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I purchased a slightly used fully loaded 2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited (pristine condition, 33k miles) recently. I had read online that Hyundai uses blue link for remote start and I found NOTHING in the manual stating that the car had remote start capabilities via the key fob. Tonight I was fumbling around with the keys, trying to lock it while holding a bunch of stuff...the car started! So I got to playing around and I found out that tapping the lock button 4 times starts and turns off the car. Is this a normal factory thing or did the previous owner mod the vehicle? I purchased through Carvana, so I do not know who the previous owner actually is.

Also, regarding blue link, does anyone know exactly how to get it transferred? The dealer was clueless and the website told me to email some consumer affairs address, who then told me to call blue link by pushing the blue link button in my car...which then tells me to call a phone number (haven't done that part yet)...kind of feel like I'm getting the runaround.

Side note: I highly recommend Carvana. I got this car during a Cyber Monday deal for 17k. It took 20 minutes to set up financing and purchase the car. Almost everything was done online and they delivered the car to my HOUSE 2 days later. IMPECCABLE experience.
 

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I purchased a slightly used fully loaded 2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited (pristine condition, 33k miles) recently. I had read online that Hyundai uses blue link for remote start and I found NOTHING in the manual stating that the car had remote start capabilities via the key fob. Tonight I was fumbling around with the keys, trying to lock it while holding a bunch of stuff...the car started! So I got to playing around and I found out that tapping the lock button 4 times starts and turns off the car. Is this a normal factory thing or did the previous owner mod the vehicle? I purchased through Carvana, so I do not know who the previous owner actually is.

Also, regarding blue link, does anyone know exactly how to get it transferred? The dealer was clueless and the website told me to email some consumer affairs address, who then told me to call blue link by pushing the blue link button in my car...which then tells me to call a phone number (haven't done that part yet)...kind of feel like I'm getting the runaround.

Side note: I highly recommend Carvana. I got this car during a Cyber Monday deal for 17k. It took 20 minutes to set up financing and purchase the car. Almost everything was done online and they delivered the car to my HOUSE 2 days later. IMPECCABLE experience.
I bought my 2015 Sonata with a factory remote start unit that was delayed from the manufacturer and installed about 6 months after I bought the car. The remote starter comes with its own 2-way fob, but pressing a certain key combo on the factory fob also apparently can remote start the car (I've never tried it). I wonder if you got the same OEM factory remote starter that I had installed on my car but you never got the small fob that comes with it when you bought the car.
 

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I purchased a slightly used fully loaded 2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited (pristine condition, 33k miles) recently. I had read online that Hyundai uses blue link for remote start and I found NOTHING in the manual stating that the car had remote start capabilities via the key fob. Tonight I was fumbling around with the keys, trying to lock it while holding a bunch of stuff...the car started! So I got to playing around and I found out that tapping the lock button 4 times starts and turns off the car. Is this a normal factory thing or did the previous owner mod the vehicle? I purchased through Carvana, so I do not know who the previous owner actually is.

Also, regarding blue link, does anyone know exactly how to get it transferred? The dealer was clueless and the website told me to email some consumer affairs address, who then told me to call blue link by pushing the blue link button in my car...which then tells me to call a phone number (haven't done that part yet)...kind of feel like I'm getting the runaround.

Side note: I highly recommend Carvana. I got this car during a Cyber Monday deal for 17k. It took 20 minutes to set up financing and purchase the car. Almost everything was done online and they delivered the car to my HOUSE 2 days later. IMPECCABLE experience.
Blue Link remote start is done through a mobile app on your phone, and that is the only factory remote start that a Hyundai vehicle will come with. There are aftermarket options that can be added by a dealer which will allow you to remote start using the keyfob, but that's not a standard feature. Blue Link is also not free, costing $200/yr for the mid-tier that allows for remote start from anywhere.

Call the 800 number you are given, provide the VIN, and explain that you purchased the car used. They will get everything transferred over for you. You definitely want to do this because assuming you have the Infinity radio with navigation, then you will want to download the free update that gives you Android Auto and Aple CarPlay functionality. That requires a MyHyundai account.
 

