The release of the new Genesis GV80 crosses was suspended due to problems with the engineJune 8, 2020
At the new Genesis crosses, the GV80 found a problem with the engine.
The defect manifests itself in variations intended for the South Korean car market, which have a 3.0-liter SmartStream turbodiesel. The owners of the GV80 complained of strong vibrations in the engine, and the automaker decided to stop the production and shipment of diesel cars.
The company acknowledged problems with the new 278-horsepower turbodiesel 3.0. As noted in Genesis, vibration of the power unit at low speeds does not affect safety, and, according to preliminary information, the cause of the defect is that carbon deposits accumulate. Genesis official dealers announced their readiness for warranty to remove accumulated soot, and a Korean corporation will conduct additional turbo engine checks to identify the cause of the problems.
In the South Korean market during the four months of this year, they sold approximately 8,000 Genesis GV80s with diesel; pre-order another 9,000 crosses. Car owners from other countries will not be affected by turbodiesel problems, since in the USA and China, the automaker exports only gasoline variants.
Perhaps Genesis decided to stop the release of the GV80 for the domestic car market in order to avoid quality problems on export variations of the model. Due to the “coronavirus” crisis, the demand for all cars has decreased, so a short shutdown of the conveyor and cessation of supplies will be less painful for the Korean brand.
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