A credible luxury car, the Genesis has much to offer. It's quiet, roomy and well-equipped. Further, the Hyundai's nicely finished cabin has unusually accommodating rear seats. The powertrain delivers plenty of punch, with either the V6 tested here, or the V8 we tested previously. A 2012 update boosted the V6's horsepower and added an eight-speed automatic transmission.
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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 over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 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 2012 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

"Could not make out backup camera pics. Item was repaired"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"The camera picture was intermittent"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"When I place the vehicle in reverse. the screen go blank"

Anonymous, AE (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)

"Sensor "buttons" in rear bumper became defective and three (out of the four) button sensors had to be replaced under warranty by Hyundai dealership service. The defective sensors caused a constant false reading in the instrument pod display"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"2 front parking assist sensors needed to be replaced because they were triggering warning light in error"

Anonymous, KS (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)

"Periodically, the camera fails to work. Appears to be a loose wire or connection. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not"

Fred P., TX (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"The camera has recently started to flicker during use. The main issue is the video is out of proportion on the left and right parking lines. What I mean is, the drivers side line always seems closer than it actually is. This is miniscule in comparison to other issues but it could lead to a safety concerns depending on what the vehicle is used for and if this same camera system is on different Hyundai makes"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"Front right parking sensor goes off intermittently with nothing in the area"

Mark S., TN (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

"Display is virtually impossible to see in any light"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Display screen freezes up

"The display screen would intermittently freeze and you could not change its settings"

Harold W., FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"When shifting into reverse the back up camera does not come on. In addition, I can not switch to navigation system"

John B., TX (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"When the navigation screen freeze you cant see navigation, back up cam, radio or climate selections"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Sometimes display would freeze up. eventually the dealer fixed it,"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"once or twice every several months the whole system freezes. Dealer can re-set or it resets after several starts but system cannot be fixed to eliminate the problem. Same problem I had in 2009 and 2011 Genesis"

Jay G., FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"from time to time the system had failed to boot up leaving only the genesis logo screen. I am unable to view hvac and audio settings, although they can be adjusted using the hard buttons on the dash. This is often cleared up when I turn off and resta"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Screen goes blank and will not recover until car is restarted sometimes 2-4 times to get computer to reboot properly"

Robert D., TN (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"replaced 3 times whole system. freezes, slow to go to next function. B/U cam comes on after I'm going forward. Gps can't find address' that are over 50 years old! Painful. Dealer says no upgrades"

Murray G., AB (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Have an extended warranty. The radio gps etc is only covered for 3 years with initial warranty so I was covered. Even though the dealer witnessed the problem, the warranty service could not and initially refused to replace. Finally after a lot of ha"

James H., CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"See above. The GPS feature in the Genesis just stops with no knowledge. I know of no way to correct this major defect. Rumor has it that the Dealers know of the defect but will not fix it because of the cost"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)

"The display screen became unresponsive when the center control/sector knob became inoperative."

Vivian S., CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"The screen periodically fails to show the backup camera so it makes it hard to back into the garage and stop in the right place."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Screen freeze up and an estimate was over $1,000 to repair. Refuse to pay that amount."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Display stopped working $2000 repair Not covered by 5yr bumper to bumper as it was the only thing on vehicle with 3yr coverage"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"The display and all related systems sometimes randomly RE boot"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)

"Screen has Hyundai logo and cannot be reset without powering off the car and waiting 5 minutes. Radio works with no visual display. backup camera doesn't."

Ed M., SC (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"On occasion, the center screen freezes up upon starting the car, then makes a popping sound as it resets itself. This has occurred about half a dozen times. In one instance, the audio system went completely silent for about 15 minutes. No sound from radio, cd, ipod, or phone (bluetooth)."

