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2012 Hyundai Genesis repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

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Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (2%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (66%)

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Other (8%)

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2015 Hyundai Genesis 4dr Sedan

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

1700 mi Exhaust sensor failure Headlights are entirely too low on delivery 
2300 mi Vibration 
8700 mi Vibration - Dealership performed the campaign to replace the tires with Continentals. The vibration was not solved. 
13000 mi Thermostat failure 
14300 mi Rear end vibration. Replace right rear tire....again. Vibration not resolved 
22000 mi Musty smell from AC Rear end vibration 

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2015 Hyundai Genesis 4dr Sedan

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

14700 mi Genesis ran Hot twice from 1000 mile trip, had to be towed to dealership, spent 5 days in shop..replaced radiatior and cooling fans and module. 
4000 mi

US $60
Car shakes at speed, seem to be unbalanced tires/wheels. Had tires and wheels re-balanced, no change. Went to a second store to get wheels re-balanced, some improvement, but still very noticeable issues. Other users report same issue on car. 
8000 mi Car shakes severely when driving, even after multiple tire re-balancing efforts. Dealer could reproduce but not fix, other vehicle on the lot did the same. Worst ride I have ever experienced, and I drive a lot of rental cars. Car shakes very noticeably at idle. Vibration is much reduced when turning off the A/C system. Worst when stopped in gear, but reproducible caused by A/C system being on (compressor?) 
10500 mi Bad rattles from passenger side B-pillar trim piece. Allegedly fixed by adding padding, but I haven't gotten my car back after two weeks in the shop, since they are still trying to fix another issue withj bad vibrations while driving. After 4 weeks at the dealer, the rattle from passenger side B-pillar trim piece was fixed. rnAll four tires were replaced with new (but same brand and model) tires. Vibration issues continue, and getting worse. Idle vibration also not fixed. 

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2015 Hyundai Genesis 4dr Sedan

311-horsepower 3.8L V6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

1500 mi Headlights were aimed to specification to correct factory aim that was too low (too close to car). 
3000 mi Slight amount of lateral play in the steering wheel. Sometimes felt when driving, sometimes felt when entering the car with the engine off. Dealer duplicated but said it was normal because two new Genesis on the lot had the same condition. Mounting arm on Intake Resonator was broken where it mounts to the intake manifold. It is out of sight under the engine cover & went unnoticed until it tilted downward. Removal of the cover revealed the break. Probably broken from factory. 
11000 mi During a recent interstate trip, AEB FAILURE (Autonomous Emergency Braking Failure) flashed on the dash several times in a 1-hour period & then cleared. Not seen since. Dealer had no way to test for this unless error displays constantly. During a recent trip on the interstate CHECK HAPTIC WHEEL STEERING SYSTEM FAILURE appeared several times on the dash during a 1-hour period & then cleared. Dealer has no way to test for this failure unless error message displays constantly. 
25000 mi Faulty accelerator sensor 

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2013 Hyundai Genesis 4dr Sedan

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

20000 mi GDI pump replaced for noise concern 
5000 mi

US $50
Took car in for oil/filter change. Check Engine light also went on a few days before service. Fault log showed codes P2097 & P2099. They told me that my K&N air filter was too restrictive and caused the problem. Replaced w/OEM air filter. 
5300 mi Check Engine light came on. Fault log showed trouble codes P2097 & P2099. They replaced both O2 sensors. 

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2013 Hyundai Genesis 4dr Sedan

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

27000 mi Three times experienced my Hyundai Genesis (2013) stalling while driving. first the dealer replaced a part. the last two times another dealer found no problem. 
42000 mi Battery died. I replaced the battery. Difficulty in filling gas tank. Faulty vent valve? 
45000 mi Problem with gas tank being very difficult to fill. Also squeak in passenger door. Dealer did not charge for attempted repair - which was not successful. 
51000 mi Transmission was slipping. Dealer replaced the transmission. 
55000 mi overhead light in cabin was flickering. Dealer replaced the light. 
57000 mi Overhead lights flickering 
58000 mi Sensor caused engine to suddenly stop without warning. 

