Kia Forte: Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (FCA) / System setting and activation

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (FCA) / System setting and activation

System setting

When the ignition switch is turned on, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) automatically gets activated. The system can be deactivated if the driver cancels the system from the instrument panel as follows : 'User settings → Driving assist → Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist'

The warning light illuminates on the LCD display, when you cancel the 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 the FCA activated, have the system checked by an authorized Kia dealer.

The driver can select the initial warning activation time in the User Settings in the instrument cluster LCD display. The options for the initial Forward Collision Warning include the following:

• EARLY - When this condition is selected, the initial Forward Collision Warning is activated earlier than normal. This setting maximizes the amount of distance between the vehicle ahead before the initial warning occurs. If the ‘EARLY’ condition feels too sensitive, change it, into ‘NORMAL’. When the vehicle ahead suddenly stops, the warning may seem to activate later even if the ‘EARLY’ condition was selected.

• NORMAL - When this condition is selected, the initial Forward Collision Warning is activated normally. Compared to EARLY mode, this setting allows for a smaller amount of distance between the vehicle ahead before the initial warning occurs.

• LATE - 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 before the initial warning occurs. Select this condition only when traffic is light, and you are driving slowly.

Prerequisite for activation

The FCA gets ready to be activated when the FCA is selected on the LCD display, and when the following prerequisites are satisfied.

- The ESC is ON.
- The driving speed is over 10 km/h (6 mph ). (However, FCA is activated within certain driving speed.)
- When recognizing a vehicle in front. (However, FCA deactivates according to conditions in front and vehicle systems, but it notices only certain warnings.)
- The FCA automatically deactivates upon canceling the ESC. When the ESC is cancelled, the FCA cannot be activated on the LCD display. In this situation, the FCA warning light will illuminate.

WARNING

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