2012 HYUNDAI VELOSTER VIN: KMHTC6AD6CU028791

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Condition
Unknown
Damage
Collision
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VIN KMHTC6AD6CU028791 Decoding Hyundai Vin Decoder

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Make

HYUNDAI

Manufacturer Name

HYUNDAI MOTOR CO

Model

Veloster

Model Year

2012

Plant City

ULSAN

Series

GLS(Middle grade)

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

SOUTH KOREA

Plant Company Name

Hyundai Motor Company

Body Class

Hatchback/Liftback/Notchback

Doors

3

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Displacement (CC)

1600.0

Displacement (CI)

97.63799055157

Displacement (L)

1.6

Engine Model

DOHC GDI GAMMA

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Stoichiometric Gasoline Direct Injection (SGDI)

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2012 HYUNDAI VELOSTER Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
0%

2012 HYUNDAI VELOSTER Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN KMHTC6AD6CU028791

Components: STEERING

November 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11374118
Consumer Location: BURNS, TN
VIN: KMHTC6AD6CU****

Summary of Complaint

THE STEERING OF THE VELOSTER IS SHAKEY AND THE EPS BECOMES TIGHT TO CONTROL WHILE OPPERTATING ON THE HIGHWAY. CHANGING LANES AND THE SLIGHT TURN OF A CURVE, CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO RESIST THE ACTION ON THE HIGHWAY. THE STEERING COLUMN ALSO MAKES A CLUNKY NOISE WHILE TURNING LEFT AND RIGHT IN OPERATION AT ANY SPEED IN MOTION. THE VEHICLE DOES NOT FEEL SAFE TO OPERATE WHILE PASSING TRAFFIC ON THE HIGHWAY, TAKING CURVES AND EXITS OFF THE HIGHWAY. PRESENTED THE ISSUE TO A HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP AND THEY STATED THE COUPLER NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. THE COST OF THE PART IS MINIMAL BUT THE LABOR WAS EXPENSIVE. RESERACH SHOWS THE COUPLER OF THE SAME YEAR AS BEEN RECALLED ON OTHER HYUNDAI VEHICLES HOWEVER THE VELOSTER HAS YET TO BE RECALLED.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

October 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11363523
Consumer Location: WILLOW GROVE, PA
VIN: KMHTC6AD6CU****

Summary of Complaint

CAR WAS OFF AND PARKED. DROVE HOME COULD NOT GET TRUNK/TAIL GATE OPEN. KEY FLOB DID NOT WORK ON TRUNK BUT DID WORK ON ALL SIDE CAR DOORS. I HAD TO CLIMB INTO TRUNK THRU BACK SEAT TO GET GROCERIES OUT OF CAR TRUNK. I AM VERY CLOSE TO BEING 72 YEARS OLD AND IT WAS A COMPLETE STRUGGLE GETTING IN AND OUT OF TRUNK THRU BACK SEAT ESPECIALLY ON SLANTED DRIVEWAY.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 09, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11331189
Consumer Location: JASPER, IN
VIN: KMHTC6AD6CU****

Summary of Complaint

BLOWER SWITCH AND WIRING HARNESS FOR THE SWITCH IS NOT ABLE TO HANDLE THE CURRENT RESULTING IN MELTING OF THE SWITCH AND HARNESS. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11230047
Consumer Location: TEMPE, AZ
VIN: KMHTC6AD6CU****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN STOPPED AT LIGHTS THE ENGINE DIES MULTIPLE TIMES. ALSO WHILE DRIVING THE CAR JERKS LIKE IT IS GOING TO STALL

Components: ENGINE

February 28, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11229556
Consumer Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
VIN: KMHTC6AD6CU****