Anonymous, SC (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

"The entire system: GPS, radio, CD player, Bluetooth and voice command all shut down. I must, at the direction of the service manager, pull a specific fuse &reinsert 30 seconds later. The dealer ran a diagnostic and all was okay. Happened only 3 times"

Anonymous, LA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"This is the only area I have had issues with. The dealer has replaced the entire Nav/Entertainment unit twice, under warranty. Apparently a common problem with this car. Love the car otherwise"

Will D., AZ (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Screen would randomly freeze or go blank, which doubled the ability to use the radio, Navigation or any other feature useless. After a year plus the navigation system failed completely and needed to be replaced. This fixed the random screen freeze to date but at a shared cost with Hyundai that was 575 to me"

Daniel A., NV (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"the blue tooth problem; backup camera problem and display problem are all linked."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Glitch comes and goes"

Anonymous, (2012 Hyundai Genesis None Unsure)

"Dilly screen went out. Hyundai claimed it was primarily a radio so it wasn't covered by the warranty. The screen covers more then the radio sa I screamed and yelled so they covered most of it under warranty"

Paul M., CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Display screen goes blank and restarts itself; if in navigation mode the navigation forgets its currently programmed trip. This started the day the car was purchased and has been back to the shop numerous times for repairs. Still not repaired. Dealer conveniently not sure of the problem although they did change 5 or 6 batteries in the first 5 years. When the car is off for a couple hours such as at work, shortly after I start driving when I use the indicator the lights (headlights) flicker off the first couple of times. Dealership unable to fix, which is why I will probably never buy another Hyundai."

Robert B., AL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Surround sound kicks out every time I stop the car and restart it again. It used to disconnect after three or four restarts and the dealer would not do anything until it did it every time. I assume that it is too late now to ask them to do anything about it. It is quite a pain!"

George G., VA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"I am a Google/Android phone user and find most of the factory installed components in vehicles are more compatible with Apple user devices. I have had my Genesis since 2012 and still cannot pair my phone in order to play MP3 songs over the car radio. The phone portion works fine receiving and calling. Asked dealer for help but they didn't have a solution"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Hardware replacement

"Radio/Navigation system periodically ceases to function. No radio, no navigation, nothing. Then it just returns. Mysteriously an electrical problem. Also, DVD will not accept a disc."

Anonymous, MI (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Hyundai replaced nav system electronics twice"

R B., NJ (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Unable to activate (touch screen unresponsive)"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"give inaccurate routing instruction, direction where there are no roads"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Extremely confusing to use. Frequently provides incorrect route guidance"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"Charges to update the GPS sys even with Platinum service protection is excessive. $300 for one time update"

Robert D., TN (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"GPS malfunctioned at random, from initial purchase new in 2012. Dealer denied that there was any failure with GPS. We took it back to dealer several times but Dealer did nothing. This year it has been revealed that this is a national defect in thi"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)

"The central control knob for making and changing selections froze (broke?) so that the underlying control board had to be replaced, costing $1100 for repair."

Vivian S., CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"The computer that works GPS, back up cam, outside mirrors, power windows etc freeze up. Intermitten problem but they say they would have to replace the main computer at a cost well over $1,000 dollars. Not willing to pay that prie."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Some times it works, other times not. Dealer says only fix is unit replacement $5,000."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"It is too difficult to program addresses at times."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)

"Doesn't work all the time, makes serious mistakes on directions"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"It wouldn't stay on the English language. I kept resetting it and it finally took."

August C., SC (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"After multiple times (at least 20) of the screen freezing the navigation system failed."

Daniel A., NV (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"All part of the same problem"

Jay G., FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"system doesn't always pair phone"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Pairing is dropped. Taken to the dealer numerous times and they could not fix. New iphone 5s doesn't pair at all"

Greg P., ON (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"At startup the screen/display freezes with hyundai logo and backup view doesn't work . Needs to be powered of for at leased 15 minutes to work on startup again."

Ed M., SC (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"All parts of the in dash and console and steering wheels controls for the Audio/Visual system quit. It crashed. I pulled out a yellow fuse aka circuit breaker from the left side of the dash, with the door open and waited for a minute and reinserted it and all A/V electronics came back on. I did have to pair my cell phone and reset the digital clock in the dash. I happens every now and then. About, once a year. It never impaired my ability to drive the vehicle."

