Hyundai Genesis Recall Amid NHTSA Investigation of Brake Failures

Due to a potential risk of brake problems with Hyundai Genesis vehicles, a recall has been issued for about 27,500 of the luxury model sedans.

All of the recalled vehicles are equipped with electronic brake control modules that do not have a corrosion inhibitor, allowing gel to build up on the valves in the braking system.

Drivers have been warned to be cautious if the brakes on Hyundai Genesis vehicles require extra engagement to stop, as this could be an indicator that the vehicles have a gel build-up on the valves.

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The Hyundai Genesis luxury cars recall was announced on October 21, after the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened a formal investigation into the brake problems. To date there have been at least 23 complaints of the Hyundai Genesis brakes failing, including at least one accident that occurred after the driver was unable to stop the vehicle.

The recall includes 2009 through 2012 Hyundai Genesis luxury models manufactured from April 1, 2008 through March 15, 2012.

Hyundai officially announced its recall immediately following the investigation notice submitted from the NHTSA, indicating roughly 40,000 vehicles were being investigated for the brake system malfunction.

Several of the complaints submitted have indicated very dangerous circumstances resulting from the brakes malfunctioning such as one woman crashing into the back of a vehicle in front of her as well as one complaint indicating the driver began pumping the brakes and when the vehicle did not decelerate she was forced to pull the emergency brake, causing the vehicle to spin out of control.

Hyundai announced they will begin notifying customers in November and supply a rental car for the duration of the repair. Customers with questions should contact their local dealer until they have received notice from Hyundai.

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1 Comments

  • LindaApril 15, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    My breaks failed in the mountains of New Mexico while I was on vacation. The closes dealer for my Genesis was 150 miles away. Fortunately there was a break garage that was able to repair my car so I could return home. My repairs were over $4,000 and Hyundai would not reimburse me for any of the amount I had to pay and I also had extended warranty at that time. There reason was I did not use a[Show More]My breaks failed in the mountains of New Mexico while I was on vacation. The closes dealer for my Genesis was 150 miles away. Fortunately there was a break garage that was able to repair my car so I could return home. My repairs were over $4,000 and Hyundai would not reimburse me for any of the amount I had to pay and I also had extended warranty at that time. There reason was I did not use a Hyundai dealer. There attitude was too bad. The only recall I ever got was replacing a switch. I would have sued them if I could have!

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