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2012 Hyundai Genesis 4dr Sedan

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

5000 mi Very strong fuel smell in garage during hot weather. No other vehicles have had this issue. Dealer unable to duplicate problem. 
5000 mi Audio quit. No sound. Made appointment for diagnosis. After a short period with ignition off, radio/nav came back to life. Unable to duplicate issue. Will return to dealer with the issue when it happens without rebooting. 
27000 mi parking sensor fell out-bad electronic weld-factory defect-would not repair under warranty. 
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. 
38000 mi Engine cover was not sealed. I was leaking oil, Fixed under warranty 
52000 mi Replaced crusise control after it stopped working. 
18500 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 
21000 mi Windshield wipers acting erratically 
32000 mi Engine replaced, burning 2 quarts/1000 miles. Hyundai replaced engine 
37000 mi Parking sensors malfunction. Day and a half in shop.Could not resolve issue. 
78000 mi

US $50
replaced faulty transmission under warranty 
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. 

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2012 Hyundai Genesis 4dr Sedan

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

82000 mi Cruise Control 
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. 
98000 mi Sunroof. Parking sensor. 
24000 mi Front radar sensor needed replaced and ac not blowing cold air. 
32000 mi Radio still not working right and radar acting up again. fuel purge valve causing crappy gas mileage. Does not cool proplerly 

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2012 Hyundai Genesis 4dr Sedan

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

15000 mi The perimeter sensor stopped working.  Also the TPMS light sometimes comes on. Might be Texas temps. The check engine light flashed intermittently. Dealer says problem was caused by use of a automobile radar detector. Dealer disconnected battery and reset auto. 
15500 mi Perimeter parking system does not work. The dealer discovered that the perimeter sensor module had never been installed, ordered one from Hyundai and installed it. 
47700 mi

US $300
Active Cruise Control module failed 
61700 mi Radar cruise unit malfunctioning 
69000 mi

US $50
Alternator needed replacing 
18000 mi Emission system. A valve was stuck open and caused a CEL 
19000 mi Engine light came on. They replaced the sensor which apparently was a in a tech service bulletin. 
28000 mi Rear drivers side automatic lock did not function 100% of the time, 
28000 mi Auto trunk latch replaced as it would often open when the vehicle was started 
35000 mi Interior door handle de-laminated. Replaced with new one under warranty 
8000 mi unexplained hesitation under some conditions 
5760 mi Engine check light stayed on. Dealer claimed there was a TSB (software upgrade) and that should probably resolve the issue. 
9920 mi The front grill had begun to peel so that the chrome was spotty. 
16700 mi My Smart Cruise Control System was displaying a warning. The dealer diagnosed and had to replace the Module Assembly for the Auto Cruise System. 
6240 mi Faulty Centre Console Lid - Replacement ordered. Active (swivelling) Front Headlights not working - Still under investigation. Also: Steering Wheel position sometimes loses its memory and audio system switches itself on sometimes when you start the car. 
9300 mi Front parking sensor requires replacement - parts ordered. System 'beeps' every time car comes to a stop.  Rear view Camera out of alignment. Now fixed. Problem with swiveling headlights remains. Was reported as fixed, but no. Front Parking Sensor system malfunctioned causing system to beep repeatedly every time vehicle came to a full stop. New sensor ordered and fitted to fix problem. 
32860 mi Transmission was not as smooth as when new & appeared to be getting worse. Transmission also slow to change down when accelerating. Dealer tried re-flash of transmission computer but did not improve condition. Hyundai authorised replacement. Steering Wheel Position memory malfunctioned intermittantly. Memory module replaced. Problem now worse than before - no longer intermittant as it ghanges position every time now!! Drivers Sunvisor mirror cover was stuck closed. Sunvisor was replaced. Now OK. Drivers Seat Cushion centre panel was badly wrinkled. Dealer ordered a new centre panel for seat and replaced it. Repaired seat cushion is as bad or worse than the original. Dealer is ordering new complete seat cushion. 
39060 mi Drivers Seat Cushion foam and cover replaced. some seat trim was broken during re-installation. parts were ordered and fixed within three days. Fuel Tank not venting properly during fill-ups causing constant stops of gas pump. 
14000 mi Check engine light came on: emission control system problem. Dealer identified faulty sensor and replaced it under warranty. 
16000 mi Check engine light came on. 
18000 mi Low tire pressure warning light came on; dealer verified that one tire was 1 psi low, checked for punctures (found none), and added nitrogen to all tires to bring them to recommended pressures. 
36000 mi From the dealer's report: "Evac vent valve stuck in the close position." Part on order for future installation. 
37300 mi On a previous visit, dealer reported "evac vent valve stuck in the close position." During this visit, dealer replaced faulty valve. 
62000 mi Driver seat switch works intermittently. Shop could not find the fault, even after keeping the car overnight. 
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. 
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. 
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 
34100 mi Driving in 30c and for an hour air conditioner blew warm air. All of a sounded it started to blow cold air when I got close to the ocean and some shade. as usual no codes found and dealer can not replicate? 
66000 mi

