What to Do When Hyundai Smart Key Is Not Detected?

Hyundai Smart Key

What Is The Hyundai Smart Key?

The Hyundai Sonata is just one vehicle that features the handy Hyundai Smart Key. This simple yet advanced device does big things for you and your vehicle without making you work too hard for the service. The Smart Key performs many features for your vehicle from a remote range, making it more convenient than ever before to lock and unlock your doors, start up your vehicle, or hit the panic button if the need ever arises. Your hood is handily included in the controls of the smart key, so pop it from a reasonable distance and enjoy the feeling after a long grocery trip. The power of the Smart Key, as you can see, is all in your hands. Unfortunately, sometimes your vehicle might not recognize the Smart Key, and when this happens, it's time to go into troubleshooting mode.

What To Do When Hyundai Smart Key Is Not Detected

Sometimes your Smart Key might not be functioning properly because a battery dies within the Smart Key. If this is the case, then you can easily replace the battery thanks to very helpful places online where you can do a battery replacement. If you want to go straight to replacing the battery because you're pretty sure that's the problem, you will find that it's easy to do.

How to Replace the Battery

  1. Use a slim tool to carefully pry the rear cover off the key
  2. Replace battery with a brand new one (+ symbol faces up)
  3. Install the battery

What if you don't have time to wait for the new battery to get there and need to do a start of your vehicle without a key? Well, that's simple, too. Find your model's Smart Key holder - located either in the center console or the glove box - and insert the key into that. You'll then be able to start your vehicle or operate your Smart Key with no problems. You're all set!

Have More Questions About The Smart Key?

Hyundai Smart Key

The Hyundai Smart Key has made life a lot easier for drivers who are always on the go and a little too busy to use a key the old-fashioned way. The heart of the Smart Key design is all in convenience. As you can see, sometimes some inconvenient moments can happen with a Smart Key, and although it's rare, sometimes your vehicle might not detect the Smart Key due to a dead battery. When this happens, you can still use all the functions of your Smart Key without having to break a sweat. From there, it's a matter of grabbing a new battery for your Smart Key, replacing it, and then continuing to use the handy features of your Smart Key with no worries. It doesn't take very much time to replace the battery. Some folks prefer to have a few extra batteries on hand before the emergency strikes, and this is never a bad idea if you rely heavily on the convenience of the Smart Key. Remotely controlling major functions of your vehicle, especially start/stop, is an extremely new idea in the last decade, so some folks might not even be aware of these new features. No worries! You can always learn more about the Smart Key by reading online or by simply calling us to ask any questions you might have. Our dealership is very familiar with and knowledgeable about the Hyundai Smart Key. The next time you have questions or concerns, just give us a quick call. We'll be happy to help you.