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2008 Hyundai Veracruz: Losing its Cool?

March 07, 2008

As my colleague Chris pointed out in a previous post, the Veracruz's A/C makes an annoying buzz / groan that's most noticeable at low road speeds. Usually, an A/C unit making noise is not a good thing, and can be an indication that something, like say, a compressor, is getting ready to give up the ghost. Well, it seems that heaven may have welcomed another mechanical soul, as the Veracruz's A/C system was not kicking out any cool air for me.

To verify that I wasn't imagining this, I switched the A/C on and off a few times -- not rapidly, mind you, so as to give it ample time to kick in -- and there was no difference in the air coming out of the vents. It was ambient temperature in both cases. I checked to see if there was a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) for the Veracruz's A/C system, but there was none. As Chris stated, when we bring in the Veracruz for its next service, we'll have this looked at.

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 5,828 miles.

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