Anonymous, LA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Radio

"The radio freezes with no sound coming from speakers. This includes phone calls and other audio. Was finally fixed with a major software update but took almost 3 years"

D R., CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"The whole radio/screen stopped working and the whole radio system needed to be replaced"

Denise T., NY (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"The entire Bluetooth system, radio and GPS goes down for no apparent reason. It has been a constant problem since I purchased the car. Hyundai has offered little help even though this is a widely known problem"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"The radio (very infrequently) just stops working. After the car is turned off for more than 30 minutes and restarted the radio functions normally. This has happened about 5 or 6 times since I've leased the vehicle in 2012"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"problems with up-dating the nav. system"

Jerry L., FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"antenna had to be replaced for sirius radio"

Gerald L., NS (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)

"radio stopped working. the following day I started the car and it started working again. do not know why it stopped the first time. still working"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"Radio stopped working . Shut down car and reboot and it would start to work again"

John K., AZ (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"On an intermittent basis, audio system does not work causing all audio to cease including radio (Satellite, HD, AM, FM), navigation system voice commands, and other systems that produce voice prompts, commands and/or audio. Shutting the vehicle down for approximately one hour seems to "reset" the system and upon restarting vehicle the audio returns"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"On occasion the radio will show that it is on but no sound whether you chose the radio, CD or Ipod. I have to remove the fuse from the drivers side fuse panel and reset the entire system. Once in a while the entire screen goes blank and resets itself while driving"

Todd C., GA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"All three of these problems are interrelated. Voice navagation doesn't work properly because radio system doesn't work and it would cost $750 to fix if they had a replacement but they don't!!!"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"problem with enhanced sound feature disconnecting by itself"

George G., VA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Speakers

"The rear speakers have gone quieter and the fade must be placed almost all the way back to hear music from the front and rear speakers"

Douglas B., CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"The audio on the radio, bluetooth, nav system would go silent and require me to reset a fuse in the fuse box to restore"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"fixed under warranty"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Voice control commands

"System does not respond correctly to voice commands. Misinterprets commands and/or provides incorrect responses"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"Won't recognize some commands. Techs say I need to replace the radio system but they are not availalbe"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"The voice command did not respond in making a Phone Call, but later that day I did get to work"

H B., UT (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L 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

Body control module

"Driver side controls for the windows is intermittent. After having the driver window down, it is not possible sometimes to use the control to have the window closed. The individual controls for the passenger and rear windows could be used to close those windows. I had similar intermittent issues with the navigation system that was brought in under warrentee that was not fixed and when I brought it back a few months later, the Hyundai dealer wanted to charge for the repair since it was past the warrentee period. Took approximately 6 months to have it resolved without a charge - it should have been corrected the first time and if they could not fix the issue there should not be a later charge. Hyundai corporation was of not help."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Passenger side view mirror failed to retract due to motor burn out. had to be replaced"

Vivian S., CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Cruise control

"Cruise control stopped working. Source of the problem was traced to the main computer in the car"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"The computer that controls cruise control, interval monitoring, etc. failed and had to be replaced at a cost of around $4,000."

Jeffrey B., IL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)

"Will not turn on at all, the road and light sensors appear to be broken"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Turn signal burned out"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Headlights

"Bulb went dim - Hyundai replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Would not adjust to center. Dealer "manually" adjusted headlights 12 degrees resulting in damage to electronic control circuit and beams directed at a 40 degree angle upward. Both head lamps replaced under warranty at a cost of $3,000 plus"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Blink off an on independently of my doing anything. The dealer twice and they could not duplicate. Then it cleared itself up"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"at night the headlights dim when the turn signal is engaged"

R A., CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Headlights went off when turn signals were activated"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"they don't seem to remain level"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"The headlight ballast had to be replaced because otherwise the light was not functional."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"The driver's seat doesn't move forward or backward, needs to be repaired"

Philip L., CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"driver's seat takes far too long to heat up and at its warmest, it's not very warm"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"heated driver seat will not turn off until car is shut down"

Dan K., TX (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"passenger seat heater went out"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Interior lights

"The dash lights change from day brightness to night and back an forth dealer replies can not duplicate"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Trunk light malfunction drained battery. New battery required but Hyundai would not replace under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Keyless entry quit working. Had to pay $300 for repair at dealer."

