Kia Sportage: High Beam Assist (HBA)

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Features of your vehicle / Lighting / High Beam Assist (HBA)

High Beam Assist (HBA)

High Beam Assist (HBA)

A: Vehicle Settings

  1. Lights
  2. High Beam Assist

With the ENGINE START/STOP button in the ON position, select 'Lights ? High Beam Assist' from the Settings menu to turn on High Beam Assist and deselect to turn off the function.


For your safety, adjust your high beam settings only after parking the vehicle at a safe location.

High Beam Assist operation

Display and control

  • After selecting 'High Beam Assist' in the Settings menu, High Beam Assist will operate by following the procedure below.
  • Place the headlamp switch in the AUTO position and push the headlamp lever towards the instrument cluster. The High Beam Assist ( ) indicator light will appear on the cluster and the function will be enabled.
  • When the function is enabled, high beam will turn on when vehicle speed is above 25 mph (40 km/h).

    When vehicle speed is below 15 mph (25 km/h), high beam will not turn on.

  • The High Beam () indicator light will appear on the cluster when high beam is on.
  • When High Beam Assist is operating, if the headlamp lever or switch is used, the function operates as follows:
  • If the headlamp lever is pulled towards you when the high beam is off, the high beam will turn on without High Beam Assist canceled.

    When you let go of the headlamp lever, High Beam Assist will turn on again.

  •  If you push the light switch towards the instrument cluster, high beam is turned on and High Beam Assist is released.
  • If the headlamp lever is pulled towards you when the high beam is on by High Beam Assist, low beam will be on and the function will turn off.
  • If the headlamp switch is placed from AUTO to another position (headlamp/position/off), High Beam Assist will turn off and the corresponding lamp will turn on.
  • When High Beam Assist is operating, high beam switches to low beam if any of the following conditions occur:
  • When the headlamp of an oncoming vehicle is detected.
  •  When the taillamp of a vehicle in front is detected.
  •  When the headlamp or taillamp of a motorcycle or a bicycle is detected.
  • When the surrounding ambient light is bright enough that high beams are not required.
  • When streetlights or other lights are detected.


     Malfunction and limitations

    Malfunction A: Check High Beam Assist (HBA) system When High Beam Assist is not working properly, the 'Check High Beam Assist (HBA) system' warning message will appear and warning lig

     Wipers and washers

    The wipers and washers remove foreign substances from the windshield and rear window, helping to maintain visibility. A: Wiper speed control MIST - Single wipe OFF - Off INT - Inter

     Auto control

    The rain sensor (A) located on the upper end of the windshield glass senses the amount of rainfall and controls the wiping cycle for the proper interval. The more it rains, the faster the wipe


     Interior light adjustment switch

    The brightness of the instrument panel illumination is changed by pressing the illumination control button ("+" or "-") when the ignition switch or ENGINE START/STOP button is ON, or the tail lamps are turned on. WARNING Never adjust the instrument cluster while drivi

     Operating front fog light

    Operating front fog light (if equipped) Fog lights are designed to provide improved visibility when visibility is poor due to fog, rain or snow, etc. The fog lights will turn on when the fog light switch (1) is turned to the on position after the headlamp is turned on. To turn off the f