Hyundai Tucson 2005 is a compact SUV that was introduced by the South Korean automaker in the mid-2000s. It quickly gained popularity among car enthusiasts for its sleek design, spacious interior, and impressive performance capabilities. Over the years, the Hyundai Tucson has undergone several upgrades, but the 2005 model remains a favorite of many due to its unique features and unmatched reliability. In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the key features of the 2005 Hyundai Tucson that make it a great choice for anyone in the market for a compact SUV.
Use Unleaded Gasoline
Unleaded gasoline with a Pump Octane Rating of 87 (Research Octane Number 91) or higher must be used in your Hyundai.
- Do not “TOP-OFF” after the first nozzle shut off when refueling.
- The fuel cap must be tightened until cap clicks, otherwise ” ” light may illuminate.
What About Gasohol?
Gasohol (a mixture of 90% unleaded gasoline and 10% ethanol or grain alcohol) may be used in your Hyundai. However, if your engine develops driveability problems, the use of 100% unleaded gasoline is recommended. Fuels with unspecified quantities of alcohol, or alcohols other than ethanol, should not be used.
Use of MTBE
Hyundai recommends that fuels containing MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) over 15.0% vol. (Oxygen Content 2.7% weight) should not be used in your Hyundai. Fuel containing MTBE over 15.0% vol. (Oxygen Content 2.7% weight) may reduce vehicle performance and produce vapor lock or hard starting.
Do Not Use Methanol
Fuels containing methanol (wood alcohol) should not be used in your Hyundai. This type of fuel can reduce vehicle performance and damage components of the fuel system.
Your Hyundai’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty may not cover damage to the fuel system and any performance problems that are caused by the use of fuels containing methanol or fuels containing MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) over 15.0% vol. (Oxygen Content 2.7% weight.)
For greater convenience, the same key operates all the locks in your Hyundai. However, because the doors can be locked without a key, carrying a spare key is recommended in case you accidentally lock one key inside the car.
Record Your Key Number
A code number is stamped on the number plate that came with the keys to your Hyundai. This key number plate should not be left with the keys but kept in a safe place, not in the vehicle. The key number should also be recorded in a place where it can be found in an emergency. If you need additional keys, or if you should lose your keys, your authorized Hyundai dealer can make new keys if you can supply the key number.
ILLUMINATED IGNITION SWITCH(If installed)
Whenever either front door is opened, the ignition switch will be illuminated for your convenience, provided the ignition switch is not in the “ON” position. The light will go off approximately 10 seconds after closing the door or when the ignition switch is turned on.
- Unlocked doors can be dangerous. Before you drive away (especially if there are children in the car), be sure that all the doors are securely closed and locked so that the doors cannot be opened from the inside. This helps ensure that the doors will not be opened accidentally. Also, when combined with the proper use of seat belts, locking the doors helps keep occupants from being ejected from the car in case of an accident.
- Before opening the door, always look for and avoid oncoming traffic.
Locking, unlocking front doors with a key
- The door can be locked or unlocked with a key.
- Lock the door by turning the key toward the front of the vehicle and unlock it by turning the key toward the rear.
The driver’s door can be unlocked by turning the key once toward the rear. If you wish to unlock all doors, turn the key again toward the rear within 4 seconds. The passenger’s side will lock or unlock all doors with just one rotation.
Locking From the Inside (Driver’s side)
To lock the door from the inside, simply close the door and push the lock switch to the “LOCK” position.
- When pushing the lock switch of the driver’s door to the “LOCK” position, only the driver’s door can be locked.
- When the door is locked, the red mark on the switch is not visible.
- The driver’s door can be opened by pulling the inside door handle even if the lock switch is depressed.
Locking From the Outside (Passenger’s side – Without key)
- When pushing the lock switch of the passenger’s door to the “LOCK” position, only the passengers door will be locked.
- If your vehicle is equipped with the central door locking system, the door will not lock if the key is left in the ignition switch when the front doors are closed.
- When locking the door this way, be careful not to lock the door with the ignition key left in the vehicle.
- To reduce the chances of theft, always remove the ignition key, close all windows, and lock all doors and the tail gate when leaving your vehicle unattended.
Locking From the Inside (Passenger’s side)
To lock the door from the inside, simply close the door and push the lock switch to the “LOCK” position. When this is done, neither the outside nor the passenger’s inside door handles can be used.
