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Air Bag System in the Kia Cars

During an accident, the air bag system in the vehicle can minimize the harm done to the driver and other passengers. In a Kia Cars And Prices, the air bag system includes Driver’s front air bag, Passenger’s front air bag, Side air bag and Curtain air bag.

Even in Kia vehicles with air bags, you and your passengers must always wear the safety belts provided in order to minimize the risk and severity of injury in the event of a collision or rollover. Always wear your safety belt. It can help keep you away from the Kia airbag recall during heavy braking just before a collision.

Why didn’t my airbag go off in a collision?

There are many types of accidents in which one or more of the airbags in the Kia vehicle would not be expected to provide additional protection.

Protecting airbag module and sensors

Do not hit or allow any heavy objects to hit the locations where airbags or sensors in the Kia vehicle are installed. This may cause damage and unexpected airbag deployment, which could result in serious personal injury or death. If the installation location or angle of the sensors is altered in any way, the airbags may malfunction, causing severe injury or death. Therefore, do not try to perform maintenance on or around the airbag sensors. Have the vehicle repaired by an authorized Kia dealer.

Body changes

Problems may arise if the sensor installation angles are changed due to the deformation of front bumper, body or B pillar where side collision sensors are installed. In the event of a collision, have the vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia Dealership Locations. Your vehicle has been designed to deploy the airbag(s) in certain collisions. Installing aftermarket bumper guards or replacing a bumper with non-genuine parts may adversely affect your Kia vehicle’s airbag deployment performance.

Side airbag

Side airbags (side and curtain airbags) in the Kia vehicle are designed to inflate depending on the strength, speed and angles of impact of a side impact collision or rollover.

Airbag non-inflation conditions

In certain low-speed collisions the airbags in the Kia vehicle may not deploy. The airbags are designed not to deploy in such cases because the risk of injuries which can be caused by the airbags exceeds the benefits they provide in protecting occupants.

In this case, the front airbags in the Kia vehicle do not provide protection, since they would instantaneously inflate and deflate while the occupants were moving away from the front airbags. However, side or curtain airbags are designed to inflate in side impacts depending on the intensity, Kia vehicle speed and angles of impact.

Seating sensors malfunction

If the seat position sensor is not working properly, the airbag warning light on the instrument panel will illuminate because the airbag warning light is connected with the seat position sensor. If the airbag warning light in the Kia vehicle does not illuminate when the ignition key is turned to the "ON" position, if it remains illuminated after illuminating for approximately 6 seconds, or if it illuminates while the vehicle is being driven, have an authorized Kia dealer inspect your Kia vehicle as soon as possible.

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