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Blue Link remote start is done through a mobile app on your phone, and that is the only factory remote start that a Hyundai vehicle will come with. There are aftermarket options that can be added by a dealer which will allow you to remote start using the keyfob, but that's not a standard feature. Blue Link is also not free, costing $200/yr for the mid-tier that allows for remote start from anywhere.

Call the 800 number you are given, provide the VIN, and explain that you purchased the car used. They will get everything transferred over for you. You definitely want to do this because assuming you have the Infinity radio with navigation, then you will want to download the free update that gives you Android Auto and Aple CarPlay functionality. That requires a MyHyundai account.
The car already has the Android Auto and Apple Carplay update installed. I guess, since the car has the remote start option, there really isn't a need for me to pay for the bluelink service. I was just curious if it was a 'hidden' feature of the Sonata or something. I am very happy with the car thus far, it has everything I want and I paid a great price for it.
 

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The car already has the Android Auto and Apple Carplay update installed. I guess, since the car has the remote start option, there really isn't a need for me to pay for the bluelink service. I was just curious if it was a 'hidden' feature of the Sonata or something. I am very happy with the car thus far, it has everything I want and I paid a great price for it.
I would still get it updated to your name, but I would agree that keyfob remote start would be enough that you don't need to pay for a Blue Link subscription.
 

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There is a Remote Start option offered by dealers.
There is Blue Link offered by Hyundai that can remote start (from any place if bothe the phone and car have cell reception) and other features. $180 yr. for the two items needed for remote start.
 

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I would still get it updated to your name, but I would agree that keyfob remote start would be enough that you don't need to pay for a Blue Link subscription.
I'm attempting to do that, there is an open recall that hasn't been addressed, and the dealer won't touch it until it's been transferred to my name. The issue is, dealers being dealers, they claimed they would take care of it....and told (triple promised) me that the service manager would to do it by the end of the day 'and then call me later'. Of course they never called me 'later' and of course they never transferred anything, including the warranty, blue link, etc. When I attempt to add the car to 'My Hyundai', it tells me to either contact the dealer or an email address. I tried the dealer first, then the email address. Finally, someone from the email address responded (5 days later) using a canned response (below, personal information removed).

Thank you for contacting Hyundai Motor America.

We have a specialty group dedicated to answering your Blue Link questions. For assistance with all of your Blue Link related inquiries you will need to contact us via telephone, as the security of your account is paramount. We apologize for any frustration or inconvenience this may cause.

For your convenience, you can reach a Blue Link Specialist by one of the following methods:

- Blue Link Customer Care: 855-225-8354 - (available during the Hours of Operation listed below)

- By pushing the Blue Link button located on the left hand side of your rear view mirror with the Blue Link Logo located on it - (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Please note that when contacting the Blue Link team you may receive a separate case number for your Blue Link inquiry.

Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.

Hyundai Customer Care Center and Blue Link Customer Care Center Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM Pacific Time
Saturday - Sunday: 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM Pacific Time

The whole thing is rather frustrating to me honestly. To me, this isn't about Blue Link. This is about being able to add My car to 'my Hyundai', getting recalls taken care of, etc. If BlueLink warrants enough unique features I'd gladly pay for it. I make a decent enough salary that I'm not even beyond paying for the top tier if it offered enough benefits. Also, my car is an excellent car and I am happy with it. Why does Hyundai feel the need to ruin that with pointless bureaucracy? With my old Honda Accord, the dealer took care of all, and they never dropped the ball on anything. I always got a call back even if the answer wasn't something I wanted to hear. Why can't I even get someone to fix things at Hyundai? That is why I'm glad, at the very least, I have remote start on this vehicle. Hyundai has failed me. If anyone here has a personal point of contact that can fix things I'm all ears. I purchased this car after driving a rental that I liked. I got a good price on this car, and I'm happy with it, but IMO, customer service leaves a lot to be desired.
 

