Kia Forte: Inflation and non-inflation conditions of the air bag / Air bag collision sensors

Kia Forte 2019-2022 (BD) Owners Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Air bag - advanced supplemental restraint system / Inflation and non-inflation conditions of the air bag / Air bag collision sensors

(1) SRS control module/ Rollover sensor
(2) Front impact sensor
(3) Side impact sensor
(4) Side impact sensor

WARNING - Air bag sensors

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 boards) or replacing a bumper (or front door module) with non-genuine parts may adversely affect your vehicle’s collision and air bag deployment performance.

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 accide ...

Air bag inflation conditions
Front air bags Front air bags are designed to inflate in a frontal collision depending on the intensity, speed or angles of impact of the front collision. Side and/or curtain air bags S ...

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