- When pushing the lock switch of the passenger’s door to the “LOCK” position, only the passenger’s door locks.
- When the door is locked, the red mark on the switch is not visible.
Child-Protector Rear Door Lock
Your Hyundai is equipped with left and right side “child-protector” rear door locks. When the lock mechanism is engaged, the rear door cannot be opened from the inside. Its use is recommended whenever there are small children in the rear seat.
To engage the child-protector feature so that the door cannot be opened from the inside, move the child-protector lever to the ” ” position and close the door. Move the lever to the opposite direction of ” ” position when normal door operation is desired. To open the door from the outside, pull the outside door
Central Door Locks
The central door locking switch is located on the driver’s arm rest. It is operated by depressing the door lock switch.
- When pushing the front portion of the driver’s door lock switch, all vehicle doors will lock. If any door is open when the switch is depressed, the door will remain locked when closed.
- When pushing the rear portion of the switch, all vehicle doors will unlock.
- The central door locking is operated by turning the key in the driver’s door lock toward the front or rear of the vehicle.
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (If installed)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
- Close all doors.
- Push the “LOCK” button on the transmitter.
- At the same time all doors lock, the turn signal lights will blink once to indicate that the system is armed.
- Push the “UNLOCK” button on the transmitter.
- At the same time the driver’s door unlocks, the turn signal lights will blink twice to indicate that the system is disarmed.
If you wish to unlock all doors, press the “UNLOCK” button on the transmitter again within 4 seconds.
This system is designed to provide protection from unauthorized entry into the car. This system is operated in three stages : the first is the “Armed” stage, the second is the “Alarm” stage and the third is the “Disarmed” stage. If triggered, the system provides an audible alarm with blinking of the turn signal lights.
Park the car and stop the engine. Arm the system as described below.
1) Remove the ignition key from the ignition switch.
2) Make sure that the hood and tail gate are closed and latched.
3) Lock the doors using the transmitter of the keyless entry system.
After completion of the steps above, the turn signal lights will blink once to indicate that the system is armed.
- If any door, the tail gate or engine hood remains open, the system will not be armed. If this happens, rearm the system as described above.
- If the “LOCK” button is pressed once more within 4 seconds after pushing the “LOCK” button on the transmitter, the siren will sound once to indicate that the system is armed.
Do not arm the system until all passengers have left the car. If the system is armed while a passenger(s) remains in the car, the alarm may be activated when the remaining passenger(s) leaves the car.
- Push the “PANIC” button on the back side of the transmitter.
- At the same time, the siren will sound and the turn signal lights will blink for 30 seconds.
- To turn off the system, push the “PANIC” button again on the transmitter.
Replacing the battery
When the transmitter’s battery begins to get weak, it may take several pushes on the button to lock or unlock the doors, and the LED will not light. Replace the battery as soon as possible. Battery type : CR2032
- Carefully separate the case with a blade screwdriver as shown in the illustration.
- Remove the old battery from the case and note the polarity. Make sure the polarity of the new battery is the same(+side facing down), then insert it in the transmitter.
The power windows operate when the ignition key is in the “ON” position. The main switches are located on the driver’s armrest and control the front and rear windows on both sides of the vehicle. The windows may be opened by depressing the appropriate window switch and closed by pulling up the switch. To open the window on the driver’s side, press the switch halfway down.
The window moves as long as the switch is operated. To fully open the driver’s window automatically, press the switch fully down. In automatic operation, the window will fully open even if you let go of the switch. To stop at the desired opening, pull up and release the switch.
In order to prevent operation of the passenger front and rear windows, a window lock switch is provided on the armrest of the driver’s door. To disable the power windows, press the window lock switch. To revert to normal operation, press the window lock switch a second time.
The power windows can be operated for 30 seconds after the ignition key is turned to the “ACC” or “LOCK” positions, or removed from the ignition switch. If the front doors are opened during this 30 second period, the power windows can no longer be operated without the ignition key turned to the “ON” position.
(1) Be careful that someone’s head, hands and body are not trapped by a closing
(2) Never try to operate the main switch on the driver’s door and the individual door window switch in opposing directions at the same time. If this is done, the window will stop and cannot be opened or closed.