Summary of Complaint

ON SATURDAY 2-28-2015, I WAS DRIVING ON A MAJOR INTERSTATE HIGHWAY WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN MY CAR STOPPED RESPONDING. I ATTEMPTED TO ACCELERATE, BUT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT RESPOND. THANKFULLY, I WAS IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE SO THE SURROUNDING CARS WERE ALREADY ALERT AND SLOWING DOWN. HOWEVER, I WAS RAPIDLY LOSING SPEED AND COULD NOT KEEP UP OR ACCELERATE. I DRIFTED THE CAR INTO THE EMERGENCY LANE, WHERE THEN THE CAR DIED. I CALLED ROAD SIDE ASSISTANCE BUT WAS NOT ABLE TO GET THROUGH. A POLICE OFFICER ARRIVED. HE COULD NOT GET THE CAR TO START EITHER. WE HAD MY CAR TOWED SINCE I WAS INTERFERING WITH A MAJOR HIGHWAY'S TRAFFIC FLOW. THE HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP I WAS TOWED TO WAS JUST BEGINNING TO CLOSE. THEY SAID THEY COULD START THE PAPERWORK AND STORE MY CAR THERE, BUT THEY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO WORK ON IT UNTIL MONDAY. COME MONDAY MORNING, THE DEALERSHIP SAID THEY COULD NOT DUPLICATE THE ERROR AND THEREFORE THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH MY CAR. HOWEVER, SINCE I WAS STILL WITHIN MY WARRANTY, THEY WOULD REIMBURSE ME FOR THE HOTEL AND TOW. IN SUMMER 2018, I TOOK THE SAME CAR INTO THE SHOP TO GET SERVICED FOR A SEPARATE ISSUE (THE CAR'S CLOCK WAS CONSTANTLY EITHER TOO FAST/SLOW DESPITE TAKING IT TO A DOZEN DEALERSHIPS TO GET 'FIXED'). AT THAT TIME I ALSO SAID THE CAR JUMPS AND DOESN'T RESPOND SMOOTHLY. I WAS WORRIED I WAS GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER ISSUE LIKE THE HIGHWAY STALL. AFTER MANY CONVERSATIONS, THE DEALERSHIP & HYUNDAI CORPORATE SAID THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE CAR. HOWEVER, RESEARCH SHOWS THAT THERE IS CLEARLY SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE VELOSTER DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION. A QUICK GOOGLE/YOUTUBE SEARCH SHOWS HUNDREDS OF OTHER OWNERS HAVING SIMILAR ISSUES WITH THE CAR RANDOMLY REVVING OR ACTING UP. ATTACHED IS THE PHONE CALL RECORDING OF MY INITIAL CONVERSATION WITH HYUNDAI AS WELL AS THE RECEIPTS THEY REIMBURSED ME FOR. (WHICH TOOK 2 AND A HALF YEARS)

Components: VISIBILITY

March 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11185900
Consumer Location: HAMILTON, OH
VIN: KMHTC6AD6CU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 HYUNDAI VELOSTER. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED IN THE GARAGE, THE SUN ROOF SHATTERED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE HAD BEEN NO IMPACT TO THE SUN ROOF. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. SUPERIOR HYUNDAI NORTH (LOCATED AT 5665 DIXIE HWY, FAIRFIELD, OH 45014, (513) 870-9800) WAS CONTACTED AND STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY INSPECTED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V051000 (VISIBILITY). THE MANUFACTURER WAS ALSO CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 71,000.

Components: STEERING

January 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11123945
Consumer Location: MIAMI, FL
VIN: KMHTC6AD6CU****

Summary of Complaint

STEARING MOTOR COUPLER HAS DISINTEGRATED MAKING FOR PLAY IN THE STEARING AND UNSTABLE VIBRATION WHILE DRIVING ESPECIALLY AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

May 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11096873
Consumer Location: FRESNO, CA
VIN: KMHTC6AD6CU****

Summary of Complaint

CAR HAS BEGAN DOING THIS OFTEN NOW. AT 115K MILES. START THE CAR, PUT IT IN DRIVE, CAR WON'T MOVE. PUT IT IN REVERSE. SAME ISSUE. HAVE TO TURN THE CAR OFF AND ON AND REPEAT UNTIL IT MOVES. OCCASIONALLY I'LL STOP AT A STOP SIGN AND GO TO MOVE AFTER STOPPING AND AGAIN, IT WON'T MOVE. ENGINE JUST REVS. HAVE TO REPEAT ABOVE UNTIL IT MOVES. REPLACED CAMSHAFT SENSOR AND KNOCK SENSOR. DIDN'T FIX IT. NOW THE CAR DIES WHILE IN PARK AND STALLS BETWEEN 15-2000 RPM. THERE ARE SEVERAL FORUMS WITH THE SAME ISSUES AND NO ONE HAS A SOLID ANSWER. AND NO RECALL. INSANE. TAKING IT TO HYUNDAI AND CONSIDERING A LAWSUIT WITH MY EVIDENCE AND ALL THE OTHER FORUMS AND COMPLAINTS.

