Hyundai Tucson Owners Manual

Warnings and indicators
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All warning lights are checked by placing the ignition switch in the ON position (do not start the engine).

Any light that does not illuminate should be checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

After starting the engine, check to make sure that all warning lights are off. If any are still on, this indicates a situation that needs attention.

Active ECO system (if equipped)

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. When the active ECO is operating, the ECO indicator is green.

When the active ECO is operating, the ECO indicator is green.

WARNING

Do not continuously monitor the indicator while driving. It may distract you while driving and may cause an accident that results in severe personal injury.

Air bag warning light

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. This warning light will illuminate for approximately 6 seconds each time you

This warning light will illuminate for approximately 6 seconds each time you place the ignition switch in the ON position.

This light also comes on when the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) is not working properly. If the AIR BAG warning light does not come on, or continuously remains on after operating for about 6 seconds when you place the ignition switch in the ON position or start the engine, or if it comes on while driving, have the SRS inspected by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) warning light

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. This light illuminates if the ignition switch is placed in the ON position and

This light illuminates if the ignition switch is placed in the ON position and goes off in approximately 3 seconds if the system is operating normally.

If the ABS warning light remains on, comes on while driving, or does not come on when the ignition switch is placed to the ON position, this indicates that there may be a malfunction with the ABS.

If this occurs, have your vehicle checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer as soon as possible. The normal braking system will still be operational, but without the assistance of the anti-lock brake system.

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD) system warning light

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. If these two warning lights illuminate at the same time while driving, your vehicle

If these two warning lights illuminate at the same time while driving, your vehicle may have a malfunction with the ABS and EBD system.

In this case, your ABS and regular brake system may not work normally. Have the vehicle checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer as soon as possible.

WARNING

If both ABS and brake warning lights are on and stay on, your vehicles brake system will not work normally. So you may experience an unexpected and dangerous situation during sudden braking. In this case, avoid high speed driving and abrupt braking. Have your vehicle checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer as soon as possible.

✽ NOTICE

If the ABS warning light or EBD warning light is on and stays on, the speedometer or odometer/tripmeter may not work. Also, the EPS warning light may illuminate and the steering effort may increase or decrease. In this case, have your vehicle checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer as soon as possible.

Parking brake & brake fluid warning light

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. Parking brake warning

Parking brake warning

This light is illuminated when the parking brake is applied with the ignition switch in the START or ON position.

The warning light should go off when the parking brake is released while the engine is running.

The parking brake warning chime will sound to remind you that the parking brake is applied when you are driving above 6 mph (10 km/h). Always release the parking brake before you drive.

Low brake fluid level warning

If the warning light remains on, it may indicate that the brake fluid level in the reservoir is low.

If the warning light remains on:

1. Drive carefully to the nearest safe location and stop your vehicle.

2. With the engine stopped, check the brake fluid level immediately and add fluid as required. Then check all brake components for fluid leaks.

3. Do not drive the vehicle if leaks are found, the warning light remains on or the brakes do not operate properly. Have the vehicle towed to any authorized HYUNDAI dealer for a brake system inspection and for repairs if necessary.

Your vehicle is equipped with a dualdiagonal braking system. This means you still have braking on two wheels even if one of the brake circuits is damaged or malfunctions. With only one of the circuits working, more than normal pedal travel and greater pedal pressure are required to stop the car.

Also, the car will not stop in as short a distance with only a portion of the brake system working. If the brakes fail while you are driving, shift to a lower gear for additional engine braking and stop the car as soon as it is safe to do so.

To check bulb operation, check whether the parking brake and brake fluid warning light illuminates when the ignition switch is in the ON position.

WARNING

Driving the vehicle with a warning light on is dangerous. If the brake warning light remains on, have the brakes checked and repaired immediately by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

Seat belt warning

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. As a reminder to the driver, the seat belt warning light will blink for approximately

As a reminder to the driver, the seat belt warning light will blink for approximately 6 seconds each time you turn the ignition switch ON, regardless of belt fastening.

Turn signal indicator

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. The left or right turn signal blinks when you signal a lane change or turn. If

The left or right turn signal blinks when you signal a lane change or turn. If the arrow comes on but does not blink, blinks more rapidly than normal, or does not illuminate at all, a malfunction in the turn signal system is indicated. Your dealer should be consulted for repairs.

This indicator also blinks when the hazard warning flasher button is pressed.

Light on indicator

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. The indicator illuminates when the parking (position) lights or headlights are

The indicator illuminates when the parking (position) lights or headlights are ON.

High beam indicator

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. This indicator illuminates when the headlights are on and in the high beam position

This indicator illuminates when the headlights are on and in the high beam position or when the turn signal lever is pulled into the Flash-to- Pass position.

