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Remote key

Your HYUNDAI uses a remote key, which you can use to lock or unlock the driver and passenger doors or the liftgate.

1. Door Lock
2. Door Unlock
3. Liftgate Open
4. Panic

Locking

To lock :

1. Close all doors, engine hood and liftgate.

2. Press the Door Lock button (1) on the remote key.

3. The doors will lock. The hazard warning lights will blink. Also, the side view mirror will fold, if ‘Convenience -> Welcome nirror/light -> On door unlock’ is selected from the User Settings mode on the LCD display. For more details, refer to “LCD Display” in chapter 4.

4. Make sure the doors are locked by checking the position of the door lock button inside the vehicle.

WARNING

Do not leave the keys in your vehicle with unsupervised children. Unattended children could place the key in the ignition switch and may operate power windows or other controls, or even make the vehicle move, which could result in serious injury or death.

Unlocking

To unlock:

1. Press the Door Unlock button (2) on the remote key.

2. The doors will unlock. The hazard warning lights will blink two times. Also, the side view mirror will unfold, if 'Convenience -> Welcome nirror/light -> On door unlock' is selected from the User Settings mode on the LCD display.

Information

After unlocking the doors, the doors will lock automatically after 30 seconds unless a door is opened.

Panic alarm

The horn sounds and the hazard warning lights blink for about 30 seconds if this button is pressed for more than 0.5 seconds. To stop the horn and lights, press any button on the transmitter.

Information

The word “HOLD” is written on the button to inform you that you must press and hold the button for more than one second.

Start-up

For detailed information refer to “Key Ignition Switch” in chapter 6.

NOTICE

To prevent damaging the remote key:

  • Keep the remote key away from water or any liquid and fire. If the inside of the remote key gets damp (due to drinks or moisture), or is heated, internal circuit may malfunction, excluding the car from the warranty.
  • Avoid dropping or throwing the remote key.
  • Protect the remote key from extreme temperatures.

Mechanical key

If the remote key does not operate normally, you can lock or unlock the door by using the mechanical key.

To unfold the key, press the release button then the key will unfold automatically.

To fold the key, fold the key manually while pressing the release button.

NOTICE

Do not fold the key without pressing the release button. This may damage the key.

Remote key precautions

The remote key will not work if any of the following occur:

  • The key is in the ignition switch.
  • You exceed the operating distance limit (about 10 m [30 feet]).
  • The remote key battery is weak.
  • Other vehicles or objects may be blocking the signal.
  • The weather is extremely cold.
  • The remote key is close to a radio transmitter such as a radio station or an airport which can interfere with normal operation of the remote key.

When the remote key does not work correctly, open and close the door with the mechanical key. If you have a problem with the remote key, it is recommended that you contact an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

If the remote key is in close proximity to your mobile phone, the signal could be blocked by your mobile phone’s normal operational signals.

This is especially important when the phone is active such as making and receiving calls, text messaging, and/ or sending/receiving emails.

Avoid placing the remote key and your mobile phone in the same location and always try to maintain an adequate distance between the two devices.

Information

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules.

Operation is subject to the following three conditions:

1. This device may not cause harmful interference.

2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

3. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the device.

NOTICE

Keep the remote key away from electromagnetic materials that block electromagnetic waves to the key surface.

Battery replacement

Battery Type: CR2032

1. Insert a slim tool into the slot and gently pry open the cover.

2. Remove the old battery and insert the new battery. Make sure the battery position is correct.

3. Reinstall the rear cover of the remote key.

If you suspect your remote key might have sustained some damage, or you feel your remote key is not working correctly, it is recommended that you contact an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

WARNING

THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS A BUTTON BATTERY.

If swallowed, a lithium button battery can cause severe or fatal injuries within 2 hours. Keep batteries out of reach of children.

If you think batteries may have been swallowed or placed inside any part of the body, seek immediate medical attention.

Information

An inappropriately disposed battery can be harmful to the environment and human health. Dispose of the battery according to your local law(s) and regulation.

Smart key

Your HYUNDAI uses a smart key, which you can use to lock or unlock a door (and liftgate) and even start the engine even just carrying the key.

1. Door lock

2. Door unlock

3. Liftgate Open (Liftgate)
Liftgate Open / Close (Power liftgate)

4. Panic Open / Close

5. Remote Smart parking Assist (Forward)

6. Remote Smart parking Assist (Rearward)

7. Remote start

1. Door lock

2. Door unlock

3. Panic

4. Remote Smart Parking Assist (Forward)

5. Remote Smart Parking Assist (Rearward)

6. Remote start

Locking your vehicle (Button type)

To lock :

1. Close all doors, engine hood and liftgate.

2. Carry the smart key.

3. Either press the door handle button or press the Door Lock button (1) on the smart key.

4. The hazard warning lights will blink. Also, the side view mirror will fold, if 'Convenience -> Welcome mirror/light -> On door unlock or On driver approach’ is selected from the User Settings mode on the LCD display. For more details, refer to “LCD Display” in chapter 4.

5. Make sure the doors are locked by checking the position of the door lock button inside the vehicle.

Locking your vehicle (Touch sensor type)

1. Close all of the doors, the hood and the liftgate.

2. Make sure you have the smart key in your possession and touch either the touch sensor on the door handle (the engraved part) or press the Door Lock button (1) on the smart key within 1 second.

3. The doors, hood and trunk are locked.

The chime will sound once and the hazard warning lights will blink.

  • The door handle button will only operate when the smart key is within 28~40 inches (0.7~1 m) from the outside door handle.
  • Make sure the doors are locked by pulling the door handle.
  • If you locked the door with the touch sensor on the door handle, the doors cannot be unlocked with the sensor within 3 seconds.

Even though you press the outside door handle button, the doors will not lock and the chime will sound for three seconds if any of the following occur:

  • The Smart Key is in the vehicle.
  • The Engine Start/Stop button is in ACC or ON position.
  • Any door except the liftgate is open.

CAUTION

When you leave your vehicle with the smart key, make sure to press the button on the front door handle or touch the touch sensor on the front door handle to lock the doors after close all of the doors, the hood and the trunk. If you do not press the button or touch the touch sensor firmly, the doors might not be locked so please use caution.

WARNING

Do not leave the Smart Key in your vehicle with unsupervised children. Unattended children could press the Engine Start/ Stop button and may operate power windows or other controls, or even make the vehicle move, which could result in serious injury or death.

Unlocking your vehicle

1. Make sure you have the smart key in your possession.

2. Press the Door Unlock button (2) on the smart key, press the button on the front door handle or touch the door unlock sensor inside of the front door handle to unlock the doors.

3. All of the doors will unlock. When the doors unlock, the hazard warning lights will blink two times and the chime will sound.

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