Hyundai Santa Fe 2015 Owner's Manual - RHD (UK, Australia)
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The information in this Owner's Manual is current at the time of publication.
However, the right to amend specifications without notice or obligation to
incorporate such amendments into vehicles already produced is reserved.
This manual applies to all models of this vehicle and includes descriptions
and explanations of optional as well as standard equipment. As a result,
some of the equipment operating descriptions referred to may not apply to
the particular vehicle with which this manual is supplied.
We recommend that you contact a HYUNDAI authorised repairer for infor-
mation regarding current standard and optional equipment levels.
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Modification to the original vehicle specification may invalidate the manufacturers warranty and may
adversely affect the safety and durability of the vehicle.
Components which are subject to modification or are added to the original vehicle specification with-
out the express approval of the manufacturer and result in consequential loss or damage are not cov-
ered by the vehicle manufacturers warranty.
Particular attention is drawn to the fitment of replacement road wheels having a different specification
to those installed in production. The electric power assisted steering system is specifically pro-
grammed to operate only with the road wheels fitted during production. The installation of alternative
specification road wheels may result in the replacement road wheels fouling the vehicle body result-
ing in tyre damage and compromised safety. The installation of after market wheels on vehicles
equipped with TPMS may result in wheel balancing difficulties or malfunction of the TPMS system.
We recommend that you contact a HYUNDAI authorised repairer before non original specification
road wheels are installed.
This vehicle is fitted with electronically controlled fuel injection or other micro processor controlled
It is possible for incorrectly installed two way radio equipment including mobile telephones to adverse-
ly affect these systems.
Before radio equipment of this kind is installed, we recommend that you contact your Hyundai autho-
rised repairer for recommendation regarding the suitability of the particular radio equipment con-
cerned and the recommended method of installation and equipment location. Incorrectly installed or
unsuitable equipment which gives rise to incorrect functioning of or damage to electronic vehicle com-
ponents will not fall within the scope of the vehicle manufacturers warranty.
CAUTION: MODIFICATIONS TO ORIGINAL VEHICLE SPECIFICATION
TWO WAY RADIO 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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Hyundai Motor Company wish to take this opportunity to thank you for purchasing a Hyundai product and to welcome you to the
ever increasing number of discriminating motorists who drive Hyundai vehicles. The advanced engineering and construction meth-
ods employed during both design and production of the Hyundai marque are something of which we are proud, and this commit-
ment to providing a high quality product is supported by a comprehensive after sales and warranty service of which we are equal-
This owner's manual will introduce the operating and maintenance requirements for the vehicle and it is recommended that it is
carefully read to ensure that the maximum performance and durability along with safe and satisfactory operation are obtained.
We recommend that service and maintenance on your by a Hyundai authorised repairer.
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
Note: This owners manual should be considered as part of the vehicle and should be kept in the vehicle at all times for ease of
In the event of the vehicle being sold please ensure that this manual is left in the vehicle for the reference of the new owner.
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 transaxle 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 8-7 in the
Vehicle Specifications section of the Owner's Manual.
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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
Petrol engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Diesel engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Vehicle run-in process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
Vehicle handling instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
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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 strong-
ly recommend that you read the
entire manual. In order to minimise
the chance of death or injury, you
must read the WARNING and CAU-
TION sections in the manual.
Illustrations complement the words
in this manual to best explain how to
enjoy your vehicle. By reading your
manual, you will learn about fea-
tures, important safety information,
and driving tips under various road
The general layout of the manual is
provided in the Table of Contents.
Use the index when looking for a
specific area or subject; it has an
alphabetical listing of all information
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 were prepared to
enhance your personal safety. You
should carefully read and follow ALL
procedures and recommendations
provided in these WARNINGS, CAU-
TIONS and NOTICES.
A NOTICE indicates interesting or
helpful information is being provid-
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
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 to use unleaded
petrol which has an EN 228 and has
an octane rating of RON (Research
Octane Number) 95 / AKI (Anti
Knock Index) 91 or higher.(Do not
use methanol blended fuels.)
