Hyundai Tucson 2019 Owner's Manual - RHD (UK, Australia)
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All information in this Owner's Manual is current at the time of publica-
tion. 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 descrip-
tions 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 vehicle.
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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 specifi-
cation without the express approval of the manufacturer and result in consequential loss or
damage are not covered 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 programmed 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 resulting in tyre damage and compromised safety. The
installation of after market wheels on vehicles equipped with TPMS may result in wheel bal-
ancing difficulties or malfunction of the TPMS system.
We recommend that you contact a HYUNDAI authorised repairer before non original spec-
ification road wheels are installed.
Your vehicle is equipped with electronic fuel injection and other electronic c\
omponents. It is
possible for an improperly installed/adjusted two-way radio or mobile telephone to adverse-
ly affect electronic systems. For this reason, we recommend that you carefully follow the
radio manufacturer's instructions or consult your HYUNDAI authorised repairer for precau-
tionary measures or special instructions if you choose to install one of these devices.
CAUTION: MODIFICATIONS TO YOUR HYUNDAI
TWO-WAY RADIO OR MOBILE TELEPHONE INSTALLATION
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This manual includes information titled as DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION and NOTICE.
These titles indicate the following:
SAFETY AND VEHICLE DAMAGE WARNING
DANGER indicates a hazardous situa-
tion which, if not avoided, will result
in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazardous situ-
ation which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazardous situa-
tion which, if not avoided, could result
in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE indicates a situation which, if not
avoided, could result in vehicle damage.
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Congratulations, and thank you for choosing HYUNDAI.We are pleased to welcome you to the growing number of dis-
tinguished people who drive HYUNDAIS.We are very proud of the advanced engineering and high-quality construc-
tion of each HYUNDAI we build.
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 con-
trols 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 rec-
ommended that all service and maintenance on your car be performed by a HYUNDAI authorised repairer. HYUNDAI
dealers 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 COMPANY
Copyright 2018 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 8-9 in the Vehicle Specifications section of the Owner's Manual.
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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
chapters plus an index. Each chapter
begins with a brief list of contents so
you can tell at a glance if that section
has the information you want.Your safety, and the safety of others,
is very important. This Owner's
Manual provides you with many safe-
ty precautions and operating proce-
dures. This information alerts you to
potential hazards that may hurt you
or others, as well as damage to your
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
Throughout this manual DANGER,
WARNING, CAUTION, NOTICE and
the SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL will
This is the safety alert sym-bol. It is used to alert you to
potential physical injury haz-
ards. Obey all safety mes-
sages that follow this symbol
to avoid possible injury or
death. The safety alert sym-
bol precedes the signal words
DANGER, WARNING and
HOW TO USE THIS MANUALSAFETY MESSAGES
DANGER indicates a hazardous
situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious
WARNING indicates a hazardous
situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious
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NOTICE indicates a situation
which, if not avoided, could result
in vehicle damage.
For the optimal vehicle performance,
we recommend you use unleaded
petrol which 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
CAUTION indicates a hazardous
situation which, if not avoided,
could result in minor or moder-
•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 (We recommend that you
consult a HYUNDAI authorised
repairer for details.)
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Petrol containing alcohol andmethanol
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 methanol.
3. Leaded fuel or leaded gasohol.
Using fuel additives such as:
- Silicone fuel additive
- MMT (Magnanese, Mn) fuel additive
- Ferrocene (iron-based) fuel additive
- Other metallic-based fuel additives
may result in cylinder misfire, poor
acceleration, engine stalling, dam-
age to the catalyst, or abnormal cor-
rosion, and may cause damage to
the engine resulting in a reduction in
the overall life of the powertrain.
Damage to the fuel system or per-
formance problem caused by the
use of these fuels may not be cov-
ered by your New Vehicle Limited
NOTICENever use gasohol which con-
tains methanol. Discontinue
use of any gasohol product
which impairs drivability.
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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.
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 control
HYUNDAI recommends that you use
unleaded petrol 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 additive
added to the fuel tank according to
the maintenance schedule is recom-
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 available.
Your New Vehicle Limited
Warranty may not cover dam-
age to the fuel system and any
performance 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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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 typediesel fuel.
• Below -5°C (23°F) ... Winter type diesel fuel.
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.
Commercially supplied Diesel blends
of no more than 7% biodiesel, com-
monly known as "B7 Diesel" may be
used in your vehicle if Biodiesel
meets EN 14214 or equivalent spec-
ifications. (EN stands for "European
Norm"). The use of biofuels exceed-
ing 7% made from rapeseed methyl
ester (RME), fatty acid methyl ester
(FAME), vegetable oil methyl ester
(VME) etc. or mixing diesel exceed-
ing 7% with biodiesel will cause
increased wear or damage to the
engine and fuel system. Repair or
replacement of worn or damaged
components due to the use of non
approved fuels will not be covered by
the manufactures warranty.
Do not let any petrol or water
enter the tank. This would make
it necessary to drain it out and
to bleed the lines to avoid jam-
ming the injection pump and
damaging the engine.
(if equipped with DPF)
It is recommended to use the
regulated automotive diesel
fuel for diesel vehicle equipped
with the DPF system.
If you use diesel fuel including
high sulfur (more than 50 ppm
sulfur) and unspecified addi-
tives, it can cause the DPF sys-
tem to be damaged and white
smoke can be emitted.
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As with other vehicles of this type,
failure to operate this vehicle correct-
ly may result in loss of control, an
accident or vehicle rollover.
Specific design characteristics (high-
er ground clearance, track, etc.) give
this vehicle a higher centre of gravity
than other types of vehicles. In other
words they are not designed for cor-
nering at the same speeds as con-
ventional 2-wheel drive vehicles.
Avoid sharp turns or abrupt manoeu-
vres. Again, failure to operate this
vehicle correctly may result in loss of
control, an accident or vehicle
rollover.Be sure to read the
"Reducing the risk of a rollover"
driving guidelines, in section 5 of
this manual. By following a few simple precautions
for the first 600 miles (1,000 km) you
may add to the performance, econo-
my and life of your vehicle.
• Do not race the engine.
• Whilst driving, keep your engine
speed (rpm, or revolutions per
minute) between 2,000 rpm and
• Do not maintain a single speed for long periods of time, either fast or
slow. Varying engine speed is need-
ed to properly break-in the engine.
• Avoid hard stops, except in emer- gencies, to allow the brakes to seat
• Don't tow a trailer during the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km) of operation.
•Never use any fuel, whether
diesel, B7 biodiesel or other-
wise, that fails to meet the lat-
est petroleum industry speci-
•Never use any fuel additives
or treatments that are not rec-
ommended or approved by
the vehicle manufacturer.
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