Driving Hyundai 2005-Tucson

Hyundai Tucson 2005 is an SUV designed to provide comfort and top performance to its users. Equipped with various advanced features and modern technology, it is one of the best options in its class. With an elegant and aerodynamic design, the Hyundai Tucson 2005 not only looks attractive but also provides comfort and safety when driven. In this article, we will further discuss the outstanding features and performance of the Hyundai Tucson 2005, which makes it the right choice for SUV enthusiasts.


Engine exhaust fumes can be extremely dangerous. If, at any time, you smell exhaust fumes inside the vehicle, open the windows immediately.

  • Do not inhale exhaust fumes. Exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that can cause unconsciousness and death by asphyxiation.
  • Be sure the exhaust system does not leak. The exhaust system should be checked whenever the vehicle is raised to change the oil or for any other purpose. If you hear a change in the sound of the exhaust or if you drive over something that strikes the underneath side of the car, have the exhaust system checked as soon as possible by your Hyundai dealer
  • Do not run the engine in an enclosed area. Letting the engine idle in your garage, even with the garage door open, is a hazardous practice. Never run the engine in your garage any longer than it takes to start the engine and back the car out.
  • Avoid idling the engine for prolonged periods with people inside the car. If it is necessary to idle the engine for a prolonged period with people inside the car, be sure to do so only in an open area with the air intake set at “Fresh” and fan operating at one of the higher speeds so fresh air is drawn into the interior.

Before you start the engine, you should always:

  1. Look around the vehicle to be sure there are no flat tires, puddles of oil, water or other indications of possible trouble.
  2. After entering the car, check to be sure the parking brake is engaged.
  3. Check that all windows, and lights are clean.
  4. Check that the interior and exterior mirrors are clean and in position.
  5. Check your seat, seatback and headrest to be sure they are in their proper positions.
  6. Lock all the doors.
  7. Fasten your seat belt and be sure that all other occupants have fastened theirs.
  8. Turn off all lights and accessories that are not needed.
  9. When you turn the ignition switch to “ON”, check that all appropriate warning lights are operating and that you have sufficient fuel.
  10. Check the operation of warning lights and all
    ulbs when key is in the “ON” position.


  • If your Hyundai is equipped with a manual transaxle, place the shift lever in neutral and depress the clutch pedal fully.
  • If your Hyundai has an automatic transaxle, place the shift lever in “P” (park).
  • To start the engine, insert the ignition key and turn it to the “START” position. Release it as soon as the engine starts. Do not hold the key in the “START” position for more that 15 seconds.
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The engine should not be turned off or the key removed from the ignition key cylinder while the car is in motion. The steering wheel is locked by removing the key.


The engine is started in this position. It will crank until you release the key.


Do not hold the key in the “START” position for more than 15 seconds.


When the key is in the “ON” position, the ignition is on and all accessories may be turned on. If the engine is not running, the key should not be left in the “ON” position. This will discharge the battery and may also damage the ignition system.


With the key in the “ACC” position, some electrical accessories (radio, etc.) may be operated.


The key can be removed or inserted in this position. To protect against theft, the steering wheel locks by removing the key.


To unlock the steering wheel, insert the key, and then turn the steering wheel and key simultaneously.

To remove the ignition key
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  1. Turn the ignition key to the “ACC” position.
  2. Simultaneously push and turn the ignition key counterclockwise from the “ACC” position to the “LOCK” position.
  3. The key can be removed in the “LOCK” position.
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Never run the engine in a closed or poorly ventilated area any longer than is needed to move your car in or out of the area. The carbon monoxide gas emitted is odorless and can cause serious injury or death.

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Your Hyundai’s manual transaxle has a conventional shift pattern. This shift pattern is imprinted on the shift knob. The transaxle is fully synchronized in all forward gears so shifting to either a higher or a lower gear is easily accomplished.


  • To shift into reverse, rest the lever in neutral for at least 3 seconds after your car is completely stopped. Then move the lever into the reverse position.
  • During cold weather, shifting may be difficult until the transaxle lubricant has warmed up. This is normal and not harmful to the transaxle.
  • If you’ve come to a complete stop and it’s hard to shift into 1st or R(Reverse), 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.
  • Do not use the shift lever as a handrest during driving, as this can result in premature wear of the transaxle shift forks.


