KIA Niro: Air bag non-inflation conditions

Air bag non-inflation conditions

Air bag non-inflation conditions

WARNING

  • The SRS is designed to deploy the front air bags only when an impact is sufficiently severe and when the impact angle is less than 30 from the forward longitudinal axis of the vehicle.
  • Front air bags are not intended to deploy in side-impact, rear-impact or rollover crashes. In addition, front air bags will not deploy in frontal crashes below the deployment threshold.
  • The air bags deploy only in certain side impact or rollover conditions (Only vehicle equipped with rollover sensor) severe enough to cause significant injury to the vehicle occupants.
  • If your vehicle is equipped with side and curtain air bag, set the ignition switch or ENGINE START/STOP button to OFF or ACC position and wait for 3 minutes when the vehicle is being towed. This side and curtain air bag may deploy when the ignitions is ON or the ignition is OFF within 3 minutes, and the rollover sensor detects the situation as a rollover.
  • Do not hit or allow any objects to impact the locations where air bag or sensors are installed. This may cause unexpected air bag deployment, which could result in serious personal injury or death.
  • If the installation location or angle of the sensors in altered in any way, the air bags may deploy when they should not or they may not deploy when they should, causing severe injury or death. Therefore, do not try to perform maintenance on or around the air bag sensors. Have the system serviced by a professional workshop.

    Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

  • Your vehicle has been designed to absorb impact and deploy the air bag(s) in certain collisions.

    Use only Kia Genuine Parts or those of an equivalent standard to install bumper guards or replace a bumper.

    If not, it may adversely affect your vehicle`s collision and air bag deployment performance.

  • If an air bag deploys, there may be a loud noise followed by a fine dust released in the vehicle. These conditions are not hazardous.
  • The air bags are packed in this fine power. The dust generated during air bag deployment It may cause skin or eye irritation as well as aggravate asthma for some persons. Always wash all exposed skin areas thoroughly thoroughly with cold water and a mild soap after an accident in which the air bags were deployed.
  • For cleaning the air bag pad covers, use only a soft, dry cloth or one which has been moistened with plain water.
  • Solvents or cleaners could adversely affect the air bag covers and proper deployment of the system.
  • Keep the SRS parts and wirings away from water or any liquid. If the SRS components are inoperative due to exposure to water or liquids, it may cause fire or severe injury.
  • If any of the following conditions occurs, this indicates a malfunction of the SRS. In this case, have the system inspected by a professional workshop.

    Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

  • The light does not turn on briefly when you turn the ignition ON.
  •  The light stays on after appearing for approximately 6 seconds.
  •  The light comes on while the vehicle is in motion.
  •  The light blinks when the ignition switch or ENGINE START/STOP button is in ON position.
  • Before you replace a fuse or disconnect a battery terminal, turn the ignition switch or ENGINE START/STOP button to the LOCK position and remove the ignition key or turn off the ENGINE START/STOP button. Never remove or replace the air bag related fuse(s) when the ignition switch or ENGINE START/STOP button is in the ON position. Failure to heed this warning will cause the SRS air bag warning light to appear.
  • Do not tamper with or disconnect wiring or other components of the SRS system, including the addition of any kind of badges to the pad covers or modifications to the body structure.

    Doing so could adversely affect SRS performance and lead to possible injury. If necessary, have the system serviced by a professional workshop.

    Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

  • If your car was flooded and has soaked carpeting or water on flooring, you shouldn't try to start the engine; in this case, have your vehicle inspected by a professional workshop.

    Kia recommends to contact an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

  • Air bags can only be used once. If the air bags inflate, have the system replaced by a professional workshop.

    Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

  • If components of the air bag system must be discarded, or if the vehicle must be scrapped, certain safety precautions must be observed, such as removing SRS and pre-tensioners from a vehicle due to the risk of fire.

    Failure to follow these precautions and procedures could increase the risk of personal injury. An authorized Kia dealer knows these precautions and can give you the necessary information.

NOTICE- (Kia Niro Hybrid only)

  • If equipped with rollover sensor

The side and curtain air bags are designed to inflate when a rollover is detected by a rollover sensor. The air bags may inflate in a rollover, when it is detected by the rollover sensor.

  • If equipped without rollover sensor

However, side and/or curtain air bags may inflate when the vehicle is rolled over by a side impact collision, if the vehicle is equipped with side air bags and curtain air bags.

NOTICE- (Kia Niro EV only)

  • With rollover sensor

The side and curtain air bags are designed to inflate when a rollover is detected by a rollover sensor. The air bags may inflate in a rollover, when it is detected by the rollover sensor.

  • Without rollover sensor

The side and/or curtain air bags may inflate when the vehicle is rolled over by a side impact collision, if the vehicle is equipped with side air bags and curtain air bags.

SRS care

The SRS is virtually maintenance-free, and there are no parts you can safely service by yourself.

If the SRS air bag warning light does not appear, or continuously remains on, have the system inspected by a professional workshop. Kia recommends visiting an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

WARNING- (Kia Niro EV only)

  • Modification to SRS components or wiring, including the addition of any kind of badges to the pad covers or modifications to the body structure, can adversely affect SRS performance and lead to possible injury.
  • If components of the air bag system must be discarded, or if the vehicle must be scrapped, certain safety precautions must be observed. An authorized Kia dealer knows these precautions and can give you the necessary information. Failure to follow these precautions and procedures could increase the risk of personal injury.

WARNING- (Kia Niro Hybrid only)

  • Modification to SRS components or wiring, including the addition of any kind of badges to the pad covers or modifications to the body structure, can adversely affect SRS performance and lead to possible injury.
  • For cleaning the air bag pad covers, use only a soft, dry cloth or one which has been moistened with plain water.

    Solvents or cleaners could adversely affect the air bag covers and proper deployment of the system.

  • No objects should be placed over or near the air bag modules on the steering wheel, instrument panel, and the front passenger's panel above the glove box, because any such object could cause harm if the vehicle is in a crash severe enough to cause the air bags to inflate.
  • If the air bags inflate, have the system replaced by a professional workshop.

    Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

  • Do not tamper with or disconnect SRS wiring, or other components of the SRS system. Doing so could result in injury, due to accidental inflation of the air bags or by rendering the SRS inoperative.
  • If components of the air bag system must be discarded, or if the vehicle must be scrapped, certain safety precautions must be observed. An authorized Kia dealer knows these precautions and can give you the necessary information. Failure to follow these precautions and procedures could increase the risk of personal injury.
  • If your car was flooded and has soaked carpeting or water on flooring, you shouldn't try to start the engine; in this case, have your vehicle inspected by a professional workshop.

    Kia recommends to contact an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

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