Hyundai Genesis - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Hyundai Genesis owners have reported a total of 1,187 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 (273 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 (290 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (134 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Hyundai Genesis

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Service Brakes
290
  Engine And Engine Cooling
134
  Electrical System
132
  Power Train
95
  Exterior Lighting
92
  Steering
69
  Vehicle Speed Control
68
  Equipment
67
  Air Bag
39
  Other Fuel System
27
   
  Wheel
27
  Visibility
25
  Structure
25
  Electronic Stability Control
22
  Suspension
22
  Tire
16
  Seats
11
  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 3352    
42.86
  2016 4215,1133    
0.93
  2015 14139,9394    
0.88
  2014 195,3995    
0.70
  2013 13224,1786    
0.91
  2012 25728,2537    
1.30
  2011 13717,3788    
0.99
  2010 17710,4579    
1.88
  2009 27319,66710    
1.39

  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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