Hyundai forward collision avoidance assist is not working

There are several different reasons why Hyundai’s forward collision avoidance assist system is not working as it should. Three of the most common include:

  • System malfunctions while driving
  • FCA (forward collision avoidance assistance) was activated unintentionally
  • The Front View Camera recognition system is not able to detect any vehicle ahead

Therefore, because some drivers are relying heavily on Hyundai’s FCA (forward collision avoidance assist system), every driver must be aware of these occurrences and the details behind them.

System Malfunctioning While Driving

As referenced earlier, the FCA system can malfunction while the person is driving, and there are specific alerts that indicate that something is going wrong. For instance, if the FCA is encountering a problem while the driver is on the road, this is what their dashboard will look like:

FCA warning light comes on first

Within a matter of seconds, the FCA warning message and/or the electronic stability control light will appear

After these warning messages disappear, the driver will see the master warning light displayed

Whenever this happens, the driver will need to address the problem by taking the vehicle to a nearby dealership to have their vehicle inspected and repaired immediately.

Also, according to information published on several car sites online, it is important to note that this situation normally occurs during the auto-deactivation of the FCA warning.

The forward collision avoidance assistance is activated

Another common problem that can occur in Hyundai cars may involve the unintentional activation of the forward collision avoidance assistance. These issues normally occur under certain types of weather driving conditions.

Also, at this point, the warning messages and alerts are different. For instance, the first warning message that the driver sees on their LCD will include a warning chime.

Front View Camera recognition system unable to detect any vehicle ahead

Drivers should know that the front-view camera recognition system cannot detect certain things. For instance, the recognition system for these cameras is unable to detect any vehicles ahead.

Nor, is there a message on the LCD screen that alerts the driver of these incidents.

How do you check the Forward collision Avoidance Assist System Hyundai?

When you get behind the wheel of a Hyundai vehicle, you will have the capability to check the FCA system before driving. You can find these instructions in the manufacturer’s manual with a step-by-step guide.

Here is an example of the steps that you will need to follow:

  • Step 1: From your user setting on your instrument display, navigate to “Driver Assistance, and then select the Foward Collision Avoidance option.
  • Step 2: Make sure the Forward Collision-Avoidance box is checked.
  • Step 3: Navigate to the Forward Collision Warning option, and then select one of the following options: Late, Normal, and Early

The option that you select will determine how the system will function for you. For instance, early is considered to be the best option for high-speed driving (highway). Or, if you are driving on the city streets, the best option for you is “early”.

Also, once this option has been selected, it will remain so until the FCA system has been deactivated from the menu.

How to fix forward collision avoidance assist in Hyundai?

The fix for a forward collision avoidance assist in Hyundai usually varies on a case-by-case basis. For instance, if there is a minor malfunction with the pre-collision system, the driver may be able to reset the system by disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it.

Or, the vehicle owner may need to contact an auto repair shop to do the reset for them.

On the other hand, if the problem is a more complex malfunction (i.e. system malfunction while driving), the driver is normally instructed to take the car to their nearby dealership.

How much does it cost to fix this issue?

The pricing for these types of repairs can vary greatly depending on the amount of work that needs to be done to correct the problem. For instance, in general, the typical reset service can range between $80 to $180.

On the other hand, if the repairs involve front-end sensors or other related problems, the average repair cost can vary significantly based on different factors.

Specifically, as it relates to repairs camera sensors, and so forth. For example, camera sensors that look forward cost can range between $500 to $1,100:


As you can see, there are several reasons why a Hyundai’s forward collision avoidance assist does not work properly. The most common include system malfunctions while on the road, unintentional activations, and front-view camera recognition system problems.

Whatever the case may be, understanding how the FCA works in a Hyundai is essential to driving safely while on the road. Also, every driver should become familiar with these warning alerts as well as what to do, particularly in any of these hazardous situations.

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