KIA Niro: Airbag system (SRS: Supplemental Restraint System)


Seven airbags are installed in the Niro, located in standard area of the vehicle so that the first responder can find them immediately. Before emergency procedure, make sure the vehicle ignition switch is turned off, disconnect the negative connector from the 12V auxiliary battery (located in the right side of the luggage room) to prevent accidental deployment of undeployed airbags.

(1) Driver front airbag

(1) Driver front airbag

(2) Passenger front airbag

(3) Side airbag

(4) Curtain airbag

(5) Driver's knee air bag

* The actual air bags and seats in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.

Seat Belt Pretensioner

The Niro is equipped with driver's and front passenger's seat belts with pretensioners. When the seat belt pretensioners are activated in a collision, a loud noise may be heard and fine dust, which may appear to be smoke, may be visible in the passenger compartment. These are normal operating conditions and are not hazardous. The seat belt pretensioner assembly mechanisms may become hot during activation, and may need several minutes to cool after they have been activated.

Airbag system components

  1. Driver Airbag (DAB)
  2. Clock Spring
  3. Steering Wheel
  4. Seat Belt Pretensioner (BPT)
  5. Passenger Airbag (PAB)
  6. Side Airbag (SAB)
  7. Curtain Airbag (CAB)
  8. Front Impact Sensor (FIS)
  9. Knee Airbag (KAB)
  10. Pressure Side Impact Sensor (PSIS)
  11. Rear Side Impact Sensor (RSIS)
  12. Supplemental Restraint System Control Module(SRSCM)
  13. Emergency Fastening Device (EFD)
  14. Occupant Classification System (OCS)


Undeployed Airbags

To avoid injuries caused by accidental deployment of undeployed airbags

  • Do not cut the red colored part on the above layout.
  • Make sure the vehicle ignition switch is turned off, disconnect the negative cable from the 12V auxiliary battery (located in right side of the luggage room), and wait 3 minutes or longer to allow the system to deactivate..

Failure to follow any of these instructions may result in serious injury or death from accidental deployment of the airbag system.


     Emergency Procedures

     Initial Response: Identify, Immobilize and Disable

    The following procedures should be used whenever you are dealing with a Niro at an emergency scene. All other operations should be consistent with your department's standard operating procedures or guides. When a Hybrid is damaged in a crash, th

     Vehicle Stabilization

    Use standard stabilization (cribbing) points, as shown beside. Always be sure to connect to a structural member of the vehicle and avoid placing cribbing under high voltage cables, fuel lines and other areas not normally considered acceptable.


     ETC (Electronic Throttle Control) System Repair

    Inspection Connect the KDS on the Data Link Connector (DLC). Start the engine and measure the output voltage of TPS 1 and 2 at C.T. and W.O.T. Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) ETC Motor Switch "OFF" the ignition. Discon

     TPMS Sensor Repair procedures

    Removal Remove the valve core and deflate the tire. Remove the side of the tire bead area from the wheel using tire changing machine . Warning The tire bead should be broken approx. 90º from the valve side of the wheel. The be