really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,234 miles

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problem #16

Feb 242015

Veracruz 4WD 6-cyl

  • 95,700 miles
ESC off, AWD, and ABS lights lit up on the dashboard. While driving in traffic, the vehicle suddenly died and lost electricity and had to coast the vehicle to the side of intersection, while not having power. Eventually able to restart the vehicle and drive again. Happened 2 more times where the vehicle died while it was being driven. While driving it to the dealer, noticed the speedometer was not working. Dealer found a bunch of codes for wheel sensors and eventually determined the issue was an ABS hydraulic module, which costs over $2000 just for the part itself. I researched through several Hyundai forum websites and it appears this is a chronic issue with this vehicle as other owners have had the same problem. Due to the cost of this part and the safety issues involved with driving the vehicle, I would suggest it should be part of a recall. Veracruz owners should be notified not to drive the vehicle if the combination of these lights come on, as the vehicle may quit and lose power while it is being driven.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #15

Jan 132015

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 79,500 miles
We have a well maintained 2008 Hyundai. Like some others we have reported we also have an issue where the ABS, ESC (traction control) and sometimes the park brake lights will illuminate. They will stay on for a while and then turn off again with no rhyme or reason. When the lights are on the traction control and ABS systems are disabled, making the car unsafe to drive. Our car is not old and has been well cared for... it seems ridiculous that this type of issue is occurring.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #14

Dec 162014


  • 67,379 miles
All brakes lights came on initially. Then when driving, the car started losing power and stalled. Thankfully I was on a county road with a driveway I was able to exit on. Otherwise on a busy highway it could have been very dangerous. The part that failed was an ABS modulator valve assembly. It cost $2,615.06 to fix. Also, I'm concerned it was replaced with the exact same part, which will most likely fail again! the Hyundai part no. Is: 58910 3J950 hydraulic module.

- Loretto,, MN, USA

problem #13

Dec 012014

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
ESC off light on, ABS light on, AWD symbol light on, even safety belt on when on park gear blinks. Took it to the shop three times. Says they fixed the problem but weeks later same dash warning lights come on. I'm getting screwed here. This is all past the warranty.

- Hercules, CA, USA

problem #12

Dec 152014

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 87,500 miles
ABS control module / pump failed while operating the vehicle under normal highway conditions. ABS and ESC disabled and brake lights not operational. Advised by Hyundai dealer to replace the ABS module at a cost of $2,100 for the module (excluding labor).

- Wauwatosa, WI, USA

problem #11

Oct 022014

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 49,900 miles
ESC off, ABS & airbag lights are on for the Hyundai Veracruz. As few users of complained here this seems like an issue that other people have as well. I would request NHTSA look into this and have Hyundai take care of this. www.Hyundai-forums.com/Veracruz-forum/151125-ESC-off-ABS-AWD-light.html.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #10

Oct 302014

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 49,900 miles
My airbag and ESC lights went off and I took the car to dealership. They are saying that both the control modules (ABS, airbag) need to be replaced and the parts alone cost around $2600. The car is out of warranty because of 5 year period (bought in Sept 2008) even though the mileage is less than 60K. There were multiple recalls on this vehicle and it seems like these modules should not be failing for 50K miles. I have heard multiple people complaining about the issue and I think Hyundai should get the control modules replaced.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #9

Oct 272014


  • 45,000 miles
Three warning lights came on in vehicle. ESC, abf, parking!brake were the lights that lit up on dashboard. Took vehicle in to local mechanic and he ran computer diagnostics on it, it came up with internal failure of the hydraulic electronic control unit. I called Hyundai customer care line and was told there were currently no recalls on this problem, but they did file my complaint and said that they take notice of trends and do research when enough problems happen, he encouraged me to file a complaint here as well. He also said that should Hyundai recall this problem I could be reimbursed the $2400 this is going to cost to get it fixed. Vehicle only has 45,000 miles on it, and is only 6 years old, too young and not enough miles for something like this happen. I did speak with a Hyundai dealer service dept and they said they have not seen this in the Veracruz but have seen it more in the sonata.

