Kia Carens: Blind spot detection system (BSD) / Driver's Attention

Kia Carens RP (2013-2018) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Blind spot detection system (BSD) / Driver's Attention

The driver must be cautious in the below situations, because the system may not detect other vehicles or objects in certain circumstances.

- The vehicle drives on a curved road or through a tollgate.
- The sensor is polluted with rain, snow, mud, etc.
- The rear bumper, in which the sensor is located, is covered or blocked with a foreign matter such as a sticker, a bumper guard, a bicycle stand, etc.
- The rear bumper is damaged, or the sensor is out of the original default position.
- The vehicle height gets lower or higher due to heavy loading in a trunk, abnormal tire pressure, etc.
- The vehicle drives in a bad weather such as heavy rain or snow.
- There is a fixed object near the vehicle, such as a pedestrian, animal, guardrail and tunnel.
- If there are metal component on the road or near the road unusually. (For example, subway construction area)
- A big vehicle is near such as a bus or truck.
- A motorcycle or bicycle is near.
- A flat trailer is near.
- If the vehicle has started at the same time as the vehicle next to you and has accelerated.
- When the other vehicle passes at a very fast speed.
- While changing lanes.
- When going down or up a steep, uneven road.
- When the other vehicle approaches very close.
- When a trailer or carrier is installed.
- When the temperature of the rear bumper is very high or low.
- When the sensors are blocked by other vehicles, walls or parking- lot pillars.
- When the detected vehicle also moves back, as your vehicle drives back.
- If there are small things like pedestrian, shopping cart and baby carriage.
- If there is low height vehicle like sport vehicle.
- When other vehicles are close to your vehicle.
- When the vehicle in the next lane moves two lanes away from you OR when the vehicle two lanes away moves to the next lane from you.
- When driving through a narrow road with many plants.
- When driving on wet surface.

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