Veracruz Recalled a Second Time to Fix Oil-Soaked Alternators

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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.

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  1. 1st Generation Veracruz

    Years
    2007–2012
    Reliability
    29th of 50
    PainRank
    4.78
    Complaints
    67
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