Hyundai Genesis: Engine Start/Stop button / Starting the engine


  • Always wear appropriate shoes when operating your vehicle. Unsuitable shoes, such as high heels, ski boots, sandals, flip-flops, etc., may interfere with your ability to use the brake and accelerator pedals.
  • Do not start the vehicle with the accelerator pedal depressed. The vehicle can move and lead to an accident.
  • Wait until the engine rpm is normal. The vehicle may suddenly move if the brake pedal is released when the rpm is high.


  • The engine will start by pressing the Engine Start/Stop button, only when the smart key is in the vehicle.
  • Even if the smart key is in the vehicle, if it is far away from the driver, the engine may not start.
  • When the Engine Start/Stop button is in the ACC or ON position, if any door is open, the system checks for the smart key. If the smart key is not in the vehicle, the warning, "Key not in vehicle" will come on and if all doors are closed, the chime will also sound for about 5 seconds. The indicator will turn off while the vehicle is moving. Keep the smart key in the vehicle when using the ACC position or if the vehicle engine is ON.

1.Always carry the smart key with you.

2.Make sure the parking brake is applied.

3.Make sure the shift lever is in P (Park).

4.Depress the brake pedal.

5 Press the Engine Start/Stop button.

6.Do not wait for the engine to warm up while the vehicle remains stationary. Start driving at moderate engine speeds. (Steep accelerating and decelerating should be avoided.)


Always start the vehicle with your foot on the brake pedal. Do not depress the accelerator while starting the vehicle. Do not race the engine while warming it up.


To prevent damage to the vehicle:

  • If the engine stalls while you are in motion, do not attempt to move the shift lever to the P (Park) position. If traffic and road conditions permit, you may put the shift lever in the N (Neutral) position while the vehicle is still moving and press the Engine Start/Stop button in an attempt to restart the engine.
  • Do not push or tow your vehicle to start the engine.


To prevent damage to the vehicle:

Do not press the Engine Start/Stop button for more than 10 seconds except when the stop lamp fuse is blown.

When the stop lamp fuse is blown, you can't start the engine normally. Replace the fuse with a new one. If you are not able to replace the fuse, you can start the engine by pressing and holding the Engine Start/Stop button for 10 seconds with the Engine Start/Stop button in the ACC position.

For your safety always depress the brake pedal before starting the engine.


If the smart key battery is weak or the smart key does not work correctly, you can start the engine by pressing the Engine Start/Stop button with the smart key in the direction of the picture above.

Engine Stop/Start button positions

Automatic transmission

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