Hyundai Santa Fe: Four wheel drive (4WD) / Emergency precautions

Hyundai Santa Fe (TM) 2019-2024 Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Four wheel drive (4WD) / Emergency precautions


When replacing tires, be sure to equip all four tires with the same size, type, tread patterns, brand and load-carrying capacity.


Do not use tire and wheel with different size and type from the one originally installed on your vehicle. It can affect the safety and performance of your vehicle, which could lead to steering failure or rollover causing serious injury.

In an emergency situation, a compact spare tire (if equipped) or Tire Mobility Kit (if equipped) may be used. But, do not use the compact spare tire continuously. Repair or replace the original tire as soon as possible to avoid failure of the differential or 4WD system.


Never start or run the engine while an 4WD vehicle is raised on a jack. The vehicle can slip or roll off of a jack causing serious injury or death to you or those nearby.


4WD vehicles must be towed with a wheel lift and dollies or flatbed equipment with all the wheels off the ground. For more details, refer to "Towing" section in chapter 8.

Vehicle inspection

  • If the vehicle needs to be operated on a vehicle lift do not attempt to stop any of the four wheels from turning. This could damage the 4WD system.
  • Never engage the parking brake while running the engine on a car lift. This may damage the 4WD system.

Dynamometer testing

An 4WD vehicle must be tested on a special four wheel chassis dynamometer.

[A] : Roll tester (Speedometer), [B] : Temporary free roller

An 4WD vehicle should not be tested on a 2WD roll tester. If a 2WD roll tester must be used, perform the following procedure:

1. Check the tire pressures recommended for your vehicle.

2. Place the rear wheels on the roll tester for a speedometer test as shown in the illustration.

3. Release the parking brake.

4. Place the front wheels on the temporary free roller as shown in the illustration.


Keep away from the front of the vehicle while the vehicle is in gear on the dynamometer. The vehicle can jump forward and cause serious injury or death.

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