2012 Hyundai Veloster Problems and Repair Histories

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2012 Hyundai Veloster repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (2%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (38%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 55 repairs.

2012 Hyundai Veloster repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (40%)

Chart based on 5 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2012 Hyundai Veloster 3dr Hatch

138-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Veloster in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Oct 2011

1420 mi
DRLs would sometimes not turn back on after temporarily turning off during an active turn signal. Did not affect headlights, safety or visibility. Recall notice was issued, software reflashed and problem solved. 
Mar 2012

7440 mi
Gauge cluster had a needle which was stuck for the first 10 seconds on a cold start. (tach) Cluster was replaced under warranty. 
Nov 2013

29780 mi
Brake fluid leak from caliper, recall Passenger window didn't always open when commanded. Replaced motor. 
Jun 2014

37820 mi
Ticking noise from front axle area on certain low speed maneuvers. Narrowed down to the front axle and axle nuts. Dealer replaced left front axle. 
Nov 2014

46080 mi
Replaced washer in steering column to fix clicking noise when turning. 
Dec 2014

47740 mi
Replacement of shift cable connecting the shifter to the transmission. A squeaking noise was occurring when moving the shifter left from neutral (to first, second or reverse). Replacement of roller tappet to correct ticking noise which was steadily increasing in volume. Noticeable from idle through 3500rpm. 
Feb 2015

50580 mi
Excessive carbon buildup caused ticking noise during engine operation and louder overall operation. Intake Manifold & all valves removed, manual chemical/physical cleaning of valves done to remove carbon buildup. 
Mar 2015

52080 mi
Squeaking of clutch pedal upon rapid release (eg. after placing vehicle in neutral). The noise became more frequent over a period of several months. Shop found that the clutch release bearing had rusted/corroded. Replaced bearing. Oil level noted to be low. Found seeping all around oil pan. Dealer confirmed complaint and replaced the oil pan gasket. 
Hyundai Veloster in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2011 - Aug 2012
Feb 2012

3000 mi
ECM unit reflash required. 

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2012 Hyundai Veloster 3dr Hatch

138-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Hyundai Veloster in Texas, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2014
Dec 2012

13000 mi

US $30
XM radio drops radio ID. Service couldn't replicate problem. Nothing was done. Passenger window won't roll down sometimes. Service could not reproduce problem. Nothing done to fix it. Hesitation when shifting between 1st & 2nd gear. Nothing done to replace it, they said it was "performing as designed" 
Jan 2013

14000 mi
Replaced antenna to fix previous radio issue. 
Feb 2013

15000 mi
Replaced head unit. 
Hyundai Veloster in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2011 - Apr 2014
Dec 2012

24000 mi
noise coming from transmission dual-clutch was damaged, replaced throw out bearing damaged, replaced flywheel damaged, replaced axle seal broken, replaced all caused by a flaw in the dual-clutch. 
Feb 2014

44000 mi
crank pulley 
Hyundai Veloster in Maryland, United States
Oct 2011 - Sep 2015
Jan 2013

15300 mi
Had rattle coming from windshield (outside) plastic cowl on the drivers' side. Dealer confirmed the rattle when driven over bumps or imperfections in road. Dealer applied a "rattle kit" to the underside of the cowl, which solved the issue. 
Jan 2014

29700 mi
Sunroof began to squeak when closed & driving. Annoying... Tech sprayed "Hyundai Silicon Spray" around circumference of rubber seals of sunroof, and this solved the problem. Took all of 5 minutes of his time. 
Jun 2015

52000 mi

US $275
For the last 10K miles, engine began to "knock". Brought it into dealer who diagnosed it as a bad "idler pulley". Replaced and repair completely resolved issue. Believe this is a *common* issue with this car @ this mileage. 
Hyundai Veloster in New York, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2015
Oct 2012

5000 mi
Driver door rattle 
Jun 2015

15000 mi
Cruise control buttons not working on steering wheel 
Aug 2015

16300 mi
Cruise control buttons not functional 
Hyundai Veloster in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2015
Jun 2012

6000 mi
passenger window was not working 
Hyundai Veloster in Washington, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2015
Aug 2012

7700 mi
Diagnosed non-working touchscreen on car's audio head unit. Could not fix; had to order replacement heat unit. 
Sep 2012

8000 mi
Left rear brake caliper failed, sticking/dragging on rotor. Had to be replaced under warranty with new caliper. 
Nov 2012

10000 mi
Stereo head unit was replaced due to faulty touchscreen. 
Jun 2014

24000 mi
Engine warning light came on during long out trip out of town, car ran very poorly, pinging heavily and struggling up grades/during acceleration. Faulty knock sensor. None in stock, so reflash as stopgap. 
Sep 2014

27000 mi
Asked local dealership try to diagnose/repair (if applicable) previously reprted problem with engine and throttle hesitation/knocking. Dealership said it could not identify problem and that no diagnostic error codes were reported. 
Hyundai Veloster in Ohio, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2013
Mar 2012

7000 mi
tire pressure issue 
Jul 2012

10000 mi

US $31
steering wheel was pealing.Repalced at no cost. 

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2012 Hyundai Veloster

4-cylinder automated manual 2WD

Hyundai Veloster in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2011 - Sep 2013
Nov 2011

1000 mi
Nav system was giving incorrect directions. Re-booted the system then re-set the parameters. 
Mar 2013

15000 mi
Rear rotors replaced under recall 

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2012 Hyundai Veloster Repair Histories

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