US $250
Drivers seat cushion had to be ordered/replaced. The foam on the left side had become overly compressed, was no longer providing support. It was not covered under warranty.  
68000 mi

US $250
New seat cushion installed. 
107000 mi

US $1300
engine light on, dealer diagnosed as bad catalytic converter 
111000 mi Transmission not engaging/shifting gears smoothly between 2-3, 3-4, computer was updated-noted if process did not solve problem, new transmission may be required. 
114000 mi

US $2425
transmission replaced due to previous shifting issue returning - reman transmission installed at dealer 
26000 mi Windshield wiper motor failed. Was replaced. Front parking sensor failure. 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. 
26000 mi While waiting for the sensor to come in, another failed. When both sensors came in, they replaced them. Sensors work but now get random warnings indicating that there is an object in front of my car, when there actually is not. 
10540 mi power mirrors fail to return to preset after transmission is taken out of reverse. 
11440 mi driver's side heated mirror stopped working. Had been intermittent for a while. Replaced under warranty 
13020 mi Now the passenger side mirror has failed also. The part is on order. I also am having an intermittent issue with the power mirrors(both sides) are failing to return to the set position after the car comes out of reverse. We have narrowed the probable cause to the main mirror switch. Part is on order. My steering wheel leather is starting to come off at the bottom of the wheel. Part is on order. 
13620 mi Main mirror switch on driver's door was replaced under warranty to repair mirrors not returning to set position.(hopefully) passenger mirror heater failed to heat intermittently leather on steering wheel started coming off 
22320 mi the car refused to shift out of park once. Check engine light came on. It was diagnosed as a shift sensor and replaced under warranty 
23560 mi

C $1
driver's side mirror failed to return to pre-set after backing up 
24800 mi 2 of the parking sensors started going off on start up for 10-15 seconds. First one then the other. One was diagnosed as defective and a new one was ordered. Apparently they are linked and when one goes defective, it make the other look bad. 
26040 mi my front center parking sensor started going off for no reason. sensor was replaced 
26240 mi system failed to get cold on more than one occasion. Dealer could not duplicate the problem 
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 I had trouble shifting car into drive from park. It kept going into neutral. It would sometimes take 2-3 tries to get it to shift properly. A shift sensor was diagnosed as faulty and replaced 
28520 mi the transmission would not shift into drive sometimes. repeat of issue from October 2016 front parking sensors would show close objects when none were there. it gave false readings 
49000 mi Gas tank carbon filter 
59000 mi Harsh shifting in lower gears, dealer applied TSB to correct. 
68300 mi Replaced transmission under warranty. 

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2011 Hyundai Genesis 4dr Sedan

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

1000 mi Genesis had severe tire vibration from the beginning. Dealer Service agreed there was a problem with 3 tires and ordered them. Not yet installed. 
1000 mi Vehicle still vibrated after replacing three tires. Dealer replaced fourth tire and this fixed the problem. Car might have sat on lot for too long with underinflated tires. 
1000 mi In addition, there was a strange sound when the vehicle was cold, but seemed to lessen when warm. Dealer said normal. On my own found that one of the clips on the air box was hanging loose. Fastened it. 
4000 mi Right rear door would not open from inside. Probably that way since delivered. An actuator arm was reinstalled and that fixed the problem. 
4340 mi tilt steering does not alawys go all way up 
7440 mi Emission light on 
8680 mi replaced limit switches on power tilt steering 
11160 mi Bad connection for the power tilt steering. Cleaned contacts and now works 
11000 mi check engine light on. small evap leak. 1st replaced gas cap...not the solution. Replaced line. no problem since 
94700 mi Adaptive cruise control was shutting by itself. Dealer said it was because of a brake fluid recall. Repairs were performed for free. Problem just reoccurred yesterday. Starts with the dash display flickering, then cruise shuts off. 
133500 mi Car shut off with the ESC, EPB, CEL. Threw code U0001 Loss connection with ECU, and U0100. Restarted in limp mode (3rd gear only). Fixed with new recall. Replaced brake switch, fuse and re-flash of the ECU. 
135000 mi

US $160
Flickering dashboard display, then went completely dead. No electrical. Had to pull fuse in trunk to make it work. Dealer had NO IDEA what was wrong. Called corporate. They cleaned grounds, and problem disappeared. Symptoms again this week. 
29000 mi random misfire--from check engine light 
79000 mi

US $68
Threw a Check engine code, cylinder misfire. No root cause found. Issue has not recurred. 
64000 mi The evaporative cable and canister failed. 

