1st Generation (2012—2018) Veloster Problems

This generations ranks 39th out of 52 Hyundai generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (26%), interior (15%), and the transmission (14%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Pinging/ Knocking Noise 5 complaints at an average of 23,337 miles in the 2012 Hyundai Veloster.
  2. Loss of Power While Driving 3 complaints at an average of 4,435 miles in the 2014 Hyundai Veloster.
  3. Traction Free Tires 1 complaints at an average of 0 miles in the 2013 Hyundai Veloster.

What Veloster Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Hyundai model years.

Watch out for the 2012 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 0 0 0 0.0
2017 3 0 12 3.01
2016 10 0 24 6.49
2015 5 0 32 3.05
2014 9 0 23 4.63
2013 27 0 68 10.94
2012 29 3 33 14.93

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