Kia Soul: FCA sensor (Front View Camera + Front Radar) - Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system (Camera +Radar type) - Driving your vehicleKia Soul: FCA sensor (Front View Camera + Front Radar)

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2020 Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system (Camera +Radar type) / FCA sensor (Front View Camera + Front Radar)

Kia Soul. FCA sensor (Front View Camera + Front Radar)

In order for FCA system to operate properly, always make sure the sensor cover or sensor is clean and free of dirt, snow, and debris.

Dirt, snow, or foreign substances on the lens may adversely affect the sensing performance of the sensor.

Warning message and warning light

Kia Soul. FCA sensor (Front View Camera + Front Radar)

When the sensor cover is blocked with dirt, snow, or debris, FCA operation may temporarily stop. In this case, the warning message appears to warn the driver.

This is not a malfunction with FCA. To operate FCA again, remove the foreign substances.

FCA may not properly operate in an area (e.g. open terrain), where any substances are not detected after turning ON the vehicle.


FCA system may not activate without any warning messeges according to driving condition, traffic on the road, weather, road condition, etc.


  • Do not install any accessories, such as license plate molding or sticker, on the sensor area. Nor arbitrarily replace the bumper. Those may adversely affect the sensing performance.
  • Always keep the sensor/bumper area clean.
  • Use only soft clothes to wash the vehicle. Also, do not spray highlypressurized water on the sensor installed on the bumper.
  • Be careful not to apply unnecessary force on the frontal sensor area. When the sensor moves out of the correct position due to external force, the system may not normally operate even without the warning light or message. In this case, have the vehicle inspected by a professional workshop. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.
  • Use only the genuine Kia sensor cover. Do not arbitrarily apply paint on the sensor cover.
  • Do not tint the window or install stickers, accessories around the inside mirror where the camera is installed.
  • Make sure the frontal camera installation point does not get wet.
  • Do not impact or arbitrarily remove any radar/camera components.
  • Do not place reflective objects( white paper or mirror etc.) on the crash pad. The system may activate unnecessarily due to reflect of the sunlight.
  • Excessive audio volume may disturb the sound of the system warning alarm.
  • For more cautions for the camera sensor, refer to “Lane Keeping Assist system” on page 6-99.
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