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2011 Hyundai Genesis 4dr Sedan

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

50000 mi Had CVVT Valve replaced. Every morning on a cold start I would hear a harsh metallic, rattling noise for a few seconds. Now it's pretty much cleared up. 
26000 mi Slight oil leak on lower oil pan 
81000 mi Engine Service Light - replaced multiple sensors 
132700 mi

US $350
low battery voltage caused several electrical problems inclucding not starting 
181000 mi

US $650
Needed to replace starter, was not engaging each time the button was pushed 
50000 mi pulley tension arm replaced 

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2010 Hyundai Genesis 4dr Sedan

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

40000 mi

US $140
Repair of loose drivers seat foam. Parts ordered. Right muffler rubber hangers failing. Rubber muffler hangers ordered. 
14000 mi The water pump was replaced The thermostat failed and was replaced. 
37500 mi Drive shaft replaced. 
39000 mi Passenger.seat heater didn't work. Ch eck engine light came on Dealer had to flash with firmware update. 
39300 mi Also the rear window defogger doesn't function properly. Windows do not always function properly. 
45300 mi Auto light feature doesn't work. Headlights will not turn off regardless of the setting. The interior lights will not come on until I am in the car and have started it and I have to push one of the buttons on the overhead console. Replaced a module. 
46000 mi

US $237
Returned to shop for issues with lights. Replaced the dome light, still not fixed. Also, car locking when keys were in the car. License plate bulb burned out. 
48300 mi

US $48
Same issue with the lights. I never know what I'm going to get with these "auto" lights that have been in mass production since the late 70s early 80s and can work on a Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus, etc. but not on a $45,000 Hyundai Genesis. 
50000 mi Fixed my continual auto light problem. It was a bad light switch/button in the driver's door. 
52000 mi Reading lights flicker after being on 2-3 minutes 
111300 mi

US $250
Thermostat 
15000 mi Engine was misfiring. Car was towed at no expense. Computer was updated with progam, had car back within a day. Car runs fine. 
19000 mi Drivers side heated seat not working. Repair was not done sais unable to diagnose.  
20000 mi Car back to dealer last week, diagnosed bad switch. 
25000 mi Window controls from drivers position not working. Resolution was to replace master switch. 
31000 mi Power tilt on steering wheel was not working. The tilt up was limited and the wheel did not return to memory position. Parking sensor alarms at all times 
73000 mi

US $1000
Back up camera went blank. Replaced head unit 
92700 mi Complete loss of brakes. Diagnosis is bad abs module likely caused by corrosion issue tied to bad brake fluid. This was a recall (brake fluid). Dealer diagnosed replacement of abs module. Dealer advocated for me, got Hyundai to cover the $3k repair. 
33000 mi

US $175
Lifter noise, changed oil waiting for results. 
35000 mi CVVT valves malfunction 
14000 mi Suspension noise in front driver's side. Dealer greased bushings but did not fix the problem. 
16000 mi Replaced front drivers side strut assembly, finally after showing it to them 3 times 
29000 mi Fuel pump not working, replaced, left me stranded in Trader Joe's parking lot. 
43700 mi glove box assist piston 
48000 mi XM antenna got water in it, died Assist piston for glovebox got overextended and broke 
62000 mi

US $500
Rear driver side power window regulator came apart, needed replacement. 
17000 mi Tilt wheel switch TSB 
21000 mi

US $220
TPMS Sensor replaced and all recalibrated...Damaged by third party tire installer 
29000 mi air bag sensor 
30000 mi

US $400
replacement of major air bag sensors under drivers seat 
51000 mi Fuel pump 
52000 mi seat limit switches and rear camera 
15000 mi Hard starting. Fuel pump replaced under warranty. 
25000 mi Power seats not operating smoothly forward and aft. Dealer replaced and lubed track under warranty. 
9000 mi Replaced steering column 
20000 mi Engine misfire 
30300 mi Audio fixed 

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2010 Hyundai Genesis 4dr Sedan