When downshifting from fifth gear to fourth gear, caution should be taken not to inadvertently press the gear lever sideways in such a manner that second gear is engaged. Such a drastic downshift may cause the engine speed to increase to the point that the tachometer will enter the red-zone. Such over-revving of the engine may cause engine damage.

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The highly efficient Hyundai automatic transaxle has four forward speeds and one reverse speed. The individual speeds are selected automatically, depending on the position of the speed selector lever. The selector lever has 2 gates; the main gate and the manual gate.


For information on manual gate operation, refer to “Sports Mode”. In the main gate, the selector lever has 4 positions, and is equipped with a button to avoid inadvertent selection.

Sports Mode
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Whether the vehicle is stationary or in motion, sports mode is selected by pushing the selector lever from the “D” position into the manual gate. To return to “D” range operation, push the selector lever back into the main gate.

In sports mode, moving the selector lever backwards and forwards can make gearshifts simple. UP (+) : Push the lever forward once to shift up one gear. DOWN (-) : Pull the lever backwards once to shift down one gear. SKIP : By rapidly moving the selector forwards or backwards twice, it is possible to skip one gear, i.e. 1st to 3rd or 3rd to 1st.


  • In sports mode, The driver must execute shifts in accordance with prevailing road conditions, taking care to keep the engine speed below the red zone. For engine protection, upward shifts are made automatically when the engine rpm reaches the red zone.
  • By rapidly moving the selector lever backwards (-) twice, it is possible to skip one gear, i.e., 3rd to 1st, 4th to 2nd. Since sudden engine braking and/or rapid acceleration can cause a loss of traction, however, downshifts must be made carefully in accordance with the vehicle’s speed.

(If installed)

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On slippery road surfaces, the traction control system (TCS) limits the drive wheels from spinning excessively, thus helping the car to accelerate. It also helps to provide sufficient driving force and steering performance as the car turns.

SLIP Control

Limits the drive wheels from spinning excessively during starting or while making accelerated turns on slippery roads to avoid losing the driving force of the front wheels.

Driving Hints

TCS does not actively apply brakes. Be sure to decelerate the car sufficiently before entering curves.


When the TCS indicator blinks, SLIP control function has been activated. It also means that the road is slippery or your car is accelerating excessively. In this situation, gently release foot pressure from the accelerator pedal and maintain moderate speed.


Traction control is a driving aid; all normal precautions for driving in inclement weather and on slippery driving surfaces should be observed.


(If installed)

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The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) system is designed to stabilize the vehicle during cornering manuevers. ESP checks where you are steering and where the vehicle is actually going. ESP applies the brakes at individual wheels and intervenes in the engine management system to stabilize the vehicle.

The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) 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 ESP 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 with varying tire or wheel size may cause the ESP system to malfunction. When replacing tires, make sure they are the same size as your original tires.


Electronic stability program is only a driving aid; all normal precautions for driving in inclement weather and on slippery road surfaces should be observed.


When the ESP is operating, the ESP indicator in he instrument cluster will blink. If you turn the system off by pressing the ESP switch, the ESP-OFF indicator will come on and stay on. In the ESP-OFF mode, the stability control will be deactivated. Adjust your driving accordingly. To turn the system back on, press the switch again. The ESP-OFF indicator should go off.


The ESP mode will automatically be turned ON after the engine is turned off and restarted.


(If installed)

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This 4WD system is designed for dividing the power ratio automatically in normal driving conditions. During off-road or low-friction driving conditions, press the 4WD lock button to drive in fulltime 4WD, dividing the power ratio to 50:50 in the front and rear wheels. The 4WD lock indicator light in the instrument cluster is illuminated.

This setup begins to get cancelled when the vehicle speed exceeds 30 km/h, and the function is completely released at a speed of 40 km/ h or higher. Conversely, the function is rerun when the speed again drops to 40 km/h or lower, and is fully established at speeds below 30 km/h.

To release the 4WD lock function, press the 4WD lock button again. The 4WD lock indicator light in the instrument cluster should go off.

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1) Pressing the 4WD lock button on the tough terrain, the driving power is equally distributed to the front and rear. 4WD lock keeps activating when not exceeding 40 km/h.
2) Release the 4WD lock button on the normal driving conditions.


Nothing should be carried on top of the cargo area cover behind the rear seat. If there were an accident or a sudden stop, such objects could move forward and cause damage to the vehicle or injure the occupants.