Kia Sportage: Downhill Brake Control (DBC) / DBC operation

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) / Downhill Brake Control (DBC) / DBC operation

✽ NOTICE

If the DBC red indicator light illuminates, the system may have overheated or have malfunctioned. When the warning light illuminates even though the DBC system has cooled off, we recommend that the vehicle be checked by an authorized Kia dealer as soon as possible.

✽ NOTICE

Downhill Brake Control (DBC)
The Downhill Brake Control (DBC) supports the driver come down a steep hill without depressing the brake pedal. It slows down the vehicle under 5 mph (8 km/h) (for automatic transaxle) or 5 m ...

Good braking practices
WARNING Whenever leaving the vehicle or parking, always come to a complete stop and continue to depress the brake pedal. Move the shift lever into the P (Park) position, then apply the parking br ...

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