- Fridley, MN, USA

problem #8

May 062013


  • miles
At random times, I cannot move my shifter from drive to park and it seems to correspond with the ESC light turning on without pushing the button. I can only move the shifter from drive to neutral and have to leave the car ignition partially on and cannot lock the vehicle. Obviously a safety concern! I have brought it to the local dealer only to be told there is nothing wrong with the ESC control even after the recall bulletin. The dealer just did a fix relating to the oil leak issue and told him it was also doing the shift issue. Picked vehicle up 9/25/14 as everything was supposed to be resolved but only to have the shifter and ESC issue again on 9/27 and 9/29/14. Called dealer and am bringing in vehicle again today 9/29/14.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

problem #7

Aug 282014

Veracruz 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
While using cruise control could not push brakes car kept going. The car will not shift from out of park. I have to use a screwdriver to press the shift lock release in order to drive. Check engine light is on & the airbag light along with the ESC. The brake light will not illuminate anymore.

- Middletown, NY, USA

problem #6

Aug 072014

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
Randomly after pulling up to a stop in my garage, I cannot move my shifter from drive to park. I can only move it back and forth from neutral to drive. After turning the car on and off multiple times in neutral it allowed me to put the car into park. I could not back out of my garage, nor could I put it into park, a serious safety concern. I called Hyundai corporate and they told me the recall for it has already been done, but it is doing it now every time I want to put it into park. The ESC off light comes on without pushing the button and the car is stuck in drive.

- Schofield, WI, USA

problem #5

May 252013

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 61,200 miles
While driving down the highway (approx. Speeds of 65 mph), while raining, the vehicle started to stutter, speedometer jumped around, and the ESC off, ABS and AWD warning lights flashed and then stayed on. Once the lights stayed on (no longer flashing) it seemed as though the vehicle drove "normal." After a day of driving with the lights on they would turn off and problem wouldn't come on again until their was some sort of moisture/precipitation happening; and then once dry would turn off again. Had dealer check vehicle (at the time of check no lights/symptoms occurring) and they said it required a new hecu unit and a new wheel speed sensor (approx. Cost $3,200). They could neither explain why it only happened when it was wet and did not want to troubleshoot beyond the basic code check. Hyundai was contacted and they offered no help - it was only 1,000 over warranty by the time we were able to have it looked at by dealer (which also took 2 weeks to set up appointment with Hyundai tech). Dealer cleared codes and put dielectric grease on the connections. Had no problems for 7 months, and then problem reappeared. Only now the problem is a severe safety risk to myself and others around me. There is no telling (can occur at any speed and doesn't matter how long car has been on or how far driven) when the systems mentioned will fail, and when the lights start flashing I have no ability to accelerate the vehicle until all the lights turn steady and stay on. If this were to happen when pulling out/across traffic it could turn fatal. A quick check on the internet and one will find a host of complaints relating to this same problem. A recall needs to be issued before someone is injured!

- Corning, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 042014

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 121,000 miles
Driving less than 40 mph and multiple lights came on, almost simultaneously. First ESC off, ABS and parking brake lights. Then momentarily afterwards check engine and TPMS lights came on. Took it to stealership, said the brake control module was bad and needed to be replaced. Car kept in excellent condition with freq oil changes and proper tire maintenance. Est cost to repair $2,800. Out of warranty and was told that they haven't seen anything like this in their shop.

- North Charleston, SC, USA

problem #3

Aug 032013

Veracruz 6-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
The vehicle will occasionally not shift into or out of park. The ESC light also comes on. There is a recall for this model of car, but the dealership is saying that the VIN shows that it is not subject to recall, despite the fact that the dealership diagnosed the problem as a faulty stop lamp switch. The exact problem with the vehicle is what is described in the summary section of your website. I'm not sure why my vehicle is not subject to recall.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #2

May 212012

Veracruz 4WD 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Traveling on dry pavement approx. 45 mph. Clear, sunny day @80F when had to stop suddenly. The dashboard light up showing "ESC off", "ABS" and "brake" lights continuously on after incident. Next morning upon start up the lights still remained along with improper speedometer function. I decided to take it to the dealership where it was diagnosed as "hydrolic module" failure (P/N 589103J950). This resulted in loss of ESC function and other possible hazards. Being an integrated part this will effect more than one system of braking. This is not a cheap part and vital.

- Lake Orion, MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 082011


  • 30,000 miles
Normal driving habits on the 2008 Veracruz. After hearing a large clunk going speeds variable from 5-45 mph, the accelerator is unresponsive and vehicle is unsafe. Restarted engine multiple times to work "normally" again. It appears that Hyundai is aware of the issue and suggests replacing the throttle position sensor ($41) and an upgrade the vehicle. This needs to be a recall because if this happens at the wrong time, someone could die from it.

- Apo , AE, USA