Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Hyundai Genesis 3.8

Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Problems

Rough idle or hard start when cold

A rough idle or hard starting condition may develop, most noticeable when the engine is cold, with fault code P161B stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). Our technicians tell us that a PCM software upgrade is available to correct this concern.

Idle Fluctuation Concern

An idle fluctuation may be noted, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. Replacing the throttle position sensor and updating the powertrain control module (PCM) software will commonly correct this concern.

Whine type noise from power steering

A whine type noise may be noted from the power steering pump. This can be caused by a clogged reservoir which can aerate the power steering fluid. Cleaning the reservoir screen will restore proper fluid flow, reducing the noise.

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Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Questions

My car starts but won't shift out of park now and tc won't turn on now either (1 answer)

This morning after no issues at all with my car, it will start but not shift out of park and the traction control won't turn in either. I was told by another Genesis owner that it's a brake sensor bad? How do I go about getting this fixed and is there a recall for that on the 2010 3.8 aut...

How do I turn off the tire pressure warning light. (2 answers)

I have repeatedly checked the pressure and they are properly inflated.

HOW TO FILL TRANSMISSION FLUID AFTER REPLACING A TRANSMISSION PAN. (1 answer)

IS THERE TORQUE SPECS FOR THE TRANSMISSION PAN WHEN INSTALLING IT.

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Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Recalls

Windshield Wipers Stop Operating

The seal for the wiper motor cover may fail, causing moisture to get inside and corrode the circuit board. This would result in failure of the wiper motor. Dealers will replace the wiper motor cover and seal free of charge to resolve the concern.

Tires Have Sidewall Cracks

The original equipment tires, Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 model, may develop sidewall cracks and as a result leak air and fail. Dealers will replace the factory tires with tires of another brand free of charge to resolve the concern.

Improper Gear Selection Displayed On Instrument Panel

When shifting the transmission shift lever to a desired gear, that gear may not show up properly in the instrument panel display. This could lead to an unintended gear being selected. The cause is water intrusion into the combination lamp housing. Dealers will apply pads to prevent water intrusion into the combination lamp housing free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Reviews

My 2012 Genesis 3.8 sedan is by far the best vehicle I have owned, I opted for the Technology package. This car is a dream to drive, the optional (LDWS) lane departure warning system is useless, it is suppossed to warn you if you drift into other lanes but it only gives a LOW beep which you can't hear if you have the radio on. The Smart Cruise is a very nice feature. The Lexicon stereo is the B...
I HAVE THE TECH SETUP. THIS CAR IS A WONDER OF TECHNOLOGY.A BIG BANG FOR A GOOD PRICE. THE ONLY COMPLAINT I HAD WAS WITH THE ORIGINAL TIRES.THE RIDE WAS VERY HARD. I HAVE REPLACED THEM WITH UPGRADED TIRES THIS SOLVED THAT PROBLEM

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