KIA Niro: Driver Attention Warning malfunction and limitations
Driver Attention Warning malfunction
A: Check Driver Attention Warning (DAW) system
When Driver Attention Warning is not working properly, the warning message will appear on the cluster for several seconds, and the master ( ) warning light will appear on the cluster. If this occurs, have Driver Attention Warning be inspected by a professional workshop.
Kia recommends visiting an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.
Driver Attention Warning disabled
A: Inattentive Driving Warning disabled.
When the front view camera is located is covered with foreign material, such as snow or rain, it can reduce the detecting performance and temporarily limit or disable Driver Attention Warning.
If this occurs the warning message, and the ( ) warning light will appear on the cluster. Driver Attention Warning will operate normally when snow, rain or foreign material is removed. Always keep it clean.
If Driver Attention Warning does not operate normally after obstruction (snow, rain, or foreign material) is removed, have the vehicle inspected by a professional workshop. Kia recommends visiting an authorized Kia dealer/ service partner.
Driver Attention Warning may not work properly in areas where substances are not detected after turning ON the vehicle (e.g. in open terrain) or if the recognition sensor is contaminated.
Limitations of Driver Attention Warning
Driver Attention Warning may not work properly in the following situations:
- The vehicle is driven violently
- The vehicle intentionally crosses over lanes frequently
- The vehicle is controlled by Driver Assistance system, such as Lane Keeping Assist
Leading vehicle departure alert function
- When the vehicle cuts in
[A]: Your vehicle, [B]: Front vehicle If a vehicle cuts in front of your vehicle, Leading Departure Alert may not operate properly.
- When the vehicle ahead sharply steers
[A]: Your vehicle, [B]: Front vehicle
If the vehicle in front makes a sharp turn, such as to turn left or right or make a U-turn, etc., Leading Vehicle Departure Alert may not operate properly.
- When the vehicle ahead abruptly departures
If the vehicle in front abruptly departures, Leading Vehicle Departure Alert may not operate properly.
- When a pedestrian or bicycle is between you and the vehicle ahead
If there is a pedestrian(s) or bicycle(s) in between you and the vehicle in front, Leading Vehicle Departure Alert may not operate properly.
- When in a parking lot
If a vehicle parked in front drives away from you, Leading Vehicle Departure Alert may alert you that the parked vehicle is driving away.
- When driving at a tollgate or intersection, etc
If you pass a tollgate or intersection with lots of vehicles or you drive where lanes are merged or divided frequently, Leading Vehicle Departure Alert may not operate properly.
Driver Attention Warning may not operate for 15 seconds after the vehicle is started, or the front view camera is initialized.
For more details on the precautions of the front view camera, refer to "Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) (Front Camera Only) (if equipped)"
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