Hyundai Santa Fe Owners Manual

Indicator Lights
Features of your vehicle / Warning and indicator sights / Indicator Lights

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Indicator Light

Hyundai Santa Fe: Indicator Lights. This indicator light illuminates:

This indicator light illuminates:

  • Once you set the ignition switch or Engine Start/Stop Button to the ON position.
    - It illuminates for approximately 3 seconds and then goes off.
  • When there is a malfunction with the ESC system.
    In this case, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

This indicator light blinks:

While the ESC is operating.

For more details, refer to Electronic Stability Control (ESC) in chapter 5.

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator Light

Hyundai Santa Fe: Indicator Lights. This indicator light illuminates:

This indicator light illuminates:

  • Once you set the ignition switch or Engine Start/Stop Button to the ON position.
    - It illuminates for approximately 3 seconds and then goes off.
  • When you deactivate the ESC system by pressing the ESC OFF button.

For more details, refer to Electronic Stability Control (ESC) in chapter 5.

ECO Indicator Light

Hyundai Santa Fe: Indicator Lights. This indicator light illuminates:

This indicator light illuminates:

When you activate the active ECO system by pressing the ACTIVE ECO button.

For more details, refer to Active ECO System in chapter 5.

Immobilizer Indicator Light (Without Smart Key)

Hyundai Santa Fe: Indicator Lights. This indicator light illuminates:

This indicator light illuminates:

When the vehicle detects the immobilizer in your key properly while the ignition switch is ON.

- At this time, you can start the engine.
- The indicator light goes off after starting the engine.

This indicator light blinks:

When there is a malfunction with the immobilizer system.

In this case, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

Immobilizer Indicator Light (With Smart Key)

Hyundai Santa Fe: Indicator Lights. This indicator light illuminates for up to 30 seconds:

This indicator light illuminates for up to 30 seconds:

When the vehicle detects the smart key in the vehicle properly while the Engine Start/Stop Button is ACC or ON.

- At this time, you can start the engine.
- The indicator light goes off after starting the engine.

This indicator light blinks for a few seconds:

When the smart key is not in the vehicle.

- At this time, you can not start the engine.

This indicator light illuminates for 2 seconds and goes off:

When the vehicle can not detect the smart key which is in the vehicle while the Engine Start/Stop Button is ON.

In this case, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

This indicator light blinks:

When the battery of the smart key is weak.

- At this time, you can not start the engine. However, you can start the engine if you press the Engine Start/Stop Button with the smart key. (For more details, refer to Starting the Engine in section 5).

When there is a malfunction with the immobilizer system.

In this case, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

Turn Signal Indicator Light

Hyundai Santa Fe: Indicator Lights. This indicator light blinks:

This indicator light blinks:

When you turn the turn signal light on.

If any of the following occurs, there may be a malfunction with the turn signal system. In this case, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

- The indicator light does not blink but illuminates.
- The indicator light blinks more rapidly.
- The indicator light does not illuminate at all.

High Beam Indicator Light

Hyundai Santa Fe: Indicator Lights. This indicator light illuminates:

This indicator light illuminates:

  • When the headlights are on and in the high beam position
  • When the turn signal lever is pulled into the Flash-to-Pass position.

Light ON Indicator Light

Hyundai Santa Fe: Indicator Lights. This indicator light illuminates:

This indicator light illuminates:

When the tail lights or headlights are on.

Front Fog Indicator Light

Hyundai Santa Fe: Indicator Lights. This indicator light illuminates:

This indicator light illuminates:

When the front fog lights are on.

All Wheel Drive (AWD) LOCK Indicator Light

Hyundai Santa Fe: Indicator Lights. This indicator light illuminates:

This indicator light illuminates:

  • Once you set the ignition switch or Engine Start/Stop Button to the ON position.
    - It illuminates for approximately 3 seconds and then goes off.
  • When you select AWD Lock mode by pressing the AWD LOCK button.
    - The AWD LOCK mode is to increase the drive power when driving on wet pavement, snow covered roads and/or off-road.

CAUTION - AWD Lock Mode

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

Cruise Indicator Light

Hyundai Santa Fe: Indicator Lights. This indicator light illuminates:

This indicator light illuminates:

When the cruise control system is enabled.

For more details, refer to Cruise Control System in section 5.

Cruise SET Indicator Light

Hyundai Santa Fe: Indicator Lights. This indicator light illuminates:

This indicator light illuminates:

When the cruise control speed is set.

For more details, refer to Cruise Control System in section 5.

Downhill Brake Control (DBC) Indicator Light

Hyundai Santa Fe: Indicator Lights. This warning light illuminates:

This warning light illuminates:

  • Once you set the ignition switch or Engine Start/Stop Button to the ON position.
    - It illuminates for approximately 3 seconds and then goes off.
  • When you activate the DBC system by pressing the DBC button.

This warning light blinks:

When the DBC is operating.

This warning light illuminates yellow:

When there is a malfunction with the DBC system.

In this case, we recommend that you have the vehicle inspected by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

For more details, refer to Downhill Brake Control (DBC) System in chapter 5.


2019 www.hyundaisantafemanual.com. All Rights Reserved.