Kia Optima: Why didn’t my air bag go off in a collision? / Air bag collision sensors

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Owner's Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Air bag - advanced supplemental restraint system / Why didn’t my air bag go off in a collision? / Air bag collision sensors

(1) SRS control module/ Rollover sensor
(2) Front impact sensor
(3) Side impact sensor
(4) Side impact sensor
(5) Side impact sensor

WARNING - Air bag sensors

Problems may arise if the sensor installation angles are changed due to the deformation of the front bumper, front end module, body or front doors where side collision sensors are installed. Have the vehicle checked and repaired by an authorized Kia dealer.

Installing bumper guards (or side step or running board) or replacing a bumper (or front door module) with non-genuine parts may adversely affect your vehicle’s collision and air bag deployment performance.

Why didn’t my air bag go off in a collision?
Inflation and non-inflation conditions of the air bag. There are many types of accidents in which the air bag would not be expected to provide additional protection. These include rear impacts, se ...

Air bag inflation conditions
Front air bags Front air bags are designed to inflate in a frontal collision depending on the intensity, speed or angles of impact of the front collision. Side and/or curtain air bags Side ...

Other information:

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Owner's Manual: Operating door locks from inside the vehicle


With the door lock button To unlock a door, push the door lock button (1) to the “Unlock” position. The red mark on the button will be visible. To lock a door, push the door lock button (1) to the “Lock” position. If the door is locked properly, the red mark on the door lock bu ...

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Service and Repair Manual: Air Cleaner Filter


Repair procedures Inspection 1. Remove the air cleaner element. 2. Check if the air filter is excessively dirty. If so, replace the air cleaner element. 3. If the air cleaner element needs to be cleaned, blow compre ...

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