The Hyundai Genesis rivals high-end luxury sedans, but costs considerably less. Its luxuriously spacious interior and quietness far transcended its relatively modest price. We were also impressed with its smooth, punchy powertrain and excellent brakes. Handling is sound, but this is no sports sedan.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 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 2011 Hyundai Genesis 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

"Camera failed and was replaced under warranty"

H O., SC (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"intermittently failed"

Anonymous, OR (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Camera basically stopped working, blurry and odd colours. Very expensive do replace. Gave me a deal and put part on Warranty....saved me $900"

Max B., ON (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"camera picture became distorted. Camera was replaced under warrenty"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"camera worked off and on from 2weeks after I bought the car. because the shop could not pinpoint which electronic device was bad they did nothing. warranty replacement march 2015"

Stan C., TN (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Intermittently does not work. We get black screen with colored distance lines still visible but no image of what is behind us."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
CD player

"Would not accept CD's. Problem was fixed (CD replaced) by dealer without cost under warranty"

Emil H., GA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Does not automatically change CDs after last song is played"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Display screen difficult to see

"Screen mounted so in daylight can't read - it is useless. Display too bright at night - distracting -won't dim enough"

Malcolm L., TX (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"any time the sun in on the screen, you cannot see the image"

Dennis T., CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"The cursor knob on the console started to fail intermittently before the extended warranty was up, but would not fail for the dealership repair. Of course it stopped working completely after the 100K miles. Therefore I was inevitably forced with always seeing the idiot warning screen all the time. When I finally had it fixed, it cost $1300 for a part that took 5 minutes to replace. Also, the only cable(Hyundai only) I could use for my iPhone music was the iPod one provided, which worked for a while with the $30 adapter, but replacing the actual cord is impossible because it's now obsolete."

Anthony O., CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"about a quarter of the time, when we turn on the car we cannot activate the GPS, and cannot see out the back camera"

Mark F., FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Navigation / Touch screen display is major issue. System freezes about 10-15% of time. Unclear what causes, and only way to restart is to stop vehicle to reboot system. Freezes in different ways, and super frustrating to lose many functions"

Warren W., TX (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"On startup the Navigation system sometimes but not always would not Boot up and would stay frozen. Eventually the system would become operational"

Anonymous, AB (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"The control for all screen functions had to be replaced. Part had to shipped from Korea"

R J., TN (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"backup camera works intermittently - sometimes shows what is behind and sometimes goes blank"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"selection menu takes longer to find a song than inserting a CD, loading the CD, & selecting a song from CD, combined"

Anthony O., CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"I can not programm an address into it We had trouble with the first navigation system and Hyundai replaced the whole system under warranty. Now we have this problem but we have no longer the warranty for that. Fixing it we were told would cost $2200. !"

Lloyd S., TN (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"the nvg system went blank. I took the auto to a hyundai dealer & the professional rpairman said he thinks the fuse controlling the nvg imply somehow came loos & mid exam it came back on!!"

R H., TX (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"The entire GPS,Radio,Bluetooth/phone interface system failed == replaced twice. first time dealer ordered wrong part"

Stanley B., CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"When the in dash system failed to boot up, the navigation system would not operate and a blank screen would appear"

Anonymous, AB (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"The navigation system tells you the distances to the next few exits. As the closest exit was approaching the distance to that was accurate but the distance to the next few exits was no longer calculated until it, in fact, was the next exit"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"warranty- map update-THREE hours. $300 dollars & THREE hours for each update requested. I mounted my Garmin on the windshield. Life time updates $89!!"

Stan C., TN (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"The charge to update the GPS (over $1,000) in not realistic. I am in the process of purchasing a new car and that will be one feature that will help form my decision. May not buy a new Genesis."

Max B., ON (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Several people could not mate phone with blue tooth - so no voice commands or addresses"

Malcolm L., TX (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Bluetooth pairing is a major disappointment. When paired system is OK. However, the success rate is maybe 70%. Pairing sometimes happens when nearing vehicle, and will "hijack" phone calls"

Warren W., TX (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"They have changed out the head unit three times since we purchased this car because of phone issues with car"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"The phone pairing stopped working for a short period after it was originally set up. We set it up again and it appears to be working fine now"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Radio

"I'm 55 years old, and this Lexicon system's AM/FM radio reception is the worst of ALL vehicles I've ever owned (approximately 8-10). But.....the XM reception, if I would have so chosen to subscribe to, is excellent!"

