How to Turn Off the VSC Light in a Hyundai Sonata

If you’re a Hyundai Sonata owner, the VSC light on your dashboard can be frustrating. Don’t worry– we’ve got your back! This guide will walk you through step-by-step instructions on turning off the VSC light for different Sonata generations, ensuring you’re back on the road quickly.

1998 – 2003, 2010 – 2014 & 2020 – 2023 Models

  1. Turn off the engine and engage the parking brake.
  2. Locate the OBD-II port beneath the dashboard, near the steering column.
  3. Obtain an OBD-II diagnostic scanner from an auto parts store.
  4. Insert the diagnostic scanner’s connector into the OBD-II port firmly.
  5. Turn the ignition key to the “On” position, but do not start the engine. Power on the diagnostic scanner.
  6. Navigate through the scanner’s menu to find the “Read Codes” or “Scan for Codes” option.
  7. After noting the specific trouble codes, look for the option to “Clear Codes” or “Reset Codes” in the scanner’s menu.
  8. Turn off the ignition key and then restart the engine. 
  9. Check if the VSC light is still illuminated on the dashboard. It might take a short drive or a couple of ignition cycles for the light to turn off.

2004 – 2009 & 2015 – 2019 Models

  1. Park your Sonata and turn off the engine.
  2. Find the “ESC” or “ESC Off” button on the dashboard.
  3. Start the engine.
  4. Press and hold the “ESC” or “ESC Off” button for about 5 seconds.
  5. Release the button when the VSC light goes off.
  6. Your VSC system is now deactivated.

1993 – 1997 Models

The Hyundai Sonata models from 1993-1997 do not have a VSC (Vehicle Stability Control) light, as this technology was not commonly integrated into vehicles of that era.

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