Hyundai Genesis - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Hyundai Genesis owners have reported a total of 1,152 problems for their cars built in the 11 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Hyundai Genesis. The 2009 Hyundai Genesis cars have the most problems reported (263 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Hyundai Genesis

  Common problems of Hyundai Genesis

The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for Hyundai Genesis cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (279 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (130 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Hyundai Genesis

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Service Brakes
279
  Engine And Engine Cooling
130
  Electrical System
127
  Power Train
94
  Exterior Lighting
91
  Steering
67
  Vehicle Speed Control
67
  Equipment
64
  Air Bag
38
  Other Fuel System
27
   
  Wheel
27
  Structure
25
  Visibility
24
  Suspension
22
  Electronic Stability Control
20
  Tire
15
  Seats
10
  Seat Belt
8
  Gasoline Fuel System
6
  Latches/locks/linkage
5
  Unknown Or Other
3
  Parking Brake
2
  Traction Control System
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Hyundai Genesis of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Genesis model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Hyundai Genesis model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Genesis Model Years

Genesis
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2017 3352    
42.86
  2016 4115,1133    
0.90
  2015 14039,9394    
0.88
  2014 185,3995    
0.67
  2013 12624,1786    
0.87
  2012 25228,2537    
1.27
  2011 13117,3788    
0.94
  2010 17210,4579    
1.83
  2009 26319,66710    
1.34

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Hyundai Genesis is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 Genesis
3
  2017 Genesis
2
  2016 Genesis
16
  2015 Genesis
38
  2013 Genesis
36
  2012 Genesis
19
  2011 Genesis
7
  2010 Genesis
21
  2009 Genesis
15


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