After yesterday we showed you up Hyundai & Genesis in a hurry to fix GV80 diesel engine problems through testing some prototypes near the Namyang R&D Center, today Hyundai Motor Group have made a statement were it has decided to double the engine warranty period of the Genesis Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) GV80 diesel model.
On the 5th, Hyundai Motor suspended production and shipment of the diesel model of the Genesis SUV GV80. Genesis said to the buyer of the GV80 at 5:15 pm “Intermittent vibrations have been found in some vehicles of the recent GV80 diesel models.” “It’s happening.” “There is no problem with safety, but we are conducting inspections because we can feel uncomfortable,” he said to buyers of purchases.
Initially, Hyundai has responded only to vehicles in question by replacing the engine at that time. However, in addition to delaying vehicle releases and improving problems, Hyundai Motor Company decided to conduct engine inspections for customers who had already delivered the vehicle.
Hyundai Motor Company announced on the 11th that it will extend the warranty period for the engine parts of all GV80 diesel models shipped from this day to 5 years or 100,000 km from 10 years or 200,000 km just to relieve their customers.
In response, Hyundai Motor said, “It is a phenomenon that occurs when the carbon in the engine (fuel is burned and leftovers) accumulates when it is operated for a long time at a low RPM (RPM).””We decided to extend it.”
As long as the cause is identified, Hyundai Motor plans to take corrective action as soon as the validity of the measures prepared separately from the extension of the warranty period is over, as we said before and as you can see in the article, there are some prototypes of GV80 diesel testing around the Namyang R&D center in South Korea.
8000 GV80 diesel models have been sold so far. Pre-order sales amount to 10,000 units. The GV80 is also expected to launch in the US and China. In particular, it was a product aimed at targeting the high-end SUV market in the US in earnest, and it was highly anticipated inside and outside Hyundai.
News Source: Hankyung