KIA Niro: Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist operation

Operating conditions

Select 'Rear Safety' from the 'Parking Safety' menu of the infotainment system.

Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist is enabled when the following conditions are satisfied:

  • The tailgate and door are closed
  • The Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) is released
  • A trailer is not connected
  • The gear is shifted to R (Reverse)
  • Vehicle speed is below 10 km/h (detecting pedestrians)
  • Vehicle speed is below 4 km/h (detecting objects)
  • Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist components such as the rear view camera and the rear ultrasonic sensors are in normal conditions

Operating conditions

When Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist activates, a line appears behind the vehicle image in the instrument cluster.


Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist operates only once after shifting the gear to R (Reverse). To reactivate Parking Collision- Avoidance Assist, shift the gear from another gear to R (Reverse).

Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist- (Kia Niro Hybrid only)

If Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist detects a risk of collision around the vehicle with a pedestrian or an object, Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist will warn the driver with an audible warning and warning message on the instrument cluster. If the infotainment screen is on, a warning will appear on the screen.

If collision is imminent, Parking Collision- Avoidance Assist will assist you with braking.

Braking assist is released after 5 minutes.

Immediately depress the brake pedal and check vehicle surroundings.

Braking assist is also released in the following conditions when:

  • The gear is shifted to P (Park) or D (Drive)
  • The brake pedal is depressed with sufficient power


When Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist is activated while reversing, braking control will be released after 5 minutes and the Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) will be engaged.


     Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist malfunction

    When Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist or other related functions are not working properly, the warning message will appear on the cluster, and Parking Collision- Avoidance Assist will turn off automatically. Kia recommends visiting an a

     Limitations of Parking Collision- Avoidance Assist

    Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist may not assist braking or warn the driver even if there are pedestrians or objects under the following circumstances: There is a problem with the vehicle Any non-factory equipment or accessory is installe

     Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA)


     Driver's and passenger's front air bag

    Driver's front air bag / Passenger's front air bag Driver's knee air bag (if equipped) The indications of the system's presence are the letters "AIR BAG" intagliated on the air bag pad cover in the steering wheel and the pa

     Good braking practices

    Be sure the parking brake is not engaged and the parking brake indicator light is off before driving. The vehicle will not stop as quickly if the brakes are wet. Apply the brakes lightly until the braking action returns to normal. Do