HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2022 Owners 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
As a result, you may find material in this manual that does not
apply to your specific vehicle.
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Your HYUNDAI should not be modified in any way. Such modifications may
adversely affect the performance, 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
established by the U.S. Department of Transportation and other federal or state
CAUTION: MODIFICATIONS TO YOUR
Your vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Passenger
Occupant Classification System and other CAN bus systems. It is possible for
an improperly installed/adjusted high powered two-way radio to adversely
affect electronic systems. For this reason, we recommend that you carefully
follow the radio manufacturer’s instructions if you choose to install one of these
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This manual includes information titled as DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION and
These titles indicate the following:
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in
death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result
in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result
in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE indicates a situation which, if not avoided, could result in vehicle
SAFETY AND VEHICLE DAMAGE WARNING
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Your Hyundai vehicle may be equipped with technologies and services that use
information collected, generated, recorded or stored by the vehicle. Hyundai
and services collect use and share this information.
please contact our Customer Care Center at:
Hyundai Customer Care
P.O. Box 20850
Fountain Valley, CA 92728 800-633-5151
Hyundai’s Customer Care Center representatives are available Monday through
between the hours of 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM PST and Saturday between 6:30
AM and 3:00 PM PST (English).
For Customer Connect Care assistance in Spanish or Korean, representatives
are available Monday through Friday between 6:30 AM and 3:00 PM PST.
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Index Emergency situations Driver assistance system
Driving your vehicle
Seats & Safety System Vehicle Information, Consumer Information and
Reporting Safety Defects Foreword
Table of contents
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Congratulations, and thank you for choosing HYUNDAI. We are pleased to welcome
you to the growing number of discerning people who drive HYUNDAI. We are very
proud of the advanced engineering and high-quality construction of each HYUNDAI
Your Owner’s Manual will introduce you to the features and operation of your new
HYUNDAI. To become familiar with your new HYUNDAI, so that you can fully enjoy it,
read this Owner’s Manual carefully before driving your new vehicle.
This manual contains important safety information and instructions intended to
familiarize you with your vehicle’s controls and safety features so you can safely
operate your vehicle.
This manual also contains information on maintenance designed to enhance safe
operation of the vehicle. It is recommended that all service and maintenance on your
car be performed by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer. An authorized HYUNDAI dealer
are prepared to provide high-quality service, maintenance and any other assistance
that may be required.
This Owner’s Manual should be considered a permanent part of your vehicle, and
should be kept in the vehicle so you can refer to it at any time. The manual should stay
with the vehicle if you sell it to provide the next owner with important operating, safety
and maintenance information.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
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 2-14 in
the Vehicle Specifications section of the Owner’s Manual.
Copyright 2021 HYUNDAI Motor America. 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 America.
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GUIDE TO HYUNDAI GENUINE PARTS
1. What are HYUNDAI Genuine Parts?
HYUNDAI Genuine Parts are the
same parts used by HYUNDAI Motor
Company to manufacture vehicles.
They are designed and tested for the
optimum safety, performance, and
reliability for our customers.2. Why Hyundai Genuine Parts?
HYUNDAI Genuine Parts are
engineered and built to meet rigid
Damage caused by using imitation,
counterfeit or used salvage parts is
not covered under the HYUNDAI New
Vehicle Limited Warranty or any other
In addition, any damage to or failure
of HYUNDAI Genuine Parts caused
by the installation or failure of an
imitation, counterfeit or used salvage
part is not covered by any HYUNDAI
3. How can you tell if you are
purchasing HYUNDAI Genuine Parts?
Look for the HYUNDAI Genuine Parts
Logo on the package (see below).
HYUNDAI Genuine Parts exported
to the U.S. are packaged with labels
written only in English.
HYUNDAI Genuine Parts are only
sold through authorized HYUNDAI
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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. To gain an overview of the contents
of your Owner’s Manual, use the Table of Contents in the front of the manual. The
first page of each Chapter includes a detailed Table of Contents of the topics in that
To quickly locate information about your vehicle, use the Index in the back of the
manual. It is an alphabetical list of what is in this manual and the page number where it
can be found.
For your convenience, we have incorporated tabs on the right-hand page edges.
