Kia Optima: Why didn’t my air bag go off in a collision? / Air bag non-inflation conditions

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 non-inflation conditions

• In certain low-speed collisions the air bags may not deploy. The air bags are designed not to deploy in such cases because they may not provide benefits beyond the protection of the seat belts in such collisions.

• Air bags are not designed to inflate in rear collisions, because occupants are moved backward by the force of the impact. In this case, inflated air bags would not be able to provide any additional benefit.

• Front air bags may not inflate in side impact collisions, because occupants move to the direction of the collision, and thus in side impacts, frontal air bag deployment would not provide additional occupant protection.

• In an angled collision, the force of impact may direct the occupants in a direction where the air bags would not be able to provide any additional benefit, and thus the sensors may not deploy any air bags.

• Just before impact, drivers often brake heavily. Such heavy braking lowers the front portion of the vehicle causing it to “ride” under a vehicle with a higher ground clearance. Air bags may not inflate in this "under-ride" situation because deceleration forces that are detected by sensors may be significantly reduced by such “under-ride” collisions.

• Front air bags may not inflate in all rollover accidents where the SRSCM indicates that the front air bag deployment would not provide additional occupant protection.

• Air bags may not inflate if the vehicle collides with objects such as utility poles or trees, where the point of impact is concentrated to one area and the full force of the impact is not delivered to the sensors.

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 ...

SRS Care
The SRS is virtually maintenancefree and so there are no parts you can safely service by yourself. If the SRS air bag warning light does not illuminate, or continuously remains on, have your vehic ...

Other information:

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Owner's Manual: Selecting a Child Restraint System (CRS)


When selecting a CRS for your child, always: Make sure the CRS has a label certifying that it meets applicable Safety Standards of your country. Select a child restraint based on your child’s height and weight. The required label or the instructions for use typically provide this infor ...

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Service and Repair Manual: Front Seat Back Cover


Components and components location Component Location 1. Front seat back cover Repair procedures Replacement    • When removing with a flat-tip s ...

Copyright © www.kioptima.com 2017-2020