2015 Genesis Recalled For Water Leak Issue
A total of 24,400 Hyundai Genesis luxury sedans are being recalled by the company in North America so that a water leak issue that affects the transmission gear shifter can be addressed.
Hyundai filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to make them aware that a weak seal is responsible for water getting in via the taillight set-up of the 2015 Genesis.
The vehicles that are included in the recall were made between Feb. 21, 2014 and Jan. 24 2015. In the filing, the NHTSA said that “Water may leak into the rear combination lamp assemblies and cause an incorrect gear display on the instrument panel or a delay in the engagement of the selected gear when the vehicle is shifted from Park to Reverse or Drive.”
Hyundai has not received any reports of accident due to the issue, but the filing made it clear that the automaker only became aware of it after a couple of warranty claims were made in regards the leak
The water intrusion can lead to the wrong gear being displayed, which in turn could lead to the vehicle going in the wrong direction.
Dealers have been instructed to apply pads that will prevent water getting into the combination lamp housing, with all repairs done at no charge to the owners.
An official notification schedule has yet to be announced, but the Associated Press believes that car owners will get word sometime next month.
Owners who want to know more about the issue can call the Hyundai customer service line at 1-855-671-3059, quoting recall number 128. Information can also be found by calling the NHTSA hotline at 1-888-327-4236.