Brian K., MO (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"All doors would not lock when locking button pushed. Electric windows periodically would not function."

Anonymous, AL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"The TPMS light would illuminate signalling an issue. It will go away the next time the car is started. Sometimes it will stay off for weeks at a time"

Todd C., GA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Warning lights

"sensor warning sounds at irrelevant times. (apply brakes) or backing up etc"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)

"a couple of frayed wires caused the brake light on the dash to stay on"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"Wipers stopped working"

William C., SC (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"The wiper motor went out and had to be replaced in April of 2015"

Anonymous, AL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Wiper control arm from wiper motor to wipers broke.Wipers didn't work at all."

J D., QC (2012 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

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Front air dam to too low to clear just about anything. Constant bumping into bumpers, curbs and dips in the street"

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Low front bumper catching on parking barriers and curbs."

Dennis D., CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"trim around window, drivers side, front, cracked"

Michael R., TX (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"loose and wrinkled driver seat cover. looks awful"

Robert M., FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Small paint bubble in center of trunk, consisting of little dot in the middle of a small circle that feels soft to the touch"

Kay M., SC (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Paint chipping at drivers door rocker panel. So far Hyundai dealers refuse to repair under warranty"

Richard W., GA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)

"As you enter the driver or passenger door to sit down, if you hit the door panel with your foot, it doesn't take much to chip the paint as you enter the car. I have seen this problem on many Gensis cars and pointed it out to dealership. This is a des"

Frank H., FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Paint on the rear bumper and rocker panels is peeling off. It is the clear coat"

Randall R., CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Front bumper lower part paint peeling"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Paint on rear bumper started chipping off. It was the clear coat"

Anonymous, (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Paint on plastic areas is easily scratched off."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Paint on rear deck is fading and peeling. I reported this problem when the car was only a couple years old but Hyundai would not repaint car"

D B., SK (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Paint on rear bumper and lower quarter panels discolored and peeled off"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Rust

"Rust around wheel well on drivers side. Had repaired by local body shop"

Steve B., IA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)

"Very tiny rust spots are beginning to show up on the car. I have attempted to polish these out with limited success"

D B., SK (2012 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)

"left front hub sensor went out , built into hub for ABS cost of $ 1000 to repair with leads"

Anonymous, TN (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"The complete ABS module had to be replaced, very expensive"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Master cylinder

"Recall for replacement of brake master cylinder. Required 10 days in dealer shop for repair"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Cost $3000.to replace the master cylinder and ABS module!"

Ed M., SC (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Brake boost abruptly stopped. Linked to a recall issue with corrosion in the control electronics. Dealer fixed at Hyundai expense"

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"corrosion resulted in total brake failure. hyundai had a recall on 58000 vehicles for the same problem-claimed my car was not a recall candidate. they eventually did cover the $3600 repair when i threatened to sue"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Front Brake pads replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)
Parking brake

"Emergency Parking Brake activated independently while stopped, would not disengage."

Robert J., TX (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"This is the most recent issue. After parking on a modest slope and setting the brake, the car continued to move and the EPB light came on, along with a noticeably audible noise that sounded like a drill spinning on a stripped screw.. After getting the car back into gear, the AUTO HOLD light came on, although it was not functioning. Both the EPB and AUTO HOLD lights went out after restarting the car; however, the malfunction returns after attempting to set the parking brake."

