Question about 2007 Hyundai Veracruz SE

2 Answers

Hyundai Veracruz 2007 Sudden engine warning light then RPM drops to idle and there is no response from accelerator. You are coasting to a stop. Gas Cap has been ruled out and accelerator sensor has been replaced.

Posted by on

  • 4 more comments 
  • harmoniker Aug 22, 2008

    My wife just experienced the same problem this evening. I'm taking it to the dealer tomorrow to have it serviced.

  • txcutterquil Aug 23, 2008

    Check engine light came on - accelerated, however, it only made the vehicle "lug" down and coast home. Took it to dealer and they found 7 error codes - parts ordered and will be here in 4 days! Told it was fine and safe to drive - drove less than 10 minutes and had to be towed to dealership.

  • rsegarra7 Nov 26, 2008

    My Veracruz has been demonstrating similar problems.  When at a stop light the idle has irregular RPM's.   Today the check engine light suddenly came on and then the car would not go past 25 MPH.  I had the peddle all of the way down and it had little power.  I barley made it home.


    The car has less then 11 thousand miles and I have only had it for 15 months. This is not normal. 

  • singeag Mar 08, 2009

    I have a 2007 Veracruz, for the second time it appears that the module controlling the acceleration of the car has failed. The first time occurred after 10 months of service. It now appears that the same event has occurred after another 10 months os service. Each time instantaneously you loose acceleration. The vehicle continues to run, but there is only enough power to coast at about 20 mph. You have no ability to accelerate. This is a horrible feeling when it occurs, as it has now done twice, in the middle of heavy traffic with cars whipping past you.



    The Veracruz was towed in last night (Saturday), so I won't know for sure the feedback from service until Monday. I could not even reach anyone at Hyundai to complain about this servious safety problem.

  • cacrealtor Apr 10, 2009

    Yes, I had the same problem when my Veracruz was just 10 months old as well. I'm a Realtor and unfortunately had clients in my car when it broker down and had to be towed, leaving them with no ride back home. It was very embarassing and I was furious to have a new car break down on me. They claimed to fix it only for me to drive away and have to turn around, bring it back for the same condition. So far, 8 months later, no more problems but it's nice to finally get a "real explanation" of the "limp mode" and actuator problem.

  • rosemarc1 May 07, 2009

    Mine was a bad throtle body, it reset itself after shutting the engine down for 15 minutes then i was able to t=drive it to the dealership

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

OK, folks, here's the scoop. The dealer took our Veracruz in for diagnostic testing and determined the cause of the problem was the actuator for the Electronic Transmission Control system (ETC).

Apparently, in later model cars like the Veracruz, a computer controls the transmission as well as the engine for optimum performance.

If the computer detects a severe enough fault in one of the components of the ETC (e.g. bad sensor, bad component, etc), it places the vehicle in limp home mode.

Based on my experiences, when in limp home mode, the transmission is forced to stay in 3rd gear, the engine will not exceed 2000RPM, the accelerator is not responsive past 2000RPM, and the engine runs rough (probably because the mixture is changed to very rich). The philosophy here, as was explained to me by somebody who works for Hyundai, is to allow the vehicle to continue operating long enough so that it can be driven to a safe location or for service.

I asked whether or not this limp home "feature" could be disabled at the dealership, but apparently it cannot.

I have alerted some folks at Hyundai Motor USA to this thread so they can do further research if the problem begins to affect more individuals than just us three.

FYI - I am in no way shape or form a mechanic or mechanically-minded, so if I have explained anything correctly, I will gladly accept further corrections/explanations from an expert or mechanic. :)

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

  • Kathryn Rees
    Kathryn Rees Jan 27, 2014

    This happened to me this morning as well.

