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I did a quick search but ... I just got a 2021 SF (my first Hyundai). I programmed both of my garage openers to work. Perfect, right? I can only get them to work with the car "on" (with or without the engine running). Is this normal? I've had many cars over the decades that didn't work this way so I'm looking for help.
 

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I did a quick search but ... I just got a 2021 SF (my first Hyundai). I programmed both of my garage openers to work. Perfect, right? I can only get them to work with the car "on" (with or without the engine running). Is this normal? I've had many cars over the decades that didn't work this way so I'm looking for help.
This is my experience too. I had an Azera, then a Hyundai Genesis and now a 2021 Santa Fe Calligraphy. Came as a shock. I'l ask about it when I take it in for the Fuel system REcall.
 

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This is my experience too. I had an Azera, then a Hyundai Genesis and now a 2021 Santa Fe Calligraphy. Came as a shock. I'l ask about it when I take it in for the Fuel system REcall.
Should have said Homelink worked in the first two with key off.
 

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I did a quick search but ... I just got a 2021 SF (my first Hyundai). I programmed both of my garage openers to work. Perfect, right? I can only get them to work with the car "on" (with or without the engine running). Is this normal? I've had many cars over the decades that didn't work this way so I'm looking for help.
This is a safety feature so no one can open your garage door if you park in your driveway or in the street.
 

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Fortunately parking in driveway or street is not an issue for me. Over the decades I've had Fords, Hondas, Mazdas, Suburus equipped with HomeLink and they all worked with power off. Hard to believe that now they think it's unsafe. Anyone know if this affects all 2021 Hyundais? How about 2022's or other manufacturers?
 

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There's an old saying- if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Why, why, all of a sudden the compass (direction) is gone from the rear view mirror? To access it now you have to fiddle with some steering wheel buttons. Stupid distraction if you're going 60-70 mph down the interstate. Here's something totally nonsensical on the dash: If you are stopped in traffic or stopped at a traffic light and the car in front of you starts moving, YOU are notified the the car in front if you is moving.
 

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Fortunately parking in driveway or street is not an issue for me. Over the decades I've had Fords, Hondas, Mazdas, Suburus equipped with HomeLink and they all worked with power off. Hard to believe that now they think it's unsafe. Anyone know if this affects all 2021 Hyundais? How about 2022's or other manufacturers?
Good point about street parking. I never checked but it is possible Homelink stayed powered for a short time like the lights did. Maybe this is a thought for Hyundai. I do NOT run a car in the garage with the doors shut (stinks up the house too) and turning it back on without a start is a small inconvenience, but trying to hit the door wall button with both hands/arms full while heading upstairs is a bigger pain.
 

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Good thought about the possible part-time power-on post shutoff, I'll try that; wouldn't help with start-up though.
I know this is not a big deal (and I'll figure out how to live with it) but when a convenience feature becomes less convenient for no apparent reason it makes no sense. Actually I was hoping I programmed it wrong and someone had a solution.
 
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