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Hyundai Tiburon (2008 year). Instruction - part 9

 

 

DRIVING YOUR HYUNDAI
2
OPERATING THE MANUAL
6
TRANSAXLE
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o
If you 've come to a complete stop and
Type B
it's hard to shift into 1st or R(Reverse),
Type A
Type B
put the shift lever in N(Neutral) position
and release the clutch. Press the clutch
pedal down, and then shift into 1st or
R(Reverse) gear position.
o
Do not use the shift lever as a handrest
during driving, as this can result in pre-
mature wear of the transaxle shift forks.
Mis-shift
prevention
tab
!
CAUTION:
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o
Do not downshift more than 2 gears or
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downshift the gear when the engine is
When shifting into reverse gear, pull the mis-
running at high speed (5,000 RPM or
Your Hyundai's manual transaxle has a con-
shift prevention tab and shift into reverse gear
higher). Such downshifting may dam-
ventional shift pattern. This shift pattern is im-
position. (B Type: 6 speed type)
age the engine.
printed on the shift knob. The transaxle is fully
o
When downshifting from fifth gear to
synchronized in all forward gears so shifting to
NOTE:
fourth gear, caution should be taken not
either a higher or a lower gear is easily accom-
o To shift into reverse, rest the lever in
to inadvertently press the gear shift lever
plished.
neutral for at least 3 seconds after your
sideways in such a manner that second
car is completely stopped. Then move
gear is engaged. Such a drastic down-
the lever into the reverse position.
shift may cause the engine speed to
o During cold weather, shifting may be
increase to the point that the tachometer
difficult until the transaxle lubricant has
will enter the red zone. Such over revving
warmed up. This is normal and not harm-
of the engine may possibly cause engine
ful to the transaxle.
damage.
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2
7
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Using the Clutch
Good Driving Practices
!
The clutch should be pressed all the way to the
o
Never take the car out of gear and coast
WARNING:
floor before shifting, then released slowly. The
down a hill. This is extremely hazardous.
o
Always buckle-up! In a collision, an
clutch pedal should always be fully returned to
Always leave the car in gear.
unbelted occupant is significantly more
the original position. Do not rest your foot on the
o
Don't "ride" the brakes. This can cause them
likely to be seriously injured or killed
clutch pedal while driving. This can cause un-
to overheat and malfunction. Instead, when
than a properly belted occupant.
necessary wear.
you are driving down a long hill, slow down
o
Avoid high speeds when cornering or
Do not partially engage the clutch to hold the car
and shift to a lower gear. When you do this,
turning.
on an incline. This causes unnecessary wear.
engine braking will help slow the car.
o
Do not make quick steering wheel move-
Use the foot brake or parking brake to hold the
o
Slow down before shifting to a lower gear.
ments, such as sharp lane changes or
car on an incline. Do not operate the clutch pedal
This will help avoid over-revving the engine,
fast, sharp turns.
rapidly and repeatedly.
which can cause damage.
o
The risk of rollover is greatly increased if
o
Slow down when you encounter cross winds.
you lose control of your vehicle at high-
This gives you much better control of your
way speeds.
car.
o
Loss of control often occurs if two or
o
Be sure the car is completely stopped before
more wheels drop off the roadway and
you attempt to shift into reverse. The
the driver oversteers to reenter the road-
transaxle can be damaged if you do not. To
way.
shift into reverse, depress the clutch, move
o
In the event your vehicle leaves the road-
the shift lever to neutral, wait three seconds,
way, do not steer sharply. Instead, slow
then shift to the reverse position.
down before pulling back into the travel
o
Exercise extreme caution when driving on a
lanes.
slippery surface. Be especially careful when
o
Never exceed posted speed limits.
braking, accelerating or shifting gears. On a
slippery surface, an abrupt change in ve-
hicle speed can cause the drive wheels to
lose traction and the vehicle to go out of
control.
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2
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE
8
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The first few shifts on a new vehicle, or if the
Recommended Shift Points
battery has been disconnected, may be
somewhat abrupt. This is a normal condi-
The shift points as shown below are recom-
tion, and the shifting sequence will adjust
mended for optimum fuel economy and perfor-
after shifts are cycled a few times by the
mance.
T.C.M (Transaxle Control Module).
