Kia Carens: Smart parking assist system (SPAS) / Non-operating condition

Kia Carens RP (2013-2018) Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Smart parking assist system (SPAS) / Non-operating condition

Never use the Smart Parking Assist System in the below conditions.

WARNING

Do not use the Smart Parking Assist System in the following conditions for unexpected results may occur and cause a serious accident.

1. Parking on inclines

The driver must apply the accelerator and brake pedal when parking on inclines. If the driver is unfamiliar with applying the accelerator and brake pedal, a vehicle accident may occur.

2. Parking in snow

Snow may interfere with sensor operation or the system may cancel if the road is slippery while parking. Also, if the driver is unfamiliar with applying the accelerator and brake pedal, a car accident may occur.

3. Parking in narrow space

The system may not search for parking spaces if the space is too narrow. Even if it operates always be careful.

4. Parking diagonal

The system is a supplemental for parallel parking. Diagonal line parking is not available. Even if the vehicle is able to enter the space, do not operate the Smart Parking Assist System.The system will attempt parallel parking.

5. Parking in uneven road

Parking in uneven roads, the driver needs to properly apply the pedal (clutch, accelerator or brake). If not, the system may cancel when the vehicle slips or an accident may occur.

6. Parking behind a truck

An accident may occur when parking behind a vehicle higher than yours. For example, bus, truck, etc.

7. Obstacle in parking space

The system may search for a parking space even though an obstacle is in the parking space. An accident may occur if you continue to park the vehicle with the system.

Do not solely rely on the Smart Parking Assist System.

Operating condition
The system will help park the vehicle in the middle or back of a parked vehicle. Use the system when all the below conditions are met. When the parking space is a straight line. When parallel par ...

How the system works
1.Activate the Smart Parking Assist System 2.Select parking assist mode 3.Search for parking space (slowly move forward.) 4.Search complete (automatic search by sensor.) 5.Steering wheel control (1) S ...

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