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 ...

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Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Owner's Manual: Important safety precautions


You will find many safety precautions and recommendations throughout this section, and throughout this manual. The safety precautions in this section are among the most important. Always wear your seat belt A seat belt is your best protection in all types of accidents. Air bags are designed ...

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Owner's Manual: Map lamp


■ Type A ■ Type B • Press the lens (1) to turn ON the map lamp. To turn the map lamp OFF press the lens (1) again. • (2) : DOOR mode - The map lamp and room lamp come on when a door is opened. The lamps go out after approximately 30 seconds. - The map lamp and room lamp come on f ...

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