Hyundai Tucson: Steering wheel

Hyundai Tucson - Fourth generation (NX4) - (2020-2023) - Owner's Manual / Convenient features / Steering wheel

Electric Power Steering (EPS)

The system assists you with steering the vehicle. If the vehicle is turned off or if the power steering system becomes inoperative, you may still steer the vehicle, but it will require increased steering effort.

Should you notice any change in the effort required to steer during normal vehicle operation, we recommend that you have the system checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.


If Electric Power Steering does not operate normally, the and the message 'Check motor drivenwarning light and the message 'Check motor driven power steering' will illuminate on the instrument cluster. You may steer the vehicle, but it will require increased steering efforts. We recommend that you take your vehicle to an authorized HYUNDAI dealer or to a service station and have the system checked as soon as possible.


The following symptoms may occur during normal vehicle operation:

  • The steering effort may be high immediately after pressing the Engine Start/Stop button to the ON position.

    This happens as the system performs the EPS system diagnostics. When the diagnostics are completed, the steering wheel effort will return to its normal condition.

  • When the battery voltage is low, you might have to put more steering effort.

    However, it is a temporary condition so that it will return to normal condition after charging the battery.

  • A click noise may be heard from the EPS relay after the Engine Start/Stop button is in the ON or OFF position.
  • Motor noise may be heard when the vehicle is at a stop or at a low driving speed.
  • When you operate the steering wheel in low temperatures, abnormal noise may occur. If the temperature rises, the noise will disappear. This is a normal condition.
  • When an error is detected from EPS, the steering effort assist function will not be activated in order to prevent fatal accidents. Instrument cluster warning lights may be on or the steering effort may be high. If these symptoms occur, drive the vehicle to a safe area as soon as it is safe to do so. We recommend that you have the system checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer as soon as possible.

Tilt / Telescopic steering

When adjusting the steering wheel to a comfortable position, adjust the steering wheel so that it points toward your chest, not toward your face. Make sure you can see the instrument cluster warning lights and gauges. After adjusting, push the steering wheel both up and down to be certain it is locked in position.

Always adjust the position of the steering wheel before driving.


NEVER adjust the steering wheel while driving. This may cause loss of vehicle control resulting in an accident.

To adjust the steering wheel angle and

To adjust the steering wheel angle and height:

  1. Pull down the lock-release lever (1).
  2.  Adjust the steering wheel to the desired angle (2) and distance forward/back (3).
  3.  Pull up the lock-release lever to lock the steering wheel in place.


While adjusting the steering wheel angle and height, please do not push or pull it hard since the fixture can be damaged.


Sometimes the lock release lever may not engage completely. This may occur when the gears of the locking mechanism do not completely mesh. If this occurs, pull down on the lock-release lever, readjust the steering wheel again, and then pull back up on the release lever to lock the steering wheel in place.

Heated steering wheel.

When the ignition switch is in the ON

When the ignition switch is in the ON position or when the engine is running, press the heated steering wheel button to warm the steering wheel.

The indicator on the button will illuminate.

To turn the heated steering wheel off, press the button again. The indicator on the button will turn off.

  • Auto Comfort Control for Driver (if equipped)

The Automatic Comfort Control feature can control the steering wheel heater operation according to the ambient temperature and the set climate control temperature while the engine is running.

If the heated steering wheel switch is pressed while the Automatic Comfort Control feature is operating, then the heated steering wheel operation will be controlled manually.

The Auto Comfort Control feature is enabled from the Vehicle Settings menu on the navigation infotainment screen.

  •  The heated steering wheel defaults to the OFF position whenever the ignition switch is ON. However, if the Auto Comfort Control function is ON, the heated steering wheel will turn on and off depending on the ambient temperature and the set climate control temperature.

For more details, we recommend that you contact an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.


The heated steering wheel will turn off automatically approximately 30 minutes after the heated steering wheel is turned on.


Do not install any cover or accessory on the steering wheel. This cover or accessory could cause damage to the heated steering wheel system.


To sound the horn, press the area

To sound the horn, press the area indicated by the horn symbol on your steering wheel (see illustration). The horn will operate only when this area is pressed.


Do not strike the horn severely to operate it, or hit it with your fist. Do not press on the horn with a sharp-pointed object.



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