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Hi guys, recently I've ordered a new Tucson PHEV 2022. I’m wondering if a block heater is required for this plug-in hybrid model. Do you have any idea or any information about this subject?

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If you've searched on the interwoobs, you've no doubt run across Kat's engine block heaters. Their application guide doesn't go up to 2022, though. I wrote them and asked what I need, and they told me the 2020 Hyundai 1.6L turbo engine takes #11812, which is a 400W cartridge-style heater. Kat's is the distributor of the block heaters that Five Star Manufacturing makes.
 

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Those who already have the Tucson PHEV. Have you installed the block heater? The dealer you advised to install this for the winters in Canada. Do you think this is recommended for a PHEV vehicle? Have you heard of this topic somewhere?

Now in the winter season, when you start the vehicle, the electric motor starts up first or the gas engine?

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I was told there were 2 types of block heaters for the PHEV, one of them had a very nice connector that was on the front of the vehicle but i was backorered indefinitly so they installed another model that has the old style cord end that you either need to leave the hood raised or find a way to run it outside of the vehicle. I park in a garage and covered parking so I typically don't have to plug in my vehicle at all so it did not matter to me which one they installed.
 

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I finally sourced out a block heater for my PHEV. Kat's is sold out of the one that is compatible for Hyundai and I couldn't find anything that was available in Canada. I finally found some Kat engine block heaters on etrailer.com. I had to pay a lot for shipping (total cost of part plus shipping $127.87 USD), but should arrive in a week. Hopefully this will help.get things warmed up and use electric mode more readily during the winter months. As it is it takes much longer to warm the cab up when compared to my older non-hybrid cars.
 

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As it is it takes much longer to warm the cab up when compared to my older non-hybrid cars.
Could you elaborate on this a bit? I'm definitely considering a Tucson PHEV, but do have concerns regarding the cabin heating in the winter months, and how long it would take to warm up to a comfortable temperature.
I live in Oshawa (pretty close to Toronto), and some winter weather can be pretty cold. I will be parking the car in my garage (unheated), so it will be a bit warmer and out of the snow/rain/sleet anyway.
 

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I can confirm with the PHEV it does take a longer time to warm up the vehicle cabin. From my few months, in what has been the coldest Alberta weeks in quite a few years, I find that even with the engine runing more, because of the extreme low temperatures, the vehicle's heated steering wheel and seats make up for the amount of time it does take for the HVAC to warm up the cabin. I do park in a non-heated gararge so I don't plug my vehile in at home.

It has definitly been doable even in -35 temperatures, thank god for the heated steering wheel and seats as i would say it takes a good 10-15 minutes, in that temperature to get the cabin up to 22, which is my standard setting.

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Could you elaborate on this a bit? I'm definitely considering a Tucson PHEV, but do have concerns regarding the cabin heating in the winter months, and how long it would take to warm up to a comfortable temperature.
I live in Oshawa (pretty close to Toronto), and some winter weather can be pretty cold. I will be parking the car in my garage (unheated), so it will be a bit warmer and out of the snow/rain/sleet anyway.
I'm in Kingston, so the weather for me is similar to you in Oshawa. I don't know if its the over all efficiency of the engine not wasting heat, but as Kevin noted, the cabin does take longer to heat. I park in the driveway so it is exposed to colder temps than in a garage. We have just had the coldest temps of the year, down to -23 and it took a good 15 minutes of driving (after remote starting engine for 10 minutes) to get up to a warm interior. Granted I like the temp to be higher than 22. I'm hoping the block heater will reduce this time. I will certainly post once it arrives and gets installed.
 

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I finally sourced out a block heater for my PHEV. Kat's is sold out of the one that is compatible for Hyundai and I couldn't find anything that was available in Canada. I finally found some Kat engine block heaters on etrailer.com. I had to pay a lot for shipping (total cost of part plus shipping $127.87 USD), but should arrive in a week. Hopefully this will help.get things warmed up and use electric mode more readily during the winter months. As it is it takes much longer to warm the cab up when compared to my older non-hybrid cars.
The block heater wasn't available in the dealer to install it before delivering the car to you?
 

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The block heater wasn't available in the dealer to install it before delivering the car to you?
No. It was not even a matter brought up. I had ordered the car in Feb 2020 got it in late October 2021. I had no idea that the car might benefit from a block heater.
 

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No. It was not even a matter brought up. I had ordered the car in Feb 2020 got it in late October 2021. I had no idea that the car might benefit from a block heater.
PDS can you post some photos of your Amazon Grey? I'm deciding between Crimson Red and Amazon Grey!
 

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Hi PDS.....Just one other thing came to mind regarding cabin heat. I assume that the defroster would obviously be affected by the engine heat, so would think that there may be a problem if you leave the house before the engine is totally heated up and it starts to snow or sleet. The defroster would be ineffective and depending on the weather, you may have to pull over to let the engine warm completely so the defroster would work properly.
Have you encountered any kind of defroster issues so far?
Thanks so much for your comments!
 

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Hi PDS.....Just one other thing came to mind regarding cabin heat. I assume that the defroster would obviously be affected by the engine heat, so would think that there may be a problem if you leave the house before the engine is totally heated up and it starts to snow or sleet. The defroster would be ineffective and depending on the weather, you may have to pull over to let the engine warm completely so the defroster would work properly.
Have you encountered any kind of defroster issues so far?
Thanks so much for your comments!
I haven't run into that problem yet. I have usually remote started the engine with the heater set to defrost for 10 minutes However, I would think that the air that the defroster emits, as long as it is warmer than the windscreen, would start to have an effect. But I'm no engineer. I just got an email that my engine block heater will arrive by the 17th and I'm hoping to get it installed ASAP.
 

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Hey guys, the premium block heating solution is well in stock at your local dealer, it has the nicer plug that is better integrated into the grill. Part number 000AM410803 is the one suited for the 1.6l in the hev/phev.
 

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This can be so confusing. I had ordered a block heater from Kat (Part#11812) , but apparently it is not for a PHEV. So I called my dealership and they said a block heater could not be put in a PHEV. That sucks because it does take quite a while to heat the cabin. I'm not sure if the parts department at the dealership is ill informed, but they offered no explanation or alternative. Has anyone had a block heater installed in a 2022 PHEV?
 

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Hey guys, the premium block heating solution is well in stock at your local dealer, it has the nicer plug that is better integrated into the grill. Part number 000AM410803 is the one suited for the 1.6l in the hev/phev.
I'm going to call my dealership tomorrow and quote the part # you supplied and see what their answer is.
 

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I can confirm with the PHEV it does take a longer time to warm up the vehicle cabin. From my few months, in what has been the coldest Alberta weeks in quite a few years, I find that even with the engine runing more, because of the extreme low temperatures, the vehicle's heated steering wheel and seats make up for the amount of time it does take for the HVAC to warm up the cabin. I do park in a non-heated gararge so I don't plug my vehile in at home.

It has definitly been doable even in -35 temperatures, thank god for the heated steering wheel and seats as i would say it takes a good 10-15 minutes, in that temperature to get the cabin up to 22, which is my standard setting.

Hope that helps.
question, with your PHEV charging plugged in, does your bluelink app have a warming function where you can preset a temp and departure time so the vehicle warms while its plugged in?
 

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question, with your PHEV charging plugged in, does your bluelink app have a warming function where you can preset a temp and departure time so the vehicle warms while its plugged in?
Yes. You can set that in the app in the browser, not the phone app. For time it only goes to a max of 10 minutes
 

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How do you phev guys feel about pluging in your car AND plugging in a block heater?

is 10 mins not enough to get the cabin up to temp? Could you set it for a timer for 10 mins and then 11 mins later set a subsequent timer for another 10 mins?
I guess if you press the remote starter button on the car remote it will just run the engine?
 
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