Kia Soul: Rear Cross-traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) system / Rear Cross-traffic Collision-avoidance Assist (RCCA) system / Warning message and system control

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2021 Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Rear Cross-traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) system / Rear Cross-traffic Collision-avoidance Assist (RCCA) system / Warning message and system control

Rear Cross-traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) system

Kia Soul. Warning message and system control

If the vehicle detected by the sensors approaches from the rear left/right side of your vehicle, the warning chime will sound, the warning light on the outside rearview mirror will blink and a message will appear on the LCD display. If the rear view monitor system is in activation, a message will also appear on the audio or AVN screen.

The warning will stop when:

- The vehicle moving at the rear left/ right side of your vehicle is not in the detection range.
- The vehicle is right behind your vehicle.
- The vehicle is not driving towards your vehicle.
- The vehicle’s approaching speed is decreased.

Rear Crosstraffic Collision- Avoidance (RCCA) system

Kia Soul. Warning message and system control

If the risk of collision is detected while RCCW is generated, brake is controlled. The instrument cluster will inform the driver of the brake control. If the rear view monitor system is in activation, a message will also appear on the audio or AVN screen. After the brake control the driver must immediately depress the brake pedal and check the surroundings.

- The brake activation by the system lasts for about 2 seconds only. The driver must pay attention as the brake is disengaged after the time.
- The brake control by the system is cancelled if the driver depresses the pedal with sufficient power.
- Brake control is activated once for each right/left approach after shifting the shift lever to R (Reverse).

The brake control may not operate properly according to the status of the ESC (Electronic Stability Control). The same warning message is displayed on the instrument cluster for this case also.

- When the ESC (Electronic Stability Control) warning light is on.
- When the ESC (Electronic Stability Control) is engaged in a different function.

CAUTION

WARNING

Detecting sensor

Kia Soul. Warning message and system control

The rear radars are the sensors inside the rear bumper for detecting the side/ rear areas. Always keep the rear bumper clean for proper operation of the system.

CAUTION

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Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) system disabled. Radar blocked

• This warning message may appear when:

- One or both of the sensors on the rear bumper is blocked by dirt or snow or a foreign object.
- Driving in rural areas where the sensor does not detect another vehicle for an extended period of time.
- When there is inclement weather such as heavy snow or rain.

If any of these conditions occur, the light on the BCW button and the system will turn off automatically.

When BCW canceled warning message is displayed in the cluster, check to make sure that the rear bumper is free from any dirt or snow in the areas where the sensor is located. Remove any dirt, snow, or foreign material that could interfere with the radar sensors. After any dirt or debris is removed, RCCA system should operate normally after about 10 minutes of driving the vehicle.

If the system still does not operate normally have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

Kia Soul. Warning message and system control

Check Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) system

If there is a problem with BCW system, a warning message will appear and the light on the switch will turn off. The system will turn off automatically.

RCCW and RCCA will not operate also if BCW system turns off due to malfunction. We recommend that you have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

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. Warning message and system control

[A]: Structure

- Driving where there is a vehicle or structure near

The system may not operate properly when driving where there is a vehicle or structure near.

In certain instances, the system may not detect the vehicle approaching from behind and the warning or brake may not operate properly.

Always pay attention to your surrounding while driving.

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- When the vehicle is in a complex parking environment

The system may not operate properly when the vehicle is in a complex parking environment.

In certain instances, the system may not be able to exactly determine the risk of collision for the vehicles which are parking or pulling out near your vehicle (e.g. a vehicle escaping beside your vehicle, a vehicle parking or pulling out in the rear area, a vehicle approaching your vehicle making a turn, etc.).

In this case, the warning or brake may not operate properly.

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[A]: Vehicle

- When the vehicle is parked diagonally The system may not operate properly when the vehicle is parked diagonally.

In certain instances, when the diagonally parked vehicle is pulled out of the parking space, the system may not detect the vehicle approaching from the rear left/right of your vehicle. In this case, the warning or brake may not operate properly.

Always pay attention to your surrounding while driving.

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- When the vehicle is on/near a slope The system may not operate properly when the vehicle is on/near a slope. In certain instances, the system may not detect the vehicle approaching from the rear left/right and the warning or brake may not operate properly.

Always pay attention to your surrounding while driving.

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[A]: Structure, [B]: Wall

- Pulling into the parking space where there is a structure

The system may not operate properly when pulling in the vehicle to the parking space where there is a structure at the back or side of your vehicle.

In certain instances, when backing into the parking space, the system may not detect the vehicle moving in front of your vehicle. In this case, the warning or brake may not operate properly.

Always pay attention to the parking space while driving.

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- When the vehicle is parked rearward

If the vehicle is parked rearward and the sensor detects the another vehicle in the rear area of the parking space, the system can warn or control braking. Always pay attention to the parking space while driving.

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