Type A (5 speed)
Shift
Recommended
from-to
1-2
15 mph (20 km/h)
2-3
25 mph (40 km/h)
HGK3025
3-4
35 mph (55 km/h)
The highly efficient Hyundai automatic transaxle
4-5
45 mph (75 km/h)
has four forward speeds and one reverse
speed. The individual speeds are selected au-
tomatically, depending on the position of the
Type B (6 speed)
speed selector lever. The selector lever has 2
HGK3040
Shift
gates; the main gate and the manual gate.
Recommended
from-to
NOTE:
For information on manual gate operation,
!
1-2
10 mph (15 km/h)
CAUTION:
refer to "Sports Mode".
Never shift into "R" or "P" position while the
2-3
20 mph (35 km/h)
vehicle is moving.
In the main gate, the selector lever has 4
3-4
30 mph (50 km/h)
positions, and is equipped with a button to avoid
4-5
45 mph (70 km/h)
inadvertent selection.
5-6
60 mph (95 km/h)
DRIVING YOUR HYUNDAI
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9
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NOTE:
Depress the brake pedal and push
o R(Reverse):
Sports Mode
the button when shifting.
Use for backing up the vehicle. Bring the car to
Push the button when shifting.
a complete stop before shifting the selector
lever to "R" position.
The selector lever can be shifted
freely.
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The indicator lights in the instrument cluster
indicate the selector lever position when the
o N (Neutral):
ignition is switched "ON". During the sports
In the "N" position, the transaxle is in neutral,
mode operation, the gear currently in use dis-
which means that no gears are engaged. The
plays in the numeral indicator.
engine can be started with the shift lever in "N"
position, although this is not recommended
except if the engine stalls while the car is
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moving.
The function of each position is as fol-
Whether the vehicle is stationary or in motion,
lows:
sports mode is selected by pushing the selector
lever from the "D" position into the manual gate.
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To return to "D" range operation, push the
o P (Park):
o D(Drive):
selector lever back into the main gate.
Use to hold the vehicle in place when parked or
Use for normal driving. Bring the car to a
In sports mode, moving the selector lever back-
while starting the engine. Whenever parking the
complete stop before shifting the selector lever
wards and forwards can make rapid gearshifts
car, apply the parking brake and shift the selec-
to "D" position. The transaxle will automatically
simple. In contrast to a manual transaxle, the
tor lever to the "P" (Park) position.
shift through a four gear sequence.
sports mode allows gearshifts with the accel-
erator pedal depressed.
UP (+) : Push the lever forward once to shift up
!
one gear.
CAUTION:
DOWN (-) : Pull the lever backwards once to
Never place the selector lever in the "P"
shift down one gear.
(Park) position unless the vehicle is fully
stopped. Failure to observe this caution
will cause severe damage to the transaxle.
DRIVING YOUR HYUNDAI
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10
o
To maintain the required levels of ve-
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hicle performance and safety, the sys-
!
tem may not execute certain gearshifts
CAUTION:
when the selector lever is operated.
!
o
In sports mode, the driver must execute
CAUTION:
shifts in accordance with prevailing road
o
Before driving away from a stop on a
o
Shift into "R", "D" and "P" position only
conditions, taking care to keep the en-
slippery road, push the selector lever
when the vehicle has completely
gine speed below the red zone.
forward into the +(UP) position. This
stopped.
o
For engine protection, upward shifts are
causes the transaxle to shift into 2nd
o
Do not accelerate the engine in reverse
made automatically when the engine
gear which is better for smooth driving
or any of the forward positions with the
rpm reaches the red zone.
away on a slippery road. Push the selec-
brakes applied.
o
By rapidly moving the selector lever
tor lever to the -(DOWN) side to shift
o
Always apply the footbrake when shift-
backwards (-) twice it is possible to skip
back to 1st gear.
ing from "P" or "N", to "R", "D"position.
one gear by using the sports mode.
o
Do not use the "P" (Park) position in
Since sudden engine braking and/or
place of the parking brake. Always set
rapid acceleration can cause a loss of
the parking brake, shift the transaxle
traction, however, downshifts must be
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into "P" (Park) position and turn off the
made carefully in accordance with the
NOTE:
ignition when you leave the vehicle, even
vehicle's speed.
o For smooth and safe operation, depress
momentarily. Never leave the vehicle
the brake pedal when shifting from "Neu-
unattended while the engine is running.
tral" position or "Park" position to a
o
Check the automatic transaxle fluid level
forward or reverse gear.
regularly, and add fluid as necessary.
