Hyundai Sonata: Ignition key interlock system - Automatic transaxle operation - Automatic transaxle - Driving your vehicleHyundai Sonata: Ignition key interlock system

The ignition key cannot be removed unless the shift lever is in the P (Park) position. If the ignition switch is in any other position, the key cannot be removed.

    Shift lock system
    For your safety, the automatic transaxle has a shift lock system which prevents shifting the transaxle from P (Park) or N (Neutral) into R (Reverse) unless the brake pedal is depressed. To shift ...

    Good driving practices
    Never move the gear shift lever from P (Park) or N (Neutral) to any other position with the accelerator pedal depressed. Never move the gear shift lever into P (Park) when the vehicle is in mo ...

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    Changing tires
    1. Park on a level surface and apply the parking brake firmly. 2. Shift the shift lever into R (Reverse) with manual transaxle or P (Park) with automatic transaxle. 3. Activate the hazard warn ...