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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,432 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2012 Hyundai Veloster steering problems

steering problem

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2012 Hyundai Veloster Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 012013

Veloster 4-cyl

  • 17,000 miles


When driving under any road conditions and at speeds from 15 to 65, the car seems to track to the left or right of center but does not want to track straight ahead. When trying to turn the wheel to correct this, there is a lot of resistance, which forces the driver to over-correct and at times nearly lose control. At times the wheel also tries to turn on its own (quick slight jerks to the left or right) and can be very difficult to maintain complete control. This is especially bad under icy conditions and could easily send the car into a spin. I have had the wheel aligned and tires checked and no mechanical issues have been found. I also took the car to a dealer for this issue and even though I made it clear this happens on dry roads, the claim they could not reproduce the issue and suggested replacing my tires with snow tires. This obviously has nothing to do with the issue when the roads are dry. I have also seen several other reports of this on several web sites and they are describing exactly the same things that I am seeing. I would like to know how this issue can be escalated and resolved before this causes an accident.

- Cottage Grove, MN, USA

problem #3

Nov 052012

Veloster 4-cyl

  • 11,500 miles
I was driving on highway, steering wheel seems to be sticking, takes effort to keep straight on seems like the steering wheel has a sticky spot in center it's been getting worse, took to dealer they say they can't duplicate the problem but as soon as I left it came right back, there is a problem but they say its because I have to get used to electric assist steering, I've driven other cars with same assist but never had this problem it now does this at any speed over 20 mph.

- Austintown, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 132012


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Veloster. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the steering wheel had resistance and was very hard to turn. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where the failure could not be diagnosed. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that they have received complaints but no solution was available. The failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 30,000.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #1

May 192012

Veloster 4-cyl

  • 1,230 miles
Eps indicater light came on and lost power steering. Pulled over, turned the engine off and restarter after a few seconds. Steering back to normal. This happens usually the first start of the day. Car going to the dealership to see what the problem is. Only had the car three weeks.

- Watertown, CT, USA

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