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Hyundai ix35 2013: What does it mean for the system to be shutting down?

Asked by Carol

Periodically, turning off my 2013 Hyundai ix35, the car will announce "system shutting down". Can you please tell me what this means?

Answered by CarsGuide

28 Mar 2020 David Morley

Cars generally have a set of protocols that shuts down the entertainment and other systems to avoid the car’s battery going flat. If, for example, you were listening to the radio without the engine running, eventually, the car would switch the radio off to maintain the charge in the battery.

It’s quite likely that the message you’re seeing is something to do with this process. Why doesn’t it send the message every time? Perhaps it only does so after short runs where the battery isn’t fully recharged after starting the car. Maybe your battery is starting to feel its age. See if you can find a pattern to the message appearing; short runs, cold weather, wet weather, air-conditioning on or off, etc.
 

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