Kia Picanto: Air bag - supplemental restraint system / How does the air bag system operate

Kia Picanto JA 2017-2024 Owner's Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Air bag - supplemental restraint system / How does the air bag system operate

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.

WARNING

Noise and smoke

When the air bags inflate, they make a loud noise and they leave smoke and powder in the air inside of the vehicle. This is normal and is a result of the ignition of the air bag inflator. After the air bag inflates, you may feel substantial discomfort in breathing due to the contact of your chest with both the seat belt and the air bag, as well as from breathing the smoke and powder.

Open your doors and/or windows as soon as possible after impact in order to reduce discomfort and prevent prolonged exposure to the smoke and powder.

Though the smoke and powder are non-toxic, they may cause irritation to the skin (eyes, nose and throat, etc). If this is the case, wash and rinse with cold water immediately and consult a doctor if the symptom persists.

WARNING

When the air bags deploy, the air bag related parts in the steering wheel and/or instrument panel and/or in both sides of the roof rails above the front and rear doors are very hot. To prevent injury, do not touch the air bag storage area’s internal components immediately after an air bag has inflated. Do not install or place any accessories near air bag deployment areas, such as the instrument panel, windows, pillars, and roof rails.

Front passenger's air bag warning label for child restraint system

Never place a rear-facing child restraint in the front passenger’s seat. If the air bag deploys, it would impact the rearfacing child restraint, causing serious or fatal injury.

In addition, do not place a front-facing child restraints in the front passenger’s seat. If the front passenger air bag inflates, it could cause serious or fatal injuries to the child.

If your vehicle is equipped with the passenger’s front air bag ON/OFF switch, you can activate or deactivate the front passenger’s air bag when necessary.

WARNING

Air bag - supplemental restraint system
1. Driver’s front air bag* 2. Passenger’s front air bag* 3. Side air bag* 4. Curtain air bag* 5. Driver’s knee air bag* 6. Front passenger’s air bag ON/OFF switch* WARNING E ...

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 ...

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