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2009 Hyundai Genesis repairs by problem area

Engine (14%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (56%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 390 repairs.

2009 Hyundai Genesis repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (21%)

Chart based on 28 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2009 Hyundai Genesis 4dr Sedan

375-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Hyundai Genesis in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

1000 mi
Audio system would lock up. 
Jan 2009

3000 mi
Same problem as before, audio system lockup 
Feb 2009

4000 mi
Audio system locked up again, replaced amp; fixed problem. 
May 2009

9000 mi
replaced RH front seat belt buckle 

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2009 Hyundai Genesis 4dr Sedan

290-horsepower 3.8L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Hyundai Genesis in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2008 - Sep 2015
Mar 2009

7440 mi
Speed sensor was cracked and needed to be replaced. Glitchy software, an upgrade was done. 
Jul 2010

35340 mi

C $30
Front left wheel bearing replaced 
Jul 2014

114680 mi

C $650
Hole in passenger side flexpipe 
Jul 2015

138900 mi

C $643
Wiper transmission and motor faulty 
Hyundai Genesis in Texas, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2012
Jan 2009

5000 mi
Fuel Release switch failed. Also did recall software updates and oil change. 
Hyundai Genesis in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
Jan 2009

2000 mi
Had a problem doing a T63 update (Update for Nav-system). Could not get it to work. Dealer had car for 5 days before I made a BIG fuss. They then tried the update/recall again and it went through! After 5 days!!! 
Hyundai Genesis in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2008 - Sep 2013
Nov 2008

3000 mi

US $5
Excessive heat building up in cup holder and center console when heat is activated for rear seat passengers. 
Aug 2009

12000 mi
Dealer says car was "built like that to keep coffee warm and/or cold depending on setting." Needless to say I was stunned at their response and their gall to think I was born yesterday! 
Sep 2013

59000 mi

US $125
had brake pads replaced 
Hyundai Genesis in Rhode Island, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2010
Oct 2008

2000 mi

US $23
While at the dealer for an oil change (I like to get the first oil change early) I mentioned the voice control problem. The Tech looked at it and said it was fine. After a brief discussion I left the shop only to find that it no longer functioned. ... 
Apr 2009

6000 mi
Genesis was returned for a reoccurring problem with the voice command system. Dealer did a number of firmware upgrades, but problem returned a few days later. Dealer currently working with the factory to find a solution. 
May 2009

7000 mi
After a number of visits to the dealer, the factory has decided to install a new radio/navigation system. The part has been ordered, but because of availability no date has been set for delivery/installation. 
Jun 2009

8000 mi
After waiting two weeks, went to dealer to ask status and was told they are waiting for a remanufactured radio. This implies that there are inherenet problems. Still waiting. 
Jul 2009

9000 mi
Radio was replaced, but not enough time has passed to be sure the problem is resolved. However, I remain optimistic that the replacement will solve the voice command problem. 
Aug 2009

10000 mi

US $50
My Genesis supposedly had the radio replaced, but after two weeks the problem resurfaced. Dealer states that they have no idea what to do and that I should talk to the Factory Rep. I will follow-up at some point. Appears they cannot fix the problem. 
Dec 2009

13000 mi
Replaced Sub-Woofer to fix speaker rattle, problem fixed. Also replaced Bluetooth/DVD head to resolve voice command problem. New DVD unit does not perform correctly and the voice command problem persists. Scheduled to replace DIS control. 
Feb 2010

14300 mi
DIS unit was replaced, but did not resolve the problem. Decided to stop pursuing a solution since the lease will expire in a few months. Hyundai did not seem to have the expertise to fix the problem, unfortunately.  
Hyundai Genesis in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Jul 2010
Sep 2008

1000 mi
Rear driver door lock failed to open with push of unlock button or remote. The lever would move as though it received the signal, but couldnt complete the unlock movement. Dome light flashes on occasion similar to a flourescent bulb warming up or dying. Dealer ordered a replacement part but delivery took too long and I wanted my car back. The part has since arrived, will be installed on my next service appt 
Jul 2010

18000 mi
Accordion cover on the sunroof mechanism glue wore off. Rattles from the dash area – fixed one but created another upon return of the car. Rear shocks also squeaked, dealer could not replicate… Dome light flickered… was replaced multiple times without solution. 
Hyundai Genesis in Texas, United States
Sep 2008 - Dec 2012
Oct 2008

6000 mi
Odometer and Speedometer off by about 5 mph. Told it is a miscalibration for the 18" wheels and they don't have a fix. 
Hyundai Genesis in Florida, United States
Sep 2008 - Oct 2012
Oct 2008 Some sort of software upgrade. Haven't noticed any difference after the upgrade. Never noticed any problem. 
Aug 2009

3000 mi
Software update for navigation/audio. Software update for air bags. 
Dec 2009

5000 mi
Antilock brake sensor caused the brakes to pulse at slow stop. Sensor replaced. 
Dec 2010

8000 mi
Attempted repair of rear window shade. Broke again in a couple of days. Ordered new shade. Ordered new interior driver's side door handle. Installed rear window shade. Installed door handle. 
Jul 2011

9000 mi
Paint bubbled and pealed (small spot, 2 inches by 1 inch)plus stone guard in front of left rear wheel replaced. 
Hyundai Genesis in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2008 - Jul 2011
Sep 2008

3000 mi
Poorly seated seal on driver's door, resulting in minor wind noise in passenger compartment. 
Feb 2009

11000 mi
TSB for software update of Tech/Nav system. Dealer inspected fuel door switch, which fails to work intermittently. Ordered a replacement, which was installed on a subsequent visit. 
Nov 2010

43000 mi
Dealer replaced TPS (throttle position sensor) under warranty. 

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2009 Hyundai Genesis Repair Histories

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