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#20 of 29 Re: Veracruz Limited Tailgate-- Opens accidentally [ssvc]
Aug 03, 2010 (7:46 am)
Where did you find the plastic 24pc gum case? I recently purchased a used 2008 Veracruz limited and I had the same problem. The garage door caught the lift gate and put a dent in the lift gate. I've been looking for the gum case but haven't found one yet.
Jan 10, 2011 (7:16 am)
re new 2008 Hyundai veracruz ltd Dealer has repaired rear hatch twice, changed computer/keys and finally changed remote to hold button down for 4 seconds. It has been 3 weeks since last repair and seems to be ok. We carry keys in padded hearing aid cases and have attached 2 inch thick foam mattres to garage door.
#23 of 29 solution?
Mar 27, 2011 (3:29 pm)
Odd way to find a solution but the batteries died on one of our remotes. We can still open the doors with the push buttons on the outside of the door handles, and the hatch by touching the hatch button. The remote obviously does not now open itself when it is in my pocket. I don't really need to do remote opening/closing at a distance so this works for me. Not perfect but one way to deal with it.
#24 of 29 hatch opening on its own
Jun 07, 2011 (1:34 pm)
We have a 2008 Veracruz, which is currently at the dealership for the 5th time to find the prob lem with the hatch opening on its own. First two times they looked the car over and surmised that we were bumping the faub, which we were doubtful of, but accepted. We eliminated the mat in the back obstructing the hatch from closing by removing it, still reoccurred. When we had it in the next time for repair the hatch opened on its own in front of two of the service people no one was holding the faubs at the time. They replaced a motor control module and thought the problem was repaired, went two months without incident then happened again, they changed a default setting on the previously replaced module, it happend again a week later, it is currently in the shop for evaluation. We have not luckily had any theft issues when this has happened or water damage from rain on any occasion. Also our faub has to be depressed a good 2 - 3 seconds to open hatch so just brushing the button would not make sense that it opens the hatch. Hyundai needs to address this issue, it is NOT a faub issue. We also had to have the ECM module replaced, it restricted acceleration. Hyundai said there was a service bulletin on this. We need to unite and get some action.
#25 of 29 Re: Veracruz Limited Tailgate-- Opens accidentally [chumo]
Dec 27, 2011 (3:03 pm)
I just made a case that should prevent the accidental pressing of the tailgate button on FOB. Get a 2 fl oz bottle of Dial Hand Sanitizer (another brand may work) about $1.00. Empty or use the sanitizer, take a sharp razor knife (be careful) and cut 1.5 inches off the bottom of the bottle leaving the neck in place, toss the cap. Rinse out with hot water and dry inside thoroughly. Now press the FOB into the bottle, small end first. If you press firmly enough it should snap into place. If you have a round key ring it will allow you to attach the rest of your keys. Most of the time you won't have to use your FOB, but when you do, just pull the FOB out by the key ring. I should have been a mechanic engineer. Necessity is the mother of invention.
#26 of 29 Re: Veracruz Limited Tailgate-- Opens accidentally [cedarcliff100]
Jan 05, 2012 (4:46 pm)
What a great idea. I just made one. Thanks.
#27 of 29 2008 hyundai veracruz ltd concerns
Jan 09, 2012 (6:22 pm)
I own I 2008 veracruz ltd. with 60000 kilometers . The vehicle as been in for the following warranty issues.
1. tilt steering not working, replaced motor
2. c\d not working, showing error 42 message. Radio replaced.
3. check engine light on, awd light on vehicle stuttered to complete stop just as I was merging onto the highway. Restarted the vehicle and drove to the dealer. The dealer repaced the TPS (throttle position sensor) and reprogrammed ECM.
4. replaced driver side headlight and passenger side daytime running headlight at my own cost
5. check engine light has come on 3 or 4 different times.
6. after filling up with gas odometer reading not accurate.
7. squeaking sound under the drivers rear suspension.
8. transmission push or clunk when decelerating from 2nd to 1st gear.
9. some plastic trim parts have broken off , dealer replaced under warranty.
items 5,6,7,8, have not been dealt with. I deal with Mississauga Hyundai and they have been helpful in correcting these issues. Have other owners had similar experiences. NOT SURE WHETHER I BOUGHT A LEMON AFTER DOING SO MUCH RESEARCH ON THIS VEHICLE. DEPRICIATION IS BRUTAL ON THIS VEHICLE AND WILL LOSE A TON OF MONEY IF I SELL.
#28 of 29 Re: 2008 hyundai veracruz ltd concerns [veracruzguy]
Jan 10, 2012 (7:34 am)
The problems you are having are disturbing. I bought a new 1985 Olds Ciera that had all kinds of problems and because of that have not bought a new vehicle for 25 years. I bought a used 2008 Veracruz LTD AWD in August 2011 from a Hyundai dealer here in North Carolina USA. I was able to get it certified in order to get the balance of the 10yr/100,000 mile warranty and paid an extra $1,400 to get the bumper to bumper included. I currently have 30,000 miles/48,000 kilometers on it. Kelly Blue Book gave it a 4.6 out of 5.0 rating from consumers, so it looked like a good bet at a reasonable price . No problems so far except for accidental power tailgate opening which I resolved as described in previous post. We keep it in enclosed garage and will try not to drive it in snowy/icy weather in our mountains. Based on your comments, I'm glad I have the full warranty to 100,000 miles.
Apr 05, 2013 (8:57 am)
We have a 2011 Vera Cruz Ltd which we truly love. Coupla things though: ever since we bought it every once in a whhile the rear hatch WILL NOT open when pushing the main hatch button on the dash. Hyundai looked at it and said there is nothing they can do until they can reproduce the problem.
I noticed quite a few complaints of Cruz hatches opening on their own but none with my specific symptom. Please let me know if this has happened to any of you.
One other thing-when we are driving around the city and step on the gas it seems as if the transmission is in too high of a gear. It lugs and feel like there is a loss of power then it catches.
Other than that we love this car! Dark brown exterior and dark leather interior.