really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,040 miles

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2011 Hyundai Genesis brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Hyundai Genesis Owner Comments

problem #10

Oct 132016


  • 40,000 miles


Sporadic low brake pedal resulting in decreased braking performance. This problem will last for a day or two and then go away. Present at all speeds - even when stopped.

- Pinehurst, NC, USA

problem #9

Oct 012016


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 hyundia Genesis. When the brake pedal was depressed, the vehicle would not stop immediately. The brake pedal had to be depressed to the floorboard to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who could not duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #8

May 112016


  • 84,000 miles
I was sitting in my car with the emergency break engaged when my car started to roll back down my driveway. No matter how hard I tried I could not push the break in and the emergency break was on the entire time. My door is now crunched up from rolling back into a tree. It went all the way down my driveway, across the street and into my neighbors yard before my husband was able to get it to stop by pushing the break pedal as hard as he could. I bruised my shoulder trying to get out of the car while it was rolling away.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

problem #7

May 102015


  • 55,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Genesis. The contact stated that there was a increased in stopping distance when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign 13V489000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The failure mileage was approximately 55,000.

- Buford, GA, USA

problem #6

Feb 022016


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Genesis. While driving 35 mph merging into traffic, there was no response when the brake pedal was depressed. The brakes failed and the vehicle jumped a curb. There were no injuries. The front bumper and front and rear wheels were damaged. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the rear braking system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 68,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 022016


  • 78,000 miles
Tuesday February 2, 2016 I was driving on olympic blvd approximately 35 pmh. As I attempted to turn right on the round about to the avenue of the stars I was unable to brake. I floored the brake pedal and the brakes were unresponsive. I attempted to brake again but by that time it was too late. My car hit and drove onto the curb where it remained unable to move until aaa arrived. I broke both left wheels and the axel along with other serious damage to the front of my vehicle.

- Inglewood, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 202014

Genesis 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles


I was driving at 35 mph in the lane, the car on the left lane hit the rear body and tire of driver side, but the car didn't stop even after the impact. After the collision, I pressed very hard on the brake pedal to stop, but it kept moving, even increased its speed up to 60 mph, and turned into the different direction. Also the wheel was stuck by itself and I was not able to turn anywhere with my hands. It went off the opposite side of the road without any control. 20 years old Toyota Camry was able to stop at the spot of collision, but Hyundai Genesis couldn't. the wheel and the brake were both stuck and unable to be controlled and crashed into the electric pole. The air bag was deployed, and Hyundai Genesis was totaled. In 2014, the brake recall service was received two times from the dealer. There must be the mechanical failure in the brake, speed control, and the wheel which caused this total loss. I was injured and taken by the ambulance later. I never had any accidents like this before with any other cars!

- Centreville, VA, USA

problem #3

Jan 092014

Genesis 6-cyl

  • 73,400 miles
Twice in last month I was driving in traffic and had a total loss of brakes almost hitting the car directly in front of me. I pushed the brake pedal in both cases to the floor and my car was not stopping. I was able to get the car to finally slow down after pushing the petal against the floor as hard as I could. Needless to say this was a very frightening experience both times. I took the vehicle in to the dealership after receiving a recall notice in the mail. I was told that they replaced the brake fluid per the 114 recall and that they were able to reproduce the stopping issue. The dealership stated that the ABS module was not operating properly and that it was going to be a $2200 fix that I was responsible for paying for and that the recall did not cover the required parts and labor and that the warranty and extended warranty that I have would not cover the repairs. It seems they only replaced the fluid that was causing the issue with the module, but would not take responsibility for replacing the critical parts that the brake fluid compromised. I can not afford to fix this car and am being treated like it is my responsibility to fix the issue they caused. I am still driving an unsafe car because I have no choice. What is my recourse?

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 112013

Genesis 8-cyl

  • 0 miles
When the brake assist system is active and the car was stopped it would not move an inch. Now the vehicle inches forward and makes a vibration sound until eventually the disc brakes lock up and the car stops rolling. I took my car to Hyundai of orange park and showed the service writer the issue. When the car was returned, they said there was no problem. Since this has never occurred until recently, and I have owned the car for 3 years, there is definitely an issue.

- Jacksonville, FL, 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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