Hyundai Canada Updates Software Update Site To Support More Hyundai Canada Vehicles [UPDATED]

Much as the leak that I came across last week when I was in India implied, Hyundai Canada has updated their software update site to cover a very wide amount of vehicles. Here’s a list:

  • 2017 Elantra (With 7-inch touchscreen without navigation and 8-inch navigation)
  • 2016 Elantra GT (With navigation system)
  • 2015 Sonata (3.8L Premium / 3.8L Luxury / 3.8L Technology)
  • 2016 Sonata (3.8L Premium / 3.8L Luxury / 3.8L Technology)
  • 2016 Sonata Hybrid (With navigation system)
  • 2017 Sonata Hybrid (With navigation system)
  • 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid (With navigation system)
  • 2017 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid (With navigation system)
  • 2015 Genesis (3.8L Premium / 3.8L Luxury / 3.8L Technology)
  • 2016 Genesis (3.8L Premium / 3.8L Luxury / 3.8L Technology)
  • 2016 Tucson (With navigation system)
  • 2017 Santa Fe Sport (With navigation system)
  • 2017 Santa Fe XL (With navigation system)

That a healthy amount of cars that now get access to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Excellent! Simply head to with your VIN number and follow the directions to get your update. Just make sure you have a SD card and about of hour of time to finish the update. Oh yeah, you should read the documentation carefully to ensure that you don’t run into any trouble.

Now, I want to say a something in regards to this story. When I started to report on this story back in 2016, I tried to see things from both sides of the fence. Both from the owner’s side of the fence, and from Hyundai Canada’s side of the fence. The reason being that while Hyundai Canada owners were frustrated, I was aware of facts that they were not. Because of that, I wanted to ensure that those facts were brought to the table. In the process of trying to do that, I crossed paths with Chad Heard who is the Senior Public Relations Manager for Hyundai Canada. From day one he was a straight shooter and didn’t try to spin or BS me in any way. That’s important to me because I spend a lot of my time trying to cut through that sort of stuff from people in his position to get to the truth. That made reporting the facts easier even if some Hyundai Canada owners didn’t like what I had to say. I’d like to publicly thank Chad for making this story easier. If Don Romano who is the President and CEO of Hyundai Canada reads this, you need to make sure he doesn’t go anywhere because he’s a real asset to Hyundai Canada when someone like me needs help to do a story or a review.

UPDATE: Hyundai Canada just put out a press release in relation to this that covers off all the points that I mentioned in this story. However, one key point in terms of what is in the press release is that owners who are not comfortable doing this update can get their dealers to do it for them for a fee.

UPDATE 4/8/2019: This program seems to have come to an end as the URL associated with this website errors out. Also, attempts to reach Hyundai Canada for comment have gone unanswered.

UPDATE 4/9/2019: I finally heard back from Hyundai. The program has indeed come to an end.


21 Responses to “Hyundai Canada Updates Software Update Site To Support More Hyundai Canada Vehicles [UPDATED]”

  1. […] other car companies have offered for at least a couple of years now. That changed late this year as Hyundai Canada found a way to deliver these updates to their owners, which I can say made a lot of owners of Hyundai vehicles going back a couple of years very […]

  2. Any word on when the 2016 Veloster getting the update? the US site has it listed but we need a US address in order to sign up :S

  3. What about people who paid for the map update to get android auto? is there any refund/credit plan?

  4. Says:

    I stopped check on your posts when I sold my 2016 Sonata PHEV last fall. The absence of Android Auto was not the deciding factor but it was a real bummer each time I started the car. There was no technical reason from withholding this upgrade. It was a political decision/strategy that only served to prove their disregard for Canadians (the US had this free upgrade more than a year earlier). I’m glad that they finally did it but they managed to anger a lot of clients on their way to it.

  5. Velvetsmack Says:

    understand this is an old post, but giving it a try. Trying to update to Android Auto for my Hyundai Genesis. The site verifies my VIN but kicks me right back to the home page when I select the DL button (its directed there via button) – so essentially there’s no DL at the moment. Does ANYONE have an idea why? I’ve contact Hyundai Canada about it but they’ve been slow in offering any explanation, or none at all. Hopefully someone out there has some insight as to why.

  6. Here is the message from server:


    You don’t have permission to access / on this server.
    Apache/2.4.7 (Ubuntu) Server at Port 443

    Seems like canadians are no eligible at all.

  7. Ive been trying to download the software update for weeks and it never worked… and my dealer wants me to pay 400$ to update it for me…what a ripoff ….

  8. Is there any way to still do it??

  9. I bought 2017 Hyundai Elantra GL with 7″ display without navigation equipped with just Android Auto, is it possible to get Apple Carplay I know there was a free program to download software update but I just bought car now and realized that it has expired recently . Please reply with any possible ways I live in Canada. I am ready to pay.

    • You can get it if you are willing to pay if you go to

      • nehalgajjar Says:

        Are you sure about it i just dont want to buy 200 CAD update as i dont have navigation in my car i just need software update for Apple CarPlay , and i even dont want to corrupt my original software in the process. Any dealer or service guy who would do it for fee in Toronto?? Or anywhere in Ontario

      • I am not aware of people who do this for a fee in Toronto. If you go to the site and pick your car from the list, you will see if it includes the latest versions of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This is the route that most are going if they want this functionality in their cars and missed the free offer from Hyundai.

      • nehalgajjar Says:

        Thanx !! I hope if it works even if i dont have SD Card Slot and even Navigation System.

      • That’s going to be a problem then because I am pretty sure that the minimum requirement is a navigation based system with an SDCard slot.

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