Hyundai Veloster - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Hyundai Veloster owners have reported a total of 719 problems for their cars built in the 7 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Hyundai Veloster. The 2013 Hyundai Veloster cars have the most problems reported (277 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Hyundai Veloster

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Veloster
10
  2017 Veloster
16
  2016 Veloster
85
  2015 Veloster
29
  2014 Veloster
35
  2013 Veloster
277
  2012 Veloster
267

🔍 Common problems of Hyundai Veloster

The following chart shows the 21 most common problems for Hyundai Veloster cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (114 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's equipment (106 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Hyundai Veloster

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
114
  Equipment
106
  Visibility
76
  Power Train
71
  Electrical System
69
  Steering
63
  Structure
53
  Service Brakes
31
  Other Fuel System
25
  Air Bag
24
   
  Vehicle Speed Control
24
  Wheel
17
  Suspension
13
  Seat Belt
8
  Exterior Lighting
7
  Electronic Stability Control
7
  Unknown Or Other
4
  Tire
4
  Parking Brake
1
  Seats
1
  Traction Control System
1

📉 Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Hyundai Veloster of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Veloster model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Hyundai Veloster model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Veloster Model Years

Veloster
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2017 1616,4623    
0.32
  2016 8540,5614    
0.52
  2015 2920,8065    
0.28
  2014 3519,2226    
0.30
  2013 27751,7347    
0.76
  2012 26731,0418    
1.08

📊 Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Hyundai Veloster is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2019 Veloster
9
  2017 Veloster
2
  2016 Veloster
27
  2015 Veloster
8
  2014 Veloster
4
  2013 Veloster
42
  2012 Veloster
77


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