Kia Sportage: Limitations condition / Driver's Attention

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Blind spot detection system (BSD) / Limitations condition / Driver's Attention

The driver must be cautious in the below situations for the system may not assist the driver and may not work properly.

- Curved roads, tollgates, etc.
- The surrounding of the sensor cover is dirty with rain, snow, mud, etc.
- The rear bumper near the sensor is covered or obstructed with foreign matter such as a sticker, bumper guard, bicycle racks, etc.
- The rear bumper is damaged or the sensor is out of place.
- The height of the vehicle has significantly changed such as when the trunk is loaded with heavy objects, abnormal tire pressure etc.
- Due to bad weather such as heavy rain or snow.
- A fixed object is near such as a guardrail, etc.
- A substantial amount of metallic objects such as a construction area.
- A large vehicle is nearby such as a bus or truck.
- A motorcycle or bicycle is near.
- A flat trailer is near.
- If two vehicles near each other accelerate together.
- When another vehicle passes by at a high rate of speed.
- When changing lanes.
- When going down or up a steep, uneven road.
- When another vehicle drives very close to the back bumper/trunk.
- When a trailer or carrier is installed.
- When the temperature of the rear bumper is very high or low.
- When bike racks, etc. cover the sensor.
- When reversing from a parking space with pillars or metal structures.
- When you are reversing and if the detected vehicle is simultaneously reversing.
- If there are small objects like shopping carts and baby carriages.
- If there is a vehicle with decreased ride height (lowered).
- When the vehicle is close to another vehicle.
- When driving through a narrow road with many plants.
- When driving on wet surface.

Outside rearview mirror may not alert the driver when:

- The outside rearview mirror housing is very dirty.
- The window is very dirty.
- The windows are tinted very dark.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules.

Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and

2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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