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Hyundai Genesis G80 Oil Pressure Sensors

Hyundai Genesis G80 Luxury Sport Sedan

A possible defect to the oil pressure sensors within different years of the Hyundai Genesis G80 has been discovered by consumers. Drivers of these vehicles claim that the check oil light, illuminated on the dashboard as a red oil can, turns on while the vehicle is on low idle or when the vehicle is at a stop. However, the check oil light then disappears when the car increases to higher RPMs as the vehicle goes into motion.

The oil pressure light is supposed to turn on when the oil pressure sensor detects a high or low oil pressure within the vehicle. However, this possible defect in the in the oil pressure sensor may cause inaccurate readings of oil pressure, in turn resulting in the light being improperly illuminated.

If you drive a Hyundai Genesis, and this problem occurs, it is safe to say that you should manually check your vehicles oil levels. If your oil levels are at the correct level, and the oil pressure light continues to illuminate, that may be due to the sensor failing or beginning to fail. Be sure to also inspect for oil leaks, poor connections, or damaged wires visually.

Costs for the replacement parts are low, however the labor for repairs are estimated to range from $1-3k depending on the mechanic or repair shop. The high cost of labor is due to the location of the sensor within the engine; mechanics have to remove multiple engine parts, such as the intake manifold, to access the sensor for replacement.

If your oil pressure sensor light comes on, be sure to take your vehicle to a mechanic to get a diagnostic done to properly figure out the issue. It is not safe to continue to drive the vehicle, even if you check your oil levels and they are at a normal level. Continuing to drive your vehicle with the check oil light on can lead to more damage to the engine, as well as more costly repairs.

If you are lucky enough to have your vehicle under a manufacturer warranty or extended warranty, they should be able to cover the charges partially or fully for repairs. However, if your vehicle is past the mileage or the warranty period has expired, you may have to cover the costs on your own.

Hyundai previously announced a free recall in Korea in November of 2021, for the same problem that people in the USA are currently facing, having the red oil engine pressure light come on and off. The Korean recall was for the G80 model, years 2013 to 2018, as well as the EQ900 model, years 2015 to 2018. It is said that the cause of the defect to the oil pressure sensor is due to the poor airtightness of the OPTS connector.

Please contact The Kalfayan Law Firm if you have experienced an oil pressure sensor issue with your Hyundai Genesis G80 vehicle.

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