Anthony O., CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"Radio will occasionally go on when the car is started. (Then takes two pushes of the on-off button to turn off.)"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"AM/FM reception is the worst of any of many previous vehicles driven. Radio selector doesn't work any more and stuck on idiot warning screen"

Anthony O., CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"I have had several instances where the sound system in totality seemingly goes dead. No sound is heard from the entertainment system, nav system satellite radio. Was told may the dealer that the system is a windows ce operating system, which I'm told can crash stopping all sound from the car speakers. So far, disconnecting the battery has resolved the issue when it happens. It's a known bug that Hyundai has extended the warranty for"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"A lot of static on number of stations. Service compares them to other similar radios to determine if there is a difference. To me it is comparing a defective item to another defective item"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"Volume knob has broken three different times. It is made from cheap plastic"

Douglas W., GA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"volume shut off while I was adjusting phone blue tooth and came back on two hours later after I turned car off and on a few times"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Worst AM/FM reception of all car radios I've heard. XM reception is perfect"

Anthony O., CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"twice would not come on"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"The system will freeze and radio and XM will not work at all. Many times the radio and XM crackle with the sound"

David L., VA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Routine software updates

"Absolutely absurd that the dealer wants to charge $1,000 to update the maps module. It is now very much out of date. At the overall price, the update should be a simple matter for them to update when I am in for routine maintenance. Better still do it over the airwaves. This will be the main reason that I will likely look to another brand for my next car purchase."

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Voice control commands

"Many times does not respond and many times is unable to recognized the command"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

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

12V power plug

"All 12V plug ins have stopped working. Very inconvenient as its now impossible to charge cell phone, etc."

Robert C., ON (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Body control module

"power windows fail to work, sometimes will roll down, then not roll up until the ignition is turned off, and then on again, and most times will begin working at that point"

Dennis T., CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Cruise control

"I had the entire cruise control system replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"The automatic cruise control distance feature wouldn't engage; therefore, the whole system didn't function"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Smart cruise would not stay on"

T C., TX (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"rear light was subj of a recall. It was fixed @ dealer during maintenance visit."

R H., TX (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"blinker light and lock on rear door"

Judy C., AL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Recall for bad brake light switch which could cause the brake lights to not work"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Defective diode in taillight system"

Anonymous, AL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"brake lights go out"

Anonymous, NV (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Headlights

"Headlights often would go out for a few seconds when using the turn signal"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"light control switch on left steering pillar would malfunction during dimming and headlights would go completely dark"

Harwell S., KY (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"lights will go off when turning. not all of the time"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Adaptive Headlights can flicker off when using turn signal while in the turn itself. Need to have turn signal stalk replaced (as I understand it) to resolve the issue"

Fred N., FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"When using turn signal, headlites woud occasionally & momentarily go out. Switg as'y replaced.-Problem resolved"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"automatic headlights would turn off when signaling a lane change"

Terry O., FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"The preset seat adjustment in position #2 only returns about 3" which makes it difficult to enter because my short wife uses #2 and I can't fit because it's too tight. I have to manually move the seat back"

John M., FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Drivers seat heater no longer works"

Donald M., LA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Interior lights

"INTERIOR DASHBOARD LIGHTS BLINK ON/OFF WITH NO APPARENT FREQUENCY"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Car would have it's trunk open and run the battery down because the dash indicator light and trunk light would be on-trunk was mistakenly (accidentaly?) opened by the key fob (I assume)."

Victor S., PA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Two electric door lock actuators failed"

K H., OR (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"Key FOB stopped working even after battery was replaced"

Terry O., FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Factory key FOB stops working intermittently. Have replaced batteries in both and it still won't work occasionally. We have to take the key out of the FOB and open and start the vehicle manually. This does not happen very often, but it does happen."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Tire pressure monitor

"too sensitive, have to go in for a 0ne psi out of spec condition regularly"

Anonymous, NV (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
USB port

"The USB doesn't produce enough voltage to recharge my cell phone"

John M., FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Lost my brakes but because I had 100,000 warranty they covered the 2500.00 cost"

Steven M., FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"Factory put wrong brake fluid in and it corroded system and leaked. Dealer would not cover it under recall or warranty"

Patrick P., FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"ABS light is on constantly. Mechanic says it is a sensor in the ABS control unit which costs $2000 to replace. It is absurd to have to replace a computer board at that price to fix a safety issue"

Jeff C., SC (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Received a recall on the brake light system that and was told a $1500 part had failed that was not covered by the warranty or recall. My local dealer convinced Hyundai to replace it so only costs were labor"

Kathleen D., AL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Had brake pedal on 4 occasions in one day, once the next day,, go ALMOST to floor. ABS valve replaced. No problem since. Service unable to duplicate problem prior to repair"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"It seems the factory put the wrong brake fluid in during manufacture. It was a corrosive and over time (after warranty expired) ate through the metal. ABS system had to be replaced. Dealer offered to pay cost of new brake fluid. Cost of replacing the ABS system $2000."

