Hyundai Tucson Owners Manual

Ignition switch
Driving your vehicle / Ignition switch

WARNING

To reduce the risk of SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH, take the following precautions:

  • NEVER allow children or any person who is unfamiliar with the vehicle to touch the ignition switch or related parts. Unexpected and sudden vehicle movement can occur.
  • NEVER reach through the steering wheel for the ignition switch, or any other control, while the vehicle is in motion. The presence of your hand or arm in this area may cause a loss of vehicle control resulting in an accident.

Key ignition switch

Hyundai Tucson: Ignition switch. WARNING

WARNING

NEVER turn the ignition switch to the LOCK or ACC position while the vehicle is in motion except in an emergency. This will result in the engine turning off and loss of power assist for the steering and brake systems. This may lead to loss of directional control and braking function, which could cause an accident.

Before leaving the drivers seat, always make sure the shift lever is in position, apply the parking brake, and turn ignition switch to the LOCK position. Unexpected vehicle movement may occur if these precautions are not followed.

Key ignition switch positions

Hyundai Tucson: Ignition switch. Starting the engine

Starting the engine

WARNING

Always wear appropriate shoes when operating your vehicle. Unsuitable shoes, such as high heels, ski boots, sandals, flipflops, etc., may interfere with your ability to use the brake, accelerator and clutch pedals.

1.Make sure the parking brake is applied.

2.Make sure the shift lever is in P (Park).

3.Depress the brake pedal.

4.Turn the ignition switch to the START position. Hold the key (maximum of 10 seconds) until the engine starts and release it.

✽ NOTICE

  • Whether the engine is cold or warm, always start the vehicle with your foot on the brake pedal. Do not depress the accelerator while starting the vehicle. Do not race the engine while warming it up.
  • In extremely cold weather (below -18C / 0F) or after the vehicle has not been operated for several days, let the engine warm up without depressing the accelerator pedal.

CAUTION

To prevent damage to the vehicle:

  • Do not hold the ignition key in the START position for more than 10 seconds. Wait 5 to 10 seconds before trying again.
  • If traffic and road conditions permit, you may put the shift lever in the N (Neutral) position while the vehicle is still moving and turn the ignition switch to the START position in an attempt to restart the engine.
  • Do not push or tow your vehicle to start the engine.

Engine Start/Stop button

Hyundai Tucson: Ignition switch. Whenever the front door is opened, the Engine Start/Stop button will illuminate

Whenever the front door is opened, the Engine Start/Stop button will illuminate and will go off 30 seconds after the door is closed.

WARNING

To turn the engine off in an emergency:

Press and hold the Engine Start/Stop button for more than two seconds OR Rapidly press and release the Engine Start/Stop button three times (within three seconds).

If the vehicle is still moving, you can restart the engine without depressing the brake pedal by pressing the Engine Start/Stop button with the shift lever in the N (Neutral) position.

WARNING

  • NEVER press the Engine Start/Stop button while the vehicle is in motion except in an emergency. This will result in the engine turning off and loss of power assist for the steering and brake systems. This may lead to loss of directional control and braking function, which could cause an accident.
  • Before leaving the drivers seat, always make sure the shift lever is in the P (Park) position, set the parking brake, press the Engine Start/Stop button to the OFF position, and take the Smart Key with you. Unexpected vehicle movement may occur if these precautions are not followed.

Engine Stop/Start button positions

Hyundai Tucson: Ignition switch.

Hyundai Tucson: Ignition switch. Starting the engine

Starting the engine

WARNING

Always wear appropriate shoes when operating your vehicle. Unsuitable shoes, such as high heels, ski boots, sandals, flipflops, etc., may interfere with your ability to use the brake, accelerator and clutch pedals..

✽ NOTICE

  • The engine will start by pressing the Engine Start/Stop button, only when the smart key is in the vehicle.
  • Even if the smart key is in the vehicle, if it is far away from the driver, the engine may not start.
  • 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 "Hyundai Tucson: Ignition switch. the KEY OUT indicator will blink, and if all doors are closed, the chime will" indicator and the KEY OUT indicator will blink, and if all doors are closed, the chime will also sound for about 5 seconds. The indicator will turn off while the vehicle is moving. Keep the smart key in the vehicle when using the ACC position or if the vehicle engine is ON.

1.Always carry the smart key with you.

2.Make sure the parking brake is applied.

3.Make sure the shift lever is in P (Park).

4.Depress the brake pedal.

5.Press the Engine Start/Stop button.

✽ NOTICE

  • Whether the engine is cold or warm, always start the vehicle with your foot on the brake pedal. Do not depress the accelerator while starting the vehicle. Do not race the engine while warming it up.
  • In extremely cold weather (below -18C / 0F) or after the vehicle has not been operated for several days, let the engine warm up without depressing the accelerator pedal.

CAUTION

To prevent damage to the vehicle:

  • If the engine stalls while you are in motion, do not attempt to move the shift lever to the P (Park) position. If traffic and road conditions permit, you may put the shift lever in the N (Neutral) position while the vehicle is still moving and press the Engine Start/Stop button in an attempt to restart the engine.
  • Do not push or tow your vehicle to start the engine.

CAUTION

To prevent damage to the vehicle:

Do not press the Engine Start/Stop button for more than 10 seconds except when the stop lamp fuse is blown.

When the stop lamp fuse is blown, you can't start the engine normally. Replace the fuse with a new one. If you are not able to replace the fuse, you can start the engine by pressing and holding the Engine Start/Stop button for 10 seconds with the Engine Start/Stop button in the ACC position.

For your safety always depress the brake pedal before starting the engine.

Hyundai Tucson: Ignition switch. ✽ NOTICE

✽ NOTICE

If the smart key battery is weak or the smart key does not work correctly, you can start the engine by pressing the Engine Start/Stop button with the smart key in the direction of the picture above.


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