1st Gen (2009 – 2014) Hyundai Genesis Problems

The 1st generation of the Genesis has a cumulative PainRank™ of 7.77. That can be compared against other Hyundai generations. Shopping for a Hyundai? You could do worse (but you could also do better).

Owners of the 2009–2014 Genesis model years have sent in 142 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (21%) followed by the body (13%) and the transmission (12%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Hyundai model years.

Watch out for the 2012 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2014 3
0.85
2013 26
8.17
2012 56
15.21
2011 16
8.5
2010 14
6.94
2009 27
6.95

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