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

4000 mi Cooling system in drivers side seat not working properly, was told they could not duplicate even though seat doesn't get cool. Contacted Hyundai Corporate for assistance. 
5000 mi Navi/Audio Warning Screen kept freezing up and/or rebooting 1-2 times after being told to hit enter. Part ordered and problem fixed, faulty head unit. 
12000 mi Throttle body & sensor required replacement. Was covered by warranty 100% 
20000 mi Oil Control Valve failed, check engine light came on. CVVT was not working till repair completed. 2nd engine related issue in 1 yr ownership, and I take excellent care of the car..above and beyond most owners. 
21000 mi Oil control valve failed again after 2 replacements... PCM failure (brain of the car) both replaced under warranty...check engine light on again 400 miles later. 
26000 mi Check engine light still coming on, engineer brought in from California. Diagnosed transmission as root of problem, transmission shipped in from Korea and replaced. No check engine lights or other major problems since fixed. 
29300 mi Windshield laminate was peeling away from glass causing bubbles to form and condensation was getting into vehicle. 
38000 mi Bad rattle somewhere in roof/door area, still can't pinpoint it. 
44000 mi ECM and OCV bad 2nd time on each, replaced under warranty. 
17000 mi Car will not start even after the battery has been checked and charged 
6000 mi Genesis 3.8 engine makes a harsh "rock-rock-rock-rock-rock" sound at about 2000 rpm under load. Several people have commented. I have a video on YouTube (search "Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Sound") documenting it. Two dealers--no help. 
33000 mi Recall for a problem with the rear brake lights. 
7820 mi Driver-side seat warmer trips off when car is cold. Replaced seat warmer console switch Gas cap does not tighten properly. No click. Replaced gas cap. 
31000 mi Inoperative back-up camera Noisy vent baffle servo motor 

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2009 Hyundai Genesis

Engine not specified

116000 mi The engine imploded while driving on the freeway. It threw a rod and blew a hole in the engine block. This car was serviced regularly through a dealership and had just returned from servicing 2 weeks earlier. 
136000 mi Transmission had been having some minor slips. Then coming home from vacation, we were going uphill, the car shifted very hard then did not come out of that gear for the remainder of the trip. The next day, it had returned back to normal. 

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2009 Hyundai Genesis 4dr Sedan

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

5000 mi Replaced passenger seating surface due to flaw in leather.  
11000 mi Engine started with white smoke and severe noise. Restarted fine. Determined to be a valve problem. Replaced all hydraulic lifters and one valve, new timing chain tensioners. 
15000 mi Leak from Oil Pressure sending unit - minor oil leak 
31000 mi Replaced the back-up camera (under warranty). 
39000 mi Bad alternator was replaced Front passenger weather stripping was torn and replaced. Water puddled near spare tire in the trunk. Dealer could not find a source of the water. 
42000 mi Brake pedal switch was bad. 
42000 mi Nav unit locks up occasionally when attempting to use the voice activation features 
54500 mi Engine misfires upon start up in cold weather only occasionally. 
57000 mi Engine would periodically run rough after startup and engine light would come on. For 9 months the dealer could not replicate and just cleared the codes. Finally it stayed running rough. Dealer replaced valves & springs on 1&2 and the cam 
64000 mi

US $100
Noisy engine - whining. Idler pulley replaced. Pulley replaced, but still whines. drivers side external lock button failed 
74000 mi

US $200
Compressor replacement Engine replaced. Short block. I complained about whining noise for 18 months, ever since they replaced a valve (no noise before repair). After we got into the extended warranty, they took the problem seriously. Noisy oil pump, metal in the oil pan. 
74000 mi power steering hose was leaking. Dealer said fitting or hose was loose. 
13000 mi Engine check light came on...went to dealer. Reset light, tried to reproduce with no joy. 
25000 mi

US $35
AC did not cool. Refrigerant was low. 
27000 mi the vehicle security system no longer seemed to activate when locking the doors. I also requested a map update for the Genesis, but the technician used the wrong update disk and corrupted the entire nav system. A new head unit is on order. 
28000 mi Oil leak around oil drain plug, gasket replaced. 
48000 mi

US $150
Problem with driver side seat adjustment motor and tilt/telescope switch. 
50000 mi Parts for seat adjustment motor arrived. Had additional wait for steering wheel column (entire column had to be replaced rather than switch), repairs took 3 days over 2 visits. 
66000 mi

US $175
Trunk would not stay open - struts apprently went bad 
70000 mi

US $1500
Brake started to go to the floor when pressed; it needed to be pumped. Took to dealer for diagnosis; fault codes indicated ABS module problem, parts ordered. 
70000 mi

US $600
In addition to the ABS module problem, the brake master cylinder needed replacing as well. 
11000 mi Fuel Pump failed. 
13000 mi Seat belt buckle failure (remained unable to lock) was replaced by dealer under warranty. V8 engine knocking; went away after 20 min.; Hyundai field engineers alerted. 
24000 mi Doors randomly locking and unlocking; other electrical aspects of electrical system randomly malfunctioning / beeping, etc. 
35000 mi Power braking went out. Apparently caused by valves failing open (manual braking remained, but brakes were extremely "soft.") Dealer service had broken the door handle lock/unlock button during a repair in the spring. They replaced the driver side door handle. At start of this service trip, nav software was updated. At some point, the radio was replaced because it failed during the nav update. Thereafter the speakers emitted random max-volume pops and noises while car in motion. Amp replaced 
96000 mi

