hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,556 miles

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2010 Hyundai Genesis lights problems

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2010 Hyundai Genesis Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 052016


  • miles


Headlights flicker on and off when using turn signals. They will go off for as long as two seconds and then come back on. Very unsafe when driving at night. This will happen when the vehicle is in motion and also when on stopped position waiting to make turn.

- Oviedo, FL, USA

problem #7

Jul 112016


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Genesis. The contact stated that while driving at any speed during night, when using the turning signals the head lights turned off intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was repaired but the failure recurred. The contact was unaware of what was replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the manufacturer. The failure mileage was approximately 110,000.

- Mathews, NC, USA

problem #6

Sep 192015


  • 46,000 miles
Driving at night, using turn signal, headlight goes off. When turn is completed.

- Palm City, FL, USA

problem #5

May 222014


  • 59,000 miles


1) almost hit from oncoming traffic at a stop light, when I was attempting to make a left hand turn. The signal turned yellow so I tried to turn left before I realized the oncoming car was going to run the light. I took my foot off the brake and hit the gas to make a quick turn to avoid the oncoming car. The car stalled for a second as I pressed the gas into the turn, then kicked into full power, screeching the tires. I thought this was a fluke but his same problem of "stalling" for a few seconds when depressing the brake and hitting the gas at takeoff keeps happening intermittently. This is a dangerous issue. When needing to accelerate quickly from a stop, this car has a seconds gap from hitting the gas to the car moving. I've almost been hit twice because of it. 2) the headlights switch off intermittently when using the turn signals to change lanes or turn. They flash oncoming drivers as I click down to turn them on before the turn, or when the turn signal clicks back after the turn. This problem happens almost every time I drive the vehicle with the headlights on. The lights have shut off completely for about 5 seconds while I was driving down the freeway, impairing my ability to see at night. I had to immediately pull over on the freeway in an unsafe location to turn the lights off, then turn them back on to clear the problem. 3) my vehicle had the brake switch replaced from the 2013 recall. However, pressing the brake still does not shut off the cruise control when driving down the freeway. I have to manually turn it off from the button on the steering wheel. I love this car, but I'm afraid to drive my children in it if these problems are not addressed. This vehicle is unsafe and it is going to kill or seriously injure people. Please investigate these mechanical problems and issue the appropriate recalls.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 012014

Genesis 6-cyl

  • 27,000 miles
When using turn signals, headlights flicker on and off. Well documented on youtube; www.youtube.com/watch"V=1irlov-bkdu & Hyundai Genesis forum; genesisowners.com/Hyundai-Genesis-forum/showthread.php"T=12504 high safety risk during night time driving.

- Madison, AL, USA

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problem #3

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 #2

Jul 292014

Genesis 8-cyl

  • 46,700 miles
I was traveling on highway roads and made lane change. Upon activating the turn signal, the headlights turn off and remained off until the turn signal was deactivated. This has occurred intermittently since. This seems to be very dangerous for night driving on poorly lit roads.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #1

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

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