Hyundai Santa Fe (TM): Engine oil - MaintenanceHyundai Santa Fe (TM): Engine oil

Checking the engine oil level

Gasoline engine

1. Follow all of the oil manufacturer’s precautions.

2. Be sure the vehicle is on the level ground in P (Park) with the parking brake set and the wheels blocked.

3. Turn the engine on and allow the engine to reach normal operating temperature.

4. Turn the engine off and wait about 15 minutes for the oil to return to the oil pan.

5. Pull the dipstick out, wipe it clean, and re-insert it fully.

6. Pull the dipstick out again and check the level. The level should be between F (Full) and L (Low).

7. If it is near or at L, add enough oil to bring the level to F.

Use only the specified engine oil (Refer to “Recommended Lubricants and Capacities” section in chapter 2).

NOTICE

To prevent damage to your engine:

  • Do not overfill with engine oil. Add oil in small quantities and recheck level to ensure engine is not overfilled.
  • Do not spill engine oil when adding or changing engine oil. Use a funnel to help prevent oil from being spilled on engine components. Wipe off spilled oil immediately.

Checking the engine oil and filter

We recommend that the engine oil and filter be changed by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer according to the Maintenance Schedule at the beginning of this chapter.

WARNING

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING

Engine oil contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and reproductive harm. Used engine oil may cause irritation or cancer of the skin if left in contact with the skin for prolonged periods of time. Always protect your skin by washing your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water as soon as possible after handling used oil.

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