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Elantra 2017 engine starts without pushing the break

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  • Nov 9th, 2018 4:38 pm
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Aug 10, 2018
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Elantra 2017 engine starts without pushing the break

Hi,
I recently noticed that I can turn my Elantra2017 on without pushing the break. Do you think it is normal? cause in all automatic cars I've seen before, you have to push break while starting the engine.
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Jr. Member
Nov 26, 2014
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Toronto, ON
Push button start? Or turn the key and start?
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Aug 10, 2018
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jerbhu wrote:
Nov 9th, 2018 12:50 pm
Push button start? Or turn the key and start?
Not push button. Turn the key.
Deal Addict
May 4, 2014
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Pretty sure it's normal for turn key start(not push button start) given it's an automatic transmission car, as long as it's in Park.

You would just have to apply brake to shift.
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Nov 4, 2008
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Most turn keys don't require your foot on the brake. Maybe you've been doing it out of habit when it wasn't necessary?
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I heard that Hyundai has delivered by mistake some cars that were made for Europe where pressing the brake is not a requirement. I'd return the car to the dealer and ask for a Canadian one.
Jr. Member
Nov 26, 2014
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Knock2 wrote:
Nov 9th, 2018 3:43 pm
Not push button. Turn the key.
Then it's normal. You dont have to press the brake pedal to start cars with turn key. Have to press the brake pedal to shift out of park.
Newbie
May 8, 2009
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Look in your handbook to see if it was ever required. My old toyota did not require break to be pressed to start the car. It required break to be pressed to change gears. And you couldn't start the car unless it was in park. So that is how it ensured it wouldn't move as soon as you start the car.
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Jan 17, 2009
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Toronto, Ontario
Depends on the car..

With push button start it is a requirement that you have to push the brake.

With a turn key it is not required, but most manufacturers that offer push button starts require it. Just check the manual.
Deal Expert
Jun 30, 2006
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Yup turn key not required. Push start yes.

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