NOTE:
o The ignition key must be in the "ON"
o
When accelerating from a stop on a
o In sports mode, only the four forward
position and the brake pedal fully de-
steep hill, the vehicle may have a ten-
gears can be selected. To select reverse
pressed in order to move the shift lever
dency to roll backwards. Shifting the
or park, move the selector lever to the "R"
from the "P" (Park) position to any of the
shift lever into 2nd gear while in Sport
or "P" position as required.
other positions.
mode will help prevent the vehicle from
o In sports mode, downward shifts are
o It is always possible to shift from "R",
rolling backwards.
made automatically when the vehicle
"N", "D" position to "P" position. The
o
See the maintenance schedule for the
slows down. When the vehicle stops, 1st
vehicle must be fully stopped to avoid
proper fluid recommendation.
gear is automatically selected.
transaxle damage.
DRIVING YOUR HYUNDAI
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11
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o
Optimum vehicle performance and economy
Good Driving Practices
is obtained by smoothly depressing and
releasing the accelerator pedal.
!
o
Never move the gear selector lever from "P"
WARNING:
or "N" to any other position with the accelera-
If your vehicle becomes stuck in snow,
tor pedal depressed.
mud, sand, etc., then you may attempt to
o
Never move the gear selector lever into "P"
rock the vehicle free by moving it forward
when the vehicle is in motion.
!
and backward. Do not attempt this proce-
WARNING:
o
Be sure the car is completely stopped before
dure if people or objects are anywhere near
o
Always buckle-up! In a collision, an
you attempt to shift into "R" or "D".
the vehicle. During the rocking operation
unbelted occupant is significantly more
o
Never take the car out of gear and coast
the vehicle may suddenly move forward or
likely to be seriously injured or killed
down a hill. This may be extremely hazard-
backward as it becomes unstuck, causing
than a properly belted occupant.
ous. Always leave the car in gear when
injury or damage to nearby people or ob-
o
Avoid high speeds when cornering or
moving.
jects.
turning.
o
Do not "ride" the brakes. This can cause
o
Do not make quick steering wheel move-
them to overheat and malfunction. Instead,
ments, such as sharp lane changes or
when you are driving down a long hill, slow
fast, sharp turns.
down and shift to a lower gear. When you do
o
The risk of rollover is greatly increased if
this, engine braking will help slow the car.
you lose control of your vehicle at high-
o
Slow down before shifting to a lower gear.
way speeds.
Otherwise, the lower gear may not be en-
o
Loss of control often occurs if two or
gaged.
more wheels drop off the roadway and
o
Always use the parking brake. Do not de-
the driver oversteers to reenter the road-
pend on placing the transaxle in "P" to keep
way.
the car from moving.
o
In the event your vehicle leaves the road-
o
Exercise extreme caution when driving on a
way, do not steer sharply. Instead, slow
slippery surface. Be especially careful when
down before pulling back into the travel
braking, accelerating or shifting gears. On a
lanes.
slippery surface, an abrupt change in ve-
o
Never exceed posted speed limits.
hicle speed can cause the drive wheels to
lose traction and the vehicle to go out of
control.
DRIVING YOUR HYUNDAI
2
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS)
ELECTRONIC STABILITY
12
CONTROL (ESC) SYSTEM
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(If installed)
(If installed)
!
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) is designed
WARNING:
to prevent wheel lock-up during sudden braking
ABS will not prevent accidents due to im-
!
or on hazardous road surfaces. The ABS con-
proper or dangerous driving maneuvers.
WARNING:
trol module monitors the wheel speed and con-
Even though vehicle control is improved
Never drive too fast for the road conditions
trols the pressure applied to each brake. Thus,
during emergency braking, always main-
or too quickly when cornering. Electronic
in emergency situations or on slick roads, ABS
tain a safe distance between you and ob-
stability control (ESC) will not prevent ac-
will increase vehicle control during braking.
jects ahead. Vehicle speeds should always
cidents. Excessive speed in turns, abrupt
be reduced during extreme road condi-
maneuvers and hydroplaning on wet sur-
tions.
faces can still result in serious accidents.
