Hyundai is recalling 10,800 Genesis Coupes made from the 2013, 2014 and 2015 model years. The recall specifically affects the six-speed manual transmission models manufactured between December 28, 2011, and April 6, 2015. The eight-speed automatic model is not impacted.
The issue is a problem with the differential, which may have been misaligned with the cross member of the rear suspension. In such a case, the bolts securing the differential may loosen, and if that happens it could lead to the driveshaft disconnecting entirely, resulting in the complete loss of propulsion.
To address the problem, owners will be asked to bring their Genesis Coupes in to their local dealer to “verify the proper assembly of the differential.”
The Genesis Coupe was first introduced in its home market of Korea back in 2008and arrived in North America the following year as a 2010 model. The most recent revision happened in 2013 – the model year with which this recall begins. A completely new model is expected to arrive soon as part of the new Genesis luxury sub-brand’s lineup.
A problematic shifter is prompting Nissan and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to issue a recall for nearly 34,000 2015 Rogue crossovers. Most of them are already in the hands of owners, but about 1,000 are sitting on dealers lots. The models were all built in Smyrna, TN, between February 10 and May 13, 2015.
The problem is that the vehicle could shift out of Park without the brake pedal depressed as usually required. That could make the vehicle easier to steal, or leave it rolling away unexpectedly.
Nissan sold approximately 70,000 examples of the Rogue in the US during that three-month period, which means only about half of them are affected by this recall. Since the Rogue is only offered with one engine and transmission combination, the difference might come down to the front- or all-wheel drive layout.
Fixing the problem will require dealers to inspect the gear lever and replace the knob where necessary. The campaign gets under way this month, so owners of affected units can expect to hear from the manufacturer soon, if they haven’t already.