Kia Soul: Air bag - supplemental restraint system / SRS components and functions

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2021 Owners Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Air bag - supplemental restraint system / SRS components and functions

Kia Soul. 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 air bag modules*
4. Curtain air bag modules*
5. Retractor pre-tensioner assemblies
6. Air bag warning light
7. SRS control module (SRSCM)
8. Front impact sensors
9. Side impact sensors*
10. Passenger’s front air bag ON/OFF indicator*
11. Passenger’s front air bag ON/OFF switch*
12. EFD (Emergency Fastening Device)*
13. Side pressure impact sensors*

The SRSCM continually monitors all elements while the ignition switch is ON to determine if a frontal, near-frontal impact or side impact is severe enough to require air bag deployment or pre-tensioner seat belt deployment.

The SRS air bag warning light on the instrument panel will illuminate for about 6 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, after which the air bag warning light should go out.

WARNING

If any of the following conditions occurs, this indicates a malfunction of the SRS. In this case, have the system inspected by a professional workshop. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

Kia Soul. SRS components and functions

The air bag modules are located both in the center of the steering wheel and in the front passenger's panel above the glove box. When the SRSCM detects a sufficiently severe impact to the front of the vehicle, it will automatically deploy the front air bags.

Kia Soul. SRS components and functions

Upon deployment, tear seams molded directly into the pad covers will separate under pressure from the expansion of the air bags. Further opening of the covers then allows full inflation of the air bags.

Kia Soul. SRS components and functions

A fully inflated air bag, in combination with a properly worn seat belt, slows the driver's or the passenger's forward motion, reducing the risk of head and chest injury.

After complete inflation, the air bag immediately starts deflating, enabling the driver to maintain forward visibility and the ability to steer or operate other controls.

Kia Soul. SRS components and functions

WARNING

WARNING

Passenger’s front air bag OFF indicator
❈ The actual indicator in the vehicle may differ from the illustration. The passenger’s front air bag OFF indicator illuminates for about 4 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the ON position. ...

Driver's and passenger's front air bag
Your vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental Restraint (Air Bag) System and lap/shoulder belts at both the driver and passenger seating positions. The indications of the system's presence are the ...

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Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2021 Owners Manual: Passenger’s front air bag ON indicator


❈ The actual indicator in the vehicle may differ from the illustration. The passenger's front air bag ON indicator illuminates for approximately 4 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the ON position. The passenger's front air bag ON indicator also comes on when the passenger's ...

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