Hyundai Kona: To activate the ISG system / Auto start

To restart the engine in the auto stop mode

Manual transmission vehicle

The auto stop indicator () goes OFF on the instrument cluster, when the engine is restarted.

Dual clutch transmission vehicle

The auto stop indicator () goes OFF on the instrument cluster, when the engine is restarted.

The engine is automatically restarted in the following situations.

- The fan speed of the manual climate control system is set above the 3rd position, with the air condition ON.
- The fan speed of the automatic climate control system is set above the 6th position, with the air condition ON.
- A certain period of time has elapsed with the air condition ON.
- The defroster is activated.
- The brake vacuum pressure is low.
- The battery is weak.
- The driving speed exceeds 5 km/h (3 mph). (for manual transmission vehicle)
- The driving speed exceeds 2 km/h (1.2 mph). (for dual clutch transmission vehicle)
- The vehicle is shifted to P (Park) or R (Reverse) when the brake pedal is depressed.
- The door is opened or seat belt is unfastened when the brake pedal is depressed.

The auto stop indicator () blinks in green for 5 seconds on the instrument cluster and a message "Auto Start" will appear on the LCD display.

The auto start is temporarily deactivated in the following situations.

Manual transmission vehicle

When the gear is shifted without the clutch pedal depressed. A message "Press clutch pedal for Auto Start" will appear on the LCD display. To activate auto start, shift to neutral and depress the clutch pedal.

Dual clutch transmission vehicle

When the shift lever is shifted from N (Neutral) to R (Reverse), D (Drive) or Manual shift mode without the brake pedal depressed. A message "Press brake pedal for Auto Start" will appear on the LCD display. To activate auto start, depress the brake pedal.

Auto stop
To stop the engine in idle stop mode Manual transmission vehicle 1. Decrease the vehicle speed to 5 km/h (3 mph). 2. Set the gear in N (Neutral). 3. Release the clutch pedal. The auto stop indicator ...

To deactivate the ISG system
Press the ISG OFF button to deactivate the ISG system. Then, the ISG OFF button indicator illuminates, and the message "Auto Stop System Off" appears on the LCD display. Press the ISG OFF butto ...

Other information:

Hyundai Kona (OS) 2018-2022 Owners Manual: Unlocking
To unlock: 1. Carry the Smart Key. 2. Either press the door handle button or press the Door Unlock button (2) on the smart key. 3. The doors will unlock. The hazard warning lights will blink two times. Information The door handle button will only operate when the smart key is within 0.7~1 m (2 ...

Hyundai Kona (OS) 2018-2022 Service Manual: General information
General Troubleshooting Information Before Troubleshooting 1. Check applicable fuses in the appropriate fuse/relay box. 2. Check the battery for damage, state of charge, and clean and tight connections. (Refer to Engine Ele ...

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