Hyundai Sonata: Vehicle break-in process - Introduction - Hyundai Sonata YF 2011-2018 Owner's ManualHyundai Sonata: Vehicle break-in process

No special break-in period is needed. By following a few simple precautions for the first 600 miles (1,000 km) you may add to the performance, economy and life of your vehicle.

  • Do not race the engine.
  • While driving, keep your engine speed (rpm, or revolutions per minute) between 2,000 rpm and 4,000 rpm.
  • Do not maintain a single speed for long periods of time, either fast or slow. Varying engine speed is needed to properly break-in the engine.
  • Avoid hard stops, except in emergencies, to allow the brakes to seat properly.
  • Don't let the engine idle longer than 3 minutes at one time.
  • Don't tow a trailer during the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km) of operation.

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING

Items contained in motor vehicles or emitted from them are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or reproductive harm. These include:

  • Gasoline and its vapors
  • Engine exhaust
  • Used engine oil
  • Interior passenger compartment components and materials
  • Component parts which are subject to heat and wear

In addition, battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead, lead compounds and other chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm.

    Operation in foreign countries
    If you are going to drive your vehicle in another country, be sure to: Observe all regulations regarding registration and insurance. Determine that acceptable fuel is available. ...

    Vehicle data collection and event data recorders
    This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air bag deployment or hitting a road ...

    See also:

    ESC Control Module. Repair procedures
    Removal 1. Turn the ignition switch OFF. 2. Remove the air cleaner assembly (A). 3. Pull up the lock o ...

    Economical operation
    Your vehicle's fuel economy depends mainly on your style of driving, where you drive and when you drive. Each of these factors affects how many miles (kilometers) you can get from a gallon (l ...

    Lighting control
    The light switch has a Headlight and a Parking light position. To operate the lights, turn the knob at the end of the control lever to one of the following positions: (1) OFF position (2) Parki ...