Kia Sportage: Air bag - advanced supplemental restraint system / How does the air bag system operate?

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2022) Owners Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Air bag - advanced supplemental restraint system / How does the air bag system operate?

WARNING - Airbag inflation

Sit as far back as possible from the steering wheel while still maintaining comfortable control of your vehicle. A distance of at least 10" from your chest to the steering wheel is recommended. Failure to do so can result in airbag inflation injuries to the driver.

Air bag - advanced supplemental restraint system
The actual air bags in the vehicle may differ from the illustration. (1) Driver’s front air bag (2) Passenger’s front air bag (3) Side air bag (4) Curtain air bag Even in vehicles with air ...

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 in ...

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Kia Sportage QL (2015-2022) Owners Manual: Air bag inflation conditions


Front air bags Front air bags are designed to inflate in a frontal collision depending on the impact of the front collision. Side and/or curtain air bags Side and/or curtain air bags are designed to inflate when an impact is detected by side collision sensors depending on the impact res ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2022) Owners Manual: Warning type


If the vehicle detected by sensors approaches your vehicle, the warning chime will sound and the warning light will blink on the outside rearview mirror. If the detected object is not in your way, move the vehicle away from the detected object slowly; and the warning will cancel onc ...

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