These tabs are coded with the Chapter titles to assist you with navigating through the
Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. This Owner’s Manual provides
you with many safety precautions and operating procedures. This information alerts
you to potential hazards that may hurt you or others, as well as damage to your vehicle.
Safety messages found on vehicle labels and in this manual describe these hazards
and what to do to avoid or reduce the risks.
Warnings and instructions contained in this manual are for your safety. Failure to follow
safety warnings and instructions can lead to serious injury or death.
Throughout this manual DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION, NOTICE and the SAFETY
ALERT SYMBOL will be used.
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential physical injury
hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible
injury or death. The safety alert symbol precedes the signal words DANGER,
WARNING and CAUTION.
DANGER indicates a hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, will
result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could
result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE indicates a situation which,
if not avoided, could result in vehicle
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
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Your new vehicle is designed to use only unleaded fuel having an octane number
((R+M)/2) of 87 (Research Octane Number 91) or higher. (Do not use methanol blended
Your new vehicle is designed to obtain maximum performance with UNLEADED FUEL,
as well as minimize exhaust emissions and spark plug fouling.
To prevent damage to the engine and engine components, never add any fuel
system cleaning agents to the fuel tank other than what has been specified.
Consult an authorized HYUNDAI dealer for additional information.
[ Do not “top off” after the nozzle automatically shuts off when refueling.
[ Always check that the fuel cap is installed securely to prevent fuel spillage in the
event of an accident.
Gasoline containing alcohol and methanol
Gasohol, a mixture of gasoline and ethanol (also known as grain alcohol) are being
marketed along with or instead of leaded or unleaded gasoline. For example, “E15” is a
gasohol comprised of 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline.
Do not use gasohol containing more than 15% ethanol, and do not use gasoline or
gasohol containing any methanol. Either of these fuels may cause drivability problems
and damage to the fuel system, engine control system and emission control system.
Discontinue using gasohol of any kind if drivability problems occur.
“E85” fuel is an alternative fuel comprised of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent
gasoline, and is manufactured exclusively for use in Flexible Fuel Vehicles. “E85” is
not compatible with your vehicle. Use of “E85” may result in poor engine performance
and damage to your vehicle’s engine and fuel system. HYUNDAI recommends that
customers do not use fuel with an ethanol content exceeding 15 percent.
To prevent damage to your vehicle’s engine and fuel system:
[ Never use gasohol which contains methanol.
[ Never use gasohol containing more than 15% ethanol.
[ Never use leaded fuel or leaded gasohol.
[ Never use “E85” fuel.
Your New Vehicle Limited Warranty does not cover damage to the fuel system or any
performance problems caused by the use of “E85” fuel.
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Using Fuel Additives (except Detergent Fuel Additives)
Using fuel additives such as:
- Silicone fuel additive
- Ferrocene (iron-based) fuel additive
- Other metallic-based fuel additives
May result in cylinder misfire, poor acceleration, engine stalling, damage to the
catalyst, or abnormal corrosion, and may cause damage to the engine resulting in a
reduction in the overall life of the powertrain.
- The Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) may illuminate.
Damage to the fuel system or performance problem caused by the use of these fuels
may not be covered by your New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Gasoline containing MMT
Some gasoline contains harmful manganese-based fuel additives such as MMT
(Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl).
HYUNDAI does not recommend the use of gasoline containing MMT.
This type of fuel can reduce vehicle performance and affect your emission control
The malfunction indicator lamp on the cluster may come on.
Detergent Fuel Additives
HYUNDAI recommends that you use good quality gasolines treated with detergent
additives such as TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline, which help prevent deposit formation
in the engine. These gasolines will help the engine run cleaner and enhance
performance of the Emission Control System. For more information on TOP TIER
Detergent Gasoline, please go to the website (www. toptiergas.com).
For customers who do not use TOP Tier Detergent Gasoline regularly, and have
problems starting or the engine does not run smoothly, detergent-based fuel additives
that you can purchase separately may be added to the gasoline. If TOP TIER Detergent
Gasoline is not available, one bottle of additive added to the fuel tank according to the
maintenance schedule is recommended (refer to the Maintenance Schedule in chapter
Additives are available from your authorized HYUNDAI dealer 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 available.