really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,500 miles

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problem #1

Jan 102009

Genesis 8-cyl

  • 1,500 miles
Subject: Hyundai Genesis 2009 4.6 litre. New car 2000 miles driven. When one comes to a stop with the engine running and transmission in "drive" and then when the stop/start button is pressed, the engine stops but when the gear shift lever is pushed forward from "drive" towards "park" it will only travel as far as "neutral". this is a hazard as anyone not familiar with driving the car might assume the car is in "park" or leave it in "drive" or ""neutral", walk away and permit the car to free wheel roll. In a conventional car without a keyless feature, it is impossible to get the keys out of the ignition until the gear shift is placed in "park", a feature in place for many years and universally accepted. When one turns off the engine as described above there is a momentary warning message displayed on the dash which says, "move into park" but as described above one cannot shift the lever past "neutral" unless the stop/start button is pressed and the motor restarts. In other words, one cannot put the car into "park" without the leaving the engine running. It seems to me that there should be a voice warning which says, "restart engine and place in "park". after having a bit of a scare parking on the steep grade I have learned the hard way but I remain concerned about our friends and auto service personnel who will drive the car and who are not familiar with this car. Updated 03/09/10 updated 04/05/10 the consumer stated it was determined the problem with TPMS was the an issue from the headlight voltage regulator assemblies creating a radio frequency and canceling or confusing the signal present fromt the left front tire sensor to the computer system for the TPMS. Updated 04/29/10

- Gualala, CA, USA