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Hi everyone, my name is Matthew and I’m from the UK, I have owned a VT for 4 years now and it’s been my pride and joy, it all went horribly wrong though last Thursday with a catastrophic engine failure.
When it happened I got on line and searched for topics on the failures for the Veloster and came across an article concerning the recall in the States for as many as 129000 cars across some Hyundai models, including the Veloster, for a connecting rod bearing issue, the recall started at the beginning of this year. Reading the symptoms for this issue started alarm bells ringing, the smoke, rattling and the hesitation, I have experienced all of those over the past year and as such I feel this was the cause of the failure in my engine
I read a post by one of the members who had a failure on 16/10/2018, his description of the event mirrored mine, It got me thinking, how long has this issue been brewing in the US and what made Hyundai over there sit up and take notice ?
I contacted Hyundai UK to learn that they had no knowledge of this recall in the US, I think I will have to have some sort of battle with them in order for them to follow suit like the US who are replacing the engines.
Just wondering if anyone could give me some background on this please, the more I know the better, anything would be greatly appreciated.
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Matthew
 

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we need more info on yours...
 

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we need more info on yours...
Thanks for your reply, my car is a 2012 turbo, I am aware that the recall there is for the 2015 and 2016 model but surety that doesn’t rule out the potential for the issue to occur on other years
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Thanks for your reply, my car is a 2012 turbo, I am aware that the recall there is for the 2015 and 2016 model but surety that doesn’t rule out the potential for the issue to occur on other years
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Just wondering, what size engine over in the states does the 2015 and 2016 Veloster have, 1.6 or 2.0 ?
 

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We also have the 1.6T but I think our 2013's were rated at 201 HP where the Euro's, AU's were at 183
 
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