With 826 miles on the vehicle I was coming up to a stop sign, heard a pop in the steering column and lost all steering on the vehicle. You could spin the steering wheel completely around. Coasted to a stop, had it towed to the nearest Hyundai dealer. They found it was an assembly line defect in putting the steering column together. They were very sorry it happened, but insured me they had never seen this before. They acted like my radio knob had fallen off. If I had been going down the highway at 60 mph I wouldn't be writing this now. If you have a Veracruz I would recommend you have your steering column checked. If it happened once it can happen again!
2007 Hyundai Veracruz Limited 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 6A)
I read on line...somewhere...to check the tire pressure after buying the new Veracruz. The article stated that the cars are shipped from Korea with 50 lbs of air pressure. I checked mine and had 42 lbs in each tire..I believe 30 is normal, although I carry a little more in mine...you might want to check yours, if you haven't
Transmission, quiet motor, looks, warranty
fewer interior squeaks and rattles, less suspension noise on rough road, larger seat cushions in front.
Guides show driving position leg room of 41.5 inches but it is nowhere near that. Actually found that it is 39 inches - 2 1/2' less than the smaller Santa Fe and Tucson. Painful driving position for anyone six foot or more. Driving seat back intrudes into driver's back and constantly feels like a rod across the back. After less than two months, am looking to dump it for something more comfortable. Ride is very rough over road joints or any potholes, minor or otherwise. Feels like a rattletrap over normal roads. Otherwise, a great SUV.
Just passed 2000 miles, and all has been super smooth sailing with this vehicle. I am still excited every time I drive it. I have yet to hear a squeal or rattle and I have very sensitive ears. Its like the outside world disappears. I don't have a top of the line model, but this car has an amazing list of standard items.I was actually considering the Santa Fe, but the 3rd row in that model was my only issue. I dont think I could buy more car elsewhere.3rd row is very usable and everything is laid out conveniently. Turn radius is better than all others I tested. No cheap plastic here. Others I drove were Pilot, Highlander,Vue,Outlook,Santa Fe,Rav4,CRV,Sorento,CX6,for 24k$ I feel this is the best
rear A/C control and roof vents in B pillars and each rows roof line,blue LED's are stylish,(even cupholders!) Puddle lights. Trunk power supply
Make power rear lift gate standard on all trims. Aux input for Mp3 players. (not the available one that still uses FM)