The Problem: The models have Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 tires that can develop cracks in the sidewalls, which could cause them to rupture or leak air.
Injuries/Deaths: None reported, Hyundai spokesperson Jim Trainor told Autoblog.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the tires.
If You Own One: Hyundai expects to begin the recall on February 19.
Report Receipt Date: DEC 22, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V864000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 11,142
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
HYUNDAI GENESIS 2015
Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor America
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015 Genesis vehicles manufactured March 3, 2014, to February 9, 2015, and equipped with Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 tires installed as original equipment. The affected tires may develop cracks in the tire sidewall, resulting in a loss of air.
Tire sidewall cracks could cause a rupture during use, resulting in a rapid air loss and loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the factory tires with tires of another brand, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on February 19, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. Hyundai's number for this recall is 138.
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.