Hyundai Tucson Owners & Service Manuals

Hyundai Tucson: Driving Your Vehicle / Vehicle Auto-Shut Off

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

Operating Conditions

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

  • The driver does not fasten their seat belt.
  • No occupant is detected in the passenger's seat.
  • The vehicle is stopped and the gear shift is in P (Park).
  • If the brake or accelerator pedals have not been depressed.
  • The infotainment system is not being updated.

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 shuts off.

Resetting cluster timer

A timer appears on the instrument cluster after 30 minutes and is reset by:

  • Releasing the accelerator pedal or brake pedals.
  • Pressing the OK button on the steering wheel while the timer appears on the instrument cluster.

Deactivating Conditions

The system does not automatically shut off the engine if:

  • The driver’s seat belt is fastened.
  • An occupant is detected in the passenger's seat.
  • Driving over 2 mph (3 km/h).
  • The gear is shifted to R (Reverse), D (Drive), or N (Neutral).
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