Kia Rio: Why didn’t my air bag go off in a collision? (Inflation and noninflation conditions of the air bag) / Air bag collision sensors

Kia Rio 2017-2022 YB Owners Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Air bag - advanced supplemental restraint system / Why didn’t my air bag go off in a collision? (Inflation and noninflation conditions of the air bag) / Air bag collision sensors

(1) SRS control module/ Rollover sensor
(2) Front impact sensor
(3) Side impact sensor
(4) Pressure side impact sensor

WARNING - Air bag sensors

Problems may arise if the sensor installation angles are changed due to the deformation of the front bumper, body or B pillar where side collision sensors are installed. Have the vehicle checked and repaired by an authorized Kia dealer.

Installing aftermarket bumper guards or replacing a bumper with non-genuine parts may adversely affect your vehicle’s collision and air bag deployment performance.

Why didn’t my air bag go off in a collision? (Inflation and noninflation conditions of the air bag)
There are many types of accidents in which the air bag would not be expected to provide additional protection. These include rear impacts, second or third collisions in multiple impact accidents, ...

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 air bags Side air bags (side and/or curtain air ...

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Kia Rio 2017-2022 YB Owners Manual: Tire rotation


To equalize tread wear, it is recommended that the tires be rotated every 12,000 km (7,500 miles) or sooner if irregular wear develops. During rotation, check the tires for correct balance. When rotating tires, check for uneven wear and damage. Abnormal wear is usually caused by incorrect tire ...

Kia Rio 2017-2022 YB Owners Manual: Armed stage


Using the smart key Park the vehicle and stop the engine. Arm the system as described below. 1.Turn off the engine. 2.Make sure that all doors (and liftgate) and the engine hood are closed and latched. 3.• Lock the doors by pressing the button of the front outside door handle with the smar ...

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