Kia Optima: Side Airbag - Air Bag - Supplemental Restraint System - Knowing your vehicle - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Side Airbag

Your vehicle is equipped with a side airbag in each front seat. The purpose of

Your vehicle is equipped with a side airbag in each front seat. The purpose of the airbag is to provide the vehicle’s driver and/or the front passenger with additional protection other than that offered by the seatbelt alone. The side impact airbags are designed to deploy only during certain side-impact collisions, depending on the crash severity, angle, speed and point of impact. The air bags are not designed to deploy in all side impact situations.

WARNING WARNING

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/ ...

Airbag Warning Label (sunvisor)
To remind you of the dangers of the airbag, airbag warning labels which are now required by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are adhered to the driver’s and passen ...

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Removal
1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the driver airbag module. (Refer to the RT group) 3. Remove the steering wheel. (Refe ...

Push-Starting
Your manual transaxle-equipped vehicle should not be push-started because it might damage the emission control system. Vehicles equipped with automatic transaxles cannot be push-started. Follow th ...

Warnings and indicators
All warning lights are checked by turning the ignition switch ON (do not start the engine). Any light that does not illuminate should be checked by an authorized Kia dealer. After starting the en ...

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