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

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (FCA) system / System setting and activation

System setting

• The driver can activate the FCA by placing the ignition switch to the ON position and by selecting:

'User Settings → Driver Assistance → Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist' The FCA system deactivates, when the driver cancels the system setting.

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 options for the initial Forward Collision Warning includes the following:

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 (Electronic Stability Control) is activated.
- Vehicle speed is over 8 km/h (5 mph). (The FCA is only activated within a certain speed range.)
- The system detects a vehicle or pedestrian in front, which may collide with your vehicle. (The FCA may not be activated or may sound a warning alarm in accordance with the driving situation or vehicle condition.)

❈The FCA may not operate properly according to the frontal situation, the direction and speed of pedestrian.

WARNING

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