Hyundai Santa Fe: Smart key function - Smart key - Features of your vehicle - Hyundai Santa Fe DM 2013-2018 Owner's ManualHyundai Santa Fe: Smart key function

To remove the mechanical key, press and hold the release button(1) and remove

To remove the mechanical key, press and hold the release button(1) and remove the mechanical key (2).

To reinstall the mechanical key, put the key into the hole and push it until a click sound is heard.

With a smart key, you can lock or unlock a door (and Tailgate) and start the engine.

Refer to the following for more details.

WARNING - Smart key

Leaving children unattended in a vehicle with the smart key is dangerous. Children copy adults and they could press the engine start/stop button. It would enable children to operate power windows or other controls, or even make the vehicle move, which could result in serious bodily injury or even death. Never leave the keys in your vehicle with unsupervised children.

Door Lock

Using the door handle button

Using the door handle button

1. Carry the smart key.
2. Close all doors, engine hood and tailgate.
3. Press the button of the outside door handle.
4. The hazard warning lights will blink and the chime will sound once.
5. Make sure that doors are locked by pulling the outside door handle.

✽ NOTICE

  • The button will only operate when the smart key is within 28~40in. (0.7~1m) from the outside door handle.
  • Even though you press the outside door handle button, the doors will not lock and the chime will sound for 3 seconds if any of following occur:
    - The smart key is in the vehicle.
    - The engine start/stop button is in ACC or ON position.
    - Any door except the tailgate is open.

Using the button on the smart key

1 Close all doors, engine hood and tailgate.
2. Press the lock button(1).
3. The hazard warning lights will blink and the chime will sound once.
4. Make sure that doors are locked by pulling the outside door handle.

Unlocking

Using the door handle button

1. Carry the smart key.
2. Press the button of the driver's outside door handle.
3. The drivers door will unlock. The hazard warning lights will blink and the chime will sound two times.
4. Press the button twice within 4 seconds and all doors and the tailgate will unlock and the hazard warning lights will blink and the chime will sound two times.

❈ If you press the button of the front passengers outside door handle while carrying the smart key, all doors will unlock.

✽ NOTICE

  • The button will only operate when the smart key is within 28~40in. (0.7~1m) from the outside door handle.
  • When the smart key is recognized in the area of 28~40in. (0.7~1m) from the front outside door handle, other people can also open the doors.
  • After unlocking the drivers door or all doors, the door(s) will lock automatically unless the door is opened.

Using the button on the smart key

1. Press the unlock button(2) of the smart key.
2. The drivers door will unlock. The hazard warning lights will blink and the chime will sound two times.
3. Press the unlock button(2) twice within 4 seconds and all doors and the tailgate will unlock. The hazard warning lights will blink and the chime will sound two times.

✽ NOTICE

After pressing the button, the doors will lock automatically unless any door is opened within 30 seconds.

✽ NOTICE

You can activate or deactivate the Two Turn Unlock function. Refer to "User settings" in this section.

Tailgate unlocking

Using the tailgate handle button

1. Carry the smart key.
2. Press the tailgate handle button.
3. When all doors are locked, the hazard warning lights will blink two times.
Once the tailgate is opened and then closed, the tailgate will lock automatically.

✽ NOTICE

The button will only operate when the smart key is within 28~40in. (0.7~1m) from the tailgate handle.

Using the button on the smart key

1. Press the tailgate unlock button(3) for more than 1 second.
2. When all doors are locked, the hazard warning lights will blink two times.

Panic

1. Press the panic button(4) for more than 1 second.
2. The horn sounds and hazard warning light flash for about 30 seconds.

✽ NOTICE

To stop the horn and lights, press any button on the smart key.

Start-up

You can start the engine without inserting the key. For detailed information refer to the Engine start/stop button in section 5.

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