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Hyundai Veracruz Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Hyundai Veracruz based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

Hyundai Veracruz models equipped with navigation units may suddenly stop playing audio from all speakers. This includes sound from CD players, radio, navigation, satellite radio, and telephone calls. All other features may still function properly.

This fault requires no part replacement, and is a software glitch that can be rectified by a 'hard reset'.

To perform the hard reset, simply disconnect the vehicles negative battery terminal, wait 15 minutes, and reconnect the negative battery terminal.

An idle fluctuation may be noted, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. Replacing the throttle position sensor and updating the powertrain control module (PCM) software will commonly correct this concern.

A hesitation on acceleration may be noted when the engine is warm. The Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. The is commonly caused by a faulty oxygen (O2) sensor. An undated oxygen sensor is available to correct this issue.

Excessive engine noise may be noted after a cold start. If the engine oil level is correct this type of noise is commonly caused by faulty timing chain tensioners. Our technicians tell us that revised chain tensioners are available to correct this issue.

Model years 2007-2012 of the Hyundai Veracruz using the 6-speed automatic transmission have been known to produce hard shifting and transmission slippage between gears, thought the check engine light may not illuminate. This is most noticeable when the transmission is hot, but can happen at any time. Note, this transmission is designed to be ‘sealed for life’ meaning the transmission fluid is never meant to be changed.

As many drivers and owners have learned, the issues are caused by problematic software for the transmission or mechanical failures associated with the transmission valve body or shift solenoids.

In order to restore transmission performance while shifting, the manufacturer of the transmission has issued several software updates that should correct the shifting issues. If hard shifts and slippage still exist after the software updates are completed, the transmission must be removed, disassembled, inspected and repaired.

 

Some technicians have advised replacing transmission fluid at normal intervals, but the manufacturer guidance is to use the original transmission fluid for the entire service life of the vehicle. 

A lack of power or stalling condition may develop as a result of a failing fuel pump. Replacing the failed fuel pump will be necessary to correct this concern.

A hard start or rough idle when cold may be noted. Our technicians tell us a powertrain control module software update is available to correct this concern.