What Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

1st Generation Veracruz Key Numbers

  1. 6 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 67 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 29th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 50 eligible generations.

Recent 1st Generation Veracruz News

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  1. Tagged
    #recall
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    carcomplaints.com

    The 1st generation Veracruz (2007-2012) has been recalled a second time to fix oil sneaking past defects in a valve cover gasket and damaging the alternator.

    The oil-soaked alternator will lose voltage, leading to problems such as the battery system not properly charging or the vehicle entering "limp home" mode while driving.

    Only 83% of the vehicles originally recalled were ever repaired and of those roughly 1% of the vehicles suffered from gasket leaks about two years later. Hyundai extended the warranty for the 60,000 affected vehicles hoping that would be enough, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ordered them to recall the problem ... again.

    The recall (#197) is expected to begin on January 8th, 2021.