(3) Do not leave children alone in the car. Always remove the ignition key for their safety.
ADJUSTABLE FRONT SEATS
Never attempt to adjust the seat while the vehicle is moving. This could result in loss of control or an accident which may cause death, serious injury, or property damage.
Adjusting Seat Forward and Rearward
To move the seat toward the front or rear, pull the lock release lever upward. This will release the seat on its track so you can move it forward or rearward to the desired position. When you find the position you want, release the lever and slide the seat forward or rearward on its track until it locks into the desired position and cannot be moved further.
To ensure the seat is locked securely, attempt to move the seat forward or rearward without using the lock release lever.
Adjusting Seatback Angle
To recline the seatback, lean forward to take your weight off it, then pull up on the recliner control lever at the outside edge of the seat. Now lean back until the desired seatback angle is achieved. To lock the seatback into position, release the recliner control lever.
To minimize risk of severe injury in the event of a collision or a sudden stop, both the driver and passenger seatbacks should always be in an upright position while the vehicle is in motion. The protection provided by the seat belts and airbags in a frontal collision may be reduced significantly when the seatbacks are reclined. There is greater risk that the driver and passenger will slide under the seat belt which may result in serious injury if a crash occurs when the seatbacks are reclined. The seat belt and airbags cannot provide proper protection to an occupant if the seat back is reclined.
Headrests are designed to help reduce the risk of neck injuries. To raise the headrest, pull it up. To lower it, push it down while pressing the lock knob. To remove the headrest, raise it as far as it can go then press the lock knob while pulling upward. This should only be done when the seat is not occupied.
- For maximum effectiveness in case of an accident the headrest should be adjusted so the middle of the headrest is at the same height as the top of the occupant’s eyes. For this reason, the use of a cushion that holds the body away from the seatback is not recommended.
- Do not operate vehicle with the headrests removed as injury to the occupants may occur in the event of an accident. Headrests may provide protection against neck injuries when properly adjusted.
- Do not adjust the headrest hejght while the vehicle is in motion.
Seat Cushion Height Adjustment (Driver’s Seat Only) (If Installed)
To raise or lower the front part of the seat cushion, turn the front knob forward or rearward. To raise or lower the rear part of the seat cushion, turn the rear knob forward or rearward.
The seatback table is made by folding the front passenger seat forward.
To operate the seatback table
- Lower the headrest.
- With the recliner control lever pulled up, fold the front passenger seatback forward to the flat position.
- When returning the seatback to the upright position, ensure the seatback is completely locked into place.
- Do not sit on the seatback table.
- Do not place items on the seatback table when the vehicle is in motion.
- Do not leave items on the seatback table when the vehicle is in motion.
SEAT WARMER (If installed)
The seat warmer is provided to warm the front seats during cold weather. With the ignition key in the “ON” position, push either of the switches to warm the driver’s seat or the passenger’s seat. During mild weather or under conditions where the operation of the seat warmer is not needed, keep the switches in the “OFF” position.
- The seat warmer will not operate if the ambient temperature is higher than 82.4°F ± 3.5°F (28°C ± 3.5°C).
- If the seat warmer doesn’t work when ambient temperature is lower than 75.2°F (24°C), it should be checked at an authorized dealer.
It is recommended that the seat heater not be used when elderly people or people who are ill occupy the seat. Also, do not use the seat warmer if the occupant is sleeping.
Adjusting Seatback Angle
To recline the seatback, pull the seatback folding lever and release it after the desired seatback angle is achieved. When you recline the seatback to desired position, always be sure it has locked into position.
When reclining the seatback, you should adjust the seatback folding lever while standing.
Folding Rear Seatback
For convenience, the seatbacks and seat cushions may be folded down and up.
- Pull the seatback folding lever then push down the seatback.
- Be sure it has locked into position to listen an audible “Click”.
- Before folding the seatback, place the rear seat belt buckles in the buckle pouch on the seatback. This will prevent the seat belt buckles from becoming covered by the seat cushion when it is returned to the seating position.
Be careful not to overload seatback. Overloading may cause damage the seatback.
- To return the seatback to its normal position, pull the seatback folding lever and reverse the above procedure.
When you return the seatback to its upright position, always be sure it is locked into position by pulling and pushing on the top of the seatback.