Patrick P., FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Master cylinder

"It was leaking oil. The brain of the braking system was also faulty and had to be replaced. Hyundai provided that at no charge!"

Anonymous, CO (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"Experienced failure of the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit causing brakes to not work. However, even though car was out of warranty (5 1/2 years old and 67,000+ miles), Hyundai covered the HECU part and labor to repair"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Parking brake

"Premature wear from an unkown source. The back wheels locked up / chattered and when this happened I called for a tow"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"Jan, 10 2020, parking break locked up, car could not be driven. The part had to be ordered and it took one week to be fixed. They replaced the computer system which controlled the parking brake. It cost us $2900. So far the car is running well."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Premature brake wear

"backup camera failed quite some time ago just as car came out of warranty"

Steven M., ON (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"Brakes seemed to suddenly shudder and vibrate big time when slowing from highway speeds. Was just after having tires rotated. Took it back to dealer thinking the tire change had caused problem. Had to pay over $1,000 for repairs. Did it at a private shop not the dealer, very frustrated with service from Hyundai."

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Rotors

"Hold feature damaged the rotors when it was engaged. The garage said that this had happened to other Genesises. I am not using the Hold feature because it caused an expensive repair to the brakes."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Squeaking

"brake sqeak rev. and clunk noise rev. to fwd gear"

R M., CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"It did not cool anymore"

Lloyd S., TN (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"Wasn’t cooling, only blowing warming air"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Hyundai Genesis)
Blower (fan) motor

"AC center console rear passenger vents only blow hot air or no air when AC is on"

Anthony O., CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"rear passenger center console vent blows hot air only."

Anthony O., CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Electrical failure

"The AC would only work periodically for the last year and the problem could not be duplicated/identified after 3 trips to the dealer service department. Finally, after contacting Hyundai corporate customer service, the local dealer basically dismant"

Anonymous, AL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Heater system

"Air conditioning was emitting heat. Fan would blow but no cold air."

Anonymous, GA (2011 Hyundai Genesis)
Refrigerant leaks

"I have brought my Genesis and my daughters Sonata back for refrigerant leaks Every year I need to add refrig. Hyundai said that they can’t find a leak so I add it myself."

Donald M., LA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"piston rings failed due to oil pump failure. Although out of warranty Hyundai paid for most of the repair cost"

Michael L., NJ (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"Serious rattle on cold startup. After 3 visits, Dealer found faulty oil pressure buildup. Hyundai authorized engine replacement. Work not completed yet"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Brought my vehicle to one dealer in Miami and when they looked at my car they told me it would cost $5,500. for something electrical. I then called my nephew a mechanic to speak to the dealer and he told me to get my car out of there they are trying to rip me off. I told them that and they told me it would take a couple of hours because they had to put my car back together. I asked why because I thought only you use the computer to read the issue. Anyway, when I retrieved my car it had a strange noise in two areas and then on the way home noticed that the temperature gauge was not working so I drove home on Saturday and waited until Monday to take it to my dealer where I bought the car. On my way to the dealership my car overheated and I had to pull over to call a tow truck but this would not have happened if the first dealer did not disconnect my thermostat, any way it cost me over 2,000 to have them fix the problem but then the bigger problem cost me nothing because I still had two warranties on the vehicle and the other dealership said I had not warranties at all left. They were out to rob me and it still ended up costing me for the overheated situation because it affected my radiator and other components attached to that issue. But I kept having small problems come up from the electrical issue and then Hyundai agreed to replace the engine at no cost to myself. Thank you Hyundai"

Steven M., FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"Complete engine failure Hyundai replaced engine under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Timing belt or chain

"Chain adjusters"

D O., FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Timing Belt tensioners had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"most exterior painted plastic......paint is blistering, turning yellow, and then falling off...example: front and rear bumpers, grill surround, trim pieces on doors and side of body...this is white pearl in color"

Dennis T., CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"The paint on a window pillar has rubbed or worn. The best fix the dealer could offer was for me to tape and spray paint the pillar. Very unsatisfactory"

Lindsay B., NC (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"The paint on the rear bumper revealed primer coat in some areas. Dealer repainted bumper under warranty at no cost to me"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"The clear coat on the front bumper bubbled and pealed off"

Anonymous, BC (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Rust

"Recently I have noticed rust spots around the rear fender around the wheel well on the passenger side. It seems to be a paint or metal failure in this particular area (e.g. no rust elsewhere on the vehicle). I'm surprised this would occur after 7 years with what is supposed to be a luxury vehicle"

Robert C., ON (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

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.

