2009 Hyundai Genesis Consumer Review: Do not buy - brakes fail on lo

2009 Hyundai Genesis - Consumer Review

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Do not buy - brakes fail on lots of HYUNDAIs
By i_love_carz on


2009 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 6A)


Brake pedal goes to the floor occasionally.

No braking at all!!!

I am told the ABS module has failed and not covered by warranty at 62,199 miles as I am the 2nd owner.

$2,500 repair cost.

This is a chronic/common problem with Hyundais and should be covered as a recall because the engineering/manufacturing process or something is obviously is defective!

Do your research as brake problems with Hyundais is way too common.

Go to http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov and look for yourself

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By carlady77
on 04/05/16 07:32 AM (PDT)

I am going through this now with the ABS unit. According to the local dealership this is not covered under a recall from Hyundai. I would like to know what recall answerman1 is referring to. Please let me know. This is almost a $ 2,500. repair. After this I will not buy another Hyundai again especially after I spoke to the Hyundai dealership regarding the recall of the brake fluid that was corrosive to the ABS module. That should cover the ABS module. They said NO!

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By halbs76
on 07/22/15 06:25 AM (PDT)

Hyundai issued a recall for the brake fluid years ago. The fluid they were using was corrosive to the ABS module. My fluid was exchanged and my ABS module was inspected for corrosion per the recall. If you're reading this and you haven't had this done, call the dealder.

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By answerman1
on 03/21/14 07:17 AM (PDT)

The Genesis is a lot of car for the money, I'm sorry you're having a problem with the brakes. That said, a pedal that drops to the floor is most likely a by-pass problem with the master cylinder, not a failure of the ABS pump. It usually starts as an occasional occurrence, becoming more frequent as time goes by. If you are having a problem with the ABS unit, however, it IS covered under a recall from Hyundai and should cost $0 to replace. Call your local dealer or Hyundai North America for more details.

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