Hyundai Genesis - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Hyundai Genesis owners have reported a total of 1,301 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 (284 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 (311 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (150 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Hyundai Genesis

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Service Brakes
311
  Engine And Engine Cooling
150
  Electrical System
149
  Power Train
106
  Exterior Lighting
103
  Equipment
78
  Vehicle Speed Control
73
  Steering
72
  Air Bag
41
  Other Fuel System
30
   
  Visibility
28
  Wheel
27
  Electronic Stability Control
27
  Structure
26
  Suspension
23
  Tire
16
  Seats
15
  Seat Belt
9
  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 3353    
28.57
  2016 4715,1134    
0.78
  2015 16539,9395    
0.83
  2014 285,3996    
0.86
  2013 15824,1807    
0.93
  2012 28328,2538    
1.25
  2011 14617,3789    
0.93
  2010 18110,45710    
1.73
  2009 28419,66711    
1.31

📊 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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