You may use unleaded petrol with an
octane rating of RON 91-94 / AKI 87-
90 but it may result in slight perform-
ance reduction of the vehicle.
Your new vehicle is designed to
obtain maximum performance with
UNLEADED FUEL, as well as min-
imise exhaust emissions and spark
Petrol containing alcohol and
Gasohol, a mixture of petrol and
ethanol (also known as grain alco-
hol), and petrol or gasohol containing
methanol (also known as wood alco-
hol) are being marketed along with or
instead of leaded or unleaded petrol.
Do not use gasohol containing more
than 10% ethanol, and do not use
petrol or gasohol containing any
methanol. Either of these fuels may
cause drivability problems and dam-
age to the fuel system, engine control
system and emission control system.
Discontinue using gasohol of any
kind if drivability problems occur.
Vehicle damage or driveability prob-
lems may not be covered by the
manufacturer’s warranty if they result
from the use of:
1. Gasohol containing more than
2. Petrol or gasohol containing
3. Leaded fuel or leaded gasohol.
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 (We recommend that you
consult a HYUNDAI authorised
repairer for details.)
• 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.
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Using fuels such as;
- Silicone (Si) contained fuel,
- MMT (Manganese, Mn) contained
- Ferrocene (Fe) contained fuel, and
- Other metalic additives contained
may cause vehicle and engine dam-
age or cause plugging, misfiring,
poor acceleration, engine stalling,
catalyst melting, abnormal corrosion,
life cycle reduction, etc.
Also, the Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(MIL) may illuminate.
Damage to the fuel system or per-
formance problem caused by the use
of these fuels may not be covered by
your New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Use of MTBE
HYUNDAI recommends avoiding
fuels containing MTBE (Methyl
Tertiary Butyl Ether) over 15.0% vol.
(Oxygen Content 2.7% weight) in
Fuel containing MTBE over 15.0%
vol. (Oxygen Content 2.7% weight)
may reduce vehicle performance and
produce vapour lock or hard starting.CAUTION
Never use gasohol which con-
tains methanol. Discontinue use
of any gasohol product which
Your New Vehicle Limited
Warranty may not cover damage
to the fuel system and any per-
formance problems that are
caused by the use of fuels con-
taining methanol or fuels con-
taining MTBE (Methyl Tertiary
Butyl Ether) over 15.0% vol.
(Oxygen Content 2.7% weight.)
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Do not use methanol
Fuels containing methanol (wood
alcohol) should not be used in your
vehicle. This type of fuel can reduce
vehicle performance and damage
components of the fuel system,
engine control system and emission
HYUNDAI recommends that you use
unleaded gasoline which has an
octane rating of RON(Research
Octane Number) 95 / AKI (Anti Knock
Index) 91 or higher.
For customers who do not use good
quality petrols including fuel addi-
tives regularly, and have problems
starting or the engine does not run
smoothly, one bottle of additives
added to the fuel tank at every
10,000 miles (15,000 km).
Additives are available from your
HYUNDAI authorised repairer along
with information on how to use them.
Do not mix other additives.
Operation in foreign countries
If you are going to drive your vehicle
in another country, be sure to:
• Observe all regulations regarding
registration and insurance.
• Determine that acceptable fuel is
Diesel engine must be operated only
on commercially available diesel fuel
that complies with EN 590 or compa-
rable standard. (EN stands for
"European Norm"). Do not use
marine diesel fuel, heating oils, or
non-approved fuel additives, as this
will increase wear and cause dam-
age to the engine and fuel system.
The use of non-approved fuels and /
or fuel additives will result in a limita-
tion of your warranty rights.
Diesel fuel of above cetane 51 is
used in your vehicle. If two types of
diesel fuel are available, use summer
or winter fuel properly according to
the following temperature conditions.
• Above -5°C (23°F) ... Summer type
• Below -5°C (23°F) ... Winter type
Watch the fuel level in the tank very
carefully : If the engine stops through
fuel failure, the circuits must be com-
pletely purged to permit restarting.
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