NOTE:
The braking distance for cars equipped
Only a safe and attentive driver can prevent
o A click sound may be heard in the engine
with an anti-lock braking system may be
accidents by avoiding maneuvers that
compartment when the vehicle begins
longer than for those without it in the
cause the vehicle to lose traction. Even with
to move after the engine is started. These
following road conditions.
ESC installed, always follow all the normal
conditions are normal and indicate that
During these conditions the vehicle should
precautions for driving - including driving
the anti-lock brake system (Electronic
be driven at reduced speeds.
at safe speeds for the conditions.
Stability Program) is functioning prop-
erly.
o Rough, gravel or snow-covered roads.
o During ABS operation, a slight pulsation
o With tire chains installed.
may be felt in the brake pedal when the
o Roads where the road surface is pitted or
brakes are applied. Also, a noise may be
has different surface height.
heard in the engine compartment while
braking. These conditions are normal
The safety features of an ABS equipped
and indicate that the anti-lock brake
vehicle should not be tested by high speed
system is functioning properly.
driving or cornering. This could endanger
the safety of yourself or others.
DRIVING YOUR HYUNDAI
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13
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ESC ON/OFF Mode
!
CAUTION:
When the ESC is operating, the ESC indicator
Driving with varying tire or wheel size may
in the instrument cluster will blink.
cause the ESC system to malfunction. When
If you turn the system off by pressing the ESC
replacing tires, make sure they are the same
switch, the ESC-OFF indicator will come on and
size as your original tires.
stay on. In the ESC-OFF mode, the stability
control will be deactivated. Adjust your driving
accordingly. To turn the system back on, press
the switch again. The ESC-OFF indicator should
go off.
!
NOTE:
OGK056303N
WARNING:
The ESC mode will automatically be turned
The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system
Electronic stability control is only a driving
ON after the engine is turned off and re-
is designed to stabilize the vehicle during cor-
aid; all normal precautions for driving in
started.
nering manuevers. ESC checks where you are
inclement weather and on slippery road
steering and where the vehicle is actually going.
surfaces should be observed.
ESC applies the brakes at individual wheels and
intervenes in the engine management system
to stabilize the vehicle.
The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system
is an electronic system designed to help the
driver maintain vehicle control under adverse
conditions. It is not a substitute for safe driving
practices.
Factors including speed, road conditions and
driver steering input can all affect whether ESC
will be effective in preventing a loss of control.
It is still your responsibility to drive and corner
at reasonable speeds and to leave a sufficient
margin of safety.
DRIVING YOUR HYUNDAI
2
GOOD BRAKING PRACTICES
14
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o
After being parked, check to be sure the
Indicators and Warning
parking brake is not engaged and that the
parking brake indicator light is out before
The indicators should illuminate when the igni-
!
WARNING:
driving away.
tion key is turned to ON or START but should
o
Whenever leaving vehicle or parking,
o
Driving through water may get the brakes
go out after three seconds.
always set the parking brake as far as
wet. They can also get wet when the car is
If the indicators do not illuminate, or the ESC or
possible and fully engage the vehicle's
washed. Wet brakes can be dangerous!
ESC-OFF indicator does not go out after 3
transaxle into the park position. Ve-
Your car will not stop as quickly if the brakes
seconds, have the vehicle checked by an
hicles not fully engaged in park with the
are wet. Wet brakes cause the car to pull to
authorized dealer.
parking brake set are at risk for moving
one side. To dry the brakes, apply the
inadvertently and injuring yourself or
brakes lightly while driving slowly until the
Should there be any unusual conditions in the
others.
braking action returns to normal, taking care
device while driving, ESC-OFF indicator illumi-
o
All vehicles should always have the park-
to keep the car under control at all times. If
nates as a warning.
ing brake fully engaged when parking to
the braking action does not return to normal,
If ESC-OFF indicator illuminates, pull your car
avoid inadvertent movement of the car
stop as soon as it is safe to do so and call your
to a safe place and stop the engine.
which can injure occupants or pedestri-
Hyundai dealer for assistance.
Then, start the engine again to check if the ESC-
ans.
o
Don’t coast down hills with the car out of gear.