US $900
Brakes soft 
6000 mi Radio Head unit failure Lower Grill Painted, factory defect Leather Seat Reconditioned due to bubbling driver's seat. Squeaky Seat, lubed. 
7000 mi TPMS light malfunction. Interference from headlight assembly causing radio interference and subsequent TPMS malfunction light. Headlight assemblies replaced under warranty. Radio Head Unit malfunction. Replaced under warranty, second time. 
22000 mi Trunk latch cover replaced under warranty ECU updated Headlight assembly replaced. 
78000 mi Valve spring failure, 4 valves bent 
81700 mi Replaced drive shaft due to vibration. Earlier repair with shims didn't last. 
100300 mi Transmission wouldnot shift to reverse or drive, one time. Diagnosis did not identify problems. Has not recurred 
3000 mi The check engine light came on due to the gas cap not being tightened. Also had the airbags repaired for an airbag TSB. 
7000 mi This is my second trip to the dealer because my check engine light came on. The dealer informed me that it was a TSB or recall on the check engine light and informed me that the problem will be fixed. The dealership fixed the light. Check engine light came back on, and the dealer recognized it, but couldn't find a problem with the car. She said when you have a lot of electronics on a car this will normally happen. 
117000 mi Backup camera ceased to function, repair was simply unplugging and reconnecting camera, functionality restored. 
123000 mi

US $1750
Car developed a significant misfire. Spark plugs replaced, low compression on #8 cylinder. Fault was determined to be broken exhaust valve spring on #8 cylinder. Valve spring replaced, symptoms resolved 
58000 mi Check engine light came on. Took to shop and they said there was a TSB. Performed TSB and problem went away. 
Seat belt not buckled chime kept chiming. Replaced front buckle assembly 88830 3M500-V2.  
3000 mi Passenger front door..properly aligned striker..door closes normal  
13000 mi GPS was not working 
19000 mi Check engine light came on. Diagnostics indicated bad oxygen sensor. Sensor was replaced. 
25500 mi Brake lights failed, Had to replace diode for led lights. 
45000 mi

US $70
Vehicle has a snapping noise when driving and vibration in the floor boards and pedals. Dealer rebalanced the tires which did not fix the problem. Steering wheel vibrates at idle causing arm and hand to shake. Dealer said it's a characteristic of the car and did not fix the problem. Rear dome light stopped working. 
47000 mi Brake pedal went to the floor and would not stop vehicle at random. 
49000 mi Switch for hood alarm fell off car causing the battery to drain and alarm not work properly. 
94000 mi

US $68
Rear differential was replaced. Reading lamp head unit had to be replaced. Check engine light caused by faulty purge valve. Cleaned purge valve rather than replace and check engine came back on after 2 days. 
4000 mi Steering wheel tilt and telescope quit working. Dealership replaced a cable and switch. Horrible smell when accelerating hard. Has been present since day one. Dealership won't admit there is a problem. 

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2009 Hyundai Genesis 4dr Sedan

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

31000 mi Car having trouble shifting at low speeds. Reset computer, problem fixed 
39000 mi Trouble with sensor that manages shifting. Strong hesitation at 35-50 mph 
43400 mi Steering Wheel lost position memory due to shorted limit switch. 
49600 mi Trunk Lid Gas Struts replaced. Became "sticky" in hot weather. Dealer reported they were leaking. 
66960 mi Loss of engine power when driving in hot weather (35+deg.C). Happened twice. First time was able to drive home. 2nd time needed dealer assistance. No obvious cause but they cleaned MAF. No problem since but also hasn't been as hot. 
3720 mi

C $4
*Oil change 
7440 mi Speed sensor was cracked and needed to be replaced. Glitchy software, an upgrade was done. 
35340 mi

