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Hyundai Tucson: Owner maintenance

Hyundai Tucson - Fourth generation (NX4) - (2020-2023) - Owner's Manual / Maintenance / Owner maintenance

WARNING

Performing maintenance work on a vehicle can be dangerous. If you lack sufficient knowledge and experience or the proper tools and equipment to do the work, we recommend that having it done by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

ALWAYS follow these precautions for performing maintenance work:

  • Park your vehicle on level ground.

    Shift the vehicle to P (Park), apply the parking brake, and press the Engine Start/Stop button to the OFF position.

  • Block the tires (front and back) to prevent the vehicle from moving.

    Remove loose clothing or jewelry that can become entangled in moving parts.

  • If you must run the engine during maintenance, do so out doors or in an area with plenty of ventilation.
  • Keep flames, sparks, or smoking materials away from the battery and fuel-related parts.

WARNING

Touching metal parts

Do not touch metal parts (including strut bars) while the engine is operating or hot. Doing so could result in serious personal injury. Turn the engine off and wait until the metal parts cool down to perform maintenance work on the vehicle.

The following lists are vehicle checks and inspections that should be performed by the owner or an authorized HYUNDAI dealer at the frequencies indicated to help ensure safe, dependable operation of your vehicle.

Any adverse conditions should be brought to the attention of your dealer as soon as possible.

These Owner Maintenance vehicle checks are generally not covered by warranties and you may be charged for labor, parts and lubricants used.

Owner maintenance schedule

When you stop for fuel:

  • Check the coolant level in the engine coolant reservoir.
  • Check the windshield washer fluid level.
  • Check for low or under-inflated tires.

WARNING

Be careful when checking your coolant level when the engine is hot. This may result in coolant being blown out of the opening and cause serious burns and other injuries.

While operating your vehicle:

  • Note any changes in the sound of the exhaust or any smell of exhaust fumes in the vehicle.
  • Check for vibrations in the steering wheel. Notice if there is any increased steering effort or looseness in the steering wheel, or change in its straight-ahead position.
  • Notice if your vehicle constantly turns slightly or "pulls" to one side when traveling on smooth, level road.
  • When stopping, listen and check for unusual sounds, pulling to one side, increased brake pedal travel or "hardto- push" brake pedal.
  • If any slipping or changes in the operation of your transmission occurs, check the transmission fluid level.
  • Check the automatic transmission P (Park) function.
  • Check the parking brake.
  • Check for fluid leaks under your vehicle (water dripping from the air conditioning system during or after use is normal).

At least monthly:

  • Check coolant level in the engine coolant reservoir.
  • Check the operation of all exterior lights, including the stoplights, turn signals and hazard warning flashers.
  • Check the inflation pressures of all tires including the spare for tires that are worn, show uneven wear, or are damaged.
  • Check for loose wheel lug nuts.

At least twice a year:

  • Check radiator, heater and air conditioning hoses for leaks or damage.
  • Check windshield washer spray and wiper operation. Clean wiper blades with a clean cloth dampened with washer fluid.
  • Check headlamp alignment.
  • Check muffler, exhaust pipes, shields and clamps.
  • Check the seat belts for wear and function.

At least once a year:

  • Clean body and door drain holes.
  • Lubricate door hinges and hood hinges.
  • Lubricate door and hood locks and latches.
  • Lubricate door rubber weather strips.
  • Check the air conditioning system.
  • Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission linkage and controls.
  • Clean the battery and terminals.
  • Check the brake fluid level.

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