OFF indicator goes out.
o
Nothing should be carried on top of the
This is extremely hazardous. Keep the car
shelf panel behind the rear seat. If there
in gear at all times, use the brakes to slow
If the indicator remains lit even after the engine
were an accident or a sudden stop, such
down, then shift to a lower gear so that engine
has been started, have your car checked by an
objects could move forward and cause
braking will help you maintain a safe speed.
authorized Hyundai dealer.
damage to the vehicle or injure the occu-
o
Don’t "ride" the brake pedal. Resting your
pants.
foot on the brake pedal while driving can be
dangerous because it can result in the brakes
overheating and losing their effectiveness. It
also increases the wear of the brake com-
ponents.
o
If a tire goes flat while you are driving, apply
the brakes gently and keep the car pointed
straight ahead while you slow down. When
you are moving slowly enough for it to be safe
to do so, pull off the road and stop in a safe
place.
DRIVING YOUR HYUNDAI
2
DRIVING FOR ECONOMY
15
o
If your car is equipped with an automatic
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o
Be sure that the wheels are aligned cor-
transaxle, don’t let your car creep forward.
You can save fuel and get more miles from your
rectly. Improper alignment can result from
To avoid creeping forward, keep your foot on
car if you follow these suggestions:
hitting curbs or driving too fast over irregular
the brake pedal when the car is stopped.
surfaces. Poor alignment causes faster tire
o
Use caution when parking on a hill. Firmly
o
Drive smoothly. Accelerate at a moderate
wear and may also result in other problems
engage the parking brake and place the gear
rate. Don't make "jack-rabbit" starts or full-
as well as greater fuel consumption.
selector lever in "P" (automatic transaxle) or
throttle shifts and maintain a steady cruising
o
Keep your car in good condition. For better
in first or reverse gear (manual transaxle).
speed. Don't race between stoplights. Try to
fuel economy and reduced maintenance
If your car is facing downhill, turn the front
adjust your speed to that of the other traffic
costs, maintain your car in accordance with
wheels into the curb to help keep the car from
so you don't have to change speeds unnec-
the maintenance schedule in Section 5. If
rolling. If your car is facing uphill, turn the front
essarily. Avoid heavy traffic whenever pos-
you drive your car in severe conditions,
wheels away from the curb to help keep the
sible. Always maintain a safe distance from
more frequent maintenance is required (see
car from rolling. If there is no curb or if it is
other vehicles so you can avoid unneces-
Section 5 for details).
required by other conditions to keep the car
sary braking. This also reduces brake wear.
o
Keep your car clean. For maximum service,
from rolling, block the wheels.
o
Drive at a moderate speed. The faster you
your Hyundai should be kept clean and free
o
Under some conditions your parking brake
drive, the more fuel your car uses. Driving at
of corrosive materials. It is especially impor-
can freeze in the engaged position. This is
a moderate speed, especially on the high-
tant that mud, dirt, ice, etc. not be allowed to
most likely to happen when there is an
way, is one of the most effective ways to
accumulate on the underside of the car. This
accumulation of snow or ice around or near
reduce fuel consumption.
extra weight can result in increased fuel
the rear brakes or if the brakes are wet. If
o
Don't "ride" the brake or clutch pedal. This
consumption and also contribute to corro-
there is a risk that the parking brake may
can increase fuel consumption and also
sion.
freeze, apply it only temporarily while you put
increase wear on these components. In
o
Travel lightly. Don't carry unnecessary
the gear selector lever in "P" (automatic) or
addition, driving with your foot resting on the
weight in your car. Weight reduces fuel
in first or reverse gear (manual transaxle)
brake pedal may cause the brakes to over-
economy.
and block the rear wheels so the car cannot
heat, which reduces their effectiveness and
o
Don't let the engine idle longer than neces-
roll. Then release the parking brake.
may lead to more serious consequences.
sary. If you are waiting (and not in traffic),
o
Do not hold the vehicle on the upgrade with
o
Take care of your tires. Keep them inflated
turn off your engine and restart only when
the accelerator pedal. This can cause the
to the recommended pressure. Incorrect
you're ready to go.
transmission to overheat. Always use the
inflation, either too much or too little, results
o
Remember, your Hyundai does not require
brake pedal or parking brake.
in unnecessary tire wear. Check the tire
extended warm-up. After the engine has
pressures at least once a month.
started, allow the engine to run for 10 to 20
seconds prior to placing the vehicle in gear.
