Kia Sportage: Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) / Downhill Brake Control (DBC)

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) / 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 mph (8 km/h) (for manual transaxle vehicles) and lets the driver concentrate on steering the vehicle.

WARNING

Always turn off the DBC on normal roads. The DBC might activate inadvertently from the standby mode when driving through speed bumps or making sharp curves increasing the risk of a crash.

✽ NOTICE

Recognizing pedestrians
- The pedestrian is not fully captured by the camera sensor, or the pedestrian does not walk in the upright position. - The pedestrian moves very fast. - The pedestrian abruptly appears in front. ...

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 rec ...

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