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Kia Sportage: Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist malfunction and limitations

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Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist malfunction and limitations

  1. Check Blind-Spot Safety system

When Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist is not working properly, the warning message will appear on the cluster for several seconds, and the master warning light ( ) will appear. Have Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist be inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

A: Check side view mirror warning light

When the outside rear view mirror warning light is not working properly, the warning message will appear on the cluster for several seconds, and the master warning light ( ) will appear.

Have Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist be inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist disabled

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist disabled

A: Blind-Spot Safety system disabled.

Radar blocked

When the rear bumper around the rear corner radar or sensor is covered with foreign material, such as snow or rain, or installing a trailer or carrier, it can reduce the detecting performance and temporarily limit or disable Blind-Spot Collision- Avoidance Assist.

If this occurs, a warning message will appear on the cluster. However it is not a malfunction.

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist will operate normally when such foreign material or trailer, other equipments is removed, and then the vehicle is restarted. Always keep it clean.

If Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist does not operate normally, check the vehicle's rear luggage, other equipment, or foreign material is removed. After ensuring no foreign material or equipment, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist should be checked by an authorized Kia dealer.

WARNING

  • Even though the warning message does not appear on the cluster, Blind- Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist may not properly operate.
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist may not properly operate in an area (e.g. open terrain) where any substances are not detected right after the vehicle is turned on, or when the detecting sensor is blocked with foreign material right after the vehicle is turned on.

CAUTION

Turn off Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist to install a trailer, carrier, etc., or remove the trailer, carrier, etc. to use Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist.

Limitations of Blind-Spot Collision- Avoidance Assist

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist may not operate normally as following circumstances:

  • There is inclement weather, such as heavy snow, heavy rain, etc.
  • The rear corner radar is covered with snow, rain, dirt, etc.
  • The temperature around the rear corner radar is high or low
  • The rear corner radar is covered by vehicle or pillar, walls etc.
  • Driving on a highway (or motorway) ramp and tollgate.
  • The road pavement (or the peripheral ground) abnormally contains metallic components (i.e. possibly due to subway construction).
  • There is a fixed object near the vehicle, such as sound barriers, guardrails, double guardrails, central dividers, entry barriers, street lamps, signs, tunnels, walls, etc. (including double structures)
  • Driving through a narrow road where trees or grass are overgrown
  • Driving in large areas where there are few vehicles or structures (i.e. desert, meadow, suburb, etc.)
  • Driving on a wet road surface, such as a puddle on the road
  • The other vehicle drives very close behind your vehicle, or the other vehicle passes by your vehicle in close proximity
  • The speed of the other vehicle is very fast that it passes by your vehicle in a short time
  • Your vehicle passes by the other vehicle
  • Your vehicle changes lane
  • Your vehicle has started at the same time as the vehicle next to you and has accelerated
  • The vehicle in the next lane moves two lanes away from you, or when the vehicle two lanes away moves to the next lane from you
  • A trailer or carrier is installed around the rear corner radar
  • The bumper around the rear corner radar is covered with objects, such as a bumper sticker, bike rack, etc.
  • The bumper around the rear corner radar is impacted, damaged or the radar is out of position
  • Your vehicle height is low or high due to heavy loads, abnormal tire pressure, etc.

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist may not operate normally, or it may operate unexpectedly when the following objects are detected:

  • A motorcycle or bicycle is detected
  • A vehicle such as a flat trailer is detected
  • A big vehicle such as a bus or truck is detected
  • A moving obstacle such as a pedestrian, animal, shopping cart or a baby stroller is detected
  • A vehicle with low height such as a sports car is detected

Braking control may not work as following circumstances:

  • The vehicle severely vibrates while driving over a bumpy road, uneven road or concrete patch
  • Driving on a slippery surface due to snow, water puddle, ice, etc.
  • The tire pressure is low or a tire is damaged
  • The brake is reworked
  • The vehicle makes abrupt lane changes

NOTICE

For more details on the limitations of the front view camera, refer to "Forward Collision- Avoidance Assist (FCA) (Front Camera Only) (if equipped)" and "Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)"

WARNING

Driving on a curved road

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist may not operate properly when driving on a curved road. Blind-Spot Collision- Avoidance Assist may not detect the vehicle in the next lane.

Always pay attention to road and driving conditions while driving.

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist may not operate properly when driving on a curved road. Blind-Spot Collision- Avoidance Assist may detect a vehicle in the same lane.

Always pay attention to road and driving conditions while driving.

  • Driving where the road is merging/ dividing

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist may not operate properly when driving where the road merges or divides.

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist may not detect the vehicle in the next lane.

Always pay attention to road and driving conditions while driving on the road merges or divides.

  • Driving on a sloped road

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist may not operate properly when driving on a sloped road. Blind-Spot Collision- Avoidance Assist may not detect the vehicle in the next lane or may incorrectly detect the ground or structure.

Always pay attention to road and driving conditions while driving.

  • Driving where the heights of the lanes are different

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist may not operate properly when driving where the heights of the lanes are different. Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist may not detect the vehicle on a road with different lane heights.

Always pay attention to road and driving conditions while driving.

WARNING

  • When you are towing a trailer or another vehicle, make sure that you turn off Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist.
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist may not operate normally if interfered by strong electromagnetic waves.
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist may not operate for approximately 15 seconds after the vehicle is started, or the front view camera or rear corner radars are initialized.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules.

Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
  2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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