KIA Niro: Side air bag and front center air bag

Your vehicle is equipped with a side air bag in each front seats and front center air bag in each front seat.

Side air bag and front center air bag

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

The purpose of the air bag is to provide the vehicle's driver and/or the front passenger with additional protection than that offered by the seat belt alone.

The side air bags and front center air bag are designed to deploy only during certain side-impact collisions, depending on the crash severity. The side air bags and driver's center air bag are not designed to deploy in all side impact situations.

Side air bag and front center air bag

Side air bag and front center air bag

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

WARNING

  • Do not allow the passengers to lean their heads or bodies onto doors, put their arms on the doors, stretch their arms out of the window, or place objects between the doors and passengers when they are seated on seats equipped with side and/or curtain air bags.
  • The side air bags and front center air bag are supplemental to the driver's and the passenger's seat belt systems and is not a substitute for them.

    Therefore your seat belts must be worn at all times while the vehicle is in motion. 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.

  • For best protection from the side air bag system and to avoid being injured by the deploying side air bag, both front seat occupants should sit in an upright position with the seat belt properly fastened.
  • Do not use any accessory seat covers.
  • Use of seat covers could reduce or prevent the effectiveness of the system.
  • To prevent unexpected deployment of the side air bag that may result in personal injury, avoid impact to the side impact sensor when the vehicle is in ON position and within approximately 3 minutes after the vehicle is in OFF position.
  • If the seat or seat cover is damaged, have the system serviced by a professional workshop.

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

  • Do not place any objects over the air bag or between the air bag and yourself.

    Also, do not attach any objects around the area the air bag inflates such as the door, side door glass, front and rear pillar.

  • Do not place any objects between the door and the seat. They may become dangerous projectiles if the side air bag inflates.
  • Do not install any accessories on the side or near the side air bags.

NOTICE

If equipped with rollover sensor

Also, the air bags inflate instantly in the event of a rollover (if equipped with a side air bag or curtain air bag) in order to help protect the occupants from serious physical injury.

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