I-CAR News – Hyundai

Your job requires that you keep on top of the latest in vehicle, tool, and equipment technology – I-CAR is committed to helping you do so in one convenient place. We regularly publish OEM-specific articles. We’ve gathered these articles, based on make, to assist you with complete, safe, and quality repairs.

Hyundai Releases Additional Body Repair Manuals

Posted on 30 April 2021

Hyundai has body repair manuals (BRMs) available for some 2021 models.

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Spot And Plug Weld Nugget Size: Hyundai

Posted on 8 April 2021

Did you know that many OEMs specify nugget size for spot and plug welds? This information is typically found within vehicle-specific repair procedures or can be found under general welding guidelines. Let's see what Hyundai has to say.

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OEM Emergency Response Guides

Posted on 25 February 2021

Are you looking for OEM emergency response guides (ERGs)? The Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team has located these guides and either houses them on the RTS website, provides links to webpages that house them, or provides articles with instructions on how to locate them.

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Where Do I Find Other Types Of Information In Hyundai?

Posted on 20 November 2020

Navigating OEM websites can be challenging when searching for collision repair procedures, especially as no two OEM websites are alike. What happens when you need to find other types of repair information, such as, "What needs to be inspected after a supplemental restraint system (SRS) deployment", or "Does the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) require a scan tool or specialty tool?" Let's take a closer look at the Hyundai website.

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: 2020 Hyundai Palisade

Posted on 28 October 2020

While many have noticed that advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are showing up on vehicles, there still is confusion on what is required of these systems after a collision occurs. The Ask I-CAR team frequently gets questions in regard to calibration of ADAS. Many of these questions can be answered simply by using the OEM Calibration Requirements Search. However, there are some questions that may need more details than the calibration search provides. Let’s take a look at the 2020 Hyundai Palisade.

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Calibration Research Tips: Hyundai Trim Level Specific ADAS Features

Posted on 7 October 2020

While searching for information on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on an OEM repair information site, you may come across unique calibration procedures or events. These events can vary by year and model, even within a particular make. As the RTS team has been researching these systems, we have been identifying these atypical circumstances. In order to help you better understand them, we are putting together a series of articles that will help with the repair and calibration of ADAS. Let’s take a closer look at Hyundai.

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Calibration Research Tips: Hyundai Variant Coding

Posted on 9 September 2020

While searching for information on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on an OEM repair information site, you may come across unique calibration procedures or events. These events can vary by year and model, even within a particular make. As the RTS team has been researching these systems, we have been identifying these atypical circumstances. In order to help you better understand them, we are putting together a series of articles that will help with the repair and calibration of ADAS. Let’s take a closer look at Hyundai variant coding procedures.

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Sectioning And Partial Part Replacement: 2020 Hyundai Sonata

Posted on 29 July 2020

One of the top technical inquiries received at Ask I-CAR is, "Is there a sectioning or partial replacement procedure available?" To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2020 Hyundai Sonata.

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What's A Hyundai Front Side Member?

Posted on 28 July 2020

When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models.

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Hyundai Releases Body Repair Manuals

Posted on 14 July 2020

Hyundai Motor America is starting to release body repair manuals (BRMs) in the United States!

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Repairer Driven News: Hyundai To Incorporate Smart Cruise Control In Future Vehicles

Posted on 22 October 2019

Hyundai recently announced its plans to introduce a new artificial intelligence (AI) based cruise control system to future vehicles. This will better match the adaptive cruise control system to individual driving style.

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: 2019 Hyundai Kona

Posted on 7 October 2019

While many have noticed that advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are showing up on vehicles, there still is confusion on what is required of these systems after a collision occurs. The Ask I-CAR team frequently gets questions in regard to calibration of ADAS. Many of these questions can be answered simply by using the OEM Calibration Requirements Search. However, there are some questions that may need more details than the calibration search provides. Let’s take a look at the 2019 Hyundai Kona ADAS.

