Members here may recall seeing some of my earlier posts dating back to early May shortly after my Veloster started having problems in late April. Those topic threads are located here:
PROBLEM! Is Veloster sensative to which gas you use? Please HELP!
HUGE problems with my V! DCT
Unfortunately, my saga continues and I have now asked Hyundai to Lemon Law my car. Why?
Because it has been in the shop 6 different times for the same problem and the problem still remains. (my state's law says 4 times for same problem affecting driveability/safety and you can lemon law it, your state may vary)
They have replaced the high pressure fuel pump and fuel regulator on two separate occassions. The problem has continued to come back. The problems include:
1) stalling at stop lights
2) bucking and chugging while driving as if not getting gas
3) inability to go above 3000 rpm
The combination makes the car undriveable whenever the problem arises. The problem arises at random. Sometimes it is after the car is first started, other times not until after it is driven for awhile, other times after being driven, shut off and driven again. Fuel has come from different gas stations, all reputable. Problem has happened whether car is full, 3/4 tank, 1/2 tank, 1/4 tank or near empty so amount of fuel in system doesn't seem to have a bearing. To date Hyundai has been unable to fix the problem, hence my asking for the car to be Lemon Law'd which would mean Hyundai would buy the car back from me minus a useage calculated amount from the AAA driving guide. Hyundai can also offer me a different vehicle but I don't have to accept it, I can choose the buy back.
The car had the same problem last week and I took a neighbor with me to confirm that the car would not go above 3000 rpm no matter what gear no matter how much gas it was given, I limped the car home, parked it and it was towed to the dealer. Once at the dealer they started it and it drove just fine, so they didn't think it had a problem.
My "best guess" is that there is a glitch or bug in the Hyundai ECU software and when this bug is encountered, the car will go into some sort of limp mode or fuel delivery is throttled back or something because of the buggy code. Then when the car is restarted, it is like rebooting the computer and the problem goes away. Unfortunately when the problem happened last week the dealership was already closed or I would have limped it over to them to show them yes this problem which has been happening for 4 months now is still happening and hasn't been fixed.
Has anyone else encountered such a problem with their Veloster? If so, was the problem ever fixed completely or has the issue continued to plague you? If it continued, did you lemon law your car?
Thanks in advance for any and all responses. Someone from Dallas has flown in to take a look at my car and try to figure out what the problem is but I have not heard back from them as of yet today. When I get an update I'll post the results.