Kia Soul: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system (Camera +Radar type) / System setting and activation

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2021 Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system (Camera +Radar type) / System setting and activation

System setting

The driver can activate FCA by placing the engine start/stop button to the ON position and by selecting:

"User Settings Driver Assistance Forward safety"

- If you select "Active assist", FCA system activates. FCA produces warning messages and warning alarms in accordance with the collision risk levels. Also, it controls the brakes in accordance with the collision risk levels.
- If you select "Warning only", FCA system activates and produces only warning alarms in accordance with the collision risk levels.You should control the brake directly because FCA system do not control the brake.
- If you select "Off", FCA system deactivates.

Kia Soul. System setting and activation The warning light illuminates on the LCD display, when you cancel FCA system.

The driver can monitor the FCA ON/OFF status on the LCD display. Also, the warning light illuminates when the ESC (Electronic Stability Control) is turned off. When the warning light remains ON with FCA activated, have the system checked by a professional workshop. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

The driver can select the initial warning activation time on the LCD display. Go to the "User Settings Driver assistance Warning timing Normal/ Later".

The options for the initial Forward Collision Warning includes the following:

- Normal:

When this condition is selected, the initial Forward Collision Warning is activated normally. This setting allows for a nominal amount of distance between the vehicle ahead before the initial warning occurs.

- Later:

When this condition is selected, the initial Forward Collision Warning is activated later than normal. This setting reduces the amount of distance between the vehicle ahead, the pedestrian or the cyclist before the initial warning occurs. Select 'Later' when traffic is light and when driving speed is slow.

If the vehicle in front puts on a burst of speed, the driver can notice the warning alarm is early even though the later option is selected.

NOTICE

If you change the warning timing, the warning timing of other systems may change. Always be aware of warning timing before changing the warning timing.

Prerequisite for activation

FCA gets ready to be activated, when the Active Assist or Warning Only under the Forward Safety is selected on the LCD display, and when the following prerequisites are satisfied.

- The ESC is activated.
- The driving speed is over 10km/h (5 mph). (However, FCA is activated within certain driving speed.)
- When recognizing the vehicle or the pedestrian or the cyclist in front. (However, FCA does not activate according to conditions in front and vehicle systems, but it notices only certain warnings.)
- FCA does not operate properly or it only produces a warning alarms in accordance with the driving or vehicle condition.
- If the warning only under the Forward Safety is selected, FCA produces only warning alarms in accordance with the collision risk levels.

NOTICE

FCA may not operate properly according to the frontal situation, the direction of pedestrian or cyclist (if equipped) and speed.

WARNING

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system (Camera +Radar type)
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