What Owners Say

Bushings

"The bushings for the load-bearing suspension points in the front end were too worn to achieve wheel alignment. The alignment shop (independent - not dealer owned) reported it and the dealer repaired it and charged the extended warranty carrier. We paid nothing but the car was in the shop for a few days. Mileage was about 99,000, we had a 100,000 mile policy."

Donald M., CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"There was no noticeable problem. Was really disappointed that this problem was identified about 3 months after the warranty had expired. Both rear lower control arm bushings were replaced which then also require a 4 wheel alignment."

Leo P., BC (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"This was probably part of the whole issue, but not the whole thing"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Especially cold, about 10 miles, turning curves while moving was very difficult. When stopped and then turning, turn would be fine. Took car dealership doing what we told him to try before they could see the problem. Replaced the front steering c"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"Power steering intermittent then failed. Could drive but difficult at low speed"

Anonymous, SC (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

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

What Owners Say

Alternator

"It wore out and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"Alternator went out Hyundai replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Coil

"coil on 2 cylinders failed. Cost about $1200 to replace"

Anonymous, AB (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

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.

What Owners Say

Windows

"Stopped going up and down ,Drivers side only ...."

Anonymous, TN (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"window controls went out several times"

Bryan S., TX (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The moon roof stopped working and was difficult to get repaired. they had to remove the entire headliner and moonroof. had wind noise after which they resolved"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"irritating rattle in seat belt raise/lower mechanism. Was told not a solvable problem"

Anonymous, OR (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"trans died. replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Replaced under warranty"

Scott P., CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"Idler pulley bearing was bad"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"first start in the morning...cold engine...horrible loud knocking that goes away in 2 or 3 seconds of running...researched on internet, discovered cause...timing chain hydraulic tensioners lose oil, hence timing chain is loose until oil pressure resumes on startup...has been a redesign by Hyundai, but Hyundai Corporate denies the problem exists"

Dennis T., CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

Drive System

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

What Owners Say

Electrical failure

"The alternator went bad. I only knew because the navi system said start the engine to avoid battery damage. I was driving it until I realized what had happened. $1200 repair."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Stability control (ESC)

"ESC and ABS lights are on constantly (both together). Sensor error is the cause and the cost is $2000 to replace the ABS/ESC controller module"

Jeff C., SC (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"adaptive cruise works for 5 minutes and then shuts itself off"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Radiator

"Hole in radiator! Very rare. And bad fuel pump. On Y fuel pump covered by warrantee"

James B., CT (2011 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

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.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Nov 07 2014
A following vehicle may not recognize that the vehicle is slowing or coming to a stop if the stop lamps on the vehicle do not illuminate as expected. There is an increased risk of a rear-end crash as a result.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2009-2011 Hyundai Genesis vehicles manufactured April 30, 2008, to November 21, 2010, and 2011 Hyundai Equus vehicles manufactured July 31, 2010, to November 21, 2010. Due to a circuit failure, the stop lamps in the affected vehicles may not illuminate.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will repair the stop lamp switch circuit, free of charge. Hyundai issued an interim notification to owners on January 6, 2015. The recall began on March 23, 2015. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. Hyundai's number for this recall is 125.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V713000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 42925
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FLUID
Oct 29 2013
If the module corrodes, reduced brake effectiveness may result, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Genesis vehicles manufactured April 30, 2008, through March 28, 2012. The vehicles may contain brake fluid which does not protect against corrosion of the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU).
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners and instruct them to bring their vehicle to a dealer for service. Hyundai will inspect the HECU module for proper operation, and will replace the modules as necessary. Hyundai will replace the factory brake fluid in those vehicles that have not previously had the factory brake fluid replaced. These repairs will be done free of charge. The recall began on December 24, 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151 or by email at consumeraffairs@hmausa.com. Hyundai's recall number is 114.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V489000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 43500
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
Apr 01 2013
Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of Park without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 Accent, model year 2007-2011 Azera, Sonata and Sante Fe,2006-2011 Tucson, 2009-2011 Elantra Touring, 2007-2010 Elantra, 2008-2011 Veracruz, 2009-2011 Genesis, 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, 2007-2008 Entourage, and 2006-2008 Tiburon vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Hyundai recalled 1,059,824 model year 2007-2009 Accent and Tucson, model year 2007-2010 Elantra, model year 2007-2011 Santa Fe, model year 2008-2009 Veracruz, model year 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, and model year 2011 Sonata vehicles. In September 2013, Hyundai informed the agency that it was adding more vehicles to this campaign, representing an additional 652,512 units. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 1,712,336. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake transmission shift interlock feature, preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. The safety recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's recall campaign number is 110.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V113000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1712336
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