Kia Soul: Driving your vehicle / BCW (Blind-Spot Collision Warning) (if equipped)

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2021 Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / BCW (Blind-Spot Collision Warning) (if equipped)

Operating conditions

Kia Soul. BCW (Blind-Spot Collision Warning) (if equipped)

The indicator on the switch will illuminate when the BCW button is pressed with the engine start/stop button ON. If the vehicle speed exceeds 30 km/h (18.6 mph), the system will activate. If you press the button again, the switch indicator and system will be turned off.

If the engine start/stop button is turned OFF and ON the system returns to the previous state.

When the system is not used turn the system off by pressing the switch. When the system is turned on the warning light will illuminate for 3 seconds on the outside rearview mirror.

Warning type

The system will activate when:

1. The system is on

2. Vehicle speed is above 30 km/h (18.6 mph)

3. Other vehicles are detected in the rear side

WARNING

Kia Soul. Warning type

If a vehicle is detected within the boundary of the system, a warning light will illuminate on the outside rearview mirror.

If the detected vehicle is not in detection range, the warning will be turned off.

Kia Soul. Warning type

The second stage alarm will activate when:

1. The first stage alert is on

2. The turn signal is on to change a lane

When the second stage alert is activated, a warning light will be blinking on the outside rearview mirror and an alarm will sound.

If you move the turn signal switch to origin position, the second stage alert will be deactivated.

CAUTION

The alarm function helps alert the driver. Deactivate this function only when it is necessary.

WARNING

CAUTION

Detecting sensor

Kia Soul. Detecting sensor

The sensors are located inside the rear bumper.

Always keep the rear bumper clean for the system to work properly.

CAUTION

Warning message

Kia Soul. Warning message

The message will appear to notify the driver if there are foreign substances on the surface or inside the rear bumper or it is hot near the rear bumper. The light on the switch and the system will be turned off automatically.

Remove the foreign substance on the rear bumper.

After the foreign substance is removed, if you drive for approximately 10 minutes, the system will work normally. If the system does not work normally even though the foreign substance, trailer or carrier, or other equipment is removed, take your vehicle to a professional workshop and have the system checked. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

It is possible to get the message with no foreign substance on the rear bumper, for example, when driving in sparse rural or open area, such as desert, where there is insufficient data for operation.

This message may also activate during heavy rain or due to road spray. In this case, the vehicle does not need service.

When the cargo area or other equipment is being used, turn all functions of the system [OFF].

Kia Soul. Warning message

If the system does not work properly, a warning message will appear and the light on the switch will turn off.The system will turn off automatically.

In this case, have the system checked by a professional workshop. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/ service partner.

Limitations of the system

The driver must be cautious in the below situations, because the system may not detect other vehicles or objects in certain circumstances.

Kia Soul. Limitations of the system

• Driving on a curve

BCW systems may not operate properly when driving on a curved road. In certain instances the system may not detect the vehicle in the next lane.

Always pay attention to road and driving conditions, while driving.

Kia Soul. Limitations of the system

BCW systems may not operate properly when driving on a curved road. In certain instances the system may recognize a vehicle in the same lane. Always pay attention to road and driving conditions, while driving.

Kia Soul. Limitations of the system

• Driving where the road is merging/ dividing

BCW systems may not operate properly when driving where the road is merging/dividing. In certain instances the system may not detect the vehicle in the next lane.

Always pay attention to road and driving conditions, while driving.

Kia Soul. Limitations of the system

• Driving on a slope

BCW systems may not operate properly when driving on a slope. In certain instances the system may not detect the vehicle in the next lane. Also, in certain instances the system may wrongly recognize the ground or structures.

Always pay attention to road and driving conditions, while driving.

Kia Soul. Limitations of the system

• Driving where the heights of the lanes are different

BCW systems may not operate properly when driving where the heights of the lanes are different.

In certain instances, the system may not detect the vehicle on a road with different lane heights (underpass joining section, grade separated intersections, etc.).

Always pay attention to road and driving conditions, while driving. [A] : noise barrier, [B] : guardrail

Kia Soul. Limitations of the system

• Driving where there is a structure beside the road

BCW systems may not operate properly when driving where there is structure beside the road.

In certain instances, the system may wrongly recognize the structures (noise barriers, guardrail, double guardrail, median strip, bollard, street light, road sign, tunnel wall, etc.) beside the road.

Always pay attention to road and driving conditions, while driving.

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Rear Cross-traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) system / Rear Cross-traffic Collision-avoidance Assist (RCCA) system
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