C $30
Front left wheel bearing replaced 
114680 mi

C $650
Hole in passenger side flexpipe 
138900 mi

C $643
Wiper transmission and motor faulty 
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. 
8000 mi Broken plastic cap on radio volume button, sticky FM selector button on NAV center console 
25000 mi Engine sensors caused engine to not run at idle at start up, RPM fluctated. Eventually check engine light came on after a week 
5000 mi Fuel Release switch failed. Also did recall software updates and oil change. 
20740 mi fuel link 
31000 mi cabin lights flickering when door open. replaced dome light assembly. 
55180 mi drivers door handle push button not open or close. backup camera intermitant -blanks out then comes on. 
59060 mi dealer changed wipers one year ago and still no resolve to chatter and thumping of the blades after 4 blade changes. now request new arms or wiper motors. 
74580 mi changing of lightbulbs (ongoing problem that dealer is incompetant to fix ) -in my opinion caused afls to be inoperable . they recommend total replacement of headlights $$$$$$ , not successful repair ongoing problem with wipers chattering and banging noises . ongoing problem that dealer seems to not be able to fix 
10000 mi Leather steering wheel replaced under warranty - leather cracking. 
16000 mi Check engine light and ESC light came on and car would not respond to accelerator. Throttle position sensor was replaced under warranty by dealer. CD Player had "mechanism error" and would not play or eject CD. CD Player replaced by dealer under warranty. 
68000 mi

US $375
Lock/unlock button on driver door handle stopped working. Had to replace entire door handle. 
16000 mi Drivers seat motor/track '?' began low grinding sound when activated. Dealer very receptive, found problem and ordered parts to repair. Will update when parts arrive. 
16500 mi Seat track removed and replaced. no further problems 
20000 mi DVD/Aux select button began sticking and made selections difficult. Dropped by service on the way home from work to show problem. I couldn't leave car then so I made an appt. Repair took less than an hour. 
32000 mi Volume/on off knob broken during navigation update. Dealer repaired. 
42700 mi microscopic hole developed in lower radiator hose. no obvious leak. check engine sensor lighted up. Dealer found issue and repaired. No cost to me. Great! 
60000 mi Seat cooling flow to back portion of seat became almost non-existent. Seat cushion air flow channels had collapsed. Dealer replaced seat cushions, cooling fan and added modded 1/2 inch pvc pipe to prevent future collapse. Good job! 
95000 mi Steering column control up/down in/out starting to malfunction intermittently. Due to cost +$300 I chose to wait. I understand there is a fix but must be done under warenty. 
134000 mi Intermittent power steering column fore-aft adjuster problem never fixed. I felt it was too much to pay for that convenience. 
59000 mi Key fobs (both) would not open car after it sat overnight or longer period of time. Battery check okay. Dealer replaced one fob reinitialized 2nd. New fob works. Old fob same problem, won't unlock car if car sets unused for several hours. 
60000 mi Second original key fob would not open the car doors remotely. After 4 trips to the dealer both key fobs were eventually replaced under warrenty. 
67300 mi

US $250
Car had rough idle at startup. Intermittent engine misfire at cruising speeds. 65,000 miles on car. Replaced throttle position sensor and updated software. 
9000 mi The car needed to be jumped to start. A new battery was installed. 
19000 mi Erratic engine idle. The throttle position sensor was replaced. 
24500 mi Engine would surge when idling and power would cut out when driving. Drove it to dealer and they replaced faulty fuel sensor. 
57000 mi Air conditioning blowing warm air. Replaced compressor(?). Passenger rear door lock would not open automatically. Replaced switch. 
82700 mi

US $470
Windshield cracked and had to be replaced. A crack showed up on a very cold day (below 0) when we had the defroster turned on high. No rock that we were aware of. Front proximity sensor stopped working 
103000 mi It made a knocking sound, especially when turning. Diagnosis found a loose bolt. Tightened at no charge. 
24000 mi Engine running enevenly and eventually could not accelerate due to faulty throtle position sensor. "Limped" to dealer and part replaced 
44000 mi Engine was making a knocking sound at startup. Dealer diagnosed a problem in the bottom end and replaced the engine with a new one, from Hyundai. All work done under warranty. 
44700 mi After engine replacment (late 2012) there was a slight vibration in the driveline. Dealer diagnosed as a transmission issue and reprogrammed the transmission. 
26620 mi Dealer was not able to properly update navigation. Had to replace radio head unit. 
32820 mi Rain sensing wipers did not sense rain. Dealer replaced multi switch, which did not fix the problem. Upon further investigation, rain sensor previously replaced by another dealer was found to be incorrectly installed. 
35340 mi Noise from what seemed like the accessory belt as well as erratic idle on startup only when ambiant temperature is less than 5 degrees celsius. 
46280 mi Had problem with brake fade where pedal went right to floor. Dealer informed me of campaign to replace DOT 3 fluid with DOT 4 due to boiling issue with DOT 3 under heavy braking. 
47120 mi Squeeling noise and erratic idle when engine is cold 
49220 mi They replaced the throttle body per Hyundai's direction and that fixed the erratic idle at startup problem. 
53320 mi Squealing noise at start up. They replaced all the serpentine belt idlers including a $350 one that wasn't covered by the warranty. Fortunately for me the dealer picked up the cost. 
60760 mi Not able to shift from drive into park or vice versa. After 3 tries that included putting the wrong brake sensor in the car the dealer finally determined that it was the gyro in the headlight module causing the problem. 
69440 mi

