UPDATE: Hyundai Voluntarily Recalling Genesis Sedan for Brake Problem

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole
Hyundai’s Genesis Sedan is being probed for potential brake problems. Some 40,000 cars are under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s microscope.

Hyundai will notify NHTSA this week that it’s going to recall certain 2009 through 2012 Genesis sedan models in the United States. Roughly 27,500 vehicles will be impacted by this voluntary call back.

The company will replace the brake fluid in these cars with a new formulation that contains corrosion inhibitors. Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted via first-class mail about this recall. Repairs will be made at no cost to them.

To really take care of its customers the company is willing to pick up affected cars and give owners loaner vehicles while their Genesis sedans are being worked on. Miles Johnson, Senior Manager, Midwest Product Public Relations for the company said “We just want to make sure everyone feels safe.”

So far, NHTSA has received 23 complaints about the Genesis’ braking system. Drivers are grumbling about increased pedal travel and lowered overall effectiveness of the binders. Reports indicate the issues could be caused by a defective ABS module, likely caused by the brake fluid.

One crash was supposedly caused by this potential issue, but that’s not all. In another complaint one driver had to use the parking brake to stop, which resulted in the car losing control and going into a spin.

Johnson said “Hyundai will cooperate fully with NHTSA in this matter.” Stay tuned for updates, and if you own a 2009 Genesis Sedan please drive carefully.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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