definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,967 miles

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2013 Hyundai Veloster Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 262016


  • 65,000 miles


When driving at highway speed the sunroof exploded and sent glass flying into and around car. There was nothing nearby that could have hit and damaged the sunroof so violently, and the incident seems to be caused by the same manufacturer defect as 2012 Hyundai models covered in the recall. The car is a 2013 turbo model though, so it is not covered by the recall. This could have easily have caused an accident if I wasn't aware of the problem in advance so I could understand what was happening and react accordingly. Hyundai will not acknowledge the problem since its outside of the initial warranty despite the fact that its consistent with the other sunroof recall. Other problems include having to have a clutch replaced at 45000 due to another manufacturer defect (car wouldnt accelerate in 1st or 2nd gear), and needing an engine replaced at 60000 for an unknown reason. I bought the car brand new (drove off the lot with 12 miles on odometer) and have had all maintenance, including oil changes, done by the Hyundai dealership. So far the car is giving me more problems the longer I own it.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #5

Oct 012015


  • miles
Sunroof shattered while driving and fell into the driver compartment. The 2012 model year of this vehicle had a recall issued for this problem, but not the 2013 model year. The issue seems to have crossed the model years.

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

problem #4

May 132015


  • 79,800 miles
While traveling on a highway at 70 mph the sunroof violently explode and the cover started jumping up and down dropping glass all over the interior. It sounded like a shotgun going off inside the car. I really startled and luckily got the car slowed down and off the road without incident. Got it to the dealership and like most I have read they said they have never heard of this happening. With such high milage of course the warranty is out on it. So I will be stuck out of pocket for fixing

- Apache, OK, USA

problem #3

Mar 202015

Veloster 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Veloster. While driving approximately 35 mph, the sunroof shattered without warning causing glass to fall into the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V568000 (visibility). The approximate failure mileage was 35,000....updated 05-26-15 updated 6/30/2015

- Columbia Falls, MT, USA

problem #2

Oct 152013


  • miles
One cannot see adequately through the rear window in order to safely back up.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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problem #1

Oct 152013


  • miles
The windshield rear-view mirror does not dim adequately. The rear-view mirror does not have a manual dimming lever, just a row of buttons along the bottom for telephone, bluetooth, etc. Having driven the car at night, I thought it did not have any mirror dimming, so I stopped at a Hyundai dealer the next day and was informed that the mirror has a photocell that tells the mirror whether it is day or night, and the mirror automatically dims. I covered the sensor and they were correct, but the amount of dimming is far from adequate--such that when I drove the car at night, I did not realize there was any dimming at all. I had to re-aim the mirror so I could not see the headlights of the car behind me. Such re-aiming of the mirror cancels most of the safety benefits of having a rear-view mirror.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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