The Genesis model from Hyundai was dropped at the end of the 2016 model year, but became its own free-standing brand for 2017. Previously known as the Hyundai Genesis, it is now called the G80. Now these luxury cars are called Genesis G80 (which offers both a 3.8-liter V6 and 5.0-liter V8) and the larger Genesis G90 (which offers both a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 and 5.0-liter V8).

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2017 Genesis G80 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"I still use the rearview mirror and side mirrors as my backup guide and only rely on the backup camera as a secondary system. During the first month I owned the car, the backup camera failed the accuracy test as I could see in the rearview mirror. So, I stopped the car, took a picture of the car's screen, and pictures from several angles of the car's position and the trash receptacle that I had almost backed into because at that point, I had glanced at the backup camera. If CR wants a copy o"

Sharon P., NC (2017 Genesis G80 V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Loss of recognized iPod input via USB"

Dwayne W., CA (2017 Genesis G80 V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"I do like the screen picture, the ease of changing the volume of the directions, the well-designed keyboard for typing directions, the location of the screen, and road colors showing traffic flow. I¿m basically comparing the ease of Google maps and the frustration of learning to use the Genesis G80¿s navigation. The navigation system is has several flaws: 1) Although the main navigation screen is simple, it lacks vital functions: 1A) a simple route overview button is missing, instead, the use"

Sharon P., NC (2017 Genesis G80 V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Turn signal light bulb replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Genesis G80 V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"Seat cooling LED for high speed wasn't working when delivered. Set up a valet to take the car; they ordered the part and then eventually installed it"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Genesis G80 V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"Headliner developed a rattle near driver B-pillar over certain bumps/pavement. I took the vehicle in, drove with a tech, and they gave me a loaner while they fixed it. Very easy experience"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Genesis G80 V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Evaporator

"Bad odor coming from mold mildew in evaporator"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Genesis G80 V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
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