Kia Forte: Limitations of the system / Vehicle recognition

Kia Forte 2019-2022 (BD) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Smart Cruise Control / Limitations of the system / Vehicle recognition

Some of the following vehicles ahead in your lane may not be recognized by the sensor:

- Narrow vehicles such as motorcycles or bicycles
- Vehicles offset to one side
- Slow-moving vehicles or suddenly decelerating vehicles
- Stopped vehicles
- Vehicles with small rear profiles such as trailers with no loads

A vehicle ahead may not be recognized correctly by the sensor when any of the following occurs:

- When the vehicle is pointing upwards due to overloading in the trunk(tailgate)
- While making turns
- When driving to one side of the lane
- When driving on narrow lanes or on curves

Adjust your vehicle speed by depressing the brake pedal according to the road and driving conditions ahead.

• When vehicles are at a standstill and the vehicle in front of you changes to the next lane, be careful when your vehicle starts to move because it may not immediately recognize the stopped vehicle in front of you.

In this situation you must maintain a safe braking distance, and if necessary, depress the brake pedal to reduce your driving speed in order to maintain a safe distance.

• Always look out for pedestrians when your vehicle is maintaining a distance with the vehicle ahead.

• Always be cautious when approaching vehicles that are taller with higher clearance, or vehicles carrying loads that stick out of the back of the vehicle.

WARNING - Inclines and towing

Do not use the smart cruise control system on steep inclines or when towing another vehicle or trailer since such extreme loading can interfere with your vehicle's ability to maintain the selected speed.


When using the Smart Cruise Control, take the following precautions:


The smart cruise control system may not operate temporarily due to electrical interference.


The Smart Cruise Control System may not operate properly due to:

On inclines, Lane changing
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Drive mode integrated control system
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