Kia Forte: Occupant Detection System (ODS) / Main components of the occupant detection system

Kia Forte 2019-2021 (BD) Owners Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Air bag - advanced supplemental restraint system / Occupant Detection System (ODS) / Main components of the occupant detection system

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 “OFF” indicator will turn off and the front passenger's air bag will be able to inflate, if necessary, in frontal crashes.

You will find the PASSENGER AIR BAG “OFF” indicator on the center facia panel. 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.

Occupant Detection System (ODS)
Your vehicle is equipped with an occupant detection system in the front passenger's seat. The occupant detection system is designed to detect the presence of a properly-seated front passeng ...

Condition and operation in the front passenger occupant detection system
CAUTION Do not install a child restraint seat in the passenger seat when the seat is heavily soaked with any type of liquid. Do not alter or modify the ODS (Occupant Detection Syst ...

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