  • Kathryn Rees
    Kathryn Rees Jan 28, 2014

    I was advised (by my cousin, an Audi mechanic) to try disconnecting the battery for about a minute, then reconnect. The light was gone, and I've had no issues since. He'd explained to me that it could be just an error on the computer, but if the light comes back, get it checked. I had started my suv without letting it warm up, and that's what had caused the error in my case. Tip: make sure you don't leave your keys in the cab when you do this. They might get locked in there when the battery resets. :)

×

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Welcome Back:

    Visited the website for 2 consecutive days.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I was advised (by my cousin, an Audi mechanic) to try disconnecting the battery for about a minute, then reconnect. The light was gone, and I've had no issues since. He'd explained to me that it could be just an error on the computer, but if the light comes back, get it checked.
I had started my suv without letting it warm up, and that's what had caused the error in my case.
Tip: make sure you don't leave your keys in the cab when you do this. They might get locked in there when the battery resets. :)

Posted on Jan 28, 2014

  • Kathryn Rees
    Kathryn Rees Jan 28, 2014

    I was advised (by my cousin, an Audi mechanic) to try disconnecting the battery for about a minute, then reconnect. The light was gone, and I've had no issues since. He'd explained to me that it could be just an error on the computer, but if the light comes back, get it checked.

    I had started my suv without letting it warm up, and that's what had caused the error in my case.

    Tip: make sure you don't leave your keys in the cab when you do this. They might get locked in there when the battery resets. :)

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

MY Hyundai Veracruz engine (3.8L) idle too low (600 Rpm) in cold weather (less than 40F), when engine is warm and transmission on drive and vehicule stop. This cause a undesirable vibration. When outside...


It may be no engine thermostat which keeps the engine temperature at a constant 180F usually. Or you have some bad connections to a temperature sensor that sends temperature information to the Ecu (brain) and controls fuel. Corrosion causes
bad connections If you have an auto parts store scan your error codes that will be a better diagnostic. It is possible a problem with transmission fluid level or quality of fluid.

Mar 17, 2015 | 2007 Hyundai Veracruz

1 Answer

Idle fluctuating rpm check engine light


run the fault codes as the engine idle is being affected by a faulty sensor . The vibrations are probably because the idle rpm's are too low.

Mar 11, 2014 | Toyota Corolla Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My Santa Fe loses exceleration, if you push on gas, it will not go any faster, usually about 20 miles. When diagnosed got code p2135. I was told there was a recall by hyundai for this. Is this right


Hello, There is not a recall for this issue,but there is a TSB (technical safety bulletin) by Hyundai for this issue that you are having with your vehicle for the code that was set. What this consists of is replacement of the throttle position sensor and performing an ECU software upgrade for the vehicles computer. The process usually takes about 45 minutes to an hour to perform at a Hyundai service department. If you are the original owner of the vehicle or it has less than 60,000 miles, this repair procedure is no cost to the owner. Hope this info helps. Gabe


Technical Service

Bulletin

Subject:

DTC P2135/P0638 OR COLD ENGINE RPM


FLUCTUATION - TPS REPLACEMENT &


ECM UPDATE

Group:
FUEL SYSTEM

Number:
10-FL-010

Date:
AUGUST, 2010

FUEL SYSTEM

10-FL-010

AUGUST, 2010
MODELS:

EN VERACRUZ, CM SANTA FE,

TG AZERA, EP ENTOURAGE,

NF SONATA, BH GENESIS

DTC P2135/P0638 OR COLD ENGINE RPM

FLUCTUATION - TPS REPLACEMENT &

ECM UPDATE

NOTE:

This bulletin revises TSB 09-FL-003-2 to add the Genesis Sedan (BH)

model to the applicability list. It also provides instructions to select the

most recent available ECM Update Events #166-178 or any higher event

numbers if they become available in the future.