In very cold weather, however, give your
engine a slightly longer warm-up period.
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SMOOTH CORNERING
WINTER DRIVING
16
o
Don't "lug" or "over-rev" the engine. Lugging
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is driving too slowly in too high a gear result-
Avoid braking or gear changing in corners,
The more severe weather conditions of winter
ing in the engine bucking. If this happens,
especially when roads are wet. Ideally, corners
result in greater wear and other problems. To
shift to a lower gear. Over-revving is racing
should always be taken under gentle accelera-
minimize the problems of winter driving, you
the engine beyond its safe limit. This can be
tion. If you follow these suggestions, tire wear
should follow these suggestions:
avoided by shifting at the recommended
will be held to a minimum.
speeds.
o
Use your air conditioning sparingly. The air
conditioning system is operated by engine
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power so your fuel economy is reduced
Snowy or Icy Conditions
when you use it.
To drive your vehicle in deep snow, it may be
necessary to use snow tires or to install tire
chains on your tires. If snow tires are needed,
it is necessary to select tires equivalent in size
and type to the original equipment tires. Failure
to do so may adversely affect the safety and
handling of your car. Speeding, rapid accelera-
tion, sudden brake applications, and sharp
turns are potentially very hazardous practices.
During deceleration, use engine braking to the
fullest extent. Sudden brake applications on
snowy or icy roads may cause skids to occur.
You need to keep sufficient distance between
the vehicle in front and your vehicle. Also, apply
the brake gently. It should be noted that installing
tire chains on the tire will provide a greater
driving force, but will not prevent side skids.
NOTE:
Tire chains are not legal in all states. Check
state laws before fitting tire chains.
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Use High Quality Ethylene Glycol Cool-
Change to "Winter Weight" Oil if Neces-
Use Approved Window Washer Anti-
ant
sary
Freeze in System
Your Hyundai is delivered with high quality
In some climates it is recommended that a lower
To keep the water in the window washer system
ethylene glycol coolant in the cooling system. It
viscosity "winter weight" oil be used during cold
from freezing, add an approved window washer
is the only type of coolant that should be used
weather. See Section 9 for recommendations.
anti-freeze solution in accordance with instruc-
because it helps prevent corrosion in the cool-
If you aren’t sure what weight oil you should use,
tions on the container. Window washer anti-
ing system, lubricates the water pump and
consult your Hyundai dealer.
freeze is available from Hyundai dealers and
prevents freezing. Be sure to replace or replen-
most auto parts outlets. Do not use engine
ish your coolant in accordance with the main-
coolant or other types of anti-freeze as these
tenance schedule in Section 5. Before winter,
may damage the paint finish.
have your coolant tested to assure that its
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freezing point is sufficient for the temperatures
Check Spark Plugs and Ignition System
anticipated during the winter.
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Inspect your spark plugs as described in Sec-
Don’t Let Your Parking Brake Freeze
tion
6 (See page 6-10) and replace them if
necessary. Also check all ignition wiring and
Under some conditions your parking brake can
components to be sure they are not cracked,
freeze in the engaged position. This is most
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worn or damaged in any way.
likely to happen when there is an accumulation
Check Battery and Cables
of snow or ice around or near the rear brakes
or if the brakes are wet. If there is a risk the
Winter puts additional burdens on the battery
parking brake may freeze, apply it only tempo-
system. Visually inspect the battery and cables
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rarily while you put the gear selector lever in "P"
as described in Section 6 (See page 6-19). The
To Keep Locks from Freezing
(automatic) or in first or reverse gear (manual
level of charge in your battery can be checked
transaxle) and block the rear wheels so the car
by your Hyundai dealer or a service station.
To keep the locks from freezing, squirt an
cannot roll. Then release the parking brake.
approved de-icer fluid or glycerine into the key
opening. If a lock is covered with ice, squirt it with
an approved de-icing fluid to remove the ice. If
the lock is frozen internally, you may be able to
thaw it out by using a heated key. Handle the
heated key with care to avoid injury.
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2. Fuel, engine coolant and engine oil:
Don’t Let Ice and Snow Accumulate
Pre-Trip Inspections
High speed travel consumes more fuel than
Underneath
urban motoring. Do not forget to check both
1. Tires:
engine coolant and engine oil.
