Hyundai is taking action to address a fuel pump issue in certain 2021-2022 Genesis vehicles. This problem came to Hyundai’s attention in September 2022 when they received their first warranty claim related to a 2022 Genesis GV70 vehicle experiencing a stall / hesitation problem. As more warranty claims started pouring in, Hyundai launched an investigation to pinpoint the root cause of the issue.
The vehicles affected include:
- 2021-2022 Genesis G80
- 2022 Genesis GV70
- 2021-2022 Genesis GV80
In June 2023, Hyundai successfully replicated the problem. Their investigation, which included a dimensional tolerance CT scan, revealed a potential problem: interference between the impeller (a key component of the fuel pump) and its housing, causing an obstruction. Hyundai collaborated with the supplier and identified a specific production lot of fuel pump assemblies that lacked sufficient impeller material. This issue potentially affected vehicles manufactured between June 2021 and December 2021. Consequently, Hyundai made the decision to initiate a recall.
The issue lies with the low-pressure fuel pump assemblies in these vehicles. Some of these assemblies may contain impellers that do not meet the required material specifications, which can lead to deformations. This deformation can result in the impeller interfering with the fuel pump housing, creating mechanical resistance that can cause the fuel pump to shut down.
A fuel pump shutdown can severely restrict the flow of fuel to the engine, potentially causing a sudden reduction or complete loss of power while driving. This poses an increased risk of accidents.
As of the latest available data up to August 22, 2023, Hyundai has received reports of 879 unique incidents related to this defect condition in the United States, spanning from July 1, 2021. Fortunately, there have been no confirmed crashes, fires, or injuries linked to this fuel pump issue.
To rectify the problem, authorized Hyundai dealers will replace the affected fuel pumps. The recall associated with this issue is identified by Hyundai as number 016G, and it has been assigned the NHTSA campaign number 23V-630. Additionally, the NHTSA has designated a specific campaign number for the fuel pump recall, which is 23E-068.
In summary, Hyundai is addressing a fuel pump problem in certain 2021-2022 Genesis vehicles to ensure the safety and reliability of these vehicles on the road. If you own one of these vehicles, it is important to receive the necessary replacement to avoid potential issues related to the fuel pump.