definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,743 miles

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2010 Hyundai Genesis electrical problems

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2010 Hyundai Genesis Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 272012

Genesis 6-cyl

  • 26,460 miles


This vehicle has a feature where the door mirrors angle down when the car goes into reverse, and then comes back to normal viewing position when you change to any other gear (e.g. park, drive). Intermittently, one mirror (driver or passenger) does not come back up. The driver will not likely notice the mirror not returning to it normal viewing position until he uses the mirror again, like when he changes lanes. I have had this happened almost a dozen times to me. I have almost side swiped other drivers on three occasions. I have been to the dealership nine times so far, but they have not fixed it. It is hard to diagnose because it doesn't happen often. Many other Hyundai Genesis owners have seen this issue. www.genesisowners.com/Hyundai-Genesis-forum/showthread.php?T=10483.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #6

Jan 052015

Genesis 6-cyl

  • 39,595 miles
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) displays erroneous tire pressure readings during cold weather climates despite having the correct psi or adding air to reach an ultimate psi reading. This has been an issue with other models of Hyundai vehicles with the TPMS feature according to other owners.

- Park Forest, IL, USA

problem #5

Oct 282014

Genesis 8-cyl

  • 28,235 miles
The navigational/radio/antenna system completely shutdown without any power ranging from 2hrs to a full day. I also have researched that other 2010S of this make & model has experienced the same electrical issue just as well.

- Park Forest, IL, USA

problem #4

Jan 202014


  • 55,000 miles


Took my 2010 Genesis in for service...brake stop lights were not working. Replaced defective switch. Took my same car in for state inspection on September 9, 2014, brake lights not working again. Replaced defective switch myself because of 2 hour drive to dealer and the safety issue involved with driving vehicle. Something needs to be done! these switches should not fail this often.... this is a very serious safety issue. We don't know how long this switch was not working since there is no way to tell when you are driving the vehicle... thanks! [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hayesville, NC, USA

problem #3

May 122014

Genesis 6-cyl

  • 44,751 miles
The brake lights on the 2010 Hyundai Genesis (and possibly other years/models Hyundai vehicles) have various problems with the brake lights failing to work. This is very dangerous not only to the Hyundai Genesis driver, but also for any driver following behind the car. There has been various factory recalls for the 2010 Hyundai Genesis brakes including one that causes the brake lights not to work due to a brake switch failure: www.cars.com/Hyundai/Genesis/2010/recalls however the particular problem my car and other Genesis owners have reported does not have a factory recall for it, even though it poses the some of the same safety issues that the brake switch factory recall had. genesisowners.com/Hyundai-Genesis-forum/showthread.php?T=3269 the root cause is diode that fails which cause the brake lights not to work. (this is different that the brake switch factory recall.) I don't know how many months I drove without having brake lights. My state inspection was in January 2014. A driver that was behind my car informed me my brake lights didn't work in May 2014. I had my car towed to the dealer due to the danger of driving when the car's brake lights don't work. Apparently Hyundai knows about the issue (according to the above link) : technical service bulletin 09-be-023, stop lamp Z01 diode inspection procedure, appears to describe the location and procedure for troubleshooting of the diode but describes the issue as "... vehicles may experience the stop lamps blinking on and off even when brakes are not applied." Why is there no factory recall for this problem? it can cause serious accidents which could lead to fatalities.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 152009


  • 150 miles
This is a recurring hesitation problem. I first noticed this when making a turn into traffic. The hesitation is significant. In some cases there is an acceleration pause of 1-2 seconds. This does not occur every time I accelerate but its lack of predictability is a problem in and of itself. I have come close to being rear ended because the car would just not move when I pressed the accelerator. Also, when the car windows are up and the car sits in the sun for a few hours the central nav and communication system over heats and will not function until it cools off (maybe 20 minutes). In the meantime, back up camera does not work, temperature controls do not work and the bluetooth system does not function.

- Marina Del Rey, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012010

Genesis 6-cyl

  • 10 miles
2010 Hyundai Genesis 3.8L V6 w/ premium navigation package (touchscreen): Bluetooth connects to phone even when accessory power is off. The following was observed with or without the smart key: 1. every time a door is opened, or the remote is used to lock the door, the bluetooth gets connected; 2. once inside the car, the bluetooth keeps connected without starting engine or turning accessory power on: 3. step out of the car, close the door, and wait a minute or so, the blue tooth disconnects. Cell phone becomes useless in these situation unless I: 1. turn phone's bluetooth off; or 2. start engine or turn accessory power on to use car's speaker and mic; or 3. move away from the car, 20' or so; or 4. step outside, close door and wait for a minute before using the phone -- all appear safety hazard in an emergency.

- Milpitas, CA, USA

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