Hyundai Santa Fe: Accessing your vehicle / Hyundai Digital Key

Hyundai Santa Fe (TM) 2019-2024 Owner's Manual / Convenience features / Accessing your vehicle / Hyundai Digital Key

Digital Key Application

To use Hyundai Digital Key mobile app, you should install Hyundai digital key application. Search ‘Hyundai digital key’ in the Google Play Store and download the app. Please refer to the detailed manual of the digital key app. The option can be found under the following app menu:

Menu -> Application Info -> Tutorial

Please note the manual before using the app.

* This service is only available for Android smartphones. Please confirm supported/compatible devices on our website.


For used vehicle

If any of the digital key (smartphone key or card key) is already registered when you press ON button after unlocking the doors, the message ‘Digital key(s) active’ appears on the instrument cluster once. If you buy a used vehicle, you should confirm the message and delete the registered smartphone key and card key. In addition, please notify the Hyundai Customer Care Center.

If the card key does not work properly, please delete the card key and register the smartphone key and re-register the card key.

For vehicle maintenance

If you need to have your Digital Key System repaired or replaced please ensure you Smartphone Key is still active. You may have to pair your phone again.

In the case, re-initialize your Digital Keys using the Hyundai Digital Key mobile app.

Digital key (smartphone) NFC function

You can use the Digital Key NFC (Near Field Communication) function after turn your smartphone NFC settings on. And you should unlock & turn on smartphone screen to use it.

* To change the NFC mode of the smartphone, please refer to the smartphone manual or contact to the customer service center of smartphone manufacturers.

Immobilizer system

The immobilizer system helps protect your vehicle from theft. If an improperly coded key (or other device) is used, the engine’s fuel system is disabled...

Digital key (smartphone)

Hyundai Digital Key (Smartphone) Pairing 1. Turn the vehicle on with the Smart key and make sure to keep the smart key inside the vehicle during digital key registration...

Other information:

Hyundai Santa Fe (TM) 2019-2024 Service Manual: Driver Airbag (DAB) Module and Clock Spring. Repair procedures

Removal 1. Disconnect the battery negative cable and wait for at least three minutes before beginning work. 2. Put a flat tool (Ø5mm) into a guide hole located in the bottom of steering wheel and press a spring...

Hyundai Santa Fe (TM) 2019-2024 Service Manual: External Amplifier. Repair procedures

Removal External Amplifier 1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the passenger seat assembly. (Refer to Body - "Front Seat Assembly") 3...


Air bag collision sensors


To reduce the risk of an air bag deploying unexpectedly and causing serious injury or death:

Do not hit or allow any objects to impact the locations where air bags or sensors are installed. Do not perform maintenance on or around the air bag sensors. If the location or angle of the sensors is altered, the air bags may deploy when they should not or may not deploy when they should. Installing bumper guards with nongenuine Hyundai or non-equivalent parts may adversely affect the collision and airbag deployment performance. Press the Engine Start/Stop button to the OFF or ACC position and wait for 3 minutes when the vehicle is being towed to prevent inadvertent air bag deployment. Have all air bag repairs performed by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

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