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2010 Hyundai Veracruz

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  • Sorry to hear about the problems some of you are having with the fuel system/ engine.

    Is there any maunfacture date at which these problems were resolved?

    Are the engine / fuel problems very wide spread?

    We just bought a demo 2008 FWD limited manufactured 3/28/08.

    It drives great and we love the car but now I have to wonder??

    We were in a hurry to buy and the price was right. I read up a lot but missed this thread before buying :(
  • A TSB was issued for this particular problem. It looks as though the revised TSB originated in Feb 2008. If I read the service bulletin correctly, this only applies to some '06 and some '07 models. It does not mention any '08s.

    Even with this problem, my wife feels this is the best vehicle she has ever owned.

    I hope you enjoy your '08.
  • On top of every other electrical issue I've had with my car, now the alarm stopped turning off. The dealer has had my car for over two weeks, putting it up tho almost two months in the fifteen months I've owned my car. They had to replace several modules on my car including my instrument cluster. Now my mileage isn't correct, it only reads forty miles. This car is a piece of junk!
  • There were no 2006 Veracruz, you must mean other Hyundai models from the 2006 year.
  • My best friend's wife owns an '07 Veracruz and just had the same problem I just read about here - her Veracruz just died while she was driving it, and I think he said she only has 13,000 miles on it.

    He said that she had no problems with it other than a dash light intermittent issue, and then, it began to shudder when she would come to stops for a while, with an erratic idle, but it wouldn't stall.

    Then, all of a sudden, the motor died while she was driving on a 45 mph roadway.

    They had to tow it to the dealer and he's still waiting word on what the exact problem is.

    I'll post the results when I get a chance to ask him about it next week.

    I was reading through here, because we were considering a Veracruz instead of a passenger car when I saw a few advertised specials for just about 22k.

    Don
  • ultcarultcar Posts: 24
    Just recently got myself an 08 Veracruz LTD. I'm crossing my fingers and toes in the hopes that those throttle problems won't appear...

    I've been waiting for a paper-based purchase survey that I'd usually get directly from Hyundai, but haven't get one yet (I purchased 4 Hyundais previously). I received these "survey calls from Hyundai," but they all had local numbers on them and so was wary to respond to their surveys. Has Hyundai stopped sending out paper-based surveys? Is Hyundai letting the dealership fill out paper-based surveys for the customers? :confuse:
  • I will warn anyone against buying a Veracruz or a Hyundai for that matter. Mine breaks down all the time and Hyundai just says it's not their problem. I even found out recently that I don't qualify for the towing anymore because it has broken down so often, HUH!?!? Well, Hyundai repaired my alarm, but somewhere along the way they changed out the instrument cluster, including the odometer. Now, my 07 Veracruz with 17k miles is only worth $11k, and once again Hyundai says it's not their problem. I hate Hyundais...period!
  • I purchased a 2008 Veracruz Limited. Manufactured date is 12/07.
    The base list price on the sticker for the 08' Limited model was $34,050. Currently it is now $34,195. Why did the list price go up during the same model year? Was there a second release of the model with additional features? Freight also went up.

    Any insight anybody?
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,784
    Hyundai and other automakers often make price adjustments during a model year. For example, it also happened on the 2009 Sonata, and has happened on other Hyundai models in the past.

    The $145 increase represents a bump of 4/10 of one percent.
  • I am surprised that they would increase the price, (if truely no additional features)
    considering that sales for the Veracruz have been consistently under expectations for Hynundia. Now they are slashing price with 4K rebate. Doesnt seem to make logical business sense.
  • the increase in price was probably due to the higher fuel costs affecting shipping/manufacturing when oil was above $100/bl.....I own a senata which has been a TERRIFIC vehicle, however, we are coming to the end of our 2 year lease and was thinking about a Veracruz. Ive taken two for test drives and I just luv em. Right now with the economy the way it is i can pick up a new nicely equipped GLS for $20,500. When i purchased my sonata back in 2007 there was NO WAY i could even come close to this price with the best price i could get was upper 20's. I might just have to get one this time around........
  • p885p885 Posts: 5
    Have a 08 Veracruz and am having the same problem. Hyundai can not correct it and says it is normal. Have filed with the Lemon Law. How have you made out?
  • p885p885 Posts: 5
    Posted recently have a 2008 with the same problem as you and simagic,ver7 and you. Have been back to hyundai constantly and hae been told there is nothing that can be done. Have now turned it over to the Athorney Generals office as a lemon law for Arbitration have you be able to resolve your problem??
  • p885p885 Posts: 5
    Have the exact same problem with my 2008 Vera cruz Limited. Have been back to Hyundai and have had their reps here . They can not fix it and I have resorted to filing for the Lemon Law in florida. It is now with the Attorney Generals office I have asked if anyone else is having the same problem . I know about Vera 7 and rottencar. Hope you can help or tell me how to fix the problem
  • luck11luck11 Posts: 425
    I just test drove a 09 VC Ltd AWD and noticed a vibration in the chassis when maintaining speed at about 40 mph and 1600 RPM. As soon as I touched the accelerator, vibration disappeared. Salesman said it could be snow or ice in the wheels, but I've had that happen many times, and it was not the problem. I checked the wheels and they were clear of any ice or snow.

