2022 Hyundai Venue Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Steering, electrical, and seat belt issues are among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

Updated on Author: Brian Jones

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The 2022 Hyundai Venue might be a smaller SUV, but the automaker claims it can offer plenty of excitement. In fact, the manufacturer claims it’s meant for “big city hustle.” However, Hyundai is also assuming that the SUV will run normally, which doesn’t always happen considering the defective electrical system, malfunctioning steering, and other issues owners are reporting.

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Most Common Problems

Seat belts are the most common reason for consumer complaints to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) about the 2022 Hyundai Venue. But, ironically, this isn’t because they have been the cause of injuries, but rather, because they might be. Hyundai warned in June 2022 that exploding seat belt pretensioners were a huge risk and recalled more than 72,000 Hyundai Venues. But months later they weren’t able to repair the problem.

Steering is a much more pressing issue for those on the road, with one complaint blaming this for a crash. The electrical system is also causing issues.

With so many vehicle owners finding that their windshields are cracking spontaneously, without any form of impact, it won’t go unnoticed that it’s happened to 2022 Hyundai Venue owners as well.

2022 Hyundai Venue Complaint Summary

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Seat Belts
Electrical System
Electrical System:horn
Service Brakes
Fuel System, Gasoline
Latches/locks/linkages:fueling/charging Door/hatch/port:latch/lock Release System
Unknown Or Other
Vehicle Speed Control

Seat Belt Issues

There is only one recall for 2022 Hyundai Venues and that is because seat belt pretensioners may explode. Hyundai announced the recall on June 27, 2022, stating that it may affect as many as 72,142 2020-2022 vehicles. The issue is that if this happens, the metal fragments from the explosion can project into the vehicle, strike occupants, and injure them. This, they say, might happen if the vehicle crashes.

That’s enough to scare anybody and put them off going on the road with their Venue.

Some of the complaints are simply based on the fact that Hyundai is taking too much time to make the repair part for the recall available. Others are scared. A new owner from Nebraska states: “There is no remedy available, Turo will not let me use this vehicle. I will be returning it if I cannot remedy.”

A consumer from Minnesota is equally frustrated. “Can’t buy the car I’ve ordered because of an unresolved recall.”

An owner from Nebraska is more than frustrated. “Hyundai is not taking action to repair the recall for the pretensioner. It has been 90 days since the recall and I have been unable to get the vehicle fixed because the parts are on national backorder. The dealer has informed me that there is NO ETA for the parts to arrive. The dealer further advised that he has about 20 people waiting on them. Hyundai has been uncooperative when attempting to talk with them.”

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Problems with Venue Steering

If you can’t steer your vehicle, chances are you might crash. That’s not a good thought. But malfunctioning steering does seem to be a real issue with owners of the 2022 Hyundai Venue.

One NHTSA complaint from Oregon points out, “On the third day after leasing the vehicle I noticed it was pulling to the right and left. Dealership mechanic said the steering was not straight and claimed that they fixed it but they didn’t. My car still pulls to the right when I take my hands off the steering wheel. Another Hyundai dealership mechanic said it’s the tires. I want to return the vehicle but no one will help me as promised last month.”

It was much worse for an owner from New York who crashed because of faulty steering. What happened was that the steering wheel vibrated without warning, “causing her to lose control of the vehicle.” The Venue had only 150 miles on the clock but the service mechanics could not duplicate the failure. Then, a short while later, while driving at 20 mph, the failure happened again “causing her to side-swipe another vehicle to the left of her… The manufacturer was notified multiple times about the failure but offered no assistance.”

An owner from California whose Venue had 2,100 miles on the clock states that the SUV “has pulled to the right since Day One.” While the dealership tried to fix it by replacing the rear axle, that didn’t fix it.” Then they said it was “the casters on my front tires, which would mean there is something wrong with the struts on my brand new car. I bought this car with the safety of my 10-year-old kid I’m putting in this unit in mind.”

Electrical System Problems

Electrical system problems are varied. An owner from Florida complained to the NHTSA because “the horn became inoperable without warning.”

An owner from California had more extensive failures. For starters, “while exiting a parking spot, she heard an abnormal noise and had to depress the brake pedal forcefully to stop the vehicle.” No warning light was illuminated and was able to continue driving to her destination without experiencing another failure. Thankfully nothing else went wrong, because she also stated that the instrument cluster was inoperable.

Your Lemon Law Legal Rights

If you identify with the problems aired in this post, there’s a possibility you may have bought a lemon. If you have, Lemberg Law can help you get the lemon out of your life. Every year, auto manufacturers buy back, replace or pay cash settlements to thousands of ‘lemon’ owners like you.

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Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 30 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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  • Becky P

    I have had my 2022 Hyundia Venue for a year. I have a hole patched in my windshield last month. Now I need another one done. What is the deal with the windshield?

  • H. F

    I can’t get my car open. Well DUH I used both FOBs. No lights flashed. Trunk, hood and all doors are locked up tightly, alas I am on the outside and I’d really like to be driving the car. The temp in CT is well above freezing. I’d not driven the car in three days. I called the dealer’s service department late yesterday afternoon, though I left a message no call back has been received as yet

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