Components: AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 22, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10870407
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, TX
VIN: KMHTC6AD6CU****

Summary of Complaint

HYUNDAI VELOSTER 2012 - TRAVELLING IN LEFT LANE OF DIVIDED 4 LANE HIGHWAY AT 65MPH, BRAKED AND SLIGHTLY VEERED TO LEFT SUDDENLY AS VEHICLE IN RIGHT LANE MOVED INTO LEFT LANE IN FRONT AT SLOWER RATE OF SPEED. WITH VERY LITTLE LEFT SHOULDER, VEHICLE WENT OFF THE ROAD INTO THE GRASSY DAMP MEDIAN. DUE TO LOSS OF TRACTION, WAS DIFFICULT TO CONTROL VEHICLE, HAD CHOICE OF HITTING TREES/CREEK OR CONCRETE BRIDGE SUPPORT. VEHICLE HIT BRIDGE SUPPORT STILL TRAVELING AT 45-65MPH HEAD ON, THEN SWUNG AROUND SO LEFT SIDE OF PASSENGER VEHICLE SCRAPED ON THE BRIDGE SUPPORT FROM FRONT BUMPER TO REAR SEAT. VEHICLE SUFFERED MAJOR DAMAGE TO FRONT END, TORE OFF MIRROR, DOOR HANDLE AND BROKE ALL GLASS ON LEFT SIDE. AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY ANYWHERE IN THE VEHICLE. DRIVER WAS STRUCK BY AN OBJECT IN VEHICLE CAUSING A SEVERE LACERATION ACROSS EYELID FROM NOSE, UP ACROSS EYEBROW. ABOUT 1.5" LONG, CUT TO BONE. SIDE WINDOW GLASS SHATTERED RESULTING IN SEVERAL PIECES EMBEDDING IN VARIOUS BODY PARTS AND MANY SHARP SLIVERS OF GLASS ALL OVER. HAD AIRBAGS DEPLOYED, PARTICULARLY THE STEERING WHEEL AIRBAG, WE FEEL THAT THE DRIVER MAY HAVE AVOIDED THE INJURY TO THE EYE WHICH WILL REQUIRE RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY TO REPAIR. WIPER WASHER STALK BROKE OFF FROM STEERING WHEEL WITH THE OUTER PORTION COMPLETELY COMING APART WITH A 2-3" PROTRUDING PLASTIC CORE WHICH WE BELIEVE CAUSED THE EYE INJURY DUE TO BLOOD ON THE ITEM. OTHER POSSIBILITY WOULD BE THE REARVIEW MIRROR. IN EITHER CASE WE FEEL THAT AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT WOULD HAVE PREVENT FACE FROM CONTACTING EITHER OF THOSE ITEMS.

Components: VISIBILITY

March 30, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10505326
Consumer Location: SAUKVILLE, WI
VIN: KMHTC6AD6CU****

Summary of Complaint

ON SATURDAY, 3/30/2013, I ENTERED MY GARAGE AT 04:00 A.M. AND FOUND THAT THE SUNROOF OF MY 2012 HYUNDAI VELOSTER HAD EXPLODED (DETONATED) SOMETIME DURING THE NIGHT. GLASS FRAGMENTS COVERED THE ENTIRE FRONT END OF MY CAR TO INCLUDE THE FLOOR IN FRONT OF THE CAR. ON FRIDAY, 3/29/2013, I HAD THE SUNROOF OPEN FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE 50 MILE DRIVE HOME FROM WORK WITH NO ISSUES. WHEN I PARKED THE CAR INSIDE THE GARAGE THE SUNROOF CLOSED FINE AND WAS NOT SHATTERED. THE CAR REMAINED PARKED IN THE GARAGE UNTIL I DISCOVERED THE EVENT THE NEXT MORNING. I ENTERED THE CAR TO RETRIEVE SOME PERSONAL ITEMS AT APPROXIMATELY 9:00 P.M. ON THE 29TH AND THE SUN ROOF WAS FINE. SO. SOMETIME BETWEEN 9:00 P.M. AND 04:00 THE EVENT OCCURRED. I HAVE A FINISHED GARAGE, WITH A SHEETROCK CEILING. NOTHING FELL ON MY ROOF! I CAN'T IMAGINE THE RESULTING EFFECTS IF I HAD BEEN DRIVING THIS VEHICLE WHEN THE SUNROOF EXPLODED. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