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Blue Link remote start is done through a mobile app on your phone, and that is the only factory remote start that a Hyundai vehicle will come with.
That isn't correct. Outside the United States Hyundai has offered fob-based remote starter units as factory options on various models for years. In fact, Canada just finally got BlueLink on a very limited number of 2018 model year vehicles. In my Canadian 2015 Sonata I have an official Hyundai-branded 2-way remote starter installed that was manufactured for them by a company called Compustar. Since these units are official Hyundai parts they're widely available, just like how some owners outside of Korea have done things like installed factory power-folding mirrors on their Hyundai vehicles which is an option in Korea and not available in North America. No idea what the deal is with the OPs car, but it wouldn't be that surprising if it has an official Hyundai non-BlueLink remote starter in it even if it's a US vehicle.
 

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That isn't correct. Outside the United States Hyundai has offered fob-based remote starter units as factory options on various models for years. In fact, Canada just finally got BlueLink on a very limited number of 2018 model year vehicles. In my Canadian 2015 Sonata I have an official Hyundai-branded 2-way remote starter installed that was manufactured for them by a company called Compustar. Since these units are official Hyundai parts they're widely available, just like how some owners outside of Korea have done things like installed factory power-folding mirrors on their Hyundai vehicles which is an option in Korea and not available in North America. No idea what the deal is with the OPs car, but it wouldn't be that surprising if it has an official Hyundai non-BlueLink remote starter in it even if it's a US vehicle.
He is based in the US, which is why I answered in a manner specific to him. I'm aware that Hyundai offers remote start with fobs, but on models with push button start, they're not very common down this way. So it would have been added by the dealer, as I stated.

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He is based in the US, which is why I answered in a manner specific to him. I'm aware that Hyundai offers remote start with fobs, but on models with push button start, they're not very common down this way. So it would have been added by the dealer, as I stated.

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I think there's some confusion here being caused by the way I'm using "factory" and you're using "aftermarket". "Factory" generally implies OEM and "aftermarket" generally implies non-OEM. A "factory option" isn't necessarily defined by whether it's physically installed at the factory or shipped to the dealer to ultimately be installed prior to delivery, like in the example of Hyundai's branded all-weather floor mats which are a factory option on new Hyundai vehicles but aren't physically installed at the factory. All I was doing was clarifying that there are, in fact, factory/OEM remote start units with fobs offered by Hyundai and it isn't beyond the realm of possibility someone in the US elected to have that installed as a "factory option" instead of using BlueLink for remote starting.
 

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I think there's some confusion here being caused by the way I'm using "factory" and you're using "aftermarket". "Factory" generally implies OEM and "aftermarket" generally implies non-OEM. A "factory option" isn't necessarily defined by whether it's physically installed at the factory or shipped to the dealer to ultimately be installed prior to delivery, like in the example of Hyundai's branded all-weather floor mats which are a factory option on new Hyundai vehicles but aren't physically installed at the factory. All I was doing was clarifying that there are, in fact, factory/OEM remote start units with fobs offered by Hyundai and it isn't beyond the realm of possibility someone in the US elected to have that installed as a "factory option" instead of using BlueLink for remote starting.
I was referring to how Hyundai delivers the Sonata in the US. From 2012-2017, all Sonata models came with Blue Link and we're capable of remote start using it. 2018 scrapped Blue Link in the lower trim levels. I consider it to be aftermarket, although it's an OEM parts, only because it was added to the car after it was built/delivered. I know that Hyundai does offer OEM remote starters, but they're less common down here because of Blue Link.

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My last two former cars had the Remote Start. Very seldom used it. (Only if I wanted to "show off" <grin>).

Yes, it would be nice to have on my Sonatas. What bothers me more is that Hyundai wants you to Remote Start from your smart phone using BlueLink app. THIS IS DUMB. Does everyone have a smart phone? Does everyone have (or want) BlueLink? (I don't). So much easier to just click buttons on your Fob, vice digging out your smart phone, finding and clicking the BlueLink app, then finding and clicking the Remote Start button. Some hotshot engineer really sold Hyundai a bill of goods with this one.

Hyundai should give us the option.
 

