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Hyundai Veracruz Tires, Wheels and Suspension

Anyone know when Hyundai moved to Hankook tires on the Veracruz?

I picked my GLS up on the 4th of January and it was equipped with Hankook Dynapro HP's.

I see in other threads mentions of Kumho's on the GLS and Michelins on the SE and limited but no talk of the Hankook's.

So far the ride seems quite smooth on these tires. 44 max psi and I am running them at 30 psi as the dealer suggested. I might move them up to 35-36 psi just to test how the car feels at that tire pressure.


  • goybargoybar Posts: 6
    Hi All,

    Seriously considering the Veracruz.

    What is the difference between these two tires in regards to noise feel etc?

    Is it worth the extra $?

    Thank you,

  • arumagearumage Posts: 922
    The wheels are not going to play a big difference as the sidewalls of the tires are still large. The difference in the GLS and SE is about $1,700 so it's more about being able to justify the options below.

    - 18” 5-spoke alloy wheels
    - Power driver seat w/ power lumbar support
    - Auto dimming interior mirror with HomeLink® Universal Transceiver & digital compass
    - Auto dimming exterior mirrors
    - Leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift knob
    - Automatic headlights
    - Roof rack side rails
    - Fog lights
    - Cooled front center console storage
  • goybargoybar Posts: 6
    That is exactly what I'm trying to justify.

    I like the roof rack and fog lights, but not sure if it is worth 1700.

  • arumagearumage Posts: 922
    Personally, the autodimming mirror and autodimming side mirrors are my favorites, especially when you get the right size vehicle coming up behind you. I don't like being blinded. :P
  • ilitilit Posts: 71
    Also, the tires on SE and Limited Model are Michelin instead Kumo on the GLS, and gray interior which is not available on GLS.
  • ultcarultcar Posts: 24
    The interior color depends on what exterior color you choose. Gray interior is available on the GLS with the silver and the blue exterior colors.
  • mjb56mjb56 Posts: 170
    I just bought a Black Diamond GLS with grey interior. So they're out there.
  • Has anyone else noticed an obvious rear suspension thumping? During regular driving, it's hard to notice but at work I park in a gravel lot. Even just rolling at walking speed over small potholes, the rear suspension seems to thump like the shocks have no rebound damping. I think Hyundai may issue a service bulletin on this issue. Let's wait and see.
  • I have the same "thump" in an otherwise silent vehicle. Could it be the spare tire. It hanges off the rear and could be the cause. :confuse:
  • Bought a Veracruz GLS 2008. Since day one, the TPMS (Tire Pressure) warning light (!) turns on when I drive. It will flicker, and then stay lit, turning off during the drive and then sometimes turning back on. I've brought into the dealership for service, and they couldn't detect anything wrong with the tires, and reset the TPMS module. However, the warning light (!) continues to turn on and off. Is this safe to drive?
  • My Veracruz limited AWD TPMS also comes on and off.I have checked the tire pressure and always make sure they are at 32. The dealer said they get hot and go past 3 lbs,over set pressure, the sensor will go on. It is safe to drive, it is just annoying.
  • If the dealer said the TPMS comes on when over-pressure, I think he is incorrect. My car came with 47psi, the TPM never came on. (or my TPM just dont work)

    There have also been numerous reports here that many peoples cars were delivered over pressure, not once did I see anyone mention the TPM on.
  • I know the owner's manual recommends 30 psi in the tires and that the maximum inflation pressure on the tires says 44 psi. Also, it is dangerous and un-economical to have under inflated tires (less than 30 psi).
    The question is... What happens between 30 psi and 44 psi? Has anyone tried running at, say, 36 psi? According to what I've read, the tires should run cooler, give better mileage, last longer, but give a slightly harsher ride and less traction. Some drivers (of other cars) say it improved road feel.
    If you try other tire pressures, please post your results here.
  • My 2007 SE had the same problem; dealer replaced all four tires/wheels, reset the units; to no avail. Finally they determined that the problem was associated with a bad sensor, one of the sensors mounted up in the wheel well. Each TPM has its own sensor mounted above the wheel well somewhere. Once they replaced the sensor, no problem and that was 4 weeks ago.
  • My tire pressure light is now showing 3 sensors. How long did the dealer make you leave the car? I'm just wondering if I could do the waiting room thingy to just have them replace the sensors and get out.
  • ajm25ajm25 Posts: 7
    Does anyone have thoughts on whether I need to get snow tires for my new Veracruz Limited? I had thought that the all seasons it is equipped with would do the job, but we do get a fair bit of snow in my region of Canada.
  • becykbecyk Posts: 28
    I say: GET THE TIRES!!!

    It is a hefty investment...but in the long run, you'll save. First of all, when driving in winter, you'll save your All-season tires the wear & tear from spinning and all. Second, think about your insurance premium going up because of a minor fender-bender that could have been avoided if you only had invested in winter tires...and thirdly, safety to you, your family and others on the road.

    I will never drive a car without winter tires again! 18" are very was my VC.

    AWD is good for "going", what's stopping you? All-season tires? Gimme a break.