Anonymous, SC (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Premature brake wear

"the brakes rusted up aftter 3000 miles when at the beach. I heard they didn't do a recall on needing lubricant in the brake fluid but instead, when people came in with anything on the Genesis, they swapped out the brake fluid with some with lubrican"

Eric L., NC (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Brakes and rotors replaced at dealership after 80000 miles. I do not do a lot of city driving"

Steve B., IA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)
Regular brake failure

"There have been times when the car would not start. There was nothing you could do - the brake pedal locks and the car will not start. We took it to the dealer and they could not find any problems. We were told in researching that it is definitely"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"complete brake failure due to corrosion in master cylendar"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Hard auto shifting in lower gears -1, 2, 3"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"After several trips to the dealer to fix a transmission problem, they finally agreed to replace the transmission. However, they did not have the part in CA and had to order it. The car was out of service for 2 months"

Harold B., ON (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"sealed system so when started slipping took to dealer and they said intermittent. Gave it to them and took diff car till they found problem. Same day confirmed needed new transmission. Kicked like a mule with rpm up to 4500"

Murray G., AB (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Started slipping one year ago. Got worse and worse until it had to be replaced."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Erratic gear shifts prior to replacement"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"replacement covered under warranty. Dealer addressed, service was exceptional"

Kevin D., CO (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"Rough shifting was fixed under warranty"

Anonymous, (2012 Hyundai Genesis None Unsure)

"Bang shifting 2 nd to 3rd and 4th to 5th"

J D., QC (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Shifting rougher than when new. Hyundai replaced the transmission under warranty and vehicle is like new again"

Ernest S., TX (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)

"jerking into various gears"

Ron S., CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Transmission problems were a nightmare and it took three separate visits to Hyundai to eventually get them to totally replace the system"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

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

"ac stopped working"

Carey P., CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Stopped working and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"ran constantly, made a loud rattling noise"

Anonymous, OR (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Quit blowing cold air. Dealer fixed immediately with replacement"

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)
Automatic climate control

"After starting heat was blown out of the vents. It took about 5 minutes or so before the AC started working"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Automatic temperature control does not work properly. Does not supply cold air when car is hot"

Fred P., TX (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Condenser

"A/C condenser went bad and cost $2K to replace. Ouch."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"Driver side heated seat went out and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, AL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Heater system

"SEEMS TO WANT TO HEAT WHATEVER SETTINGS ARE, AND OTHER TIMES NO HEAT WHATEVER SETTINGS ARE"

Anonymous, AL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"Recharged after 60K/6 years"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"The entire \A?C unit had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2012 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.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"The transmission cable failed and had to be replaced. It was fine at speed but would lock idling."

Anonymous, ON (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Rough shifting

"wouldn't shift gears"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"slipping shift at 2000rpm causes engine to freely rev to 4000rpm then sometimes a severe thud when transmission engages seconds later. Problem seems to have gone away with warmer weather. I had to get the thing re-calibrated and am not sure if problem has gone away"

Anonymous, BC (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Intermittent rough shifting which Hyundai has yet been able to fix"

Anonymous, SK (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"hard to shift then when t did it would bang into gear"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"transmission stays in lower gear longer before switching to a higher gear. surge or jerk when shift occurs"

Anonymous, LA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Transmission computer

"WHEN YOU WANT TO ACCELERATE HARD FROM LOW-MEDIUM SPEEDS, THE GUY JUST KIND OF HESTITATES WHILE IT CONSIDERS IF IT WANTS TO DOWNSHIFT"

Anonymous, AL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)

"don't know where the problem originates or the cause. When it first occurred shop changed settings on transmission making car peppier (changed shift points)"

Anonymous, LA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Transmission was shifting in an unsmooth manner. Broken sensor was detected and replaced"

David D., MA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

"Intermittent check engine light; shows code P0841, transmission Fluid pressure sensor switch. It comes and goes and I believe there is a TSB for this issue."