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Industry Trends: Active Child Safety Lock

Posted on 15 February 2019

Many people remember the good old days of the child lock, which was located in the jamb of the rear doors. The only way to open the rear door, was for someone to let you out. Many siblings have used this feature to torture their brother or sister, by locking them in the vehicle. Not to mention the annoyance this can cause a collision repair technician when they can’t figure out why the rear door won’t open from the inside. Well it appears, gone are the days of the manual child lock and onto an electronic child lock system. A system that also utilizes technology to make sure it is safe for the child to exit the vehicle.

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Rear Seat Reminder Gets More Serious

Posted on 13 February 2019

Several OEMs have started including rear seat reminder systems into their vehicle, especially the SUVs and crossovers. These systems are in place to try and prevent a child or pet from being left in a hot or cold vehicle. Most systems work by paying attention to the actions of the passengers. It does this by taking note if the rear doors of the vehicle were opened before the vehicle started operation. If they were opened, the vehicle will normally ding and put an alert on the dash to remind the driver there may be a child or pet in the back seat. One OEM has taken this a step further in order to protect against children and pets from being left in a vehicle.

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ADAS, Calibration, And Scanning Article Hotspot

Posted on 14 January 2019

Since advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), scanning, and calibration first started becoming relevant, members of the collision repair industry have required as much knowledge as possible on these subjects. I-CAR’s Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team continues to be on the leading edge of research and education. Our goal is to help communicate information to the industry, and a great way to do this is through Collision Repair News articles.

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Non-SRS Wiring Repairs: Hyundai

Posted on 12 November 2018

What is a non-SRS wiring repair? It is the repairing of an electrical component that is not part of the supplemental restraints system circuit (usually identified by yellow wire looms). As technology increases on vehicles so does the number of components that utilize electricity. Many of the sensors and modules are becoming smarter and more sensitive. If the wire is too long, wrong gauge, or spliced in the wrong location it can cause malfunctions in the components that it’s powering. Many OEMs have different restrictions and guidelines for repairing wiring that does not control SRS components. On the other hand, there are OEMs that don’t allow wiring repairs at all, so full harness replacement is the only option.

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New ADAS Feature Available From Hyundai

Posted on 11 September 2018

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is bringing a new feature in child safety, called safe exit assist, which is standard on all trim levels. This concept expands on the traditional child safety lock which prevents passengers in the rear of the vehicle from opening doors and windows. To compliment this feature, safe exit assist can help avoid catastrophe by preventing a child from opening the door when the vehicle is parked, and traffic is approaching from the rear.

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Step-By-Step: Accessing Hyundai Repair Information

Posted on 21 August 2018

Per your requests, we are adding step-by-step instructions on how to access the vehicle maker service repair information to complement our how-to-videos on the OEM Information pages. Easily reference this article by clicking the link under the video on the Hyundai OEM Information page.

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Hyundai Releases Two New Position Statements

Posted on 6 August 2018

Hyundai has recently released two new position statements. These position statements are available on the RTS portal under the Hyundai OEM Information tab. Let’s take a look at the new statements.

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Locating ADAS Information: Hyundai

Posted on 11 July 2018

As a collision repair technician, there is one part of a service manual that houses all of the information you would ever need…right? This is not the case with modern vehicles. You may be required to look in numerous manuals to find the information required to safely repair the vehicle.

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Hyundai Releases Position Statements

Posted on 30 March 2018

Hyundai released two position statements this week relating to collision repair. Let’s take a look at what these statements are about.

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Hyundai Position Statement: Pre- and Post-Repair System Scanning

Posted on 30 March 2018

Hyundai released a position statement recently relating to pre- and post-repair system scanning.

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A Video Tour of the RTS Portal: Ask I-CAR

Posted on 10 January 2018

The Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team has put together a series of videos highlighting each area of the RTS portal. These videos are designed to help educate you on the types of information you will find in each area. Let’s take a look at the Ask I-CAR question page.

