2022 Genesis GV70 Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Powertrain and brake issues are among the top complaints to the NHTSA from vehicle owners

Updated on Author: Brian Jones

Updated on Author: Brian Jones

When it comes to luxury car models, few are able to turn heads as the 2022 Genesis GV70 does. After all, the automaker says that this vehicle can “make way for want.” Yet, customers want a lot more, especially a powertrain that’s not defective and brakes that don’t malfunction, putting the driver and passengers at risk.

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NHTSA Complaints for the 2022 Genesis GV70

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Power Train
Unknown Or Other
Electrical System
Lane Departure: Warning
Seat Belts
Back Over Prevention
Engine And Engine Cooling
Forward Collision Avoidance: Adaptive Cruise Control
Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings
Fuel/propulsion System

Most Common Problems with the 2022 Genesis GV70

The most common problems owners of the 2022 Genesis GV70 are complaining about to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) relate to the powertrain. But there are also complaints about the GV70’s windshield cracking, brakes malfunctioning, as well as suspension problems.

Complaints filed under the Unknown or Other category include harsh criticism about the ergonomics of the brake and gas pedals. Another complaint in this category blames a faulty electrical system, and both highlight stalling and loss of power issues.

Aside from these complaints, there’s a serious defect that led to a recall in October 2021. NHTSA Campaign Number 21V796000 says that the driver or passenger seat belt pretensioner can explode when it is deployed. Considering this is needed when an accident occurs, occupants are in more danger than they might recognize. Plus, when the seat belt pretensioner explodes, metal fragments, identified by the NHTSA as “shrapnel,” can shoot out of the assembly. This can cause further injury to people in the vehicle.

So, it’s no surprise that since the recall, the NHTSA has had an open investigation into the seat belt pretensioner issue.

Problems with the Powertrain

The powertrain in any luxury automobile must be top-notch for a smooth ride, but complaints about the GV70 powertrain suggest it isn’t. Confusingly, the complaints are all quite different from each other.

The very first complaint to the NHTSA about the Genesis GV70 addressed the powertrain.  It says, “This car (has) had a lack of power since inception. The transmission had a horrible grinding sound during the upshift and down shifting of the transmission. Hyundai Corporation did replace the transmission but the grinding sound is not completely gone. The check engine light is currently on and has appeared for the second time with less than 6K on the odometer. I have scheduled another appointment to take it in on 02/14/2022.”

The second complaint was about a lack of acceleration and an inability to drive over 30 mph on the freeway. The owner, from California, was told it would take about 3 weeks for an inspection and diagnosis.

Another complaint states that the GV70 loses motive power and stalls. And another describes how the 4-wheel drive system disengages and provides power only to the rear wheels. Disconcertingly, the complaint states: “Genesis cannot tell me if the car is safe to drive until the part arrives, saying only if I do not feel safe to drive it, don’t.”

For now, Genesis Motors, Hyundai’s luxury division, isn’t saying anything about powertrain issues. Strangely, there aren’t any manufacturer communications reflected on the NHTSA website for the Genesis GV70 even though there is a recall and open investigation.

Braking Issues

The braking problems described in complaints to the NHTSA are unusual. For example, a Florida owner describes how the GV70 “rocks forward then backward before driving off, which leads to a sensation of whiplash for the driver.” Additionally, this creates an unexpected delay in acceleration that almost caused an accident. It also led to “unnecessary strain on the neck.”

The complaint states that “It appears to be an issue with the 2 systems (auto start and stop and brake hold) interacting with each other.”

Another complaint singles out the ergonomics of the brake and gas pedals on the top trim of the GV70. It states that “the ergonomics for both pedals are horrible.”

Your Lemon Law Legal Rights

If you think you have a lemon it’s a good idea to do something about it. It won’t cost you anything because the law makes Genesis pay the legal fees for lemon law cases. This means that you may be able to get your lemon out of your life.

Did you know that every year, auto manufacturers buy back, replace or pay cash settlements to thousands of ‘lemon’ owners like you? It’s true, and all you have to do to find out if Lemberg Law can help you is to call our Helpline. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form. We will assess your Genesis GV70 problems free of charge to see if you have a potential case.

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Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 30 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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  • Pranaya

    I recently bought a genesis gv 70 and it’s almost 2 months old now. My car is in the dealership for 15 days now and diagnosed a problem with electric recirculation valve . Can you please advice how can i proceed with this Issue.

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