Hyundai Santa Cruz Owners & Service Manuals

Hyundai Santa Cruz: Safe Exit Warning (SEW) / Safe Exit Warning Operation

Safe Exit warning

Collision warning when exiting vehicle

  • When an approaching vehicle from the rear is detected at the moment a door is opened, the ‘Watch for traffic’ warning message appears on the cluster, and an audible warning sounds.
  • Safe Exit Warning warns the driver when your vehicle speed is below 2 mph (3 km/h), and the speed of the approaching vehicle from the rear is above 3 mph (5 km/h).


Take the following precautions when using Safe Exit Warning:

  • For your safety, change the Settings after parking the vehicle at a safe location.
  • If any other function’s warning message is displayed or audible warning is generated, Safe Exit Warning's warning message may not be displayed and audible warning may not be generated.
  • You may not hear the warning sound of Safe Exit Warning if the surrounding is noisy.
  • Safe Exit Warning does not operate in all situations or cannot prevent all collisions.
  • Safe Exit Warning may warn the driver late or may not warn the driver depending on the road and driving conditions. Always check vehicle surroundings.
  • The driver and passengers are responsible for accidents that occurs while exiting the vehicle. Always check the surroundings before you exit the vehicle.
  • Never deliberately operate Safe Exit Warning. Doing so may lead to serious injury or death.
  • Safe Exit Warning does not operate if there is a problem with Blind- Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist. The warning message of Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist appears when:
    - Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist sensor or the sensor surrounding is polluted or covered
    - Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist fails to warn passengers or falsely warn passengers


After the engine is turned off, Safe Exit Warning operates approximately for 3 minutes, but turns off immediately if the doors are locked.

    Safe Exit Warning Settings
    Setting features Safe Exit Warning With the engine on, select 'Driver Assistance>Blind-Spot Safety>Safe Exit Warning' from the Settings menu to turn on Safe Exit Warning and deselect to turn ...

    Safe Exit Warning Malfunction and Limitations
    Safe Exit Warning malfunction When Safe Exit Warning is not working properly, the ‘Check Blind-Spot Safety system’ warning message appears on the cluster for several seconds, and the master ( ...

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