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
- Turn off the engine and engage the parking brake.
- Locate the OBD-II port beneath the dashboard, near the steering column.
- Obtain an OBD-II diagnostic scanner from an auto parts store.
- Insert the diagnostic scanner’s connector into the OBD-II port firmly.
- Turn the ignition key to the “On” position, but do not start the engine. Power on the diagnostic scanner.
- Navigate through the scanner’s menu to find the “Read Codes” or “Scan for Codes” option.
- After noting the specific trouble codes, look for the option to “Clear Codes” or “Reset Codes” in the scanner’s menu.
- Turn off the ignition key and then restart the engine.
- 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
- Park your Sonata and turn off the engine.
- Find the “ESC” or “ESC Off” button on the dashboard.
- Start the engine.
- Press and hold the “ESC” or “ESC Off” button for about 5 seconds.
- Release the button when the VSC light goes off.
- 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.