November 01, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10501158
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: KMHTC6AD6CU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 HYUNDAI VELOSTER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS AND DEPRESSING THE BRAKES, THE VEHICLE TOOK LONGER THAN NORMAL TO STOP. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER. AFTER INSPECTION, THEY ADVISED HER THAT THEY WERE UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 10,000. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 13,000. *TR UPDATED 06/10/2013 *JS

Components: WHEELS

January 05, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10498107
Consumer Location: PORTAGE, IN
VIN: KMHTC6AD6CU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 HYUNDAI VELOSTER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, HE DROVE OVER A SPEED BUMP AND NOTICED A SCRAPING SOUND COMING FROM THE FRONT DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE TIRES. THE CONTACT NOTICED THE TIRES HAD LOST AIR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE TECHNICIAN STATED THE FRONT DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE RIMS WERE SCRAPED AND WOULD HAVE TO BE REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE CONTACT STATED THE SPACE BETWEEN THE FRONT RIMS AND THE TIRES WAS MINIMAL. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 300.

Components: VISIBILITY

November 01, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10482933
Consumer Location: ROOTSTOWN, OH
VIN: KMHTC6AD6CU****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR WAS PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY AND I WAS INSIDE THE HOUSE. I HEARD A NOISE AND WHEN I WENT OUTSIDE THE SUNROOF HAD SHATTERED/EXPLODED. I HAVE A CAMERA INSTALLED ON MY GARAGE THAT CAPTURED THE SUNROOF EXPLODING WITH NO ONE AROUND IT AND NOTHING FALLING ON IT. I CAN EMAIL THE VIDEO UPON REQUEST. *TR ..UPDATED 11/14/12 *BF UPDATED 12/4/2012 *JS

Components: VISIBILITY

October 28, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10482760
Consumer Location: LONG BEACH, CA
VIN: KMHTC6AD6CU****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING DOWN A BUSY STREET, IT SOUNDED LIKE A FIRECRACKER WENT OFF ON THE TOP OF MY CAR. I HEARD A LOUD BANG AND SUBSEQUENT POPS AND CRACKS. WHEN I PULLED OVER, I SAW MY SUNROOF HAD COMPLETELY SHATTERED. NOTHING HAD HIT MY CAR, THE SUNROOF JUST EXPLODED INTO TINY GLASS PIECES. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

March 31, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10472943
Consumer Location: SYLVANIA, OH
VIN: KMHTC6AD6CU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 HYUNDAI VELOSTER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE REAR SEAT BELTS AND THE PASSENGER AIR BAGS FAILED. THE REAR SEAT BELTS COULD NOT BE RELEASE FROM THE SEAT OR RETRACTED. THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT REMAINED ILLUMINATED AND THE ANTI-THEFT UNIT ACTIVATED INDEPENDENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER SEVERAL TIMES FOR THE FAILURE. THE DEALER RE-CALIBRATED THE PASSENGER WEIGHT SENSOR HOWEVER, THE AIR BAG FAILURE WAS NOT CORRECTED. THE REAR SEAT BELTS WERE NOT REPLACED AND THE ANTI THEFT SYSTEM FAILURE WAS UNABLE TO BE DUPLICATED HOWEVER, THE ANTI THEFT ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WAS UPDATED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE THAT THE TAIL PIPE RELEASED A BLACK POWDER AND THE MANUFACTURER ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THE BLACK POWDER WAS A NORMAL PHENOMENON THAT THEY WERE AWARE OF. THE CONTACT WAS ADVISED BY THE MANUFACTURER THAT THEY WERE WORKING ON ISSUING A REMEDY FOR THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 2,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 12,100.

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