• Hyundai Genesis Sedan
  • Hyundai Genesis Sedan
  • Hyundai Genesis Sedan
  • Hyundai Genesis Sedan
  • Hyundai Genesis Sedan
  • Hyundai Genesis Sedan
  • Hyundai Genesis Sedan
  • Hyundai Genesis Sedan
  • Hyundai Genesis Sedan
Hyundai is expanding a recall we reported on a few weeks back regarding some 2009 to 2012 Genesis Sedans. In our earlier post we mentioned some 40,000 units were affected, but that only 27,500 were covered under the original, voluntary recall.

Now, the recall has grown, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with Hyundai asking the owners of 43,500 affected vehicles to report in for service. The issue relates to brake fluid that doesn't prevent corrosion of the hydraulic electronic control unit, a problem that has led to 23 complains, a documented crash for one owner and another owner losing control of their vehicle.

Owners of the affected sedans are being notified by Hyundai and asked to report to dealers to have the brake fluid replaced. Naturally, the work will be done free of charge. Take a look below for the official NHTSA bulletin.
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Manufacturer: Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc

SUMMARY:
Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Genesis vehicles manufactured April 30, 2008, through March 28, 2012. The vehicles may contain brake fluid which does not protect against corrosion of the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU).
CONSEQUENCE:
If the module corrodes, reduced brake effectiveness may result, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Hyundai will notify owners and instruct them to bring their vehicle to a dealer for service. Hyundai will inspect the HECU module for proper operation, and will replace the modules as necessary. Hyundai will replace the factory brake fluid in those vehicles that have not previously had the factory brake fluid replaced. These repairs will be done free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by the end of December 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151 or by email at consumeraffairs@hmausa.com. Hyundai's recall number is 114.
NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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  • 33 Comments
      William Harper
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is what happens when you buy an imitation executive car.
        S40Powered
        • 1 Year Ago
        @William Harper
        Exactly.
        me
        • 1 Year Ago
        @William Harper
        I guess you've never seen BMW or Mercedes recall numbers? Under 50k is very impressive consider the genesis is 100% new everything first time go round.
        dude
        • 1 Year Ago
        @William Harper
        as the saying goes "you get what you pay for"
      george
      • 1 Year Ago
      Korean Krap. who cares
        VDuB
        • 1 Year Ago
        @george
        AB has not reported it yet... but in other news.... 1.5 million Dodge Rams recalled. American crap
          Ferris
          • 1 Year Ago
          @VDuB
          You beat me to it. If 43,000 is Korean crap, what is 1.2 million American trucks? Let's also take into consideration that brake fluid is probably made by a "supplier" company, not the car company itself. Chrysler's problem with their Ram trucks is mechanical, originating directly from the factory itself.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @george
        [blocked]
      leo
      • 1 Year Ago
      only to replace the fluid, what about the corrosion that's there already.. just ignore it?
        Porsche4life
        • 1 Year Ago
        @leo
        Lol I was thinking about the same thing.
        bK
        • 1 Year Ago
        @leo
        You just gotta hope the brake system breaks down before your warranty is up...
      • 1 Year Ago
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        Rod
        • 1 Year Ago
        I've driven E350's for years. The Genisis is a superior vehicle. That's why.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Rod
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          dude
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Rod
          superior at recalls?... yes!
      aruca2526
      • 1 Year Ago
      So about all they've sold since 2009?
        whatamooseiam
        • 1 Year Ago
        @aruca2526
        They've sold about 145,000 genesis (coupe and sedan) to date. I would assume the sedan is roughly about half that so around 70k genesis sedans have been sold.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      BMW ROCKS!
      • 1 Year Ago
      i'm waiting for buy one get one free sale
      JYD
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mercedess lookalike turned out to be a krap.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JYD
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      i.own.your.ass
      • 1 Year Ago
      at least it's not ON FIRE!
      Tony
      • 1 Year Ago
      You are a bunch of morons that think BMW is so superior. BMW announced 10/1/2010 that they are doing a recall on 350,000 cars due to a braking problem. BMW 5, 6, and 7 Series cars with either a V8 or V12 engine from 2002-2010
      Tony
      • 1 Year Ago
      Plenty more can be found if you morons knew anything
      kontroll
      • 1 Year Ago
      but that's 40,000 more than what they ever sold
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