Kia Niro: Curtain air bag / Air bag inflation conditions

Front air bags

Front air bags are designed to inflate in a frontal collision depending on the severity of impact of the front collision.

Side and curtain air bags

Side and curtain air bags are designed to inflate when an impact is detected by side collision sensors depending on the severity 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 pressure sensor (if equipped) (4) Side impact sensor (if equipped) WARNING Do not hit or allow any objects to impact the locations whe ...

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 belt ...

Other information:

Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual: Relay Box (Engine Compartment) Repair procedures
Inspection 1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Pull out the relay from the engine compartment relay block. Power Relay (Type A) Check for continuity between the terminals. 1. After supplying power to ...

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Fuse/relay panel description
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