Kia Optima: Passenger Presence Detection - Air Bag - Supplemental Restraint System - Knowing your vehicle - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Passenger Presence Detection

The passenger presence detection system detects the presence of a passenger in the front seat. If no passenger is recognized on the front passenger seat, the deployment of the front passenger and/or side airbag will be prevented. This system is designed to prevent the replacement of airbag components that deploy needlessly in an accident.

WARNING WARNING

The Passenger Presence Detection system is not intended to prevent airbag deployment while a child is in the front passengers seat. it is intended only as a means to reduce unnecessary collision damage repair expense by preventing airbag and seat belt pretensioner deployment when the right front passenger seat is unoccupied. Deployment is still possible if only a few pounds are placed upon the seat. Therefore, children must not be seated in the front seat. All children must be seated in the rear seat and properly restrained with the vehicles restraint system or a child restraint system appropriate for the childs size and weight.

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