Kia Optima: Air bag non-inflation conditions - Why didnt my air bag go off in a collision? (Inflation and non-inflation conditions 
of the air bag) - Airbag-advanced supplemental restraint system - Safety features of your vehicle - Kia Optima TF 2011-2018 Owners ManualKia Optima: Air bag non-inflation conditions

 In certain low-speed collisions the air bags may not deploy. The air bags are

In certain low-speed collisions the air bags may not deploy. The air bags are designed not to deploy in such cases because they may not provide benefits beyond the protection of the seat belts in such collisions.

 Air bags are not designed to inflate in rear collisions, because occupants

Air bags are not designed to inflate in rear collisions, because occupants are moved backward by the force of the impact. In this case, inflated air bags would not be able to provide any additional benefit.

 Front air bags may not inflate in side impact collisions, because occupants

Front air bags may not inflate in side impact collisions, because occupants move to the direction of the collision, and thus in side impacts, front air bag deployment would not provide additional occupant protection.

However, if equipped with side impact or curtain air bags, the air bag(s) may inflate depending on the intensity, vehicle speed and angles of impact.

 In a slant or angled collision, the force of impact may direct the occupants

In a slant or angled collision, the force of impact may direct the occupants in a direction where the air bags would not be able to provide any additional benefit, and thus the sensors may not deploy any air bags.

 Just before impact, drivers often brake heavily. Such heavy braking lowers

Just before impact, drivers often brake heavily. Such heavy braking lowers the front portion of the vehicle causing it to ride under a vehicle with a higher ground clearance. Air bags may not inflate in this "under-ride" situation because deceleration forces that are detected by sensors may be significantly reduced by such under-ride collisions.

 Air bags may not inflate in rollover accidents because air bag deployment would

Air bags may not inflate in rollover accidents because air bag deployment would not provide protection to the occupants.

However, if equipped with side impact or curtain air bags, the air bag(s) may inflate when the vehicle is rolled over by a side impact collision.

 Air bags may not inflate if the vehicle collides with objects such as utility

Air bags may not inflate if the vehicle collides with objects such as utility poles or trees, where the point of impact is concentrated to one area and the full force of the impact is not delivered to the sensors.

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 air bags Side air bags (side ...

SRS Care
The SRS is virtually maintenance-free and so there are no parts you can safely service by yourself. If the SRS air bag warning light does not illuminate, or continuously remains on, have your vehi ...

See also:

Inspection
1. Check the condenser fins for clogging and damage. If clogged, clean them with water, and blow them with compressed air. If bent, gently bend them using a screwdriver or pliers. ...

To decrease the cruising speed
Follow either of these procedures: Move the lever (1) down (to SET-) and hold it. Your vehicle will gradually slow down. Release the lever at the speed you want to maintain. Move the lever ...

Trip Interruption
Trip interruption expense benefits are provided in the event that a warranty-related disablement occurs more than 150 miles from your home, and the repairs require more than 24 hours to complete. ...

Copyright www.kiopman.com 2018