Hyundai Tucson Owners Manual

Battery
Maintenance / Battery

Jump starting can be dangerous if done incorrectly. Follow the jump starting procedure in this section to avoid serious injury or damage to your vehicle. If in doubt about how to properly jump start your vehicle, we strongly recommend that you have a service technician or towing service do it for you.

WARNING

To prevent SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH to you or bystanders, always follow these precautions when working near or handling the battery:

Hyundai Tucson: Battery. Always read and follow instructions carefully when handling a battery.

Always read and follow instructions carefully when handling a battery.

Hyundai Tucson: Battery. Wear eye protection designed to protect the eyes from acid splashes.

Wear eye protection designed to protect the eyes from acid splashes.

Hyundai Tucson: Battery. Keep all flames, sparks, or smoking materials away from the battery.

Keep all flames, sparks, or smoking materials away from the battery.

Hyundai Tucson: Battery. Hydrogen is always present in battery cells, is highly combustible, and may

Hydrogen is always present in battery cells, is highly combustible, and may explode if ignited.

Hyundai Tucson: Battery. Keep batteries out of reach of children.

Keep batteries out of reach of children.

Hyundai Tucson: Battery. Batteries contain sulfuric acid which is highly corrosive. Do not allow acid

Batteries contain sulfuric acid which is highly corrosive. Do not allow acid to contact your eyes, skin or clothing. If acid gets into your eyes, flush your eyes with clean water for at least 15 minutes and get immediate medical attention. If acid gets on your skin, thoroughly wash the area. If you feel pain or a burning sensation, get medical attention immediately.

  • When lifting a plastic-cased battery, excessive pressure on the case may cause battery acid to leak. Lift with a battery carrier or with your hands on opposite corners.
  • Do not attempt to jump start your vehicle if your battery is frozen.
  • NEVER attempt to recharge the battery when the vehicles battery cables are connected to the battery.
  • The electrical ignition system works with high voltage. NEVER touch these components with the engine running or when the ignition switch is in the ON position.

WARNING

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING

Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and reproductive harm. Batteries also contain other chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer. Wash hands after handling.

CAUTION

  • When you do not use the vehicle for a long time in a low temperature area, disconnect the battery and keep it indoors.
  • Always charge the battery fully to prevent battery case damage in low temperature areas.

For best battery service

Hyundai Tucson: Battery.

  • Keep the battery securely mounted.
  • Keep the battery top clean and dry.
  • Keep the terminals and connections clean, tight, and coated with petroleum jelly or terminal grease.
  • Rinse any spilled acid from the battery immediately with a solution of water and baking soda.

Battery recharging

By battery charger

Your vehicle has a maintenance-free, calcium-based battery.

  • If the battery becomes discharged in a short time (because, for example, the headlights or interior lights were left on while the vehicle was not in use), recharge it by slow charging (trickle) for 10 hours.
  • If the battery gradually discharges because of high electric load while the vehicle is being used, recharge it at 20-30A for two hours.

WARNING

Always follow these instructions when recharging your vehicles battery to avoid the risk of SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH from explosions or acid burns:

  • Before performing maintenance or recharging the battery, turn off all accessories and place the ignition switch in the LOCK/OFF position.
  • Keep all flames, sparks, or smoking materials away from the battery.
  • Always work outdoors or in an area with plenty of ventilation.
  • Wear eye protection when checking the battery during charging.
  • The battery must be removed from the vehicle and placed in a well ventilated area.
  • Watch the battery during charging, and stop or reduce the charging rate if the battery cells begin boiling violently.
  • The negative battery cable must be removed first and installed last when the battery is disconnected. Disconnect the battery charger in the following order: Turn off the battery charger main switch. Unhook the negative clamp from the negative battery terminal. Unhook the positive clamp from the positive battery terminal.
  • Always use a genuine HYUNDAI approved battery when you replace the battery.

By jump starting

After a jump start from a good battery, drive the vehicle for 20-30 minutes before it is shutoff. The vehicle may not restart if you shut it off before the battery had a chance to adequately recharge. See Jump Starting in chapter 6 for more information on jump starting procedures.

✽ NOTICE

Hyundai Tucson: Battery. An inappropriately disposed battery can be harmful to the environment and

An inappropriately disposed battery can be harmful to the environment and human health. Dispose the battery according to your local law(s) or regulation.

Reset features

Some items need to be reset after the battery has been discharged or the battery has been disconnected. See chapter 3 for:

  • Auto up/down window
  • Sunroof
  • Trip computer
  • Climate control system
  • Clock
  • Audio system


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