    Is this a known problem for the VC? If so, is there a fix? Felt really cheap, and if this is a known problem, I just may stay away from this vehicle.

    thanks.
  • Good luck...I tried the lemon law out here and they were given a 30 day window to fix my car...it lasted 45 days so I got nothing. In the process of fixing my car, they changed the odometer and now it is only worth about half of its previous value. The dealer and everyone has refused to work with me. I hate Hyundai and tell everyone not to buy them. At least I can say I've prevented eleven sales so far by relaying my experience with Hyundai. I figure if I can prevent a couple of hundred over the next couple of years we will be even. SO EVERYONE, I RECCOMMEND THAT YOU DON'T BUY A HYUNDAI!!!!!!!
  • acdiiacdii Posts: 753
    The vibration you felt was the engine lugging in high gear. If you were to put the trans in manual mode and down shift to 5th, the vibration would go away. It is just how they have it geared and the EMC programmed, so that they can meet the CARB and EPA standards. At 65 MPH the engine is in its sweet spot, but below that it is just under its performance envelope so it feels like its lugging. Nothing to be concerned about, just an annoyance at slow speeds. I have an 08 model built in 07, so I hope we dont experience the TB problem it only has 9200 on it, and when we drive it, it is usually to/from work which is an hour each way.

    Keep in mind, the 07 is first model year, and all who buy first model year are guinea pigs! :P Just ask those who bought first model year Ford 6.0 diesel!
  • I am having intermittent problems with several of the convenience features on my 2008 Veracruz Limited.

    Some of the electronic features such as the steering wheel memory, automatic door unlock, steering wheel retraction when turning off the engine, and automatic rear door feature , just don't work all of the time. It's very annoying.

    The problems did not occur in the dealer's service department nor when the district service rep looked at it. They both said they had no clue as to the cause of the problem since they couldn't duplicate any of them.

    Anyone else have similar problems and how did you resolve them, if at all?
  • acdiiacdii Posts: 753
    You didn't happen to name your car Herbie, did you? :P

    What you need to do is document everything when it happens, eventually the trigger will be found. Note the temperature outside, where you park, if the car was cold or warm, how many miles you drove, or if a cold start, how long it sat between runs, etc. It could be something as simple as a loose bus connection, and depending on how the car sits and its temperature, and humidity, can trigger it.
  • Good luck...the fun will just keep coming with these lovely cars. I've been fighting all the defects in my car for a year and a half now and it still has more.
  • jirkajirka Posts: 15
    Did it fix the problem? I have a very similar problem with Kia Sedona http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/WebX/.f0e2c78/125.

    It is really dangerous to drive with it - it switches to limp mode without warning, on the freeway, in the middle of an intersection (I wonder what idiot designed it. Why doesn't it give me at least 30s time before doing it ...)
  • I kept a log noting when, by date, each problem occurred and made separate entries if a problem occurred more than once in any one day. I thought it would be helpful to show the district rep when I met him at the dealer but neither he nor the dealer's service manager even glanced at it when I told them about it.

    I'm not sure it would do any good to keep a more detailed record. Maybe I'll give it a try.
  • The repairs made to the throttle body have not shown any problems so far. In December I drove the vehicle around 1800 miles and in ran like it should.

    My wife, the primary driver of the vehicle, has mentioned that the throttle response seems more subdued than it was prior to the fix.
  • Sorry to hear you seem to have gotten a lemon, Cruzin3.
    Fortunately, I'd say your problems are relatively rare for this brand. In my own experience for instance, I bought a '99 Sonata new, and now after nearly 10 years and over 100,000 miles have had no major problems.
    Good luck with your next brand purchase, no matter what it may be.
  • Hey guys, I'm seeing all these problems about uncomfortable seating positions, and I can't help but thinking, "Did you all test drive the car before you bought it? If so, why'd you buy a car you couldn't sit right in?"
    I'm not trying to blame you if this is a Hyundai shortcoming -- but I am just curious about that.
  • epik15epik15 Posts: 11
    The seats in the Veracruz seem pretty good to me. It's got every adjustable option. Back/forth, tilt up down, height, back angle, even lumbar. Then you've got the power adjustable pedals and power telescopic steering wheel.
  • jimbob1jimbob1 Posts: 70
    I believe the 09MY Veracruz is available in Canada. Any idea when it will be released to US dealers?

    Thanks.
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  • iamknottiamknott Posts: 82
    I've been waiting several months now for the 09s to show up at the dealer. I've heard that they are being held somewhere, probably in outdoor storage lots, waiting for the dealers to get rid of the 08s. My wife is worried that, having sat for so long after manufacture, they may be subject to more problems than a "freshly made" car. At first, I told her that there was little to worry about, but the more I think about the gasoline in the tank turning to lacquer, small animals chewing on the wiring harness or crawling into the vents and dying, etc., the more I think she may be right. Any thoughts?
  • ericgouericgou Posts: 4
    I was at the NY auto show and spoke to Hyundai rep. The 2009 Veracruz which is just now being released to dealers, does not and will not have a backup camera. To me this is an essential safety feature and deal breaker. The rep said that numerous people visiting the show have the same reaction. It is surprising that a company that seems to be so aware of upgrading their product, and is being very successful at it, would leave off such a major improvement.
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