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Standard safety features:

  • Forward collision avoidance assist
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Blind-spot collision avoidance assist with rear-cross traffic collision avoidance assist
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality.

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Dual Front Advanced Airbags - When used with properly fitted seat belts, this advanced system helps detect the presence of a front seat passenger, monitors the severity of an impact and controls airbag inflation accordingly to help reduce injuries in certain collisions.

Driver's Side Knee Airbag - When used with seat belts, the Driver's Side Knee Airbag offers an additional level of enhanced safety and can be effective at reducing injuries from certain collisions.

Dual Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags - When used with seat belts, the Dual Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags offer an additional level of enhanced safety and can be effective at reducing injuries from certain collisions.

Side Curtain Airbags (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Rows) - Side Curtain Airbags, when used in tandem with properly fitted seat belts for all seating positions can reduce injuries. The airbag system is managed by a number of advanced sensors that detect when an accident is imminent or underway and deploy the necessary airbags.

Rollover Sensor - If the airbag sensors detect an impending rollover; the system can deploy the side airbags, side curtain airbags and seat-belt pretensioners.

3-Point Seat Belts for All Seating Positions - The first line of defense in safety are the seat belts. Front and rear 3-point seat belts are an integral part of an elaborate vehicle-wide safety system designed to help minimize the effects of an accident.

Front Seat-Belt Pretensioners - In the event of certain collisions, seat-belt pretensioners are designed to tighten the seat belts pulling the driver and occupants more snugly into their seats in anticipation of an impact to help to reduce the likelihood of injury.

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), 4-Wheel Disc Brakes - The foundation of your Kia's active safety system, the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) uses electronic sensors at each wheel hub to detect when wheels begin skid. If skidding under braking is detected, ABS modulates brake force to reduce skidding which in turn allows for reduced braking distances in addition to helping you maintain control of your vehicle.

Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) - Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) adds steering direction control capability, intervening when appropriate to further stabilize the vehicle. It helps you regain control and return the vehicle to its intended path.

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) - Electronic Stability Control (ESC) offers an enhanced level of vehicle control and peace of mind by offering improved directional stability helping you maintain the vehicle's intended direction of travel. ESC monitors and assists in the control of key vehicle functions by braking individual wheels and reducing engine power accordingly.

Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) - Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) offers an added measure of security when moving from a stop on a steep hill by preventing the vehicle from rolling backward. It functions by gently applying the brakes for two seconds while you move your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator.

High Line Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) offers the convenience and an added measure of preventative safety by constantly monitoring tire inflation pressures in all four tires. A warning light appears in the instrument cluster should any tire pressures drop below a specified range.

Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH), 3 Total - Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) is a universal child seat attachment system that allows for quick, easy and secure installation and removal of LATCH equipped child seats.

Rear Child-Safety Door Locks - The rear child-safety door locks offer peace of mind by enabling parents to disengage the interior door opening mechanism ensuring children can't open the rear doors while the vehicle is in motion.
 
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Is it possible to get a breakdown on the car seat systems? I believe the third row has two sets of LATCH spots but only one rear top tether, now are there tether points behind the third row further down or ceiling anchors??
 

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Standard safety features:

  • Forward collision avoidance assist
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Blind-spot collision avoidance assist with rear-cross traffic collision avoidance assist
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality.

----- ----- -----

Dual Front Advanced Airbags - When used with properly fitted seat belts, this advanced system helps detect the presence of a front seat passenger, monitors the severity of an impact and controls airbag inflation accordingly to help reduce injuries in certain collisions.

Driver's Side Knee Airbag - When used with seat belts, the Driver's Side Knee Airbag offers an additional level of enhanced safety and can be effective at reducing injuries from certain collisions.

Dual Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags - When used with seat belts, the Dual Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags offer an additional level of enhanced safety and can be effective at reducing injuries from certain collisions.

Side Curtain Airbags (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Rows) - Side Curtain Airbags, when used in tandem with properly fitted seat belts for all seating positions can reduce injuries. The airbag system is managed by a number of advanced sensors that detect when an accident is imminent or underway and deploy the necessary airbags.

Rollover Sensor - If the airbag sensors detect an impending rollover; the system can deploy the side airbags, side curtain airbags and seat-belt pretensioners.

3-Point Seat Belts for All Seating Positions - The first line of defense in safety are the seat belts. Front and rear 3-point seat belts are an integral part of an elaborate vehicle-wide safety system designed to help minimize the effects of an accident.

Front Seat-Belt Pretensioners - In the event of certain collisions, seat-belt pretensioners are designed to tighten the seat belts pulling the driver and occupants more snugly into their seats in anticipation of an impact to help to reduce the likelihood of injury.

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), 4-Wheel Disc Brakes - The foundation of your Kia's active safety system, the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) uses electronic sensors at each wheel hub to detect when wheels begin skid. If skidding under braking is detected, ABS modulates brake force to reduce skidding which in turn allows for reduced braking distances in addition to helping you maintain control of your vehicle.

Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) - Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) adds steering direction control capability, intervening when appropriate to further stabilize the vehicle. It helps you regain control and return the vehicle to its intended path.

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) - Electronic Stability Control (ESC) offers an enhanced level of vehicle control and peace of mind by offering improved directional stability helping you maintain the vehicle's intended direction of travel. ESC monitors and assists in the control of key vehicle functions by braking individual wheels and reducing engine power accordingly.

Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) - Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) offers an added measure of security when moving from a stop on a steep hill by preventing the vehicle from rolling backward. It functions by gently applying the brakes for two seconds while you move your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator.

High Line Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) offers the convenience and an added measure of preventative safety by constantly monitoring tire inflation pressures in all four tires. A warning light appears in the instrument cluster should any tire pressures drop below a specified range.

Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH), 3 Total - Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) is a universal child seat attachment system that allows for quick, easy and secure installation and removal of LATCH equipped child seats.

Rear Child-Safety Door Locks - The rear child-safety door locks offer peace of mind by enabling parents to disengage the interior door opening mechanism ensuring children can't open the rear doors while the vehicle is in motion.
Does telluride has forward collision brake system? Like on my Oddyssey 2018 when you approaching fast and detected theres a car or hard objects blocks your way, it automatically assisted you with full break.
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Hi, I have a 2020 (build date early January 2020) and have figured everything out so far except the Forward Collision Avoidance Assist. I have it set to Active Assist and then the Forward Collision Warning is also set to Normal and so far I have not been able to create either a braking sensation or a warning. I drove a rental car (Nissan I think) a year ago and it definitely was activated when a driver ahead of me a few car lengths slowed to make a right turn off the four lane road I was on. Looking in the KIA Manual there is a setting listed under the warnings as Early, but mine only shows Normal or Late as options. Two questions: 1- Did KIA remove the Early option for any known reason on later builds? And, 2- Under the Normal setting, at what distance and approx speed would one expect to be warned or have the car react?
 

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I have the same issue - FCW and FCA rarely working - in situations where a CX9 and a Pilot, that I had driven recently ,would have done so. Only when someone in front of mw hit brakes and did a fast, hard-right turn. Warnings pretty early for those couple instances, but never got close enough for braking. 1st trip to the dealer, the said service mgr drove it - everything was OK and no codes. Next visit, I talked to another Telly owner in waiting room - described exact same issue. When they were done with service (diff issue), I asked again - told no codes. I mentioned what the other customer had said, then she (service writer) said they've had other, similar, complaints. Nothing coming from Kia about it though. I aske dif they were conveying customers concerns back to Kia, she gave a very unconvincing "yes".

Also, I mentioned the lack of the "Early" warning setting on my Telluride. She assured me that there was no software update to fix it.

Since then, I have a a few more situations where the alerts sounded where the veh in front hard braked. Warnings, no braking, but prob because I was already reacting/braking.

All other safety stuff works great! When backing up, senses pedestrians that I can't see in my mirrors, see what turning aroung and look out back window - not even showing in rear camera view. Good stuff, but I'd have to be a pedestrian accidentally stepping in front of one of these! Don't thinks it's "seeing" pedestrians at all (had a close call - no reaction from my car).

Mine was completed Jan 28th, 2020, I think.

Any ideas/suggestions?
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I have the same issue - FCW and FCA rarely working - in situations where a CX9 and a Pilot, that I had driven recently ,would have done so. Only when someone in front of mw hit brakes and did a fast, hard-right turn. Warnings pretty early for those couple instances, but never got close enough for braking. 1st trip to the dealer, the said service mgr drove it - everything was OK and no codes. Next visit, I talked to another Telly owner in waiting room - described exact same issue. When they were done with service (diff issue), I asked again - told no codes. I mentioned what the other customer had said, then she (service writer) said they've had other, similar, complaints. Nothing coming from Kia about it though. I aske dif they were conveying customers concerns back to Kia, she gave a very unconvincing "yes".

Also, I mentioned the lack of the "Early" warning setting on my Telluride. She assured me that there was no software update to fix it.

Since then, I have a a few more situations where the alerts sounded where the veh in front hard braked. Warnings, no braking, but prob because I was already reacting/braking.

All other safety stuff works great! When backing up, senses pedestrians that I can't see in my mirrors, see what turning aroung and look out back window - not even showing in rear camera view. Good stuff, but I'd have to be a pedestrian accidentally stepping in front of one of these! Don't thinks it's "seeing" pedestrians at all (had a close call - no reaction from my car).

Mine was completed Jan 28th, 2020, I think.

Any ideas/suggestions?
No suggestions....I think you have put forth a pretty good summary. Mine (FCA FCW) activated only once when someone was making a hard right turn in front of me.....got the warning , but I was already on the brakes so I don't whether it would have activated further. I would prefer a bit "earlier" warning....and then some action to feel confident that the braking action WILL happen.
 
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Maybe one solution is to drive with SCC on and keep at the furthest car distance setting?
That probably would be the best option for interstate type driving......."local" driving however, is not usually a situation where one would engage the SCC.
 
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