Hyundai Elantra: Battery recharging - Battery - Maintenance - Hyundai Elantra MD 2010-2018 Owners manualHyundai Elantra: Battery recharging


Your vehicle has a maintenance-free, calcium-based battery.

If the battery becomes discharged in a short time (because, for example the headlights or interior lights were left on while vehicle was not in use) jump start the vehicle from another battery and run the engine at least 20 minutes at idle before driving. Do not turn off the engine for 30 minutes total of idle and/or driving as the battery may not have sufficient recharge to start.

- Recharging batteryWARNING - Recharging battery

When recharging the battery, observe the following precautions:

  • The battery must be removed from the vehicle and placed in an area with good ventilation.
  • Do not allow cigarettes, sparks, or flame near the battery.
  • Watch the battery during charging, and stop or reduce the charging rate if the battery cells begin gassing (boiling) violently or if the temperature of the electrolyte of any cell exceeds 120°F (49°C).
  • Wear eye protection when checking the battery during charging.
  • Disconnect the battery charger in the following order.

1. Turn off the battery charger main switch.

2. Unhook the negative clamp from the negative battery terminal.

3. Unhook the positive clamp from the positive battery terminal.

WARNING

  • Before performing maintenance or recharging the battery, turn off all accessories and stop the engine.
  • The negative battery cable must be removed first and installed last when the battery is disconnected.
  • Operation related to the battery should be done in an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.
For best battery service
Keep the battery securely mounted. Keep the battery top clean and dry. Keep the terminals and connections clean, tight, and coated with petroleum jelly or terminal grease. Rinse any spil ...

Reset items
Items should be reset after the battery has been discharged or the battery has been disconnected. Auto up/down window (See section 4) Sunroof (See section 4) Trip computer (See section 4) ...