Front fog light indicator (if equipped)

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. The indicator illuminates when the front fog lights are ON.

The indicator illuminates when the front fog lights are ON.

Engine oil pressure warning light

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. This warning light indicates the engine oil pressure is low.

This warning light indicates the engine oil pressure is low.

If the warning light illuminates while driving:

1. Drive safely to the side of the road, park and turn the engine off.

2. Allow the vehicle to sit for five minutes, then check the engine oil level. If the level is low, add oil as required.

If the warning light remains on after adding oil or if oil is not available, call an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

CAUTION

If the engine is not stopped immediately after the engine oil pressure warning light is illuminated, severe damage could result.

CAUTION

If the oil pressure warning light stays on while the engine is running, serious engine damage may result. The oil pressure warning light comes on whenever there is insufficient oil pressure. In normal operation, it should come on when the ignition switch is turned on, then go out when the engine is started.

If the oil pressure warning light stays on while the engine is running, serious engine damage may result. The oil pressure warning light comes on whenever there is insufficient oil pressure. In normal operation, it should come on when the ignition switch is turned on, then go out when the engine is started.

Charging system warning light

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. This warning light indicates a malfunction of either the generator or electrical

This warning light indicates a malfunction of either the generator or electrical charging system.

If the warning light comes on while the vehicle is in motion:

1. Drive to the nearest safe location.

2. With the engine off, check the generator drive belt for looseness or breakage.

3. If the belt is adjusted properly, a problem exists somewhere in the electrical charging system. Have an authorized HYUNDAI dealer correct the problem as soon as possible.

Door ajar warning light

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. This warning light illuminates when a door is not closed securely.

This warning light illuminates when a door is not closed securely.

Tailgate open warning light

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. This warning light illuminates when the tailgate is not closed securely.

This warning light illuminates when the tailgate is not closed securely.

Sunroof Open Warning Light (if equipped)

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. If the driver removes the ignition key (Smart key : turns off the engine) and

If the driver removes the ignition key (Smart key : turns off the engine) and opens the driver-side door when the sunroof is not fully closed, the warning chime will sound for approximately 7 seconds and Sunroof Open Warning Light illuminate or blink for approximately 7 seconds.

Close the sunroof securely when leaving your vehicle.

Low fuel level warning light

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. This warning light indicates the fuel tank is nearly empty. When it comes on,

This warning light indicates the fuel tank is nearly empty. When it comes on, you should add fuel as soon as possible. Driving with the fuel level warning light on or with the fuel level below E can cause the engine to misfire and damage the catalytic converter.

Immobilizer indicator (if equipped)

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. Without smart key system

Without smart key system

This indicator illuminates when the immobilizer key is inserted and turned to the ON position to start the engine.

At this time, you can start the engine. The indicator goes out after the engine is running.

If this indicator blinks when the ignition switch is in the ON position before starting the engine, have the system checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

With smart key system

If any of the following occurs in a vehicle equipped with the smart key, the immobilizer indicator illuminates, blinks or goes off.

  • When the smart key is in the vehicle, if the Engine Start/Stop button is in the ACC or ON position, the indicator will illuminate for approximately 30 seconds to indicate that you are able to start the engine. However, when the smart key is not in the vehicle, if the Engine Start/Stop button is pressed, the indicator will blink for a few seconds to indicate that you are not be able to start the engine.
  • If the indicator illuminates only for 2 seconds and goes out when the Engine Start/Stop button is turned to ON position with the smart key in the vehicle, have the system checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.
  • When the battery is weak, if the Engine Start/Stop button is pressed, the indicator will blink and you are not able to start the engine. However, you are able to start the engine by inserting the smart key in the smart key holder. Also, if the smart key system related parts have a problem, the indicator will blink.

Malfunction indicator (MIL) (check engine light)

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. This indicator light is part of the Engine Control System which monitors various

This indicator light is part of the Engine Control System which monitors various emission control system components. If this light illuminates while driving, it indicates that a potential malfunction has been detected somewhere in the emission control system.

This light will also illuminate when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, and will go out in a few seconds after the engine is started. If it illuminates while driving, or does not illuminate when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, take your vehicle to your nearest authorized HYUNDAI dealer and have the system checked.

Generally, your vehicle will continue to be drivable, but have the system checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer promptly.

CAUTION

  • Prolonged driving with the Emission Control System Malfunction Indicator Light illuminated may cause damage to the emission control systems which could effect drivability and/or fuel economy.
  • If the Emission Control System Malfunction Indicator Light illuminates, potential catalytic converter damage is possible which could result in loss of engine power. Have the Engine Control System inspected as soon as possible by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

ESC indicator (Electronic Stability Control)

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. The ESC indicator will illuminate when the ignition switch is turned ON, but

The ESC indicator will illuminate when the ignition switch is turned ON, but should go off after approximately 3 seconds. When the ESC is on, it monitors the driving conditions and under normal driving conditions, the ESC indicator will remain off.

