Genesis: About the Lease Return Process

Returning a leased Genesis sedan or SUV to our luxury car dealership in Miami is simple. So long as you cross all your T's and dot all your I's, you'll avoid excess lease-return fees and get on with your life-hopefully with a newer Genesis to call your own.

Let us guide you through the entire lease-end process. Here are some resources and tips to help you get started.

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First: Decide What's Next

When your Genesis lease ends, you have several options:

1. Return your lease and walk away

Choosing this option will require you to pay disposition (turn-in) fees, per your original lease contract, at the lease maturity date. You will also be charged Excess Wear and Use fees and Excess Mileage fees if deemed necessary. 

About Excess Wear and Use Fees

Acceptable levels of damage when returning your lease include:

  • Scratches less than 4" in length
  • Windshield cracks less than 2" in length
  • Window chips less than ½" in diameter
  • Dings and dents less than 4" in diameter
  • Paint chips less than ½" in diameter
  • Tire tread equal to or greater than 1/8" 

Always conduct a free lease-end inspection at least 60 days prior to turning in your luxury SUV or sedan. Inspections enable you to repair or correct any issues prior to the lease-end date. Schedule your Genesis lease inspection online here.

About Excess Mileage Fees

Mile overages cost $0.25/mile. Review your lease contract for mileage restrictions, which typically range from 10,000 to 15,000 miles annually. (Fees will likely be assessed later, not at the dealership.)

2. Return your lease and lease or purchase a new Genesis

As a loyal Genesis lessee, you're rewarded for re-leasing or purchasing another vehicle at our Genesis dealership near Aventura. Up to $400 in disposition fees, $500 in Excess Wear and Use charges, and $625 in Excess Mileage charges will be covered (up to a total of $1,525). This is your Genesis Loyalty Reward.

Browse our selection of new Genesis vehicles for sale in Miami.

3. Buy out your lease

If you really love your Genesis - and who wouldn't? - you may want to keep it. In that case, you have the option to purchase the vehicle at its residual value, which was set when you originally leased your Genesis (check your lease contract or request a Genesis Buyout Quote from your dealer).

You won't be forced to pay any excess use or mileage fees, but you will have to pay in cash or get financing, and you'll be responsible for paying sales tax.

There are other options, like lease extensions and lease transfers, but these are less common and can be more complex. Speak with your Genesis dealer for additional details.

Lease-End FAQs

Can I return my leased Genesis to any Genesis dealer?

Yes, you can bring your vehicle to any authorized Genesis dealership, not only the one from which you leased.

Do I need to go to an authorized Genesis service center for lease-end repairs?

While Genesis dealers are the best place to get assistance with repair options, they're not mandatory. You may choose to have any repairs performed by an independent mechanic or service center, so long as they are done properly, and all parts are replaced with OEM components.

Can I turn my lease in early?

You can return your Genesis lease at any time, but you are responsible for paying the balance on your lease or paying an early termination fee to get out of your lease early. Consult with your Genesis dealer for more details.

How do I extend my Genesis lease?

In certain circumstances, you can request an extension of your Genesis car lease. These can range from one month to several months. Contact a Genesis Lease-End Concierge at 833-537-5441 or speak with a salesperson at your Genesis dealership for assistance.

What if I accidentally go past my lease maturity date?

You must return your Genesis lease by the lease-end/maturity date. If you do not, your vehicle may be repossessed, and you could be charged extra.

If you are unable to make it to the dealership for some reason, or if you need more time to make repairs, speak with your Genesis dealer or a Lease-End Concierge to go over your options. 

Lease-End Checklist

  • Perform a Self-Assessment.
  • Schedule a lease-end inspection at least 60 days prior to the end of your lease.
  • Repair or correct any issues discovered during your inspection.
  • Schedule a turn-in appointment with a Genesis dealer near you.
  • Clean inside and outside and remove any personal items or accessories.
  • Delete any personal data stored in your vehicle's infotainment system.
  • Check with your DMV/BMV about removing your license plate.
  • Ensure all equipment originally provided with the vehicle is present, including keys, owner's manual, and headrests.
  • Complete an Odometer Discloser Statement (download or ask your Genesis dealer).
  • Cancel any automatic future payments.
  • Update your auto insurance information. 

As always, our Miami Genesis dealership is ready to help. Contact Braman Genesis at (786) 574-3093 to discuss your lease-end options, schedule an appointment, or ask about any new Genesis incentives. We serve all of South Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Aventura, Miami, Kendall, Coral Gables, and more.