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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,934 miles

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2009 Hyundai Genesis brakes problems

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2009 Hyundai Genesis Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 062016

Genesis

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I own a 2009 Hyundai Genesis clearly affected by the recall on brake fluid that affects the brake module. My car has been deemed too dangerous to drive, but was never included in the recall efforts according to my service advisor. I being asked to pay an exorbitant amount to replace the ABS module. My advisor has informed me that my VIN # is not included in the recall efforts. So, it appears that although I own a 2009 which is a year that is affected with this problem....my safety does not matter for some reason. My car is experiencing the same issues and will probably create an accident if it is driven. My car should also be included and I do not understand why it is not. The brakes can be depressed all the way to floor board and the car will still begin to roll forward. It will not stop completely! this has been an ongoing issue for a months now and the dealer is telling me my car is not covered by this recall! I am putting today's date, but it has been months now and my safety should be considered as well before something terrible happens.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 172015

Genesis

  • 70,060 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Genesis. While driving approximately 75 mph, the brake pedal felt stiff and made an abnormal noise. The vehicle slowed down to 30 mph and would not increase when the accelerator pedal was depressed. There were no warning lights illuminated. The contact proceeded to pull over to the shoulder and called roadside service. The vehicle was turned off and restarted. The electronic stabilty control light iluminated and the vehicle resumed normal operation. The dealer stated that the brake rotors overheated. The mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 70,060.

- El Cahon, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 042015

Genesis 6-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
While traveling on the highway, the brake pedal went nearly to the floor before the car began to decelerate. It was clear that the car could only slow moderately regardless of how hard I pressed the brake pedal, and there was no brake engagement at the top of the pedal travel. At home, I took photos of the pedal displacement relative to the firewall and can provide them. Photo 1 shows the state of the pedal when I arrived home. Imagine the amount of pedal force you might use while parallel parking or slowing for an off ramp on the highway. With that amount of force, the pedal was within ~2" of the firewall. Pumping the brake pedal led to increased "feel" and restoring brake effectiveness. Photo 2 shows a larger gap to the firewall after 5 pedal repetitions, and with increased force applied. Photo 3 shows an even larger gap after ~20 pedal repetitions and even higher force applied. The final photo shows that at maximum force, I could only get the pedal to ~3" from the firewall. This was similar to the state that the vehicle was in this morning, and felt "normal" in terms of pedal effort and travel. To reiterate: During the failure, the pedal would push to within 2" of the firewall with minimal effort, and with little braking effectiveness. I could not have performed a panic braking maneuver in this state, and only continued to drive due to the lack of traffic and proximity to my home. After subsequent pedal cycling in my driveway, I could only get the pedal to more than 3" from the firewall with maximum effort, and the base braking function appeared to be normal. To date, the dealer has been unable to reproduce the problem and thus unable to gain authorization from hma to perform any repair. I consider the car undriveable. This vehicle was already serviced for the hecu/brake fluid recall. Hecu passed the screening at that time.

- North Attleboro, MA, USA

problem #5

Jun 162012

Genesis 6-cyl

  • 74,968 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Recurrent/ongoing brakes lights failure since June 2012 (brake lamp diode blows out frequently causing brake lamps to be inoperative). Spongy brakes. Have to pump and push harder than normal on brake pedal to stop. Car serviced at tameron Hyundai dealer in B'ham, al (states ESC hydraulic module internal valve malfunction, needs replacement).....updated 05/20/14 the consumer no longer owns this vehicle. The vehicle was voluntarily released to the creditor and was sold April 2014. The consumer does not know if the vehicle was repaired. Updated 05/28/2014

- Hoover, AL, USA

problem #4

Jun 072013

Genesis 6-cyl

  • 85,100 miles
While driving at 65 mph in 4 lane I-95 rush hour traffic, the check engine light and the ESC light both came on and the car would not accelerate. Pressing on the gas pedal had no effect. I turned on flashers and drifted my way through 3 lanes and pulled over and restarted the car. The check engine light came on but not the ESC light. The car ran a bit rough with the check engine light on. The exact same thing happened the next day. I took the car to the dealer, and they replaced the throttle position sensor. Based on owner reports at the Genesis owners web site, this has happened to many owners of 2009 V6 Hyundai Genesis. This is very dangerous, and the car should be recalled to fix this potential deadly situation. If I had been driving in the left lane of a highway, a serious accident with potential deaths could have happened. I had to pay 325 dollars to have this issue fixed since it has not been recalled. Please work with Hyundai to ensure this major safety issue is recalled urgently.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #3

Feb 162013

Genesis 6-cyl

  • 40,055 miles
On several occasions since 2/16/13 I have been having intermittent problems of brake pedal gradually going down to the floor at a stop light or while waiting at a stop light the brakes would gradually lose pressure and the car would start creeping forward. This has been occurring whether I am driving 30 mph on residential streets or 70 mph on highway (which I stopped doing!). my husband also drives the car and experienced the same issues. After pumping the brakes, I was finally able to stop. Driving in inclement weather has been almost hazardous. Car taken back to dealer (March 7, 2013), had part replaced, picked up car on March 8, 2013 and had to take the car back the very next morning, March 9, 2013, and the problem was worse than when it was taken in the first time. When this started happening, I was very afraid of having an accident, especially when I never could tell if my brakes would hold with just a simple stop light. I have spoken with other Genesis 2009 owners and found out that this problems as been occurring since July 2012 and Hyundai has been made aware of this problem and certain dealers are not handling the repairs in a customer friendly way, especially since is definitely a safety issue.

- Windsor Mill, MD, USA

problem #2

May 182011

Genesis

  • 16,037 miles
While driving at 65 mph, the check engine light and the ESC light both came on and the car would not accelerate. Pressing on the gas pedal had no effect. I pulled over and restarted the car. The check engine light came on but not the ESC light. The car ran a bit rough with the check engine light on. The exact same thing happened the next day. I took the car to the dealer, and they replaced the throttle position sensor. Based on owner reports at the Genesis owners web site, this has happened to many owners of 2009 V6 Hyundai Genesis. This is very dangerous, and the car should be recalled to fix this potential deadly situation. If I had been driving in the left lane of a highway, a serious accident with potential deaths could have happened.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #1

Dec 012009

Genesis 6-cyl

  • 250 miles
Hyundai Genesis 3.8L V6 2009 model 1. steering pull to left - significant pull despite alignment fix 2. brake jam at low speeds including at traffic light stops 3. steering noise - when turning left during car parking and back-up 4. engine noise like motor cycle when driving at moderate speeds 30-65 miles/hour.

- Belleville, NJ, USA

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