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Dangerous Defects in Hyundai Genesis (2015-2019)

Hyundai Motors is a South Korean multinational automotive corporation, headquartered in Seoul, it was found in 1967 and now sells cars in 93 countries across the world. Hyundai Genesis is a full-sized, 5-seater luxury sedan that Hyundai boasts is comparable to some of Europe’s great automakers. Nonetheless, Genesis and Hyundai have been called out for a plethora of serious issues and defects with their vehicle. Some of these defects include engine stalls/shutoff, dead battery, excessive oil consumption, weak speed control, and much more. Despite several recalls and NHTSA investigations in the past, the issues seem to be persistent.

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What are some of the Dangerous Defects in the Hyundai Genesis?

Over the past few years, Hyundai Genesis owners have reported a variety of issues, with most of them falling under the categories of Electrical, Powertrain, Engine, and Interior.

Electrical Defects: The majority of the complaints under the electrical category are regarding the dead batteries and electrical failure. Apparently, dead batteries issues usually occur due to an issue with the alternator; a defective alternator fails to keep the battery charged. Signs of a dead battery typically include warning lights, slow engine cranks, odd battery smell, and swollen battery. A 2015 Hyundai Genesis user described the issue as, “I have had the car 28 months. Dealer service agent says these batteries are only good for about two years. When I asked if they tried to charge the old battery, she said it couldn’t be done as it was dead. This is the first time that I have ever had a battery go dead after owning 20+ cars in my life including a previous Genesis. It looks like a good reason NOT to buy a Genesis in the future.”

Multiple electric failure is another dangerous and recurrent issue amongst the Genesis models. Different users have had mixed experiences with electrical issues. The owner of a Genesis Luxury 3.8L explained the defect: “The car was great for about 2 weeks then all of a sudden the tpms alarm goes off, then the wipers start coming on and off. All my blind spot alarms turn on and off, also all the gauges even the gas gauge dies reads nothing. All this while driving down the road also the steering seems to get very tough like the power steering isn’t working.”

Engine Defects: Amongst all the problems reported against the Hyundai Genesis, engine defects seem to be the most prevalent and hazardous. The most common and recurrent issue is sudden engine shutoffs and stalls. A stall can be extremely dangerous in some situations; it also increases the risk of fatal accidents and injuries. One owners stated, “On December 23, my 2015 Hyundai Genesis with no warning died for a second time while I was stopped for a traffic light. As in my previous experience with this problem, there was no advance warning. At this time, I was in heavy traffic on a five-lane State Road with cars in each lane. I put on my warning lights, called 911, and prayed. The police and fire engine arrived about 10 minutes later, closed all five lanes of the road, and while I steered with their help, they pushed the car off the road to a safe area. I believe there is a serious safety issue.” 

What Can I Do if My Hyundai Genesis has been Indicating symptoms of any dangerous defects?

If your Hyundai Genesis model has been subject to any defects, such as the ones described above or others, CAA’s experts are here to help you find a viable solution. Our lawyers are experienced and well versed with issues plaguing the Hyundai Genesis. Best of all, all of your attorney’s fees will be paid by Hyundai and we will never send you a bill.  Feel free to reach out to us for a hassle-free consultation regarding your vehicle.

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Kia Grand Sedona

Kia Sedona Fuel Rail Defects

Kia Motors Corporation is a 75-year-old Korean multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Seoul. The Kia lineup offers a wide range of vehicles, including luxury, sports, hybrids, SUVs, electric cars, and minivans. While the quality of Kia products have reportedly improved over the years, the Kia Sedona has recently suffered a series of defects and recalls arising from the vehicle’s fuel rail system.

Kia Sedona is a popular, family-sized vehicle that seats up to 8 passengers and features flexible storage, tech features, and a stylish design. Despite its stature in the market, Kia has faced numerous concerns regarding a leak in its fuel system. The problem is due to excess heat being generated in the engine compartment that causes a crack in the fuel rack, leads to a fuel leak and potential fire. 

If your Kia Sedona has suffered any fuel leak or fuel rail issues, CCA is here to help. We invite you to call our experts today for a free consultation: (833) LEMON-FIRM.

What are some common fuel rail issues reported by Sedona users?

In the past few years, Kia has recalled numerous Sedona models due to several complaints received against its fuel system. The core of the problems reported is mainly due to the faulty fuel rails. Generally, a vehicle’s fuel rail is a long, round metal bar that runs along the top of the injectors and supplies fuel to the engine’s intake manifold.  The recalls are essential because if the issue is unattended and aggravated, it could lead to fuel leaks and fires. According to Kia, there haven’t been any fatal accidents or fires in the past, and the recalls was purely a precautionary measure.

Nonetheless, one of most common issues reported by Sedona users were unexpected stalls and starting troubles. Customers explain that this problem is usually accompanied with a persisting gas smell, “Gas smell in car while in motion. Experiencing a sort of hesitation, like wanting to stall. Brought to dealer. Dealer identified issue- crack in fuel rail, leaking on engine. Item was not covered under warranty and quoted at just under $1K to repair.”

Almost all the complaints against Kia Sedona have included fuel leak or persisting fuel smell issues. A user described the issue, “We discovered a fuel leakage after getting gas, but did not discover this leak until after driving home from the gas station. There was a strong smell of gasoline and we noticed that the fuel gauge went down rather quickly. After getting home from the gas station, we noticed the smell of gas was still very strong and that was when we noticed the leak, on our driveway. In the time that we were driving, we had been leaking gasoline the whole time, and could have lost our lives on our way home. We took our Kia to be inspected and repaired and they discovered that the fuel rail was damaged: It had a crack along one side.”

What Actions Have Been Taken to Address the Fuel Rail Issues in Kia Sedona?

The Center for Auto Safety is closely monitoring the issue and recalls. According to Jason Levine, the center’s executive director, approximately 200,000 Sedona models have been recalled since their original petition against the problem.

As per the NHTSA website, users have reported fuel smells, fuel leaks, and cracked fuel rails. The automaker has notified NHTSA of all recalls and is continuing to contact affected owners.

Kia released a statement to reassure its customers, “Kia will reimburse owners for repair expenses already incurred pursuant to Kia’s General Reimbursement plan filed April 10, 2018.”

What Can I Do if My Kia Sedona is Subject to Fuel Rail Issues?

If you have been facing any of the issues discussed above or have been trying to contact the automaker regarding the recall without any luck, CAA is here to help. We are equipped with a set of experienced lawyers that are well aware of the issues plaguing the Kia Sedona and the latest updates. Feel free to reach out to us for a free and hassle-free consultation regarding your vehicle. 

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