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Hyundai Santa Cruz: High Beam Assist (HBA) / High Beam Assist Malfunction and Limitations

High Beam Assist malfunction

When High Beam Assist is not working properly, the ‘Check High Beam Assist (HBA) system’ warning message will appear and warning light will illuminate on the cluster. Have the vehicle inspected by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

Limitations of High Beam Assist

High Beam Assist may not work properly in the following situations:

  • Light from an oncoming or front vehicle is not detected because of lamp damage, or because it is hidden from sight, etc.
  • Head lamp of an oncoming or front vehicle is covered with dust, snow or water.
  • An oncoming or front vehicle’s headlamps are off but the fog lamps are on, etc.
  • There is a lamp that has a similar shape as a vehicle’s lamp.
  • Headlamps have been damaged or not repaired properly.
  • Headlamps are not aimed properly.
  • Driving on a narrow curved road, curved road, rough road, uphill or downhill.
  • Vehicle in front is partially visible on a crossroad or curved road.
  • There is a traffic light, reflecting sign, flashing sign or mirror ahead.
  • There is a temporary reflector or flash ahead (construction area).
  • The road conditions are bad such as being wet, iced or covered with snow.
  • A vehicle suddenly appears from a curve.
  • The vehicle is tilted from a flat tire or is being towed.
  • Light from an oncoming or front vehicle is not detected due to obstacles in the air such as exhaust fume, smoke, fog, snow, or water spay or blizzard on the road, or fogging in the lamp, etc.


For more details on the limitations of the front view camera, refer to “Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)” section in chapter 7.


  • At times, High Beam Assist may not work properly. It is the responsibility of the driver for safe driving practices and always check the road conditions for your safety.
  • When High Beam Assist does not operate normally, change the headlamp position manually between high beam and low beam.
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