hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,405 miles

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problem #9

Sep 252017


  • 129,000 miles
A stop lamp switch malfunction may also affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature so the transmission shifter would not be able to be shifted out of the park position. It may also cause the electronic stability control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate, and it may not deactivate the cruise control when the brake pedal is depressed.

- Gainesville, VA, USA

problem #8

Jul 132017


  • miles
Regarding service brakes, hydraulic: Switches: Brake light recall for 2007 Hyundai Veracruz, NHTSA reference #09V122000. My 2007 Veracruz suffers from some of the exact problems described in the recall but is not included in the recall. The recall describes the following: "a stop lamp switch malfunction may also affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature so the transmission shifter would not be able to be shifted out of the park position. It may also cause the electronic stability control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate." For the past 3 years the ESC light on my 2007 Veracruz has illuminated periodically while driving or when starting the car, and it will remain on until the engine is shut off. Pressing the ESC on/off button on the dash will not shut the light off while in park or driving. Turning the car off is the only way to turn the light off. I contacted the local Hyundai dealer and described the problem, their answer was that the light illuminating is normal and not to worry. Also, for the past 3 months, periodically the automatic transmission shifter will not shift out of park. You must shut off and restart the car a few times for the transmission to operate. I believe that these problems are directly related to the recall and my Veracruz should be included so that my vehicle operates properly. Thank you.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #7

Oct 312016


  • 137,800 miles
I have had issues with my car being in drive and then when I stop not being able to get it to go into park. The ESC light is also on.

- Georgetown, KY, USA

problem #6

May 092016


  • 110,000 miles
ESC light came on, gear shift will not come out of park, drive or reverse unless gearshift release button is pushed. ESC light being on results in shifter not moving, no brake lights, no reverse light at any time. This recall was made in 2009 was repaired and the same issue has returned but Hyundai will not fix it because the recall is closed. It is campaign 092 stop lamp replacement. This problem affects brakes and brake lights so while driving other drivers have no idea when you are stopping or slowing down. This is extremely dangerous. The fact that it has been recalled once fixed and is doing the same thing again should mean another recall and different fix for the vehicles. Hyundai was notified yet refuses to fix it because it has already been fixed once. We were told to have it fixed and we could possibly receive a refund. This issue is continuous and happens while parked, on the highway, and city streets.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #5

Jan 142016


  • 90,000 miles
ABS, AWD and ESC lights coming on and staying on at 90,000 miles. The issue is a faulty rear wheel speed sensor. Dealer wants $1,200 to replace the sensor! they claim the sensor cannot be replaced without replacing the rear axle. This is a terrible safety issue to have over an inexpensive sensor. It is ridiculous that the axle must be replaced to replace the sensor.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #4

Sep 122008

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 16,343 miles
At 16343 mileage, electronic stability control (ESC) warning light illuminated and vehicle was difficult to shift out of park. Dealer replaced brake light assembly under warranty. At 40,100 mileage, ESC warning light again illuminated. Dealer again replaced the brake light assembly switch under recall campaign 092. At 87,719 mileage, the ESC warning light again illuminated and vehicle was difficult to shift out of park. Dealer again replaced the brake light assembly switch at my cost, even though the bad switch had been replaced due to a recall. At 129,000 mileage, the ESC warning light is once again illuminated and the vehicle is difficult to shift from park. This means that the brake light switch is again bad. The vehicle is on it's 4th brake light switch. Since this is part of a part defect recall, Hyundai should warrant the replacement part for lifetime free replacement, but they do not. The replacement recall part is obviously no better than the part it replaces. The brake light switch is not a routine wear part, and at this degree of failure, an severe design flaw is indicated. This is a critical safety item that affects electronic stability control, shifting, and brake light illumination.

- Zachary, LA, USA

problem #3

Apr 262013

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
My ESC off light keeps coming on the dashboard causing the car to not shift out of park. There was a recall of the stop lamp switch which was performed in 2009. I read in a newspaper article that there is an update to this recall which will be performed starting in June 2013. Dealer refused to perform the recall work at this time and Hyundai usa states that the recall (campaign 110) is not valid for 2007 vehicles, only 2008-2009. I am very concerned, this is a serious safety issue and Hyundai refuses to repair my vehicle.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

Jun 302010


  • 50,000 miles
On multiple occasions I have had difficulties with the ESC in my car. The first time the ESC light came on and caused the car to not shift out of reverse. After multiple attempts, it finally worked but the ESC had to be fixed. In summer 2010 I was driving down the road and the ESC light came on, the car completely stopped in the middle of the road, steering locked up, and no power to accelerate the car. I had to turn the car completely off (while still in the middle of a busy road) and turn the car back on. I took it straight to the dealership and they again replaced the ESC stating the button needed replaced. After almost a year, last week I was driving down the road again and the exact same thing happened to the car. This time, the dealer states its throttle position sensor and accelerator pedal issue and both are going to be replaced. I reviewed information on the internet for the same issues I was having and found that the Hyundai sonata 2007 model has several complaints for the same reason and the car stopping, locking up with no steering, and having to shut the vehicle off and back on to get it working. At this point, while they are telling me the car is fixed and safe, I do not trust or feel comfortable driving. The safety feature of the ESC has now become a safety hazard and I cannot trust it will not happen again.

- Marion, OH, USA

problem #1

May 312009


  • 11,500 miles
ESC off light is illuminated and shifter will not move out of reverse gear.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA