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2022 Tucson whatever package-"convenience "
There is absolutely NO way to lock the doors once out of the vehicle without using the key fob(which stays in my purse) or Bluelink app through my phone (also stays in my purse)? So my hands are full but I have to get back into my purse with my 3rd hand to lock the doors!!! Unbelievable whomever designed that. Issue #6 that I DISLIKE!
 

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Ummm. What trim level? On the Hybrid Limited, just touch either one of the front door handles to lock or unlock.
Convenience package and I quoted "Convenience " because it's not very...
I don't believe my model has that function. I have studied the manuals. Doors don't even lock if a door is open.
Plus when I approach my car it senses the fob, lights up makes a sound, but my door hasn't opened!!! I'm swearing at it, pulling on the handle, and freezing trying to get it half asleep, it's dark out, & I'm needing to get going!! How convenient...😡
 

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Even if you had that function you would have to have a free hand to unlock the doors. If you don't have that feature then there is a black button on the door handle. Once the light on the handle goes on you push the black button to unlock all doors. I don' know if you can lock the doors with that button, I never tried it. After 50 years of driving I'm used to doing something with my hand to unlock the door. I have no interest in using my phone to unlock my car, which also requires a free hand. Most cars won't lock if a door is open or ajar. Too bad you didn't check the features before you plopped down 30,000+ for a new car.
 

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...you push the black button to unlock all doors. I don' know if you can lock the doors with that button, I never tried it.
Yes, if you push the black button, it alternately locks/unlocks the vehicle - 1 beep means "locked", 2 beeps means "un-locked". All Canadian models have this black button on the door handle as we don't have door handles that support NFC key card in Canada.
 

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Ha I just checked it out. Thanks. I almost always use the fob, just a habit. I like the light coming on but you can change a setting to disable it. Just waiting for the day the timer malfunctions and the light kills my battery.
 

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Yes, if you push the black button, it alternately locks/unlocks the vehicle - 1 beep means "locked", 2 beeps means "un-locked". All Canadian models have this black button on the door handle as we don't have door handles that support NFC key card in Canada.
So I found the black button on the driver's door. Yesterday I pushed it, car lit up & sounded. I assumed it was locked but didn't try the handle, but then once reapproaching my car hours later it was unlocked. Today same thing but gave the handle a tug- it was locked! Went into a store back to car it was UNLOCKED, NO lights or sound so it didn't detect my fob...what in the world with this vehicle!?!?!?
 

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In the first instance the car might have been locked and you unlocked it. It is a funky system because you perform the same function with the same button to lock and unlock. The only thing that is different is the number of beeps. two for unlock , one for lock. Try this just to get a feel for how it works: 1) lock the car with the fob and check to make sure it locks. 2) push the black button. It should beep twice. Check to make sure the door opens. 3) close the door and push the black button again. It should beep once. Again, check it to make sure it locks. If it doesn't work, something is broken. Does the fob lock and unlock your car properly? If so, at least you have a way to lock your car until it gets sorted out.
 

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So I found the black button on the driver's door. Yesterday I pushed it, car lit up & sounded. I assumed it was locked but didn't try the handle, but then once reapproaching my car hours later it was unlocked. Today same thing but gave the handle a tug- it was locked! Went into a store back to car it was UNLOCKED, NO lights or sound so it didn't detect my fob...what in the world with this vehicle!?!?!?
Wait ... what? How long have you had the car, and how many times have you driven it, without noticing there's a black button on the door handle?! ;) j/k LOL

As for whether a press of that button causes a "lock" or "unlock", that's why I described the beeping in my previous post. One easy way to remember is, "Locked" has one syllable (one beep) and "unlocked" has two syllables (two beeps).

One last thought - any chance your key fob is being accidentally pressed, wherever you might be storing it (pocket, purse, etc)? I ask because this was happening to my BMW when it was new and it took a week before I realized the key fob buttons were so sensitive, it was being randomly activated while in my pocket. Ever since then, I always have it turned so the buttons are towards my leg (rather than the outside), and that solved it.
 

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Wait ... what? How long have you had the car, and how many times have you driven it, without noticing there's a black button on the door handle?! ;) j/k LOL

As for whether a press of that button causes a "lock" or "unlock", that's why I described the beeping in my previous post. One easy way to remember is, "Locked" has one syllable (one beep) and "unlocked" has two syllables (two beeps).

One last thought - any chance your key fob is being accidentally pressed, wherever you might be storing it (pocket, purse, etc)? I ask because this was happening to my BMW when it was new and it took a week before I realized the key fob buttons were so sensitive, it was being randomly activated while in my pocket. Ever since then, I always have it turned so the buttons are towards my leg (rather than the outside), and that solved it.
Lol, I may have noticed the button before. Key fob is not accidentally getting activated, no sounds or lights.
 

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Lol, I may have noticed the button before. Key fob is not accidentally getting activated, no sounds or lights.
Hmm, in that case, I got nothin'. Maybe your husband/partner is playing tricks on you with the other key?! :LOL: :ROFLMAO:

If you think you have a good dealer (we don't where I live!) then perhaps you can involve them to try to find the "gremlins" causing this. The sooner you get it documented as a problem, the more likely you won't have to pay for it yourself once there's a "hard fail" in the future.
 

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Yes, if you push the black button, it alternately locks/unlocks the vehicle - 1 beep means "locked", 2 beeps means "un-locked". All Canadian models have this black button on the door handle as we don't have door handles that support NFC key card in Canada.
^ Actually.. when unlocking the vehicle with either the door handle button or the keyfob, the 2 beeps happen so quickly together that if you're not paying attention it sounds like just 1 beep. IMO, Hyundai need to revise the software to put a bigger pause between the 2 beeps.
 

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It should have been a toggle switch, just like inside the car. It's really just another electronic gadget waiting to malfunction or freeze up in the winter. Really, what is so hard taking your keys out of your purse or pocket? Now, to use the key to open the door you have to pry a plastic piece off the handle to expose the keyhole.
 

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The other issue I see is that there is no mechanical way to unlock the doors from the inside. In the manual it says to try another door or open the window and open the door from the outside using the key, which is a clumsy process because you have to pry a plastic cover off to expose the keyhole. But what if it is an electrical failure? If the lock doesn't work, neither will the window. The ironic thing is that there is a manual release for the rear hatch if someone gets caught back there, but you could potentially be stuck in the passenger compartment with no way out.
 

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The other issue I see is that there is no mechanical way to unlock the doors from the inside. In the manual it says to try another door or open the window and open the door from the outside using the key, which is a clumsy process because you have to pry a plastic cover off to expose the keyhole. But what if it is an electrical failure? If the lock doesn't work, neither will the window. The ironic thing is that there is a manual release for the rear hatch if someone gets caught back there, but you could potentially be stuck in the passenger compartment with no way out.
^ The driver's door and front passenger door will always open from the inside, even if the doors are "locked". Check for yourself. Note the rear doors will NOT open from the inside if the doors are locked.
 
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