definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,500 miles

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2013 Hyundai Veloster engine problems

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2013 Hyundai Veloster Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 102015


  • 19,000 miles


The problem initially started with an errant tire pressure warning when in reality I had a faulty wheel speed sensor (right front). The tire warning light would clear when the ignition was turned off then back on but the problem would persist and progressed to the electronic steering disabling (no steering), the speed controls not functioning (no speedometer or cruise control), the traction control disabling (no traction control), and most worrisome is that the built in keyless ignition safety systems were disabled. This meant that the keyless ignition button (postioned 2 inches from the gear shift lever!) would and did turn the car off if inadvertatnly bumped. I down shifted on the freeway from 6th to 5th at approximately 65 mph and bumped the button completely shutting off the entire car. 65 mph and no control is horribly dangerous. The design is inherently flawed if a wheel speed sensor can disable the entire car at freeway speeds.

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #1

Mar 062015

Veloster 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Driver turned right from a stop sign onto a highway and began accelerating to 55 M.P.H when driver reached approximately 35 M.P.H, he heard a loud bang in the engine compartment at which point the vehicle lost power. The vehicle was still running but the driver could not accelerate or throttle. The driver pulled off to the side of the road when the driver noticed white smoke accumulating and the smell of coolant or antifreeze coming into the interior of the vehicle. The smoke was coming from the engine compartment and became darker in color. The engine then went up in flames.

- Madison, WI, USA

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