Kia Niro: How does the air bag system operate / Front passenger's air bag warning label for child restraint system


Never place a rear facing child restraint in the front passenger seat, unless the passenger-side air bag is deactivated. An inflating passenger-side air bag could impact the rear-facing child restraint and kill the child.

In addition, we recommend that you do not place front-facing child restraints in the front passenger’s seat either. If the front passenger air bag inflates, it could cause serious or fatal injuries to the child.

If your vehicle is equipped with the passenger’s front air bag ON/OFF switch, you can activate or deactivate the front passenger’s air bag when necessary.

For more details, please refer to "Passenger’s front air bag ON/OFF switch" in this chapter. (if equipped)


Noise and smoke
When the air bags inflate, they make a loud noise and they leave smoke and powder in the air inside of the vehicle. This is normal and is a result of the ignition of the air bag inflator. After th ...

Air bag warning light
The purpose of the air bag warning light in your instrument panel is to alert you of a potential problem with your air bag - Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). When the ignition switch is turne ...

Other information:

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: System malfunction
When the AEB is not working properly, the AEB warning light () will illuminate and the warning message will appear for a few seconds. After the message disappears, the master warning light () will illuminate. In this case, we recommend you to have the vehicle inspected by an authori ...

Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual: Case Repair procedures
Removal    • Be sure to read and follow the “General Safety Information and Caution” before doing any work related with the high voltage system. Failure to follow the safety instr ...

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