Kenneth G., FL (2012 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

Doors or sliding doors

"the rear driverside door latch stopped working, so the door would not close"

Brad B., NC (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

"seat stuck in one position"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Sunroof

"sunroof became stuck open"

Alan S., TX (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"The opening linkage got jammed. That was to expensive to fix."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"the sun roof would not close one day because the rail assembly was broken. repaired at dealer $718"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Came off track requiring expensive repair"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"trunk would not latch and needed to be realigned"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Windows

"must jiggle switch on front driver and front passenger windows to get down"

Anonymous, CA (2012 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

Ball joints

"driver's side front needed replacement"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Power steering leaks

"the right front rack and pinion connection is leaking, will cost approximately $1,800.00 to repair, is out of warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Replacement shocks and struts are only available from the dealer and at an unreasonable cost."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Front suspension is far too soft, inadeuate even for normal driving. After–market parts are navailable and OEM parts from dealer are unaffordable, e.g., c. $3000 to buy and install new shocks and struts for the front end."

Joseph B., TX (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Ride is extremely tough, almost as if there are no shock absorbers. In recent months I have been unable to get wheels properly balanced. Used dealer for balance and aligned and I have used independent service, changed TWO sets of tires and been back multiple times for balance/rotate, but still have vibration."

Robert B., AL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)
Steering wheel vibration

"left front wheel thumps at moderate sppeeds"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"Car pulls left"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"The car wouldn't run"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Engine using oil. 1 litre per 1000 kms. Rmontheplaced engine after 7 months of complaining"

Gerald L., NS (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)

"Excessive oil consumption. Hyundai replace entire engine under warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)

"The engine was using excess amounts of oil"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)

"Excessive oil usage starting at 50,000 miles. Hyundai replaced entire engine under warranty"

Paul M., FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)
Timing belt or chain

"Chain rattles on startup. Too expensive to fix."

Anonymous, KY (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

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.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Has taken the dealer at least three days to diagnose the problem."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Fuel cap

"Problem with fuel cap resulted in improper triggering of gas pump shut off while refueling, even though gas tank was still empty. Would occur 15-20 times in single refueling, which necessitated replacement of whole gas tank"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Had to fill gas tank very slowly; otherwise gas backed up. Some kind of valve was replaced but it's only a little better"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Sending unit failed at two points. Hyundai repaired it but took them two times because of the problem"

Patrick O., GA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"not sure, had a heavy odor of fuel inside of the cabin."

James M., NV (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

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

"Alternator completely failed and had to be replaced."

Jeffrey B., IL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery died in Winter 2 times for unknown cause. shop exam and recharge solved"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)

"Battery totally died in 20 months warranty replaced it at no cost"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Spark plugs needed to be replaced. Engine was not operating efficiently. Gas consumption. Idle problems. Hyundai replaced spark plugs and solved the problem(s)"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)
Starter

"ON an away"“from"“home trip, the starter failed totally requiring a tow to nearest dealer and overnight shipment of new starter for installation the next day."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Difficult to fill up gas tank

"Strange how sometimes when filling up with gas, it auto stops like it is full when it is not. somehow the gas is backing up into the hose casuing it to stop - and then I have to re-start flling. sometimes 6-10 times during fill up"

Eric L., NC (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"If you do not line up the nozzle just right the pump will cut off before the tank fills"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Vapor control systems used in California make it nearly impossible to full up the gas tank without dozens of false gas pump shut offs."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Backup camera quit totally this year and had to be replaced. Front sensors also gave false alerts beginning this year and need to be replaced."

Anonymous, MN (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)

"The control of the adaptive cruise control became inoperative, but was replaced quickly under warranty. No problems since then."

Michael R., TX (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 5.0-L V8)

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

"Repeated problem with electric window and door locks"

Anonymous, AL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 3.8-L V6)

"Bad starter."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Hyundai Genesis None 4.6-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

Body Integrity

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

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Recalls
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VISIBILITY
Feb 29, 2016
Inoperative wipers during inclement weather can decrease driver visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2012 Genesis vehicles manufactured August 1, 2011, to April 30, 2012, and 2011-2013 Equus vehicles manufactured July 10, 2011, to June 12, 2012. The windshield wiper motor cover seal on the affected vehicles may degrade allowing corrosion on the wiper motor's circuit board. The corrosion can cause intermittent or total loss of wiper function.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiper motor cover and seal, free of charge. The recall began on April 22, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 140.
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: 16V117000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 18700
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
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
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