Car Problem Reports
Hyundai Veracruz Alternator
Hyundai Veracruz Problem
Average Mileage: 93,525 mi (80,000 mi - 110,846 mi)
Visitor, 2007 Hyundai Veracruz, 110,846 mi
First incident: 7/18/2011 & 70546 mileage : alternator shorted out at 65 mph on interstate 287 resulting in extreme power loss, very hard steering and difficult, unsafe vehicle control which finally ended in complete loss of power. Car towed to dealer which diagnosed an undetected oil leak from the valve cover dripped into alternator causing it to short out. Valve gasket was changed and alternator replaced. Second incident 6/26/2014 & 110,846 mileage: Same scenario, alternator shorted out resulting in extreme power loss, very hard steering and difficult, unsafe vehicle control which diagnosed an undetected oil leak from the valve cover dripped into the alternator causing it to short out. Valve gasket was changed and alternator replaced a second time. The dealer says i should have noticed the Leak $880.00. There is no fix for this other than replacing valve cover gasket and alternator when it happens again. This cannot be detected by dealer visual inspection prior to failure. This is very unsafe. I have all maintenance done at the dealership I purchased the car at according to the maintenance schedule and the dealer recommendations. This should require a recall before someone gets hurts in an accident.
- Oakland, NJ, USA
Visitor, 2008 Hyundai Veracruz, 89,730 mi
Faulty alternator. We've had our car for just over 5 years and this will be the third time being stranded due to alternator failure.
The only solution so far has been to replace the alternator.
Visitor, 2010 Hyundai Veracruz
I first thought it was the battery and replaced it. Problem continued with the dash lights flashing when rounding a corner or coasting. I Hyundai had it towed to the dealer to learn that it needed an alternator ( not covered by the warranty) $750.00. Also replacing a valve (covered by the warranty) Seems like a high price, but I need my car. Otherwise have had no problems since purchasing it used in 2011.
We have had the VeraCruz since 12/07, today we replaced the third alternator and battery. Solution=replace with another junk Hyundai alternator.