C $600
header had rusted out and required replacement. 
77500 mi

C $500
engine light caused by timing chain skipping a tooth. timing chain replaced under extended warranty. Wiper motor failed due to seizing of wiper transmission assembly. Motor warrantied but transmission wasn't. 
77500 mi

C $2000
variable valve timing unit was replaced. not covered under extended warranty 
43400 mi Hi idle sensor not functioning properly and was replaced which corrected the problem. 
57000 mi Exhaust - Code P0037 02SHeater Circuit -Low (B1S2) sensor at caytalic converter - Warranty repair 
34000 mi Lock button on drivers door stopped working, ordered replacement 
45700 mi Very rough running, ESC and Check Engine lights lit, Fuel injection computer replace Backup camera was intermittent 
11000 mi Shifting was erratic. New software update fixed it. 
15000 mi Transmission shifts poorly. This is a problem on all 3.8 Genesis because Hyundai met fuel mileage standards using the transmission rather than the engine. I'll never buy another one. 
29000 mi Steering wheel would not go to desired position automatically. Dealer could not fix problem,said it contact factory support and give me a call to return to fix the problem. 
There was clear plastic peeling from the wheel center caps. It wasn't clear if this was the original protective coating that somehow got stuck. Dealer replaced with caps from another car on his lot. 
24000 mi Oxygen sensor failed. Vehicle warning lamp. Occasionally engine stuttered...hesitating when pulling out and accelerating. 
16000 mi Repair shop [not dealer] overfilled crankcase. Oil control valve blew out. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
24000 mi

US $2
Replace a lost rubber pad in hood which depresses switch and keeps battery from draining. Battery was dead because of missing bumper pad. 
42000 mi hood latch cable rusted, latch rusted, rust came through the hood in same area. code check revealed problem with mechanisms for handling oil flow in engine. Sensor replaced as well as another part; also sensor for exhaust regulation. 
58000 mi Previously, dealer's designated body shop had repaired rusted hood cable assembly and repaired rust bubbling under hood lip and trim. Rust returned and it was repaired again without charge. 
77000 mi replace gaskets and seal on lower engine oil pan and timing chain housing. Tech said this was caused by substandard repair by earlier tech who replaced oil control valve at same dealer. 
19000 mi Fuel cap not sealing completely c/s engine light on. Replaced fuel cap and cleared code P0442. Performed Evap leak test. No leak present. car body weather stripping along driver side torn. Service center replaced weatherstripping. 
27000 mi Cruise Control Stopped operating. Mechanic reset error code. Plan to replace Cruise control harness as well. Part on order Trunk lock flap fell off. Reattached spring 
28000 mi problems with the tilt steering wheel, tilt position memory would not engage. Dealter installed a new tilt/telescope switch per TSB 08-BE-010. 
30300 mi Clearcoat paint on driver door handle peeling. Replaced driver door outter handle and lock cylinder cover. 
3000 mi Poorly seated seal on driver's door, resulting in minor wind noise in passenger compartment. 
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. 
43000 mi Dealer replaced TPS (throttle position sensor) under warranty. 
39000 mi Throttle position sensor had failed and was replaced at the dealership under warranty. The car was still driveable, however the acceleration was erratic. 
73300 mi Steering wheel cannot be adjusted by electrical switch - stuck in fully upright position. Dealer has the car the entire day and then has to order a part, so I'll need to take it back another day. Car died again due to parasitic power draw. Car also died on the freeway while driving 70mph! Very scary experience. Had the car jumpstarted, and it happened again a few days later. Dealer has no idea what is going on... 
75000 mi Battery completely dead due to parasitic power draw (common problem with this vehicle). Hyundai roadside assistance jumpstarted my car. Dealer can't figure out what's wrong with it. 
77000 mi Still no idea what is causing the parasitic power draw and the car to be completely dead and need a tow occasionally. The car's extended warranty just expired, and Hyundai said this is not covered by the 100K powertrain warranty... 
55000 mi on cold start erratic fluctuating idle 

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