Hyundai Ioniq: Exterior Lights / High Beam Assist (HBA)

Hyundai Ioniq (AE) 2017-2021 Owner's Manual / Convenient features of your vehicle / Lighting / Exterior Lights / High Beam Assist (HBA)

Hyundai Ioniq. High Beam Assist (HBA)

The High Beam Assist (HBA) 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.

Operating condition

1. Place the headlamp switch in the AUTO position.

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

The High Beam Assist (HBA) (Hyundai Ioniq. High Beam Assist (HBA)) indicator will illuminate.

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

  • If the headlamp switch is pushed away when the High Beam Assist (HBA) is operating, the High Beam Assist (HBA) will turn off and the high beam will be on continuously.
  • If the headlamp switch is pulled towards you when the high beam is off, the high beam will turn on without the High Beam Assist (HBA) canceled. When you let go of the light switch, the lever will move to the middle and the high beam will turn off.
  • If the headlamp switch is pulled towards you when the high beam is on by the High Beam Assist (HBA), the low beam will be on and the High Beam Assist (HBA) will turn off.
  • If the headlamp switch is placed to the headlamp ON position, the High Beam Assist (HBA) will turn off and the low beam will be on continuously.

When the High Beam Assist (HBA) is operating, the high beam switches to low beamif any of the following conditions occur :

- When the headlamp of an on-coming vehicle is detected.
- When the tail lamp of a vehicle in front is detected.
- When the headlamp or tail lamp of a motorcycle or a bicycle is detected.
- When the surrounding ambient light is bright enough that high beams are not required.
- When streetlights or other lights are detected.
- When the headlamp switch is not in the AUTO position.
- When the High Beam Assist (HBA) is off.
- When vehicle speed is below 15 mph (24 km/h).

Warning light and message

Hyundai Ioniq. High Beam Assist (HBA)

When the High Beam Assist (HBA) is not working properly, the Check High Beam Assist warning message will come on for a few second. After the message disappears, the master warning light (Hyundai Ioniq. High Beam Assist (HBA)) will illuminate.Take your vehicle to an authorized HYUNDAI dealer and have the system checked.

WARNING

The driver must be cautious in the below situations may not work properly when recognition of light from on-coming or front vehicle is poor or limited:

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, 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 condition is intervened

  • When there is a similar shape lamp with the front 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 the 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, take your vehicle to an authorized HYUNDAI dealer and have the system checked to need a calibration.
  • When you replace or reinstall the windshield glass, front view camera, take your vehicle to an authorized HYUNDAI dealer and have the system checked.
  • Be careful that water doesn’t get into the High Beam Assist unit and do not remove or damage related parts of the High Beam Assist system.
  • Do not place objects on the crash pad that reflect light such as mirrors, white paper, etc. The system may malfunction if sunlight is reflected.
  • At times, the High Beam Assist may not work properly. 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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