definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,167 miles

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2011 Hyundai Veracruz electrical problems

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2011 Hyundai Veracruz Owner Comments

problem #9

Nov 182016


  • 62,000 miles


While driving I noticed the battery light going on. I parked it for the night and began to drive it the next day. After driving for a few minutes, I noticed the battery light going on again. The radio began to turn off and on, and many different lights on the dash began to flash. I decided to return home to prevent getting stranded. As I turned around, I noticed that I began to lose power in the vehicle although I was trying to accelerate. I made it home and parked the car. I tried to start it later and the battery was now dead even thought the battery is less than a year old. I decided to do some research online and noticed others having similar issues in regards to this and having an oil leak. This reminded me that when I had an oil change recently, I was told of an oil leak hitting the alternator. I have researched my VIN only to find no recalls for it although I am experiencing similar symptoms of recall 121 for Hyundai. This is a very dangerous issue, because I was losing power as I was driving on the streets trying to get home. Some streets were small residential and some were larger streets.

- Alhambra, CA, USA

problem #8

Oct 082014

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
Car slowed down and finely quite running. Car was towed to bloomington Hyundai. Repair was accomplished and recall was accomplished by changing alternator, gasket change done on left bank, and battery was replaced. Recall #121 was accomplished at that time. Please enter recall compete on [xxx] for recall 121. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Chanhassen, MN, USA

problem #7

Oct 222014


  • 78,000 miles
Vehicle driven on highway at 60 mph and engine check sign came on, then car sign as antitheft sign appeared than tpc sign and navigation direction sign in mirror all kept blinking on and off. Vehicle started to slow down but speedometer stuck to 60 mph. Vehicle dropped speed gradually and I was afraid that other vehicles coming behind at full speed may hit my vehicle if they are not aware of my vehicle slowing down. I had to pulled the vehicle in shoulder lane and started my emergency blinkers on. Blinkers were going on and off and warning bell were also going on and off. Damaged the battery of my vehicle. Contact Hyundai customer care center and they informed me that the recall campaign 121 does not have remedy to this recall. This is very unsafe and cause an accident, crash, fire or serious injury or fatality, since it affecting to the speed of the vehicle and speedometer dose not responds to the current speed of vehicle. Damages the battery and blow off the horn of the vehicle. Case # [xxx]. dealer wants consumer to pay for the damaged battery and damaged horn. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Deatsville, AL, USA

problem #6

Jan 012014

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles


Headlights flash/flicker and/or turn off for a few seconds when right turn indicator is activated while headlight switch is in the "on" position. At times headlights stay out until turn indicator is deactivated. Vehicle does not have to be moving. Rarely replicated on purpose for verification.

- Walhalla, SC, USA

problem #5

Aug 142014

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 73,200 miles
The vehicle has the proximity start key. On page 5-6 the instructions manual clearly states that the key must be in the vehicle, the ignition switch must be turned and the break must be depressed for the car to start. It further states that the car should be serviced immediately if its operation deviates from the prescribed instructions. The car will start by only adhering to the first two parts of the instruction, which is to have the key present in the car and turning the ignition switch. The danger is it starts without pressing and holding the brake. The instructions for starting the vehicle is located in a yellow warning box and Hyundai states that to ignore a warning can result in serious bodily injury or death.

- Rossbille, TN, USA

problem #4

Jan 192014

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 27,499 miles
Following email sent to Hyundai dear sir: I have a 2011 vercruz with 27499 miles that I have loved until January 19, 2014. While traveling at 50mph, the car suffered catastrophic loss of all electrical power: No power straining, no power brakes, no engine power. It could not be restarted. By researching the net, I have learned that this problem has been described many times before. An oil gasket leaks that drips oil on the alternator producing loss of all electrical power and a dead engine. My dealer, L------N Hyundai, did the repair work, only charging me for the depleted battery. Nor were tow charges reimbursed. They concluded that oil had leaked from the gasket, destroying the alternator. I regard this has a serious safety issue. If the problem recurs for me, or for others; serious injury or loss of life could result. I request that you issue a national recall and permanent fix for this problem. I will be contacting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ------ ---------

- Cornelius, NC, USA

problem #3

Jul 222013

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • miles


Unfortunately, I do not know the exact first date of incidence, so I put todays date. Since purchasing my 2011 Veracruz I have had to deal with the TPMS light turning on frequently while I am driving. On more than one occasion I have brought the car to the service department and each time, there has been nothing wrong with the system. As was reported to me by my service advisor, there is a known defect that the TPMS light goes on when something is being charged. As silly as this sounds, I understand that it is not the service departments problem, so I only charge when necessary. However, the TPMS light continues to go on, even when there is nothing in the charger. When this light turns on, I immediately become anxious and concerned about my safety and the safety of my passengers. According to the drivers manual, I should bring my car to service asap when the light is on. At this point, it is impossible to keep doing this as I work full time and have children to get to school, work and other activities. > > > > today, driving with my family, the TPMS went on yet again. We were on our way to a doctors appointment and had no time to stop at the dealership. So we drove to the doctor, all stressed and hoping that it was once again a false alarm, which, as it turned out, it was. There is no rhyme or reason as to when and why this light goes on. My biggest concern now is, I have come to the point that I assume it is a false alarm each time and how will I know when it is a legitimate warning! > > > > at this point, I no longer have any confidence in this car. I am constantly on edge, waiting for the TPMS light or something else going wrong. This is very upsetting as I have only had the car for 2 1/2 years. I don't know what to do anymore.. I also believe that Hyundai corporation didn't love the Veracruz either, as they are no longer in production. > >

- Holbrook, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 062013

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
This vehicle suffers from design/manufacture defect. The valve cover gasket is defective. It leaks oil which fouls the alternator resulting in catastrophic loss of electrical systems including transmission function and steering control. All this occurred during ordinary driving resulting in near collision and total loss of power requiring emergency towing services. My service employee was well aware of this malfunction previously reported by other owners. He knew exactly what the problem was as soon as I described these events. I now have far less confidence in the reliability of this vehicle!

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 162011

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 800 miles
Since about 800 miles the TPMS light has been coming on and stays lit for a while and then shuts off, . on a recent trip, the light came on and off more than 10 times. This is a safety issue since we do not know if the tire pressure is low or not. The dealer and Hyundai says they cannot repair it or do anything unless the light is on when we get to their shop. This has not happened.

- Lancster, SC, USA

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