How to Turn Off the VSC Light in a Hyundai Elantra

Got that annoying VSC light glaring on your Hyundai Elantra’s dashboard? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! We’ll walk you through simple steps to turn off the VSC light in various Elantra generations. Say goodbye to the hassle and get back to smooth driving!

2020 – 2023 Models

  1. Park your car and ensure the engine is turned off and the key is removed from the ignition.
  2. Locate the trip button on your dashboard near the odometer display. 
  3. Press and hold the trip button.
  4. While holding down the trip button, turn the ignition key to the “On” position.
  5. Continue holding down the trip button for approximately 5-10 seconds.
  6. Release the trip button.
  7. The VSC light should start flashing or blinking. This indicates that the system is being reset.
  8. Once the VSC light turns off, turn the ignition key to the “Off” position.
  9. Start the engine and allow the vehicle to run for a minute or two. Check the dashboard for any warning lights. The VSC light should not reappear if the reset was successful.
  10. Take your Elantra for a short test drive to ensure the VSC light remains off.

2006 – 2015 Models

  1. Turn off the engine and engage the parking brake.
  2. Purchase or borrow an OBD-II scanner.
  3. Locate the OBD-II port beneath the dashboard on the driver’s side.
  4. Insert your key into the ignition and turn it to the “On” position.
  5. Plug your OBD-II scanner into the OBD-II port.
  6. Navigate through the scanner’s menu to find and select the option labeled “Clear Codes,” “Erase Codes,” or something similar.
  7. Wait for the scanner to complete the code-clearing process. This may take a few moments.
  8. Turn off the ignition and disconnect the OBD-II scanner from the OBD-II port.
  9. Turn the ignition back to the “On” position without starting the engine. Check the dashboard to see if the VSC light is still illuminated. If you’ve cleared the trouble code, the light should be off.

2015 – 2020 & 2000 – 2006 Models

  1. Park and turn the engine off.
  2. Open the vehicle’s hood.
  3. Disconnect the negative terminal of the vehicle battery using a wrench or pliers.
  4. Wait about 15 minutes to ensure any residual power in the system dissipates.
  5. Reconnect the negative terminal of the battery and tighten it securely.
  6. Close the hood.

1990 – 2000 Models

The Hyundai Elantra during this time did not come equipped with a Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system, as this technology became more widespread in later vehicle models.

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