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Kia Sportage: Air bag collision sensors

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Air bag - advanced Supplemental Restraint System / Air bag collision sensors

Air bag collision sensors

* The actual shape and position of sensors may differ from the illustration.

  1. Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) control module/rollover sensor
  2. Front impact sensors
  3. Side pressure sensors (front door)
  4. Side impact sensors (B-pillar)
  5. Side impact sensors (C-pillar)

WARNING

Air bag sensors

  • Do not hit or allow any objects to impact the locations where air bags 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 is altered in any way, the air bags may deploy when they should not or they may not deploy when they should.

    Therefore, do not try to perform maintenance on or around the air bag sensors.

    Have the vehicle checked and repaired by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • Do not arbitrarily touch the front impact sensors. When the angle of the sensor is changed, the air bag system may malfunction.

Problems may arise if the sensor installation angles are changed due to the deformation of the front bumper, front end module, body or front doors where side collision sensors are installed. Have the vehicle checked and repaired by an authorized Kia dealer.

Installing bumper guards (or side step or running board) or replacing a bumper (or front door module) with non-genuine parts may adversely affect your vehicle's collision and air bag deployment performance.

Why didn't my air bag go off in a collision? (Inflation and non-inflation conditions of the air bag)

There are many types of accidents in which the air bag would not be expected to provide additional protection.

These include rear impacts, second or third collisions in multiple impact accidents, as well as low speed impacts.

Air bag inflation conditions

Front air bags

Front air bags are designed to inflate in a frontal collision depending on several factors, including the severity of impact of the front collision.

Side and curtain air bags

Side and curtain air bags

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

Side and/or curtain air bags are designed to inflate when an impact is detected by side collision sensors depending on several factors, including the severity of impact resulting from a side impact collision.

Also, the side and curtain air bags are designed to inflate when a rollover is detected by a rollover sensor.

Although the front air bags (driver's and front passenger's air bags) are primarily designed to inflate in frontal collisions, they may inflate in other types of collisions if the front impact sensors detect a sufficient frontal force in another type of impact.

Similarly, although side and curtain air bags are designed to inflate in certain side impact collisions, they may inflate in other types of collisions where a side force is detected by the sensors. For instance, side air bag and/or curtain air bags may inflate if rollover sensors indicate the possibility of a rollover occurring (even if none actually occurs) or in other situations, including when the vehicle is tilted while being towed.

Even if side and/or curtain air bags do not provide impact protection in a rollover, they will deploy to prevent ejection of occupants, especially those who are restrained with seat belts.

If the vehicle chassis is impacted by bumps or objects on unimproved roads, the air bags may deploy. Drive carefully on unimproved roads or on surfaces not designed for vehicle traffic to prevent unintended air bag deployment.

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