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New Feature on Ask I-CAR: Hyundai Collision Repair Questions

Posted on 22 December 2017

Hyundai Motor America has collision repair information available in the U.S. and is in the process of adding more repair manuals. For vehicles with repair information not yet available, I-CAR is collecting data to provide feedback on the information that is needed to repair Hyundai vehicles, in pursuit of complete, safe, and quality repairs.

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Additional Calibration Requirements: Hyundai

Posted on 9 June 2017

The addition of the OEM Calibration Requirements Search to the RTS portal was a big step for the collision industry. While this new feature has been well received, there has been some confusion about what is included in the search tool. The OEM Calibration Requirements Search is designed to provide information on the calibration requirements that are needed for vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). This includes systems such as adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and collision braking.

It does not include occupant classification systems (OCS), steering angle sensors, battery disconnects, or other calibrations/initializations required, when not related directly to ADAS. Let’s take a look at what additional items may require calibrations/initializations on Hyundai vehicles.

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What's That in the Grille?

Posted on 11 May 2017

Have you noticed anything different looking on new vehicle grilles? If you have, you may have thought what is that strange looking flat spot? Sometimes this flat area is somewhat hidden by a manufacturer emblem. Other times it’s integrated into the grille itself, including grille lines. Let’s take a look at this new design element and what it’s hiding.

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Collision Information Website Access: Hyundai

Posted on 2 November 2016

Why do I need a subscription to an OEM website if I have full subscription access to the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) portal? This is a question received on a regular basis through Ask I-CAR. Let’s take a look at why and how to purchase an OEM subscription.

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Hyundai Glass Replacement Requirements

Posted on 27 September 2016

The role of the windshield is a lot more complex than simply allowing a view of the road ahead. It is considered a structural part of the vehicle as it contributes to the strength of the roof and A-pillars. The windshield helps to manage collision energy and has become an integral part of several advanced safety systems.

It is commonly asked, "What is required when replacing a windshield?" With this question in mind, we will be presenting a series of articles that highlight some of the requirements from the various OEMs. As always, it is important to read through each vehicle-specific procedure to ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

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Always Follow Vehicle Maker Procedures

Posted on 7 July 2016

We often receive Ask I-CAR inquiries asking: “what does I-CAR recommend?” Many times these questions are in regards to sectioning, straightening, or part replacement/attachment methods. Our first response is always:

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Restraints Wiring Repairs

Posted on 23 May 2016

Over the past few months, we've been sharing OEM position statements on restraints wiring repairs. Now we're bringing them all together in one place for easy reference.

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Hyundai Restraints Wiring

Posted on 16 February 2016

The question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraint system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at Hyundai's position on this subject.

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What's A Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/RAM Shotgun?

Posted on 29 December 2014

When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts, but Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM keep it pretty basic.

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Weld-Through Primer Requirements On The OEM Technical Information Matrix

Posted on 28 August 2014

Let's continue our breakdown of the columns in the OEM Technical Information Matrix. The eighth column calls out if the vehicle maker requires the use of weld-through primer on flanges in preparation for welding.

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Collision Repair Attachment Methods, Description, and Equipment Requirements Information on the OEM Technical Information Matrix

Posted on 13 August 2014

Let's continue our breakdown of the columns in the OEM Technical Information Matrix. The seventh column calls out if the vehicle maker has information in regard to the recommended attachment method and the equipment required for complete, quality, and safe repairs.

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Is There a Procedure for Disassembling a Service Assembly?

Posted on 19 June 2014

The fourth column in the OEM Technical Information Matrix, Partial Service Part/Assembly Replacement Procedures at Factory Seams, can get a little tricky without further clarification. For the most part, this is a column that I-CAR is still researching published OEM information to get the answers to. The question is: Does the vehicle maker have procedures for replacing a partial service part or assembly at factory seams?

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The I-CAR OEM Technical Information Matrix - What Is It, And How Does It Help The Collision Industry?

Posted on 6 May 2014

Do you know what vehicle makers have collision repair information available? Do you know where you can go to find that out?

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