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2012 Hyundai Veloster repairs by problem area

Engine (19%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (1%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (40%)

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

Other (3%)

Chart based on 68 repairs.
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2012 Hyundai Veloster repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (33%)

Chart based on 6 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

Engine not specified

Hyundai Veloster in Virginia, United States
Nov 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

15000 mi
Replaced steering wheel for delamination of the "leather". 

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2012 Hyundai Veloster 3dr Hatch

138-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Veloster in Virginia, United States
Feb 2013 - Apr 2014
Mar 2013

11000 mi
Noise from Radio. Had to be replaced under warranty. 
Hyundai Veloster in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2016
Mar 2013

14000 mi
Found a rust spot starting at the exhaust area, Dealer told me it was not covered by the warranty, so it was not fixed.After finding this out i was sorry for buying this car. 
Jan 2015

45700 mi
Clock stopped working 
Nov 2015

59000 mi
The blue tooth stop working on the radio device ,it has been 3 weeks today since the dealer removed the radio and still has not been returned. 
Hyundai Veloster in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2011 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

17360 mi

C $500
Seized brake pad and worn rotor 
Hyundai Veloster in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2015 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

22000 mi
Gas Door would not close fully. Dealer replaced hinge. 
Hyundai Veloster in Missouri, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2016
Mar 2013

24000 mi

US $300
Originally believed to be drive-axle bearings. Turned out to be hub-damage: hub spun inside bearing due to insufficient torque of splined drive-axle from Factory NO TORQUE. Replaced both hubs and drive-axle bearings. Dealer REFUSED Warranty. 
Jul 2013

31000 mi
Bluetooth connection problem - Headunit replaced under Warranty. Partially successful. Bluetooth now sort of works, but not like it did initially. Dealer damaged lower dash trim making the repair. When taking it in for the Headunit replacement otherwise reported, the dash gauge-cluster ceased functioning. Dealer claimed CAN error, replaced cluster under Warranty. Dealer had to send new cluster to Hyundai for Odo Programming, took 1 wk Since Delivery, I have complained about a TCS/ESC problem with the car at each oil change via proxy (Wife). I personally described EXACTLY how to reproduce problem; they always claim they cannot. Latest response is "No Codes Found". Typical. 
Sep 2013

36000 mi
Primary Driver fob ceased working. Dealer tested - fob and battery OK; Dealer re-programmed vehicle to accept both fobs under Warranty. 
Jan 2016

64500 mi
HVAC Blower Resistor failure. Dealer agreed to replace under Warranty. Incorrect part packaged in correct part packaging; car returned un-repaired. Still awaiting correct part from Korea. (02/28/2016) 
Jul 2016

72700 mi

US $400
Dealer determined previous diagnosis to be incorrect, agreed to replace sw/AC control panel. After assuring it was warrantied, dealer reneged and charged $400 to reacquire car. Crain Hyundai in Bentonville, AR. Through with this Stealership. 
Dec 2016

80000 mi

US $45
Driver side low-beam headlight out - replaced all 4 lights as precaution. 
Hyundai Veloster in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2011 - Jun 2016
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. 
Jun 2015

57040 mi
Replacement of left transmission output shaft seal due to clear oil found leaking under the vehicle. 
Jul 2015

58940 mi
Replacement of steering wheel as per TSB due to premature wear (rubberized material started peeling off). Rear door handle lubricated because of squeaking. Rear camera flickering, other issues. The part is only warrantied for 3 years, 60k km. Part cost is $700. Will submit a goodwill request. Oil pan found to be warped on previous trip. Replaced with new oil pan. 
Sep 2015

62620 mi
Rear right brake caliper found to be seized, and not retracting without brute manual force on the piston. Confirmed problem and replaced the entire caliper. Rear backup camera had distortion showing more and more often on the screen. Dealer diagnosed issue as defective camera, which was replaced. 
Nov 2015

64320 mi
Oil leak found to be coming from under the engine. Diagnosed by dealer as a failed seal (silicone) on the timing chain cover. The seal on the cover was replaced and the part re-installed. 
Dec 2015

65100 mi
Clutch pedal began to feel spongy when depressed. Diagnosed as a failed component within the Clutch Master Cylinder. The entire CMC was replaced. 
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 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. 
Hyundai Veloster in Rhode Island, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2015
Jun 2013

6000 mi
Trip piece around window fell onto ground when opening passenger door. I could not find where it fell from, and took it to the dealer for help. It goes in the upper right area of the passenger windows. No charge. 
Aug 2014

11000 mi
I started getting a pinging/detonation sound. Brought it to the dealer - they tested everything with the computer. They could not find anything wrong. They said the gas might be bad, but I have gone through 4 different tanks. 
Mar 2015

16000 mi
CD became stuck inside CD player. They ordered a new entertainment system (can just replace the CD player) and the new one Hyundai sent wouldn't work. Have to go back in 2 weeks when backordered CD player is in stock. 
Hyundai Veloster in Ontario, Canada
May 2012 - Aug 2015
Nov 2013

25420 mi
Rear breaks seized. Campaign was put out for issues regarding ear breaks seizing. Rear rotors, pads and calipers replaced. 
Jun 2015

52700 mi

C $130
Drive Belt replacement due to wear 
Hyundai Veloster in Nevada, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2015
Nov 2013

3000 mi
The start button would not start the car. Took car to dealer and they replace the brake switch that controls the start button.The switch had a intermittent openswith which cause the button not to work 
Hyundai Veloster in New Hampshire, United States
May 2015 - Jul 2015
Jun 2015

72000 mi

US $100
Replaced pads and rotors 
Hyundai Veloster in Virginia, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

43000 mi
Climate system, knob wouldn't work past fan speed 2 
Hyundai Veloster in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2016
Jun 2012

6000 mi
passenger window was not working 
Hyundai Veloster in Maryland, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2016
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 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 New York, United States
Apr 2012 - Dec 2016
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 Washington, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2016
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 Texas, United States
Feb 2012 - Feb 2016
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. 

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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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