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I purchased a slightly used fully loaded 2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited (pristine condition, 33k miles) recently. I had read online that Hyundai uses blue link for remote start and I found NOTHING in the manual stating that the car had remote start capabilities via the key fob. Tonight I was fumbling around with the keys, trying to lock it while holding a bunch of stuff...the car started! So I got to playing around and I found out that tapping the lock button 4 times starts and turns off the car. Is this a normal factory thing or did the previous owner mod the vehicle? I purchased through Carvana, so I do not know who the previous owner actually is.

Also, regarding blue link, does anyone know exactly how to get it transferred? The dealer was clueless and the website told me to email some consumer affairs address, who then told me to call blue link by pushing the blue link button in my car...which then tells me to call a phone number (haven't done that part yet)...kind of feel like I'm getting the runaround.

Side note: I highly recommend Carvana. I got this car during a Cyber Monday deal for 17k. It took 20 minutes to set up financing and purchase the car. Almost everything was done online and they delivered the car to my HOUSE 2 days later. IMPECCABLE experience.
We are car twins...I just bought the exact same car, same mileage. Same price.

Unfortunately mine didn't come with a remote start. I took it to best buy, brought my own dball2 bypass($33 refurb)and my own relay($12 for 5 of them) and signed up for their total tech package..20 a month for a minimum of 6 months. It cost me $5 to have it installed. Triple press of lock starts the car, triple press again will turn it off. Do you have to double tap the push button start when you get in for takeover?
 

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I bought my 2015 Sonata with a factory remote start unit that was delayed from the manufacturer and installed about 6 months after I bought the car. The remote starter comes with its own 2-way fob, but pressing a certain key combo on the factory fob also apparently can remote start the car (I've never tried it). I wonder if you got the same OEM factory remote starter that I had installed on my car but you never got the small fob that comes with it when you bought the car.
What did you put to make it a remote start? I want to do it with my Hyundai but I am not sure what to do, how much it cost, and/or what things to buy to get it that way?
 

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What did you put to make it a remote start? I want to do it with my Hyundai but I am not sure what to do, how much it cost, and/or what things to buy to get it that way?
K5optimastore has an 8 feature module that includes remote start. You can turn off whatever features you don’t want. I think there are cheaper ones that you can find that will just have a separate fob and just do the remote start. I think this one allows you to do all this from the oem fob, but I might be wrong. Just depends on if you think the $300 price point makes sense. They do have Black Friday deals every year so it might get 10-25% off if you wait till then.

I also found a basic, one-button, OEM remote start fob that you can get from a dealership. IDK your car specs or location but it’s showing like $540 if I get it from my local dealer. I’d rather get the K5OS one, and probably will in the future.


 

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I found out that tapping the lock button 4 times starts and turns off the car.
You must have an aftermarket remote starter installed.

There are a few different brands available

Pressing the lock button 3X (on the original Hyundai smart key) should start the car, not 4X.





I installed a Fortin unit myself.
Working perfectly for the last 4 years.

My installation info below

My Remote Install
 

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You must have an aftermarket remote starter installed.

There are a few different brands available

Pressing the lock button 3X (on the original Hyundai smart key) should start the car, not 4X.





I installed a Fortin unit myself.
Working perfectly for the last 4 years.

My installation info below

My Remote Install
Since Verizon is dumping the 3G network at the end of the year and Bluelink will no longer function for my 2015 Sonata, I will have to look at aftermarket options. Which model of starter did you use? I'm assuming the one you have is discontinued. I'd really prefer one that would work with the existing Hyundai fob.
 

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I have the factory ( dealership) remote starter my 19' Sonata 2.4l Luxury. As well as Blue link!!
 

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I have a blast with bluelink remote start and tracking features. My wife is one of those southern goodby people and it takes her 30 minutes to an hour to actually make it to the car when shes "leaving". Drives me insane. When shes overdue getting home i will track her and see where shes at and remote start the car. Ill get a text a few minutes later that just says "jackass" . Worth every penny to me.

As for the keyfob codes, ive always heard a lot of cars had some sort of functionality pushing a combo of buttons on the fob but ive never actually researched.
 
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