Hyundai Santa Cruz Owners & Service Manuals

Hyundai Santa Cruz: Smart Key / Locking your vehicle (Touch sensor type)

1. Make sure that all doors are closed.

2. While having the Smart Key in your possession, touch the outer part of the door handle on or near the handle detent for about 1 second or until you hear the door locks actuate.

3. The doors will be locked. If the tailgate was open, then when the tailgate is closed it will be locked also.

The chime will sound once and the hazard warning lights will blink.

  • The door handle button will only operate when the smart key is within 28-40 inches (0.7-1 m) from the outside door handle.
  • Make sure the doors are locked by pulling the door handle. If you locked the door with the touch sensor on the door handle, the doors cannot be unlocked with the sensor within 3 seconds.

Note that if you press the outside door handle to lock the doors using the touch sensor, the doors will not lock under the following circumstances:

  • The Smart Key is in the vehicle
  • The Engine Start/Stop button is in the ACC or ON position
  • Any of the doors are open (except for the tailgate)

If this occurs, then a chime will sound for about 3 seconds. Check the vehicle before attempting to lock the car again.


Before you leave your vehicle with the Smart Key, verify that your vehicle is locked. When using the touch sensor on the front door handle, listen to hear that the lock has actuated, and then pull the handle within 3 seconds to confirm the doors are locked.

(if it has been longer than 3 seconds, verify the doors are locked by pressing the lock button on the Smart Key. You will hear a single beep.)


Do not leave the Smart Key in your vehicle with children that are unattended or unsupervised.

Children could inadvertently press the Engine Start/Stop button or could operate the power windows or other vehicle controls or even cause the vehicle to move. This could result in serious injury or death.

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