According to The Detroit News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into 40,000 Hyundai Genesis sedans due to reports of brake problems. All of the vehicles in this probe are from the 2009 model year.

NHTSA has reportedly received 23 complaints from owners citing increased brake pedal travel and reduced braking power, with one of the incidents resulting in a crash. The Detroit News reports that, in another incident, the Genesis driver responded to the lack of brake effectiveness by applying the parking brake, which caused the vehicle to lose control and go into a spin. Many of the complaints indicate that this problem was simply diagnosed as a faulty ABS module.

In a statement to The News, Hyundai said it is fully cooperating with NHTSA on this investigation. An official recall may occur, depending on the results of the government agency's findings.


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      johnmichael.jfc
      • 1 Year Ago
      "in another incident, the Genesis driver responded to the lack of brake effectiveness by applying the parking brake, which caused the vehicle to lose control and go into a spin." Another reason I'm not a fan of foot mounted parking brakes and especially not electronic ones. At least with hand operated ones it's easier to control the braking force to the rear wheels.
        superchan7
        • 1 Year Ago
        @johnmichael.jfc
        So my next question is, how do you "modulate" an electronic parking brake? I think that type of design shouldn't even be allowed.
      Jonathan
      • 1 Year Ago
      I own a 2009 Genesis. I complained previously to Hyundai about the brake issue and they replaced the brake fluid. Since my ABS/ESC sensor is already corroded from the old brake fluid the problem still occurs. I tested it today and found that the brakes fail immediately after ESC engages. I called my Hyundai dealer and they agreed to have a look. I'd recommend that anyone owning a Genesis purposefully slip your car in a safe area (floor it from a stop for a split second) to see if you encounter brake failure. If so, you need a new ABS/ESC sensor (or whatever part is causing this). If you don't encounter brake failure, you should be alright with the brake fluid change.
      BMW ROCKS!
      • 1 Year Ago
      that's one ugly looking car inside out
        knightrider_6
        • 1 Year Ago
        @BMW ROCKS!
        .... says the guy who likes BMW. LOL
        • 1 Year Ago
        @BMW ROCKS!
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        stevenh
        • 1 Year Ago
        @BMW ROCKS!
        not sure if I would say ugly, perhaps un-original with an S-class or last Gen RL front clip, G35/37 C pillar and Bangle butt rear
      Larry
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yikes, between Toyota's that accelerate and fall apart with billions of recalls, and now Korean crap showing it's true colors and not being able to stop.....follish Americans truly believe that other Americans are not able to make a better car. Enjoy your Asian crap.
        NightFlight
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Larry
        Asian crap? GM and Ford are in the top three when it comes to amount of recalls. Congratulations with your misguided patriotism. Do some research, guy.
        Caprice Dates
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Larry
        Someone seems to forget they were unable to prove any mechanical fault with Toyota but still got fined (Still blame that on bonehead drivers), they may be bland but far from crap buddy. GM and Ford has EVERYBODY BEAT in recalls.
      knightrider_6
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow. It beat German turds like 5 series and A6 in sales in the very first year!
        ChrisJC
        • 1 Year Ago
        @knightrider_6
        The same German turds they desperately and unsuccessfully try to copy and emulate. The same German turds they are often seen driving side by side their cars for years during their development process trying to "benchmark" (a kind word for copy) them. They can make it looks German as they want. They'll never match the comfort, quality, drivability, chassis/suspension, fit and finish and bones of what makes a German car the benchmark.
        quick
        • 1 Year Ago
        @knightrider_6
        emmm..... Why does Hyundai refuse to disclose how many of those Genesis are the 4 cylinder 20K coupes?
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          @quick
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      Nick B
      • 1 Year Ago
      Am I the only person that thinks thats a very underwhelming car to look at? Maybe its the wheels but it just looks bland.
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      Bruce Lee
      • 1 Year Ago
      Since it only happens with the 2009 models isn't the culprit pretty obviously going to be a part of the brake system that Hyundai changed from 2009 to 2010? Well Hyundai, which part is it?
      Tamoor
      • 1 Year Ago
      My dad's car had this problem after getting it back from the dealer after some service. Sometimes at stoplights the car would just drift forward even with the pedal all the way down. Dealer fixed it at no charge.
      Caprice Dates
      • 1 Year Ago
      Every time I see this car I think Accord relative.
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