Kia Optima: Air bag warning light - Airbag-advanced supplemental restraint system - Safety features of your vehicle - Kia Optima TF 2011-2023 Owners ManualKia Optima: Air bag warning light

The purpose of the air bag warning light in your instrument panel is to alert

The purpose of the air bag warning light in your instrument panel is to alert you of a potential problem with your air bag - Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). When the ignition switch is turned ON, the indicator light should illuminate for approximately 6 seconds, then go off. Have the system checked if:

Installing a child restraint on a front passengers seat is forbidden
Never place a rear-facing child restraint in the front passengers seat. If the air bag deploys, it would impact the rear-facing child restraint, causing serious or fatal injury. In addition, d ...

SRS components and functions
The SRS consists of the following components: 1. Driver's front air bag module 2. Passenger's front air bag module 3. Side impact air bag modules 4. Curtain air bag modules 5. Retractor p ...

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Bright-Metal Maintenance
To remove road tar and insects, use a tar remover, not a scraper or other sharp object. To protect the surfaces of bright-metal parts from corrosion, apply a coating of wax or chrome preser ...

Description and Operation
Description Ignition timing is controlled by the electronic control ignition timing system. The standard reference ignition timing data for the engine operating conditions are preprogrammed in ...

Noise and Smoke
When the air bags inflate, they make a loud noise and they leave smoke and powder in the air inside of the vehicle. This is normal and is a result of the ignition of the air bag inflator. After t ...

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