DESCRIPTION:

Symptom/Condition:

Some 2.7L, 3.3L or 3.8L engines in models identified in the applicability list may

experience one or more of the following conditions:

• DTC P2135: Throttle position sensors 1/2 voltage correlation

• DTC P0638: Throttle actuator control range/performance

• RPM fluctuation while engine is cold (DTC not set)

NOTE:


Should either of the above DTC occur, the vehicle would have operated in

limited power "limp home" mode and stored the following DTC in the ECM:

• DTC P1295: ETC System Malfunction - Power Management

• DTC P2106: ETC System Malfunction - Forced Limited Power

APPLICABILITY:

• 2007-2009 EN Veracruz

• 2007-2009 CM Santa Fe

• 2006-2009 TG Azera

• 2007-2008 EP Entourage

• 2006-2009 NF Sonata with 3.3L Engine only

• 2009-2010 BH Genesis Sedan






Jun 03, 2011 | 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited

1 Answer

Vw polo maintains engine revs when foot is off the accelerator.


You need to check the cable the runs from the gas pedal to the engine, it might be rusty and need some drops of penetrating oil at the point it meets with the engine accelerator valve.

Feb 11, 2010 | 2007 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

My 2007 veracruz has a shudder when starting in 1st gear and when shifting into second. Also have a pulsating in 5th and 6th gear at 1400/1500 rpm.Seems like the car is lugging in 5th/6th gear. Could this...


Mine had a *bad*, but intermitent engine shudder (like it was running out of gas) between 30 and 40 mph. After 3 trips to the dealer, it finally did it in front of them. It's quite dramatic, so they admitted that I wasn't just bringing it in for fun and started guessing what was wrong. They found a TSB that recommended starting with one of the O2 sensors, which fixed it perfectly, immediately.

Sounds like yours isn't your engine - but I thought I should say something just in case.

Jan 31, 2010 | 2007 Hyundai Veracruz SE

1 Answer

Hyundai i30 Diesel automatic won't accelerate above idle at light


DOES THE ENGINE MIL WARNING LIGHT COME ON? WITH OUT MORE INFO YOU NEED TO CHECK MOTOR ON A CODE READER FOR STORED FAULTS, CHECK ALL AIR LINES TO EMMISION CONTROL, , SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE GONE INTO SAFE MODE, A SPLIT OR LEAKING PIPE ON THE INTERCOOLER IS A COMON FAULT ON THESE, IF YOU SWITCH ENGINE OF AND BACK ON QUICKLY WITH MOTOR RUNNING WITH OUT STALLING MOTOR AND IT CLEARS THEN IT IS PROBERLY THE SAFE MODE CUTING IN MEANING A FAULT HAS BEEN SEEN BY PCM

Dec 07, 2009 | 2008 Hyundai Elantra

1 Answer

Hesitation on acceleration engine runs fine otherwise


My 99 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro was havinga problem starting at times. It would idle poor upon start and then it would come up in rpm where it should be. I had hesitation from a start and after coasting for more than 5-8 seconds, the car would shake violently upon acceleration at about 1/3 throttle. I cleaned the Mass Air Flow Sensor. This helped but did not solve all my problems. I then replaced the Mass Air Flor Sensor. Little to no change there ($108.00). Lastly, I replaced the spark plugs. I bought Bosch plugs ($4.82 ea.). This got rid of all the symptoms. I had bad lugs and possibily a dirty MAF!

Mar 19, 2009 | 2004 Audi A4

1 Answer

Hyundai Veracruz GLS 2008 Tire Pressure problem


Keep taking it back to the dealer until the fix it or give you a new car. Not that it's an immediate safety issue, it's just something that's supposed to be functioning properly. They have to address it because cars are legally required to have TPMS systems for safety. If a safety mehanism fails in your car, you can claim it is a safety issue. If you keep having problems with the TPMS light, you'll eventually ignore it. Then one day you'll have a tire going flat and you wouldn't know it.

May 18, 2008 | 2007 Hyundai Veracruz SE

Not finding what you are looking for?
2007 Hyundai Veracruz SE Logo

759 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hyundai Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61168 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Hyundai Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...