Hyundai Equus 2015 Owner's Manual
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All information in this Owner's Manual is current at the time of publication.
However, Hyundai reserves the right to make changes at any time so that
our policy of continual product improvement may be carried out.
This manual applies to all models of this vehicle and includes descriptions
and explanations of optional as well as standard equipment. As a result,
you may find material in this manual that does not apply to your specific
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Your Hyundai should not be modified in any way. Such modifications may adversely affect the per-
formance, safety or durability of your Hyundai and may, in addition, violate conditions of the limited
warranties covering the vehicle. Certain modifications may also be in violation of regulations estab-
lished by the Department of Transportation and other government agencies in your country.
Your vehicle is equipped with electronic fuel injection and other electronic components. It is possible
for an improperly installed/adjusted two-way radio or cellular telephone to adversely affect electronic
systems. For this reason, we recommend that you carefully follow the radio manufacturer's instruc-
tions or consult your Hyundai dealer for precautionary measures or special instructions if you choose
to install one of these devices.
CAUTION: MODIFICATIONS TO YOUR HYUNDAI
TWO-WAY RADIO OR CELLULAR TELEPHONE INSTALLATION
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This manual includes information titled as WARNING, CAUTION and NOTICE.
These titles indicate the following:
This indicates that interesting or helpful information is being provided.
SAFETY AND VEHICLE DAMAGE WARNING
This indicates that a condition may result in harm, serious injury or death to you or other
persons if the warning is not heeded. Follow the advice provided with the warning.
This indicates that a condition may result in damage to your vehicle or its equipment if the
caution is not heeded. Follow the advice provided with the caution.
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Thank you for choosing Hyundai. We are pleased to welcome you to the growing number of discriminating people who drive
Hyundais. The advanced engineering and high-quality construction of each Hyundai we build is something of which we're very
Your Owner's Manual will introduce you to the features and operation of your new Hyundai. It is suggested that you read it care-
fully because the information it contains can contribute greatly to the satisfaction you receive from your new car.
The manufacturer also recommends that all service and maintenance on your car be performed by an authorized Hyundai dealer.
Hyundai dealers are prepared to provide high-quality service, maintenance and any other assistance that may be required.
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
Note: Because future owners will also need the information included in this manual, if you sell this Hyundai, please leave the manual
in the vehicle for their use. Thank you.
Copyright 2015 Hyundai Motor Company. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval
system or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Hyundai Motor Company.
Severe engine and transmission damage may result from the use of poor quality fuels and lubricants that do not meet
Hyundai specifications. You must always use high quality fuels and lubricants that meet the specifications listed on Page
8-5 in the Vehicle Specifications section of the Owner's Manual.
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This Owner's Manual should be considered a part of the car and remain with it when it is sold for the use of the next owner.
DATE OF SALE:
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Your vehicle at a glance
Safety features of your vehicle
Features of your vehicle
Driving your vehicle
What to do in an emergency
Specifications & Consumer information
table of contents
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How to use this manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Fuel requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
• Gasoline engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Vehicle break-in process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
We want to help you get the greatest
possible driving pleasure from your
vehicle. Your Owner’s Manual can
assist you in many ways. We strongly
recommend that you read the entire
manual. In order to minimize the
chance of death or injury, you must
read the WARNING and CAUTION
sections in the manual.
Illustrations complement the words in
this manual to best explain how to
enjoy your vehicle. By reading your
manual, you learn about features,
important safety information, and driv-
ing tips under various road conditions.
The general layout of the manual is
provided in the Table of Contents. A
good place to start is the index; it has
an alphabetical listing of all informa-
tion in your manual.
Sections: This manual has eight sec-
tions plus an index. Each section
begins with a brief list of contents so
you can tell at a glance if that section
has the information you want.You will find various WARNINGs,
CAUTIONs, and NOTICEs in this
manual. These WARNINGs were pre-
pared to enhance your personal safe-
ty. You should carefully read and follow
ALL procedures and recommenda-
tions provided in these WARNINGs,
CAUTIONs and NOTICEs.
A NOTICE indicates interesting or
helpful information is being provided.
A WARNING indicates a situation
in which harm, serious bodily
injury or death could result if the
warning is ignored.
A CAUTION indicates a situation
in which damage to your vehicle
could result if the caution is
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For the optimal vehicle performance,
we recommend you use unleaded
gasoline which has an octane rating
of RON (Research Octane Number)
95 / AKI (Anti Knock Index) 91 or
higher. (Do not use methanol blend-
You may use unleaded gasoline with
an octane rating of RON 91~94/AKI
87~90 but it may result in slight per-
formance reduction of the vehicle.
Your new Hyundai vehicle is
designed to use only unleaded fuel
having an Octane Rating of RON
(Research Octane Number) 91 / AKI
(Anti-Knock Index) 87 or higher. (Do
not use methanol blended fuels.)
Your new vehicle is designed to
obtain maximum performance with
UNLEADED FUEL, as well as mini-
mize exhaust emissions and spark
• Do not "top off" after the noz-
zle automatically shuts off
• Always check that the fuel cap
is installed securely to pre-
vent fuel spillage in the event
of an accident.
NEVER USE LEADED FUEL. The
use of leaded fuel is detrimental
to the catalytic converter and
will damage the engine control
system’s oxygen sensor and
affect emission control.
Never add any fuel system
cleaning agents to the fuel tank
other than what has been speci-
fied. (Consult an authorized
HYUNDAI dealer for details.)
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