Kia Soul: High Beam Assist (HBA) system - Lighting - Features of your vehicleKia Soul: High Beam Assist (HBA) system

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2021 Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Lighting / High Beam Assist (HBA) system

Kia Soul. High Beam Assist (HBA) system

High Beam Assist is a system that automatically adjusts the headlamp range (switches between high beam and low beam) according to the brightness of other vehicles and road conditions.

Operation condition

1. Place the light switch in the AUTO position.

2. Turn on the high beam by pushing the lever away from you.

3. The High Beam Assist (Kia Soul. High Beam Assist (HBA) system) indicator will illuminate.

4. High Beam Assist will turn on when vehicle speed is above 40 km/h (25 mph).

5. The details of operation with the light switch while the High Beam Assist is on are below.

1. If the light switch is pushed away, High Beam Assist will turn off and the high beam will be on continuously.

2. If the light switch is pulled towards you when the high beam is off, the high beam will be on without cancellation of the High Beam Assist. (When you take your hands off the switch the lever will move to the middle and the high beam will turn off.)

3. If the light switch is pulled towards you when the high beam is on by High Beam Assist, the low beam will be on and High Beam Assist will turn off.

4. If the light switch is turned to the headlamp position ( ) from AUTO position, High Beam Assist will turn off and the low beam will be on continuously

When High Beam Assist is operating, the high beam switches to low beam in the below conditions.

- When the headlamp is detected from the on-coming vehicle.
- When the tail lamp is detected from the front vehicle.
- When headlamp/tail lamp of bicycle/ motorcycle is detected.
- When the surrounding is so bright that high beams are not needed.
- When streetlights or other lights are detected.
- When the light switch is not in the AUTO position.
- When High Beam Assist is off.
- When vehicle speed is below 30 km/h (19 mph).

Warning light and message

When High Beam Assist is not working properly, a warning message (“Check High Beam Assist (HBA) system”) will come on for a few second. After the message disappears, the master warning light (Kia Soul. High Beam Assist (HBA) system) will illuminate.

Have the system checked by a professional workshop. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

CAUTION

The driver must be cautious in the below situations as the system may not operate in the following conditions

  • When the light from on-coming or front vehicle is poor
    - When the light from the oncoming or front vehicle is not detected because of lamp damage, or because it is hidden from sight, etc
    - When the lamp of the on-coming or front vehicle is covered with dust, snow or water.
    - When the front vehicle’s headlamps are off but the fog lamps on and etc.
  • When external conditions intervene
    - When there is a a lamp that has a similar shape as a vehicle’s lamps.
    - When the headlamp is not repaired or replaced at an authorized dealer.
    - When headlamp aiming is not properly adjusted.
    - When driving on a narrow curved road, rough road, downhill or uphill.
    - When only part of the vehicle in front is visible on a crossroad or curved road.
    - When there is a traffic light, reflecting sign, flashing sign or mirror ahead.
    - When there is a temporary reflector or flash ahead (construction area).
    - When the road conditions are bad such as being wet, iced or covered with snow.
    - When a vehicle suddenly appears from a curve.
    - When the vehicle is tilted from a flat tire or being towed.
    - When LKA (Lane Keeping Assist) system failure indicator (yellow) illuminates (if equipped) and etc.
  • When front visibility is poor
    - When the lamp of the on-coming or front vehicle is covered with dust, snow or water.
    - When the light from the oncoming or front vehicle is not detected because of exhaust fume, smoke, fog, snow, etc.
    - When the front window is covered with foreign matters.
    - When it is hard to see because of fog, heavy rain or snow and etc.
    - Do not disassemble a front view camera temporarily for tinted window or attaching any types of coatings and accessories. If you disassemble the camera and assemble it again, have the system checked by a professional workshop. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/ service partner and have the system checked to need a calibration.
    - When you replace or reinstall the windshield glass, or front view camera, have the system checked by a professional workshop. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/ service partner.
    - Be careful that water doesn’t get into High Beam Assist unit and do not remove or damage related parts of High Beam Assist system.
    - Do not place objects on the crash pad that reflect light such as mirrors, white paper, etc.The system may not be able to function if sunlight is reflected.
    - At times, High Beam Assist may not operate due to system limitations. The system is for your convenience only. It is the responsibility of the driver for safe driving practices and always check the road conditions for your safety.
    - When the system does not operate normally, change the lamp position manually between the high beam and low beam.
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