Kia Sportage: Occupant Detection System (ODS)
Your vehicle is equipped with an Occupant
Detection System (ODS) in the front
The ODS is
designed to detect the presence
of a properly-seated front passenger
and determine if the passenger's
front air bag should be enabled (may
inflate) or not. Only the front passenger
front air bag is controlled by the ODS.
Do not put anything in front of the passenger
air bag " " indicator.
Main components of the ODS
- A detection device is located within
the front passenger seat cushion.
- An electronic system determines
whether the passenger air bag systems
should be activated or deactivated.
- An indicator light located on the overhead
console which appears the
words PASSENGER AIR BAG " "
indicates the front passenger air bag
system is deactivated.
- The overhead console air bag warning
light is interconnected with the ODS.
If the front passenger seat is occupied
by a person that the system determines
to be of appropriate size, and he/she sits
properly (sitting upright with the seatback
in an upright position, centered on
the seat cushion with their seat belt on,
legs comfortably extended and their feet
on the floor), the PASSENGER AIR BAG
" " indicator will turn off and the
passenger's air bag will be able to
inflate, if necessary, in frontal crashes.
You will find the PASSENGER AIR BAG
" " indicator on the overhead
This system detects the conditions 1~4
in the following table and activates or
deactivates the front passenger air bag
based on these conditions.
Always be sure that you and all vehicle
occupants are seated and restrained
properly (sitting upright with the seat in
an upright position, centered on the seat
cushion, with the person's legs comfortably
extended, feet on the floor, and
wearing the safety belt properly) for the
most effective protection by the air bag
and the safety belt.
The ODS may not function properly if
the passenger takes actions which can
defeat the detection system. These
- Failing to sit in an upright position.
- Leaning against the door or center
- Sitting towards the sides or the front
of the seat.
- Putting legs on the dashboard or resting
them on other locations which
reduce the passenger weight on the
- Improperly wearing the safety belt.
- Reclining the seatback.
*1. The system judges a person of adult size as an adult. When a smaller
adult sits in the front passenger
seat, the system may recognize him/her as a child depending on his/her physique
*2. Do not allow children to ride in the
Your vehicle is equipped with an
advanced supplemental restraint (air
bag) system and lap/shoulder belts at
both the driver and passenger seating
Driver's front air bag
Passenger's front air bag
The indication of the
Your vehicle is equipped with a side air
bag in each front seat.
* 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
Driver Power Door Lock Switch
1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
2. Remove the front door trim.
(Refer to the BD group - "Front door")
3. Disconnect the switch connector (16 pins) from
1) Operating HomeLink
Press and release the desired programmed
HomeLink button (1, 2 or 3).
The HomeLink indicator (7) should light
green, solid or flashing, and your programmed
device should operate.