Hyundai Santa Fe Owners Manual

Warning Messages
Features of your vehicle / LCD display / Warning Messages

Shift to "P" position (for smart key system and automatic transaxle)

Hyundai Santa Fe: Warning Messages.

  • This warning message illuminates if you try to turn off the engine without the shift lever in P (Park) position.
  • At this time, the Engine Start/Stop Button turns to the ACC position (If you press the Engine Start/Stop Button once more, it will turn to the ON position).

Low Key Battery (for smart key system)

Hyundai Santa Fe: Warning Messages.  This warning message illuminates if the battery of the smart key is discharged

This warning message illuminates if the battery of the smart key is discharged when the Engine Start/Stop Button changes to the OFF position.

Press start button while turn steering (for smart key system)

Hyundai Santa Fe: Warning Messages.

  • This warning message illuminates if the steering wheel does not unlock normally when the Engine Start/Stop Button is pressed.
  • It means that you should press the Engine Start/Stop Button while turning the steering wheel right and left.

Steering wheel unlocked (for smart key system)

Hyundai Santa Fe: Warning Messages.  This warning message illuminates if the steering wheel does not lock when the

This warning message illuminates if the steering wheel does not lock when the Engine Start/Stop Button changes to the OFF position.

Check steering wheel lock system (for smart key system)

Hyundai Santa Fe: Warning Messages.  This warning message illuminates if the steering wheel does not lock normally

This warning message illuminates if the steering wheel does not lock normally when the Engine Start/Stop Button changes to the OFF position.

Press brake pedal to start engine (for smart key system and automatic transaxle)

Hyundai Santa Fe: Warning Messages.

  • This warning message illuminates if the Engine Start/Stop Button changes to the ACC position twice by pressing the button repeatedly without depressing the brake pedal.
  • It means that you should depress the brake pedal to start the engine.

Key not in vehicle (for smart key system)

Hyundai Santa Fe: Warning Messages.

  • This warning message illuminates if the smart key is not in the vehicle when you press the Engine Start/Stop Button.
  • It means that you should always have the smart key with you.

Key not detected (for smart key system)

Hyundai Santa Fe: Warning Messages.  This warning message illuminates if the smart key is not detected when you

This warning message illuminates if the smart key is not detected when you press the Engine Start/Stop Button.

Press start button again (for smart key system)

Hyundai Santa Fe: Warning Messages.

  • This warning message illuminates if you can not operate the Engine Start/Stop Button when there is a problem with the Engine Start/Stop Button system.
  • It means that you could start the engine by pressing the Engine Start/ Stop Button once more.
  • If the warning illuminates each time you press the Engine Start/Stop Button, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

Press start button with smart key (for smart key system)

Hyundai Santa Fe: Warning Messages.

  • This warning message illuminates if you press the Engine Start/Stop Button while the warning message Key not detected is illuminating.
  • At this time, the immobilizer indicator light blinks.

Check fuse "BRAKE SWITCH" (for smart key system and automatic transaxle)

Hyundai Santa Fe: Warning Messages.

  • This warning message illuminates if the brake switch fuse is disconnected.
  • It means that you should replace the fuse with a new one. If that is not possible, you can start the engine by pressing the Engine Start/Stop Button for 10 seconds in the ACC position.

Shift to "P" or "N" to start engine (for smart key system and automatic transaxle)

Hyundai Santa Fe: Warning Messages.  This warning message illuminates if you try to start the engine with the shift

This warning message illuminates if you try to start the engine with the shift lever not in the P (Park) or N (Neutral) position.

✽ NOTICE

You can start the engine with the shift lever in the N (Neutral) position. But, for your safety, we recommend that you start the engine with the shift lever in the P (Park) position.

Door Open

Hyundai Santa Fe: Warning Messages.  It means that any door is open.

It means that any door is open.

Tailgate Open

Hyundai Santa Fe: Warning Messages.  It means that the tailgate is open.

It means that the tailgate is open.

Sunroof Open

Hyundai Santa Fe: Warning Messages.  The warning message illuminates if you turn off the engine and then open the

The warning message illuminates if you turn off the engine and then open the driver's door when the sunroof is open.

Align steering wheel

Hyundai Santa Fe: Warning Messages.

  • This warning message illuminates if you start the engine when the steering wheel is turned to more than 90 degrees to the left or right.
  • It means that you should turn the steering wheel and make the angle of the steering wheel be less than 30 degrees.

Low Washer Fluid

Hyundai Santa Fe: Warning Messages.

  • This warning message illuminates on the service reminder mode if the washer fluid level in the reservoir is nearly empty.
  • It means that you should refill the washer fluid.

Turn on "FUSE SWITCH"

Hyundai Santa Fe: Warning Messages.

  • This warning message illuminates if the fuse switch on the fuse box is OFF.
  • It means that you should turn the fuse switch on.

For more details, refer to Fuses in chapter 7.

Check fuel cap

Hyundai Santa Fe: Warning Messages.  It means that the fuel filler cap is not tightened securely.

It means that the fuel filler cap is not tightened securely.


2019 www.hyundaisantafemanual.com. All Rights Reserved.