Fixing Kia front radar sensor alignment

May 7, 2024
This bulletin addresses front radar sensor alignment on 2014 and later Kia vehicles.

This bulletin addresses front radar sensor alignment on 2014 and later Kia vehicles.

A warning light may be on related to radar sensor alignment errors in the forward collision avoidance assist (FCA)/Smart Cruise Control (SCC) system. These alignment errors may be due to a collision or other outside impact that may have caused the radar unit to lose its original factory setting. The underlying damage may not be readily apparent from the exterior.

In these cases, replace the damaged bracket or bumper beam and perform the front radar sensor alignment by referring to the “Brake System > Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) System > Repair Procedures” in the applicable shop manual on KGIS.

Check for any bent mounting brackets or bumper beam damage where the radar sensor is mounted that may have caused the radar sensor to go out of factory alignment. If the front radar alignment does not correct the concern, diagnose and replace the required part(s) and perform the alignment as necessary.

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