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:
67,850 miles

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2008 Hyundai Veracruz seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Hyundai Veracruz Owner Comments

problem #3

May 102014

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles


Second row, driver side seatbelt jammed, unable to losen it to the point it is ruining the leather seat. Told by the dealer where I purchased the vehicle the retractor would need to be replaced due to there being a defect.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 092012

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 26,050 miles
Battery warning light on, seat belt light flashing. Had to turn off all electrical components (ac, fan, radio, lights, ...) and rushed to the dealership. Replaced the alternator at the dealership, where I was told there's a design flaw with oil dripping on the alternator and causing premature failure. I believe such a failure, which would've disabled the car, is definitely a safety hazard under not-so-uncommon conditions, such as at night, in a remote area or unsafe neighborhood. From online research, it will happen again with the replaced alternator since the root cause is not addressed, when in most other cars, the alternator would still be the original.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 032012


  • 79,500 miles
The driver's side seat belt locked and cannot be released so that it can be used by the driver. Thus I am driving without a seat belt and listening to the constant ping of the reminder. The dealer says the entire mechanism must be replaced and the cost is nearly $600. While I note that there have been numerous other incidents reported on line, there has been no recall and this is not covered under the original or extended warranty.

- Denton, TX, USA

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