really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,668 miles

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2013 Hyundai Veloster suspension problems

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2013 Hyundai Veloster Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 152013

Veloster 4-cyl

  • 9,501 miles


During moderate braking on rough roads the vehicle makes a loud bang. At this time the brake pedal becomes very difficult to depress. This vehicle suffered four flat tires during the 2013/2014 winter in Michigan due to pot holes. Two of the wheels had to be replace during one incident. Tire profile is not appropriate for roads in this area. Dealer had vehicle for a week but did not find a problem.

- Aa, MI, USA

problem #5

Jan 032012

Veloster 4-cyl

  • 10,500 miles
The first incident happened as I was driving to Michigan from Indiana, on a cold but clear day. Half way into Michigan I ran into a light dusting of snow, and before I knew it my rear end started sliding to the right. At first I thought I hit a patch of ice, but I soon realized I'm the only one sliding all over the road. My top speed 40 to 45 mph. Everyone was passing me with no problems. When I got to my parents house, I went to discount tire and bought new rims and snow tires. The result no different. Last week I was heading to Chicago, and ran into rain at 70 mph. Same situation as before. The rear stepped out and I almost caused an accident. I'm terrified driving this car.

- Grand Ledge, MI, USA

problem #4

Jul 282014


  • 7,000 miles
4 times I have hit a pothole or a bump on the road and have had a "loud bang", the car jerks violently and then the wipers came on - one time I had the "loud bang" the car jerked violently the wipers came on and the car went into neutral. The combination of the suspension, tires and rims make this car very dangerous on roads that have any kind of potholes or bumps. Please help.

- Inwood, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 212013


  • 19,000 miles


When driving the vehicle the back wants to step out of line when going over bumps, this is more pronounced when going around a curve. Also when the vehicle hits a patch of snow, during the transition on to the snow and off the car feels like the ends want to switch places. If one rear tire transitions onto snow or ice the entire rear of the car wants to travel that direction, it also does this when crossing asphalt patches. It is more pronounced on roads with vertical grooving in the concrete. There have been time when in light snow conditions I have had to go about 35-40 mph just to keep the car straight and in my lane. By doing so I became a rolling roadblock, as the other traffic did not have the same issue as I did. I did go through a BBB case with the vehicle, but neither time were the road conditions conducive to this issue, and per Hyundai everything is set to factory specs(which I do not doubt). There is an inherent design flaw with the rear suspension of this vehicle and if something is not done, lives may be lost.

- Port Washington, WI, USA

problem #2

Nov 042013

Veloster 4-cyl

  • 6 miles
The 2013 Hyundai Veloster turbo has a torsion beam rear suspension that when combined with the factory 18" wheels and stock kumho solus tires gives the car very unpredictable and dangerous handling characteristics over bumps where the rear of the car feels like it is "stepping out." After talking to 5 Hyundai dealerships and having them perform various alignment attempts and technical service bulletins for road force balancing to improve the problem, it was still not corrected and nearly resulted in numerous crashes in the 1st year off ownership. After so many attempts to fix the issue and not having it resolved and seeing numerous other reports of it on forums and other review sites, I am convinced that there is a concerted effort to hide the problem and have made the difficult decision to file this complaint. Even the Hyundai service manager who most recently drove my car said "I felt it and I don't know what to do about it." This was after the factory technician at the same dealership felt the issue and said "it is a very light car so it will just do that" and when I replied that a same year Volkswagen jetta with the same rear suspension design did nothing of the sort and even another model in the Hyundai line (elantra) did not have the same issue, he didn't reply. Most dangerous of all is if a rear tire becomes deflated at all on a snowy or icy surface. In my situation an left rear tire went down a few pounds and the car swerved much more wildly than most other cars would a little low on air. I went a year without letting anyone else drive the car out of safety concerns until I finally put winter tires on it in 2014 in a 17" size and felt an immediate resolution to the issue (so far) with both improved grip and over the road/ bump response. The factory low beams are dangerously dim also, again numerous complaints at numerous Hyundai dealer(s) ignored.

- Wiliamston, MI, USA

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problem #1

Dec 252012


  • miles
Cpsc#I12C0628A. 2013 Hyundai Veloster. Consumer stated that this car is very difficult to control when he drives. The consumer stated he has been in three accidents due to the bad design of the suspension. The consumer stated Hyundai used a twist beam rear axle on the suspension

- Clarksville, MD, USA

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