    Actually, its a good excuse for buying nice wheels for the VC next summer, I mounted the winter tires on the stock wheels and will buy nice summer wheels for my all-seasons. ;) :shades:
  • ajm25ajm25 Posts: 7
    Thanks for that, I likely will go ahead, although I suspect the summer wheels may be a hard sell with my wife.
  • becykbecyk Posts: 28
    For the price of "winter" wheels... you might as well get nice wheels fo the summer ;)

    -That's what I said :shades:
  • hello does this stupid light ever go out once it comes on. our outside temp got down to 4 degrees and so my right rear tire showed up on the warning light. i read on here where a bunch of people had similar problems. i know my tire pressures before this cold spell were fine.i agree with others that this is definitely not a feature that's needed because of the inaccuracies. :mad: thanks Randy
  • becykbecyk Posts: 28
    I know alot of people with the same problem with tire pressure sensors. Seems to be they are affected by temperature.

    Friend of mine with a FX45 has the same issue...those things should take into consideration stuff like outside temperature and tire temperature IMO!
  • ajm25ajm25 Posts: 7
    Likewise I have another friend with an FX45 and she has the same issue whenever it is cold.
  • becykbecyk Posts: 28
    So, some would say FX45 are junk.

    Hell no! I think they're absolutely great cars.
  • The tire pressure warning sensors are located inside the wheel and are attached to the tire valve.
    If you have a flat tire removed from the wheel or a new tire installed by a non Hyundai tire vendor be SURE and warn them about the sensor.
    The air powered mounting machine can ruin the sensor when the metal dismount bar sweeps around the wheel.
  • Update on my Veracruz TPMS problem. After 4 trips to the dealer, they finally fixed the on and off TPMS light. The problem was not low or high tire pressure, or the codes needing to be reset, it was the COMPUTER MODULE.
    After one week, so far no problems with TPMS light.
    My wife and I love the car, and now have 10,000 miles on it.
  • broochbrooch Posts: 18
    Does anyone know if the TPMS needs to be reset after a tire repair? Tire shop had the proper machine to work on rim with TPMS, however after putting tire back on I still have the warning light for that particular tire still showing. Do I need to wait a bit for it to reset or is it supposed to reset right away? Your input is appreciated!
    Keep in Cruzin!!
  • The reset typically occurs after 30 to 40 miles of driving.
  • Hi All,

    My 08 VC Limited had about 1500 miles on it when purchased (manager used it to & from work). It has performed more or less flawlessly in the intervening 10 months. I have, however, noticed gradually increasing tire noise/ vibration at highway speeds. After a 700 mile road last week it was annoying enough that I took it to a good tire/ alignment shop to get the tires rebalanced.

    After inspecting them, the mechanic pointed out that the inside edges of the front tires were badly cupped, which probably caused the noise & shakes. He insisted the problem wasn't balance or alignment but a problem with the front suspension and I would be well advised to take it to the dealership for a warranty repair.

    I'll caveat here by saying I never rotated the tires in 13000 miles, but feel that if I had rotated them, I'd now have 4 cupped tires instead of 2.

    I'm inclined to trust the mechanic's opinion because he had the opportunity to sell me $100 worth of bal. & alignment but didn't.

    Before I go face the dealership I was wondering if any of you have had similar experience?

  • ppborcebppborceb Wallingford,CTPosts: 61

    I'm from the 'old school', and here is my opinion for what it's worth.
    Years ago an old mechanic where my father brought his car for maintenance, said a 'rule of thumb' is tire pressure should be double the rim size. Therefore, my Limited with 18" wheels has 36 lbs even though the door label indicates 30 lbs. I have never had any problems in 50 years of driving using Charlie's 'rule'.


    I lived in western MA and used to put 4 snow tires on my cars and never had a problem when I tried to stop or turn a corner. I have seen cars continue straight ahead when the driver applied the brakes and tried to take a corner. Enough said!
    I am getting a package deal of 4 STUDDED snow tires and wheels for my Limited, but I am getting size P245/65R17. Take it from an old guy who has never been stuck or out of control in the snowy Berkshires.

    So, here you are with my unsolicited opinion, and yes, I know the 17" wheels are OK because the GLS has them, and the 18" wheels are just an upgrade for the SE and Limited.
  • Be careful here. I have a 2007 Veracruz. I had a horrible problem with front end/tires.

    After 12,000 miles, my tires roared so loudly that I could not hear the radio. I had Michellin check the tires and they said they had never seen tires worn this unevenly.

    The tires were trashed due to the front end being so badly out of alignment the day I drove the car off the lot!

    Per Wal-Mart (believe it or not) they reccomended trying to re-mount the tires on the rims in the opposite direction as a last attemp before I spend $1100.00 on new tires.

    It worked like a charm. I now have 59,700 miles on the Michellin Latitudes though I will be replacing them in the next month. The roar went completely away and the tire wear issue evened out over a month. I did have to have the car aligned a the dealership though.

    I am hearing from others that this Model Hyundai is difficult to keep aligned!

    Good Luck
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