Adjust the tire inflation pressures to specifica-
Under some conditions, snow and ice can build
tion. Low tire inflation pressures will result in
up under the fenders and interfere with the
3. Drive belt:
overheating and possible failure of the tires.
steering. When driving in severe winter condi-
A loose or damaged drive belt may result in
Avoid using worn or damaged tires which may
tions where this may happen, you should peri-
overheating of the engine.
result in reduced traction or tire failure.
odically check underneath the car to be sure the
movement of the front wheels and the steering
components is not obstructed.
NOTE:
Never exceed the maximum tire inflation
pressure shown on the tires.
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Carry Emergency Equipment
!
WARNING:
Depending on the severity of the weather where
o
Underinflated or overinflated tires can
you drive your car, you should carry appropri-
cause poor handling, loss of vehicle
ate emergency equipment. Some of the items
control, and sudden tire failure leading
you may want to carry include tire chains, tow
to accidents, injuries, and even death.
straps or chains, flashlight, emergency flares,
Always check tires are properly inflated
sand, a shovel, jumper cables, a window scraper,
before driving. Refer to pages 8-2~8-3
gloves, ground cloth, coveralls, a blanket, etc.
for proper tire pressures and further
information.
o
Driving on tires with no or insufficient
tread is dangerous. Worn-out tires can
result in loss of vehicle control, colli-
sions, injury, and even death. Worn-out
tires should be replaced as soon as
possible and should never be used for
driving. Always check tire tread before
driving your car.
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USE OF LIGHTS
TRAILER OR VEHICLE TOWING
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Trailer Hitches
Check your lights regularly for correct opera-
If you are considering towing with your car, you
tion and always keep them clean. When driving
should first check with your State's Department
Select the proper hitch and ball combination,
during the day in conditions of poor visibility, it
of Motor Vehicles to determine their legal re-
making sure that its location is compatible with
is helpful to drive with headlights on low beam.
quirements.
that of the trailer or vehicle being towed. Use a
This enables you to be seen, as well as to see.
Since laws vary from State to State, the require-
quality non-equalizing hitch which distributes
ments for towing trailers, cars, other types of
the tongue load uniformly throughout the chas-
vehicles, or apparatus may differ. Ask your
sis.
Hyundai dealer for further details before towing.
The hitch should be bolted securely to the car
and installed by a qualified technician. DO NOT
USE A HITCH DESIGNED FOR TEMPORARY
!
CAUTION:
INSTALLATION AND NEVER USE ONE THAT
Do not do any towing with your car during
ATTACHES ONLY TO THE BUMPER.
its first 1,200 miles (2,000 km) in order to
allow the engine to properly break in. Fail-
ure to heed this caution may result in seri-
ous engine or transaxle damage.
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Trailer Brakes
If your trailer is equipped with a braking system,
make sure it conforms to federal and/or local
regulations and that it is properly installed and
operating correctly.
NOTE:
If you tow a trailer or vehicle, your car will
require more frequent maintenance due to
the additional load. See "Maintenance Un-
der Severe Usage Conditions" on page 5-6.
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Trailer Weight Limit
!
CAUTION:
o
Never connect a trailer brake system
directly to the vehicle brake system.
o
When towing a trailer on steep grades (in
excess of 6%) pay close attention to the
engine coolant temperature gauge to
ensure the engine does not overheat. If
the needle of the coolant temperature
gauge moves across the dial towards
Gross axle weight
Gross vehicle weight
"H" (HOT), pull over and stop as soon as
it is safe to do so, and allow the engine
Tongue load
Total trailer weight
to idle until it cools down. You may
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proceed once the engine has cooled
2.
The total gross vehicle weight with trailer
sufficiently.
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must not exceed the Gross Vehicle
Tongue loads can be increased or decreased
Weight Rating (GVWR) shown on the
by redistributing the load in the trailer.
vehicle identification plate (see page 8-
This can be verified by checking the total weight
1). The total gross vehicle weight is the
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of the loaded trailer and then checking the load
combined weight of the vehicle, driver,
Safety Chains
on the tongue.
all passengers and their luggage, cargo,
hitch, trailer tongue load and other op-
Should the hitch connection between your
vechile and the trailer or vehicle you are towing
NOTE:
tional equipment.