When a slippery or low traction condition is encountered, the ESC will operate, and the ESC indicator will blink to indicate the ESC is operating.

If the ESC system malfunctions the indicator illuminates and stays on. Take your vehicle to an authorized HYUNDAI dealer and have the system checked.

ESC OFF indicator

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. The ESC OFF indicator will illuminate when the ignition switch is turned ON,

The ESC OFF indicator will illuminate when the ignition switch is turned ON, but should go off after approximately 3 seconds. To switch to ESC function off, press the ESC OFF button. The ESC OFF indicator will illuminate indicating the ESC is deactivated.

DBC (Downhill brake control) indicator

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. The DBC indicator will illuminate when the DBC button is pressed and the system

The DBC indicator will illuminate when the DBC button is pressed and the system is on.

When driving down a steep hill at a speed under 22 mph (35 km/h), the DBC will activate and the DBC indicator will blink to indicate the DBC is operating.

If the red indicator illuminates, the DBC system may have malfunctioned. Take your vehicle to an authorized HYUNDAI dealer and have the system checked.

AWD system warning light (if equipped)

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. When the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, the AWD indicator will

When the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, the AWD indicator will illuminate and then go off in a few seconds.

If the AWD system warning light illuminates, this indicates that there is a malfunction in the AWD system.

If this occurs, have your vehicle checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer as soon as possible.

AWD LOCK indicator (if equipped)

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. The AWD LOCK indicator light is illuminated when the AWD LOCK button is pushed.

The AWD LOCK indicator light is illuminated when the AWD LOCK button is pushed. The purpose of this AWD LOCK mode is to increase the drive power when driving on wet pavement, snow-covered roads and/or off-road.The AWD LOCK indicator light is turned off by pushing the button again.

CAUTION

Do not use AWD LOCK mode on dry paved roads or highway, it can cause noise, vibration or damage of AWD related parts.

Low tire pressure indicator

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. The low tire pressure indicator comes on for 3 seconds after the ignition switch

The low tire pressure indicator comes on for 3 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the "ON" position.

The low tire pressure indicator illuminates when one or more of your tires is significantly underinflated.

The low tire pressure indicator will illuminate after it blinks for approximately one minute when there is a problem with the Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

If this occurs, have the system checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer as soon as possible.

WARNING

Safe stopping

  • The TPMS cannot alert you to severe and sudden tire damage caused by external factors.
  • If you feel any vehicle instability, immediately take your foot off the accelerator, apply the brakes gradually and with light force, and slowly move to a safe position off the road.

Engine coolant temperature warning light (if equipped)

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. The warning light illuminates if the temperature of the engine coolant is above

The warning light illuminates if the temperature of the engine coolant is above 2485.4F (1203C).

Do not continue driving with an overheated engine.

✽ NOTICE

If the engine coolant temperature warning light illuminates, it indicates overheating that may damage the engine.

Electric power steering (EPS) system warning light

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. This indicator light comes on after the ignition key is turned to the ON position

This indicator light comes on after the ignition key is turned to the ON position and then it will go out after the engine is started.

This light also comes on when the EPS is not functioning properly. If it comes on while driving, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

Cruise indicator (if equipped)

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. The indicator light illuminates when the cruise control system is enabled.

The indicator light illuminates when the cruise control system is enabled.

The cruise indicator light in the instrument cluster is illuminated when the cruise control ON-OFF button on the steering wheel is pushed.

The indicator light turns off when the cruise control ON-OFF button is pushed again.

Cruise SET indicator (if equipped)

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. The indicator light illuminates when the cruise function switch (SET- or RES+)

The indicator light illuminates when the cruise function switch (SET- or RES+) is ON.

The cruise SET indicator light in the instrument cluster is illuminated when the cruise control switch (SETor RES+) is pushed. The cruise SET indicator light does not illuminate when the cruise control switch (CANCEL) is pushed or the system is disengaged.

KEY OUT indicator (if equipped)

Hyundai Tucson: Warnings and indicators. When the Engine Start/Stop button is in the ACC or ON position, if any door is

When the Engine Start/Stop button is in the ACC or ON position, if any door is open, the system checks for the smart key. If the smart key is not in the vehicle, the indicator will blink, and if all doors are closed, the chime will also sound for about 5 seconds. The indicator will go off while the vehicle is moving. Keep the smart key in the vehicle.

Key reminder warning chime

If the drivers door is opened while the ignition key is left in the ignition switch (ACC or LOCK position), the key reminder warning chime will sound. This is to prevent you from locking your keys in the vehicle. The chime sounds until the key is removed from the ignition switch or the drivers door is closed.


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