Kia Sportage: Brake Assistant System(BAS)
The Brake Assistant System provides
additional pressure when the brake
pedal is momentarily and strongly
depressed in a situation sudden braking
is required while driving.
The Brake Assistant System reduces the
time for ABS(Anti-Lock Brake System)
control to enter and consequently
reduces the braking distance, by providing
additional pressure up to the point of
- When the vehicle speed is more than
30 km/h and the ABS control is not
- When the brake pedal is depressed
strongly over a certain level.
- When the friction of the road surface
is above a certain level.
BAS operation off
- The vehicle speed is below 10 km/h.
- The brake pedal is depressed over a
- The friction of the road surface is
below a certain level.
The system may not operate depending
on driver's driving habit, the degree to
which the brake pedal is depressed and
the road surface condition.
Take the following precautions when
using the Brake Assist System (BAS):
This system is only a supplemental system
and it is not intended to, nor does it
replace the need for extreme care and
attention of the driver. The sensing
range and objects detectable by the sensors
are limited. Pay attention to the
road conditions at all times.
NEVER drive too fast in accordance with
the road conditions or while cornering.
Always drive cautiously to prevent unexpected
and sudden situations from
occurring. BAS does not stop the vehicle
completely and does not avoid collisions.
Active air flap system controls the air
flap below the front bumper to cool the
vehicle parts and improve energy efficiency.
Active air flap malfunction
Check Active Air Flap System
The active air flap system may not operate
Good braking practices help keep occupants
safe and extend brake life.
Check to be sure the parking brake is
not engaged and the parking brake
indicator light is out before driving
Driving through water may get the
brakes wet. Th
If your vehicle is parked and the engine
is left on for a long period of time, the
engine will turn off automatically to help
reduce fuel consumption and prevent
accidents caused by carbon dioxide poisoning.
Differential carrier assembly
The wheels on your vehicle were
aligned and balanced carefully at
the factory to give you the longest
tire life and best overall performance.
If you notice unusual tire wear or
your vehicle pulling one way or the
other, the alignment may need