3.
The front or rear axle weight must not
fail, the trailer or vehicle could wander danger-
1. Never load the trailer with more weight in
ously across other lanes of traffic and ultimately
the back than in the front. About 60% of
exceed the Gross Axle Weight Rating
leave the roadway. To eliminate this potentially
the trailer load should be in the front half
(GAWR) shown on the vehicle identifi-
dangerous situation, safety chains, attached
on the trailer and the remaining 40% in
cation plate (see page 8-2). It is possible
between your car and the trailer or towed
the rear.
that your towing package does not ex-
ceed the GVWR but exceeds the GAWR.
vehicle, are required in most states.
Improper trailer loading and/or too much
luggage in the trunk can overload the
rear axle. Redistribute the load and check
the axle weight again.
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(automatic). In addition, place wheel chocks
Trailer or Vehicle Towing Tips
at each of the trailer's tires.
!
9. If the trailer has electric brakes, start your
CAUTION:
1. Before towing, check hitch and safety chain
vehicle and trailer moving, and then apply the
The following specifications are recom-
connections as well as proper operation of
trailer brake controller by hand to be sure the
mended when towing a trailer. The loaded
the trailer running lights, brake lights, and
brakes are working. This lets you check
trailer weight cannot safely exceed the val-
turn signals.
your electrical connection at the same time.
ues in the chart below.
2. Always drive your vehicle at a moderate
10.During your trip, occasionally check to be
speed. (Less than 60 mph)
sure that the load is secure, and that the
Lbs. (kg)
3. Trailer towing requires more fuel than normal
lights and any trailer brakes are still working.
conditions.
Maximum Towable Weight
11.Avoid jerky starts, sudden acceleration or
4. To maintain engine braking efficiency and
sudden stops.
Trailer
Tongue
electrical charging performance, do not use
12.Avoid sharp turns and rapid lane changes.
fifth gear
(manual transaxle) or overdrive
1000 (453)
100 (45)
13.Avoid holding the brake pedal down too long
(automatic transaxle).
or too frequently. This could cause the brakes
5. Always secure items in the trailer to prevent
to overheat, resulting in reduced braking
load shift while driving.
efficiency.
!
6. Check the condition and air pressure of all
WARNING:
14.When going down a hill, shift into a lower gear
tires on the trailer and your car. Low tire
o Improperly loading your vehicle and
and use the engine braking effect.
pressure can seriously affect the handling.
trailer can seriously affect its steering
When ascending a long grade, downshift the
Also check the spare tire.
and braking performance causing a
transaxle to a lower gear and reduce speed
7. The vehicle/trailer combination is more af-
crash which could cause serious injury
to reduce chances of engine overloading
fected by crosswind and buffeting.
or death.
and/or overheating.
When being passed by a large vehicle, keep
o Towing a trailer affected vehicle han-
15.If you have to stop while going uphill, do not
a constant speed and steer straight ahead.
dling and braking.
hold the vehicle in place by pressing on the
If there is too much wind buffeting, slow down
o Drive more slowly when towing a trailer
accelerator. This can cause the automatic
to get out of the other vehicle's air turbulence.
and allow more distance when braking.
transaxle to overheat. Use the parking brake
8. When parking your car and trailer, especially
o Be careful when driving in slippery and
or footbrake.
on a hill, be sure to follow all the normal
windy conditions.
precautions. Turn your front wheel into the
o Be careful when turning and while driv-
NOTE:
curb, set the parking brake firmly, and put the
ing up and down hills.
When towing check transaxle fluid more
transaxle in 1st or Reverse (manual) or Park
frequently.
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Type C
Tire and Loading Information Label
!
CAUTION:
Type A
If overheating should occur when towing,
(the temperature gauge reads near red zone),
taking the following action may reduce or
eliminate the problem.
1. Turn off the air conditioner.
2. Reduce highway speed.
3. Select a lower gear when going uphill.
4. While in stop and go traffic, place the
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gear selector in park or neutral and idle
the engine at a higher speed.
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The tire label located on the driver's
Type B
side of the center pillar outer panel
gives the original tire size, cold tire
pressures recommended for your ve-
hicle, the number of people that can be
in your vehicle and vehicle capacity
weight.
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