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Second generation VI (2009–2024) / Hyundai Equus 2009-2024 Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Advanced vehicle safety management (AVSM) (If equipped)

AVSM detects the distance from the vehicle ahead with the sensor, to warn you before collision and protect you in certain hazardous situations by using warning message, warning sound and seat belt vibration (if equipped).

  • If the AVSM senses the object ahead is too close to the vehicle and if the driver needs to operate of the brake pedal or the steering wheel, the warning light illuminates. Immediately reduce your speed.
  • If the AVSM senses more danger, the warning sound also operates and the seat belt vibrates. Immediately reduce your speed.


Always check the road conditions to prevent danger even if the warning light does not illuminate, the warning sound does not operate or the seat belt does not vibrate.

Brake operation

  • If the AVSM senses an object ahead is too close, the brake system enters a standard mode to react promptly when the driver operates the brake pedal.
  • If the driver releases the accelerator after the warning, the AVSM automatically brakes the vehicle gently.
  • If the driver hits the brake to reduce vehicle speed, the brake assistant system operates to raise braking efficiency.
  • If the close object is in a fair distance and the driver depresses the accelerator or releases the brake pedal, braking will stop.


The AVSM does not stop the vehicle completely and does not avoid collisions. Always look ahead cautiously to prevent unexpected and sudden situations from occurring.

Seat belt operating

The seat belt tightens when the vehicle senses a collision.


The AVSM operates according to the distance from the vehicle ahead, relative velocity and driver's operation of the brake or accelerator pedal. Do not drive dangerously to intentionally operate the AVSM.


  • When the AVSM is controlled or turned off, make sure that the vehicle is stopped.
  • When the engine is running by turning on, the AVSM is automatically turned on. If it is not required, select the AVSM OFF in USM (User Settings Mode).
  • If the AVSM ON is selected in USM (User Settings Mode), if the ESC is cancelled by pressing the ESC OFF button, the AVSM function is automatically cancelled. And then it is impossible to control the AVSM manually.

Malfunction indicator

  • The AVSM OFF indicator will illuminate when the Engine Start/Stop Button is turned ON, but should go off after approximately 3 seconds. If the indicator does not come on, or continuously remains on after coming on for about 3 seconds when you turn the Engine Start/Stop Button to the ON position, or if the indicator comes on while driving, the AVSM is not working properly. Take your vehicle to an authorized EQUUS dealer and have the system checked.
  • The AVSM OFF indicator may illuminate when the ESC indicator or SCC indicator comes on, but it does not indicate a malfunction of the AVSM.


The AVSM is not a substitute for safe driving practices but a supplementary function only. It is the responsibility of the driver to always check the speed and the distance to the vehicle ahead.


  • Even if there is a malfunction to the brake operation of the AVSM, when you depress the brake pedal, the brake operates normally. AVSM brake operation does not operate in certain hazardous situations.
  • The AVSM is designed to function above approximately 9.3 mph (15 km/h) and below approximately 111.8 mph (180 km/h).
  • The AVSM does not react to Persons or animals. Oncoming vehicles in the opposite lane or a vehicle in an intersection. Stopped objects.
  • The AVSM can not detect the objects, when: The sensors are stained with dirt or covered. There is heavy rain or heavy snow. There is interference by electromagnetic waves. There are strong radar reflections. Driving in a curve. Driving uphill or downhill. Driving in areas under construction. A object ahead is very narrow such as motorcycles or bicycles. A vehicle cuts in suddenly.
  • The AVSM brake operation does not operate, if the driver does not release the accelerator pedal or does not operate the brake pedal.
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