Kia Soul: Why didn't my air bag go off in a collision? (Inflation and non-inflation conditions of the air bag) / Air bag inflation conditions

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2022 Owners Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Air bag - supplemental restraint system / Why didn't my air bag go off in a collision? (Inflation and non-inflation conditions of the air bag) / Air bag inflation conditions

Kia Soul. 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.

Kia Soul. Air bag inflation conditions

❈ The actual air bags in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.

Side and curtain air bags (if equipped)

Side and/or curtain air bags are designed to inflate when an impact is detected by side collision sensors depending on the strength, speed or angles of impact resulting from a side impact collision.

Although the front air bags (driver’s and front passenger’s air bags) are designed to inflate only in frontal collisions, they also may inflate in other types of collisions if the front impact sensors detect a sufficient impact. Side air bags (side and/or curtain air bags) are designed to inflate only in side impact collisions, but they may inflate in other collisions if the side impact sensors detect a sufficient impact.

If the vehicle chassis is impacted by bumps or objects on unimproved roads or sidewalks, air bags may deploy. Drive carefully on unimproved roads or on surfaces not designed for vehicle traffic to prevent unintended air bag deployment.

Air bag collision sensors
1. SRS control module 2. Front impact sensor 3. Side impact sensor (if equipped) 4. Side pressure sensor (if equipped) WARNING Do not hit or allow any objects to impact the locations where air bag or ...

Air bag non-inflation conditions
• In certain low-speed collisions the air bags may not deploy. The air bags are designed not to deploy in such cases because they may not provide benefits beyond the protection of the seat belts in ...

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