How to Remote Start Hyundai Tucson with Key Fob

In this article we will share with you How to Remote Start Hyundai Tucson with Key Fob.

The Hyundai Tucson is equipped with a remote start function, enabling you to start your vehicle’s engine from a distance.

This feature serves to cool or preheat the interior before occupants enter.

Utilizing the remote start is advantageous, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as it activates the air conditioning or heating system, ensuring a more comfortable cabin temperature upon arrival at your vehicle.

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How to remote start hyundai tucson with key fob.
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Steps on how to Remote start a Tuscon

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How to remote start A Tuscon

1. Press the LOCK button on your Hyundai Tucson’s key fob.

2. Within 4 seconds, press and hold the REMOTE START button on the key fob for over 2 seconds.

3. The engine initiates, accompanied by multiple flashes of the turn signal lights.

4. After remote start, the engine runs for 10 minutes before automatic shutdown.

5. The vehicle remains secure during remote start, requiring a valid key inside for driving.

6. Perform the remote start within 32 feet (10 meters) of your Tucson to ensure proper functioning. Factors like a weak key fob battery or external signal interference may reduce the range.

Which Hyundai Tucson has a remote start?

The 2021 Hyundai Tucson is equipped with remote start functionality accessible through the Blue Link Connected Car System.

How to Remote start Hyundai Tucson with a mobile device

1. Download the “MyHyundai with Bluelink” app from the App Store or Google Play on your mobile device.

2. Open the MyHyundai app to initiate its use.

3. Sign in to your Bluelink Account; if not registered, tap Register and follow prompts, requiring your vehicle’s VIN (Vehicles Identification Number).

4. Navigate to your vehicle’s home screen and tap the ENGINE START button under Remote Commands.

5. Choose from presets or select Remote Start Without Presets.

6. Set preferences for cabin temperature, engine duration, defrosters, and seat heating/ventilation; then tap Start Vehicle Now.

7. A notification confirms “Remote Start In Progress,” indicating a processing time of up to two minutes.

8. The engine will run for the chosen duration (up to 10 minutes) and then automatically shut down, with a countdown displayed.

9. To remotely stop Tucson’s engine, tap the ENGINE STOP button under Remote Commands.

Remote start preconditions

Before initiating the remote start for your Tucson, ensure that the following conditions are met:

  • The ignition is turned off.
  • The alarm is activated (i.e., the vehicle is locked using the key fob Remote Door Lock).
  • The gearshift lever is in the “P” (park) position.
  • The brake pedal is not pressed.
  • The engine hood is securely closed.
  • All doors are closed and locked.
  • The tailgate or trunk lid is closed.
  • The security/panic system is not engaged.
  • The proximity key is outside the vehicle.
  • The battery power is sufficient.
  • The vehicle is situated in an open area.
  • It has been less than 4 days since the last vehicle ignition off.
  • The vehicle is in an area with good cell reception.
  • The vehicle is not connected to a charger (for plug-in hybrids).

Reasons why Remote start system not working in Tucson

If your Tucson fails to start during the remote start procedure, several factors may be responsible:

1. The hood of your Tucson is not completely closed.
2. The vehicle is running low on fuel.
3. Ensure all vehicle doors are securely closed.
4. Confirm that the transmission is in park mode (P).
5. The 12v battery voltage has dropped too low.
6. Check if the service engine light is illuminated on the instrument cluster.
7. If one remote engine start procedure has already been performed.
8. Press and hold the remote engine start button within 4 seconds of pushing the LOCK button on the key fob.
9. Verify if the remote start system in your Tucson is malfunctioning.

How to Remotely stop Tucson’s engine

Press the REMOTE START button on the key fob once to remotely halt the Hyundai Tucson’s engine.

The engine will shut down, and the doors will stay locked.

This operation requires the remote to be within the smart entry system’s range.

If the remote is beyond this range, the engine will not stop until the 10-minute duration has elapsed.

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