Hyundai Santa Fe (TM): Vehicle auto-shut off - Driving your vehicleHyundai Santa Fe (TM): Vehicle auto-shut off

If your vehicle is parked and the engine is left on for a long period of time, the engine will turn off automatically to help reduce fuel consumption and prevent accidents caused by carbon dioxide poisoning.

Operating Conditions

Vehicle Auto-Shut Off timer operates when all the following conditions are satisfied:

  • Vehicle speed is below 1.8 mph (3 km/h), and the gear is shifted to P (Park)
  • The brake pedal and accelerator pedal are not depressed
  • The driver’s seat belt is unfastened
  • The passenger seat is empty
  • The infotainment system is not being updated

Deactivating Conditions

Vehicle Auto-Shut Off timer turns off when one of the situation occur:

  • Vehicle speed is above 1.8 mph (3 km/h)
  • The gear is shifted to R (Reverse), D (Drive) or N (Neutral)
  • The brake pedal or accelerator pedal is depressed
  • The driver’s seat belt is fastened
  • A passenger is in the passenger’s seat

System Operation

When all the conditions are satisfied, the Vehicle Auto-Shut Off operates and turns the engine off automatically after 60 minutes.

A timer appears on the instrument cluster 30 minutes before vehicle shut off.

Resetting cluster timer

To reset the cluster timer, do one of following:

  • Release the accelerator pedal or brake pedal after Vehicle Auto-Shut Off is complete.
  • Press the OK button on the steering wheel while the timer appears on the instrument cluster.


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