Hyundai Santa Fe: Ignition switch / Starting the engine

Hyundai Santa Fe (TM) 2019-2024 Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Ignition switch / Starting the engine

WARNING

  • Always wear appropriate shoes when operating your vehicle. Unsuitable shoes, such as high heels, ski boots, sandals, flip-flops, etc., may interfere with your ability to use the brake, accelerator and clutch pedals.
  • Do not start the vehicle with the accelerator pedal depressed. The vehicle can move which can lead to an accident.
  • Wait until the engine rpm is normal. The vehicle may suddenly move if the brake pedal is released when the rpm is high.

1. Make sure the parking brake is applied.

2. Make sure the shift button 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.

Information

  • Do not wait for the engine to warm up while the vehicle remains stationary. Start driving at moderate engine speeds. (Steep accelerating and decelerating should be avoided.)
  • 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.

NOTICE

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.
  • Do not turn the ignition switch to the START position with the engine running. It may damage the starter.
  • If traffic and road conditions permit, you may put the shift button 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.

NOTICE

If the engine does not start within 10 seconds after preheating is completed, turn the ignition switch once more to the LOCK position and wait for 10 seconds. Then turn the ignition switch to the ON position in order to preheat the engine again.

NOTICE

Do not turn off the engine immediately after it has been subjected to a heavy load. Doing so may cause severe damage to the engine or turbo charger unit.

NOTICE

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.
  • Do not turn the ignition switch to the START position with the engine running. It may damage the starter.
  • If traffic and road conditions permit, you may put the shift button 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.

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