Kia Sportage: Malfunction and limitations

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Features of your vehicle / Lighting / Malfunction and limitations



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 light () will appear on the cluster. Have the function inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.


High Beam Assist may not work properly in the following situations:

  • Light from a vehicle is not detected because of lamp damage, or because it is hidden from sight, etc.
  • Headlamp of a vehicle is covered with dust, snow or water.
  • A vehicle's headlamps are off but the fog lamps are on and etc.
  • There is a lamp that has a similar shape as a vehicle's lamp.
  • Headlamps have been damaged or not repaired properly.
  • Headlamps are not aimed properly.
  • Driving on a narrow curved road, rough road, uphill or downhill.
  • Vehicle in front is partially visible on a crossroad or curved road.
  • There is a traffic light, reflecting sign, flashing sign or mirror ahead.
  • There is a temporary reflector or flash ahead (construction area).
  • The road conditions are bad such as being wet, iced or covered with snow.
  • A vehicle suddenly appears from a curve.
  • The vehicle is tilted from a flat tire or is being towed.
  • Light from a vehicle is not detected because of exhaust fume, smoke, fog, snow, etc.


  • Depending on the instrument cluster specification or theme, images or colors may be displayed differently.
  • For more details on the limitations of the front view camera, refer to "Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) (Front Camera Only) (if equipped)" and "Forward Collision- Avoidance Assist (FCA) (Sensor Fusion) (if equipped)"


  • At times, High Beam Assist may not work properly. The function is for your convenience only. It is the responsibility of the driver for safe driving practices and always check the road conditions for your safety.
  • When High Beam Assist does not operate normally, change the headlamp position manually between high beam and low beam.


     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 - Intermittent wipe AUTO* - Auto control wipe LO - Lo

     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 wiper operates. When the rain stops, the wiper sto

     Operating windshield washers

    Move the wiper speed control switch to the OFF position. Pull the lever gently toward you to spray washer fluid on the windshield and to run the wipers 1-3 cycles. Use this function when the windshield is dirty. The spray and wiper


     Opening the liftgate

    Liftgate WARNING Exhaust fumes If you drive with the liftgate open, you will draw dangerous exhaust fumes into your vehicle which can cause serious injury or death to vehicle occupants. If you must drive with the liftgate open, keep the air

     Vehicle weight

    This section will guide you in the proper loading of your vehicle, to keep your loaded vehicle weight within its design rating capability. Properly loading your vehicle will provide maximum return of the vehicle design performance. Before loadi