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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Hyundai Veloster
The The 2012 Hyundai Veloster has a practical design while starting at a modest price point. Its unique styling has an eye catching design makes it both fun to look at and exciting to drive. Combine the unique look, price,...

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Lights won't turn off

This is an issue with the electronic system, which is controlled by computers such as a (BCM) body control module. The correct voltages and inputs have to be in order or issues like this can happen. The first step is...

Check engine light on, D blinks

The Check Engine Light is detecting a fault with a system. The D light is representing at fault with your transmission. You possibly damaged some wiring when you drove over the curb creating this fault. The transmission will default if...

Muffler delete, check engine light

It is illegal in almost all jurisdictions to delete the muffler from your vehicle. Of most concern, the deletion will negatively impact your health, and that of your passengers, as excessive noise is guaranteed to damage or degrade your hearing....

Hyundai Veloster 2012 overheated, I added coolant, but still it doesn't want to turn back on

Depending on how hot the vehicle got and how long the engine ran without coolant, this may have caused some serious engine damage. Commonly, when this happens an engine may get too hot to the point where a cylinder head...

Clicking when A/C is on

The temperature or mode a/c doors in the dash heater air conditioner doors have electronic actuators that when they go bad may start to click when the a/c is turned on or when trying to change door position that has...

rear wiper size

There are a few ways you can determine the rear wiper size of your vehicle. The first way would be to take a tape measure and measure it that way. The number of inches the blade is long is the...

Need to know if I should replace my turbo or not

Hi, thanks for writing in. The turbo system is comprised of several different components. Without knowing the exact trouble code, it would be hard to guess at what is going on. There could be a bad sensor, a leaking intake...

RPMs issue - 2012 Hyundai Veloster

Hello. This sounds like your clutch is slipping (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-can-i-tell-if-my-clutch-is-slipping). Check the transmission clutch to see it is slipping and needs to have the clutch replaced. If you would like to have this looked at for you, an expert technician from...

Type of engine oil

Thanks for writing in about your 2015 Hyundai Veloster. Yes, this should always be used when stated by the manufacturer. Turbocharged engines create a lot of power which generates heat and stress. Synthetic oil (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/what-type-of-oil-should-i-use) has the properties in it...

clutch & slave cylinder

You should replace the clutch slave cylinder as it incorporates the release bearing. The release bearing is the part that gets worn and may fail in a short time if you decide to not replace it. Even if the slave...

Car shakes in idle and

Hi there. A rough idling engine can be caused by a number of issues, some of them are serious while others tend to be minor, but the symptoms remain pretty much the same. The car will feel rough and bouncy...

What an broken axle cause a cars engine to die and would it still roll

Hi Cathrene. In short, yes - a broken axle or any component within the front or rear differential can cause the vehicle to shut off and the symptoms you are describing. It's also possible that the sputtering is caused by...

I have a 2016 Hyundai Veloster, im over an oil change by 3,000 miles. Recently the car started to throw white smoke out the exhaus

Hi there. With less than 20,000 miles on your vehicle, I would highly recommend calling the Hyundai dealership where you purchased this vehicle, as it's likely under a powertrain warranty (which would cover this type of issue in most cases)....

Car doesn't start, Can a bad gas cap cause this ?

Hi There, A faulty gas cap can certainly case the check engine light (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/check-engine-light-is-on-inspection) to come on, but will usually not cause performance issues. The shaking and lack of sound from the fuel pump (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/fuel-pump-replacement) may suggest that the fuel...

Hi, after how many KM do I need to replace the motor belt?

The Hyundai / Kia 1.6 ltr GDI engine has a timing chain and not a timing belt. Under normal conditions, it should last the life of the engine. It does not have a recommended replacement interval. Your vehicle is equipped...

My car alarm keeps setting off in the middle of the night would like to know which amp fuse can be removed

Hi, thanks for writing in. First of all, the alarm shouldn't be going off by itself in the middle of the night. If it is, there is something wrong with the system. The burglar alarm module receives inputs from various...

Poor gas mileage

Turbochargers are for producing more power from a smaller size engine. Fuel economy (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/5-essential-things-to-know-about-fuel-economy) is not maintained when a turbocharger is used. Turbos only operate under a power request of the throttle position. They introduce more air into the engine,...

Tire tread wear

Hello there. Tires need to be rotated to get the most life span from the tire. It is typically recommended to have this done at each oil change (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/change-oil-and-filter). The reason for this is that each tire has a certain...

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