Kia Picanto: Air bag - supplemental restraint system / Air bag warning light

Kia Picanto JA 2017-2022 Owner's Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Air bag - supplemental restraint system / Air bag warning light

The purpose of the air bag warning light in your instrument panel is to alert you of a potential problem with your air bag - Supplemental Restraint System (SRS).

When the ignition switch is turned ON, the warning light should illuminate for approximately 6 seconds, then go off. Have the system checked if:

Passenger’s front air bag ON indicator

The passenger's front air bag ON indicator illuminates for approximately 4 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the ON position.

The passenger's front air bag ON indicator also comes on when the passenger's front air bag ON/OFF switch is set to the ON position and goes off after approximately 60 seconds.

Passenger’s front air bag OFF indicator

The passenger’s front air bag OFF indicator illuminates for about 4 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the ON position.

The passenger’s front air bag OFF indicator also comes on when the passenger’s front air bag ON/OFF switch is set to the OFF position and goes off when the passenger’s front air bag ON/OFF switch is set to the ON position.

CAUTION

If the passenger’s front air bag ON/OFF switch malfunctions, the passenger’s front air bag OFF indicator will not illuminate (The passenger's front air bag ON indicator comes on and goes off after approximately 60 seconds) and the passenger’s front air bag will inflate in a frontal impact even if the passenger’s front air bag ON/OFF switch is set to the OFF position.

In this case, have the passenger's front air bag ON/OFF switch and the SRS air bag system inspected by a professional workshop. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

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