Following an investigation launched by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration earlier this week, Hyundai will reportedly recall 27,500 Genesis sedans due to braking problems. Roughly 40,000 Genesis sedans from the 2009 model year were originally under investigation, but this official recall affects vehicles from 2009 to 2012.

A Hyundai spokesperson told The New York Times that brake fluid may cause the brake control unit valves to corrode, which reduces braking power. Affected cars will have their brake fluid replaced, and if necessary, will have the control unit replaced, as well.

The original NHTSA investigation was launched after the government agency received 23 complaints from owners citing reduced braking power and increased pedal travel. One incident reportedly resulted in a crash, while another caused a driver to lose control of the car. NHTSA has not officially announced the recall as of this writing.


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      chrismcfreely
      • 1 Year Ago
      They need to include a new grill design with that brake control unit.
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          tiger
          • 1 Year Ago
          Looks like a toaster.
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      Jay
      • 1 Year Ago
      They need a recall for the subpar leather used on the seating in this and the Equus. Have you ever seen one after 6-12 months? Looks like a 10+ yr old car. Actually that's not true, it looks worse. They must use the absolute cheapest materials and finishing process they are able to find.
      FIDTRO
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wonder what other kinds of shoddy engineering these cheap Korean cars are hiding.
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      FutureDoc
      • 1 Year Ago
      That should put a stop to that.
      knightrider_6
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's very shameful for Hyundai. I expected this from crappy companies like BMW or Audi, but not from a world class auto maker.
      tiger
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ok, so the brake control unit valves corrode but they only replace the brake control unit \"if necessary?\" Um, I think its necessary...
        Julio B
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tiger
        Even if someone bought the car a few weeks ago and the valves are not corroded?
      banstaman
      • 1 Year Ago
      Kind of reminds me of a friend I had with a drinking problem. He drank brake fluid and said that he could stop at any time. :/
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      Flat4
      • 1 Year Ago
      Recall them all to the crusher!
      Bill Bennett
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have a 2013 Genesis Sedan which we like very much. Since I am a gearhead, I happened to notice the crankshaft pulley having an unacceptable wobble. I approached the local dealer about the problem since these cars have good 100,000 mile warrantys. The service manager said that they could change the pulley but it "would probably have the same problem". I requested it be changed and they did. It came back to me with a worse wobble than it had when I took it in for repair. I ordered a new pulley from www.oemparts123.com , I installed it and bingo, it worked, I corrected the problem! I reported this event to Hyundai through numerous emails. Hyundai assigned a case number to my problem and investigated the dealer who made the repair. The dealers response to Hyundai was that the wobbling pulley they installed was "Working As Designed" Hyundai accepted the local dealers service managers story (WORKING AS DESIGNED) and did not offer to pay me for my efforts or expense to correct this problem. I have learned that basically, the warranty provided for these cars will not cover a defect unless there is a complete failure in the operation of the parts of our cars. I was actually told by a service manager out of our town that fact. I am fortunate to be able to do mechanical work myself, it helps quite a bit when it comes to getting things right. Begging a dealer to make something right is not my bag. I do like our car very much so far, it only has 7000 miles on it, and I would buy another one in spite of what I have been through so far with my pulley issue. Bill
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