Kia Optima: Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW) / BCW (Blind-Spot Collision Warning) / LCA (Lane Change Assist)

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW) / BCW (Blind-Spot Collision Warning) / LCA (Lane Change Assist)

Operating conditions

The indicator on the switch will illuminate when the BCW (Blind-Spot Collision Warning) system switch is pressed with the ignition switch ON. If the vehicle speed exceeds 30 km/h (20 mph), the system will activate.

If you press the switch again, the switch indicator and system will be turned off.

If the ignition switch 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 (20 mph)

3.Other vehicles are detected in the rear side

WARNING

First stage alert

1st stage

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

Once the detected vehicle is no longer within the blind spot area, the warning will turn off according to the driving conditions of the vehicle.

Second stage alert

2nd stage

A warning chime to alert the driver will activate when:

1. A vehicle has been detected in the blind spot area by the radar system (the warning light will illuminate on the outside rearview mirror (i.e., in the first stage alert)

AND

2. The turn signal is applied (same side as where the vehicle is being detected).

When this alert is activated, the warning light on the outside rearview mirror will also blink.

If you turn off the turn signal indicator, the second stage alert (the warning chime and the blinking warning light on the outside rearview mirror) will be deactivated.

- The second stage alarm can be deactivated.

CAUTION

The warning chime function helps alert the driver. Deactivate this function only when it is necessary, refer to “User Settings Mode” in chapter 4.

Detecting sensor

The sensors are located inside the rear bumper.

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

Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW)
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