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 2011-2023 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 ...

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Removal
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Installation
Pressure Side Impact Sensor 1. Install the new pressure side impact sensor with the screws then connect the pressure side impact sensor connector. Tightening t ...

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