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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,115 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2011 Hyundai Genesis lights problems

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2011 Hyundai Genesis Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 122015


  • 83,000 miles


When using the turn indicator, the headlights will flash off. Sometimes it is just for a moment and other times for a second or two. This leaves me in complete darkness and opposing drivers getting upset that my lights are flashing on and off. This occurs whether I am in motion, stopped to make a turn, or at any time when the turn signal is used and the headlights are on. This also happens when just "tapping" the 3-blink lane change option for the turn signals.

- Drexel Hill, PA, USA

problem #7

Apr 222013

Genesis 6-cyl

  • 26,000 miles
When engaging the turn signal, the headlights will flash off and back on quickly. This only happens when the headlights are set to "on" (as opposed to "auto"). it does not happen every time the turn signal is engaged, but it happens 15-20% of the time. It is distracting to the driver of the vehicle as well as other drivers around the vehicle. I've researched this and found it is not an isolated case:

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 012015


  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Genesis. The contact stated that the brake lights failed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA recall campaign number: 13V113000 (exterior lighting). The failure mileage was 52,000.

- Angier, NC, USA

problem #5

Feb 042015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Genesis. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V713000 (exterior lighting) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Benicia, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 082014

Genesis 6-cyl

  • 72,419 miles
I was pulled over by a policeman who noticed that all of my rear brake lights were not working. There was no warning light on my dash to notify me of this problem. I took my car to the service department of a Hyundai dealership and they said a diode had failed. I was pulled over by a policeman about 2 years ago for the same issue (there was no indication on my dash of the non-working brake lights at that time either). So, this problem has happened twice in the four years that I've driven this car. This is a safety problem because when no rear brake lights illuminate then I'm at risk for a rear-end collision. There should be an indicator light on the dash that informs the driver of non-working rear brake lights. Especially when no rear break lights illuminate (as was my situation).

- Dallas, TX, USA

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problem #3

Dec 162013

Genesis 6-cyl

  • 26,500 miles
Noticed that the head lights shut off for a couple of seconds when making a turn onto a ramp on an interstate. Seemed to happen when the turn signal was operated and has repeated a dozen or so times since the first occurrence, but can go weeks to months between incidents. I think that the head light selections switch was set to "on" at the time as I have not noticed this to occur when set to "auto."

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 162013

Genesis 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
When using turn signal at night the headlights turn off for a few seconds. Its done it since almost new intermittently.

- Athens, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012012

Genesis 6-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
My 2011 Genesis sedan with 30,000 miles had brake lights fail 2 times. I would press the brakes and none of the brake lights would come on. On both occasions, the issue was due to a failed diode per the dealership. I noticed that there is a brake light recall from Hyundai-Kia that I saw in the news today. However, the article seemed to suggest that it only covers the Genesis coupe. However, I can tell you that I had similar issues with the Genesis sedan as well with the diode failure mentioned above. On the first incident around 10/2012, another driver on the road alerted me regarding the issue. The second time, around 1/2013, I noticed it on the driveway.

- Irving, TX, USA

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