Kia Optima: 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 2011-2024 Owners ManualKia Optima: Why didnt my air bag go off in a collision? (Inflation and non-inflation conditions of the air bag)

There are many types of accidents in which the air bag would not be expected to provide additional protection.

These include rear impacts, second or third collisions in multiple impact accidents, as well as low speed impacts. In other words, just because your vehicle is damaged and even if it is totally unusable, dont be surprised that the air bags did not inflate.

Air bag collision sensors

Air bag collision sensors

(1) SRS control module
(2) Front impact sensor
(3) Side impact sensor
(4) Side pressure sensor

WARNING

Curtain air bag
Curtain air bags are located along both sides of the roof rails above the center pillar. They are designed to help protect the heads of the front seat occupants and the rear outboard seat occ ...

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 ...

See also:

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 ...

Reassembly
Thoroughly clean all parts to be assembled.Before installing the parts, apply fresh engine oil to all sliding and rotating surfaces. ...

Proper Use and Care of the Safety Belt System
To ensure that the safety belts provide the maximum protection, please follow these instructions: Use the belts at all times - even on short trips. If the safety belt is twisted, straighten it ...

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