2012 Hyundai Genesis Hyundai Genesis 2012

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2012 Hyundai Genesis repairs by problem area

Engine (15%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (2%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (54%)

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

Other (7%)

Chart based on 179 repairs.
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2012 Hyundai Genesis engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (4%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (91%)

Chart based on 23 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Hyundai Genesis 4dr Sedan

429-horsepower 5.0L V8 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

32000 mi Engine replaced, burning 2 quarts/1000 miles. Hyundai replaced engine 
80000 mi

US $750
Check engine light on. Check engine light blinks with engine shakes from time to time. Shop diagnosed and new spark plugs + ignition pack are installed. 
45000 mi 5.0 V8 has faulty piston rings. Multiple "oil consumption test" 1qt per 1000-1100 miles. Hyundai "claims" until oil consume goes <1k per qt, they do nothing. Many others have their 5.0 replaced w/far less oil consumption. 
5000 mi Very strong fuel smell in garage during hot weather. No other vehicles have had this issue. Dealer unable to duplicate problem. 
18000 mi Engine consuming oil. ~1 QT per 2000 miles. Dealership is currenty performing an oil consumption test and advised me to use 5W/30 oil as opposed to the the recommended 5W/ 20 
38000 mi Engine cover was not sealed. I was leaking oil, Fixed under warranty 

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2012 Hyundai Genesis 4dr Sedan

385-horsepower 4.6L V8 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

32000 mi fuel purge valve causing crappy gas mileage. 
94000 mi Engine light on was cause by the carbon filter in the gas tank fill nozzle, which was replace. This filter deal with recirculation of gas vapors. 

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2012 Hyundai Genesis 4dr Sedan

333-horsepower 3.8L V6 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

15500 mi Car would not start when very cold. Engine would crank but no start. As if no fuel or no spark. Had the throttle body replaced under warranty. Front cover as well as oil pan leaking oil! Had both gaskets and or silicon seals replaced to correct oil leaks. Both under warranty but not normal as far as I am concerned for such low mileage. 
5360 mi Engine check light stayed on. Dealer claimed there was a TSB (software upgrade) and that should probably resolve the issue. 
107000 mi

US $1300
engine light on, dealer diagnosed as bad catalytic converter 
64000 mi

US $90
Fuel filler air vent plugged, unable to add gas due to nozzle shutting down after each cupfull. Removed trunk liner to clean air vent. 
32240 mi Continual Problem with Rough Idle, This time they removed the OCV valves and tested them, they seem to test okay but the restance levels were above normal. dealer does not want to replace, suggests removing gas tank and clean 
27280 mi car stalled out 6 times in one day while driving. It would start back up right away but stall again. Happened at low speed and high speed. Dealer could not replicate the problem 
8000 mi unexplained hesitation under some conditions 
18000 mi Emission system. A valve was stuck open and caused a CEL 
15000 mi The check engine light flashed intermittently. Dealer says problem was caused by use of a automobile radar detector. Dealer disconnected battery and reset auto. 
14000 mi Check engine light came on: emission control system problem. Dealer identified faulty sensor and replaced it under warranty. 
15500 mi Check engine light came on. 
36000 mi From the dealer's report: "Evac vent valve stuck in the close position." Part on order for future installation. 
11700 mi On a previous visit, dealer reported "evac vent valve stuck in the close position." During this visit, dealer replaced faulty valve. 
49000 mi Gas tank carbon filter 
39060 mi Fuel Tank not venting properly during fill-ups causing constant stops of gas pump. 
17900 mi Engine light came on. They replaced the sensor which apparently was a in a tech service bulletin. 
26000 mi Fuel tank causes fuel pump to shut off fueling early. Replaced vent valve. Did not correct problem. Fuel tank causes fuel pump to shut off fueling early. Second trip. "Blew lines out". Problem corrected. 

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2012 Hyundai Genesis Engine Problems

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