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Kia Sportage: Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist malfunction and limitations

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) / Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist malfunction and limitations

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision- Avoidance Assist malfunction

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision- Avoidance Assist malfunction

A: Check Rear Cross-Traffic Safety system

When Rear Cross-Traffic Collision- Avoidance Assist is not working properly, the warning message will appear and the master warning light ( ) will appear on the cluster. Have the function be inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision- Avoidance Assist malfunction

A: Check side view mirror warning light

When the outside rear view mirror warning light is not working properly, the warning message will appear and the master warning light () will appear on the cluster. Have the function beinspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision- Avoidance Assist disabled

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision- Avoidance Assist disabled

A: Rear Cross-Traffic Safety system disabled. Radar blocked

When the rear bumper around the rear corner radar or rear 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 Rear Cross- Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist.

If this occurs, the warning message will appear on the cluster. But it is not a Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist malfunction.

The function will operate normally when such foreign material or trailer, etc. is removed. Always keep it clean.

If the function does not operate normally after it is removed, have the function inspected by an authorized Kia dealer

WARNING

  • Even though the warning message or warning light does not appear on the cluster, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision- Avoidance Assist may not operate properly.
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist may not operate properly in an area or contaminated (for example: open terrain), where any substance are not detected after turning ON the vehicle.

CAUTION

Turn off Rear Cross-Traffic Collision- Avoidance Assist to install a trailer, carrier, etc., or remove the trailer, carrier, etc. to use Rear Cross-Traffic Collision- Avoidance Assist.

Limitations of Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist may not operate normally, or the function may operate unexpectedly under the following circumstances:

  • Departing from where trees or grass are overgrown
  • Departing from where roads are wet
  • Speed of the approaching vehicle is fast or slow

Braking control may not work, driver's attention is required in the 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

NOTICE

For more details on the limitations of the rear corner radar, refer to "Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) (if equipped)"

WARNING

  • Driving near a vehicle or structure

[A]: Structure

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist may be limited when driving near a vehicle or structure, and may not detect the vehicle approaching from the blind spot area. If this occurs, the function may not warn the driver or control the brakes when necessary.

Always check your surroundings while Reversing.

  • When the vehicle is in a complex parking environment

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist may detect vehicles which are parking or pulling out near your vehicle (for example: a vehicle leaving beside your vehicle, a vehicle parking or pulling out in the rear area, a vehicle approaching your vehicle making a turn, etc.). If this occurs, the function may unnecessarily warn the driver and control the brake.

Always check your surroundings while Reversing.

  • When the vehicle is parked diagonally

[A]: Vehicle

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist may be limited when Reversing diagonally, and may not detect the vehicle approaching from the blind spot area. If this occurs, the function may not warn the driver or control the brakes when necessary.

Always check your surroundings while Reversing.

  • When the vehicle is on or near a slope

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist may be limited when the vehicle is on a uphill or downhill slope, or near it, and may not detect the vehicle approaching from the blind spot area. If this occurs, the function may not warn the driver or control the brakes when necessary.

Always check your surroundings while Reversing.

  • Pulling into the parking space where there is a structure

[A]: Structure, [B]: Wall

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist may detect vehicles passing by in front of you when parking backwards into a parking space with a wall or structure in the rear or side area. If this occurs, the function may unnecessarily warn the driver and control the brake.

Always check your surroundings while Reversing.

  • When the vehicle is parked rearward

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist may detect vehicles passing by behind you when parking backwards into a parking space. If this occurs, the function may unnecessarily warn the driver and control the brake.

Always check your surroundings while Reversing.

WARNING

  • When you are towing a trailer or another vehicle, do not use Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist. The function could destabilize the vehicle.
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist may not operate suddenly if interfered by strong electromagnetic waves.
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist may not operate for 15 seconds after the vehicle is started, or the 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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