a known problem with Hyundai yet they will not engineer a good solution and fix it once and for all. This is the fourth time we have been stuck at the side of the road and had to be towed. This is not acceptable. Someone needs to step in and require that Hyundai recall these cars and find a solution that works for more than a few thousand miles.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

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