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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,320 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2012 Hyundai Veloster seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Hyundai Veloster Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 072015


  • 76,300 miles


Under normal driving conditions, as I was shifting into second gear, the seatbelt mounting assembly dislodged from the wall of the vehicle. Once disloged, the weight of the falling assembly caused the belt to twist and become stuck in the slot where the belt retracts into the wall of the car, leaving the belt somewhat loose and non functional. This is now the second safety complaint I have filed on the same car.

- Yeadon, PA, USA

problem #4

May 112013


  • 23,300 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Veloster. The contact stated that another vehicle that was traveling 70 mph crashed into the driver's side of the contact's vehicle. The driver's side seat belt failed to restrain the contact the plastic cylinder became fractured in several pieces, separating from the door panel. The cylinder also fractured and shards of plastic flew and struck the rear driver's passenger, who sustained several lacerations to the leg from the plastic shards of the cylinder. The contact also sustained injuries to the back. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 23,300.

- San Sebastian , PR, USA

problem #3

Jun 232012

Veloster 4-cyl

  • miles
The seat belts in the backseat of my brand new 2012 Veloster frequently get stuck under the holder for the seatbelt. This causes the seatbelt to not be able to retract and becomes extremely loose. I first noticed this problem when I had two young children in the back seat. This is a huge safety problem. Anytime I have a child in the back seat of my car, or a shorter adult, the seat belt becomes loose.

- Crofton, MD, USA

problem #2

Mar 312012


  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Veloster. The contact stated that the rear seat belts and the passenger air bags failed. The rear seat belts could not be release from the seat or retracted. The air bag warning light remained illuminated and the anti-theft unit activated independently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure. The dealer re-calibrated the passenger weight sensor however, the air bag failure was not corrected. The rear seat belts were not replaced and the anti theft system failure was unable to be duplicated however, the anti theft electrical system was updated. The manufacturer was made aware that the tail pipe released a black powder and the manufacturer advised the contact that the black powder was a normal phenomenon that they were aware of. The contact was advised by the manufacturer that they were working on issuing a remedy for the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 2,000 and the current mileage was 12,100.

- Sylvania , OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 012011


  • 0 miles
Rear seatbelts may become stuck under seatbelt guide. Occurs more often in rear passenger seat on drivers side. If rear seat occupants lean forward, their belt may become stuck. When sitting back upright, there is slack in the seatbelt.

- Matthews, NC, USA

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