Kia Sorento: Air bag - Safety features of your vehicle - Kia Sorento XM Owners ManualKia Sorento: Air bag

Second Generation XM (2011-2019) / Kia Sorento XM Owners Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Air bag

(1) Drivers front air bag


(1) Drivers front air bag
(2) Passengers front air bag
(3) Side air bag
(4) Curtain air bag

WARNING

Even in vehicles with air bags, you and your passengers must always wear the safety belts provided in order to minimize the risk and severity of injury in the event of a collision or rollover.

How does the air bag system operate

WARNING

Noise and smoke

When inflated, the air bags make a loud noise and leave smoke and powder in the air inside the vehicle.

This is normal and is a result of the ignition of the air bag inflator. After the air bag inflates, you may feel substantial discomfort in breathing due to the contact of your chest with both the seat belt and the air bag, as well as from breathing the smoke and powder. Open your doors and/or windows as soon as possible after impact in order to reduce discomfort and prevent prolonged exposure to the smoke and powder.

Though smoke and powder are nontoxic, it may cause irritation to the skin (eyes, nose and throat, etc). If this is the case, wash and rinse with cold water immediately and consult a doctor if the symptom persists.

WARNING

When the air bags deploy, the air bag related parts in the steering wheel and/or instrument panel and/or in both sides of the roof rails above the front and rear doors are very hot. To prevent injury, do not touch the air bag storage areas internal components immediately after an air bag has inflated.

Do not install a child restraint on the front passengers seat.

Never place a rear-facing child restraint in the front passengers seat. If the


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, do not place front-facing child restraints in the front passengers seat either. If the front passenger air bag inflates, it could cause serious or fatal injuries to the child.

WARNING

Air bag warning light

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


The purpose of air bag warning light in your instrument panel is to alert you of a potential problem with your air bag system, which could include your side and/or curtain air bags used for rollover protection.

Using a child restraint system
For small children and babies, the use of a child seat or infant seat is required. The child seat or infant seat should be of appropriate size for the child and should be installed in accordance w ...

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 ...

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