Kia Rio: How does the air bag system operate / Installing a child restraint on a front passenger’s seat is forbidden

Kia Rio 2017-2021 YB Owners Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Air bag - advanced supplemental restraint system / How does the air bag system operate / Installing a child restraint on a front passenger’s seat is forbidden

Never place a rear-facing child restraint in the front passenger’s seat. If the air bag deploys, it would impact the rear-facing child restraint, causing serious or fatal injury.

In addition, do not place front-facing child restraint in the front passenger’s seat either. If the front passenger air bag inflates, it would cause serious or fatal injuries to the child.

WARNING - Air bag deployment

When children are seated in the rear outboard seats of a vehicle equipped with side and/or curtain air bags, install the child restraint system as far away from the door side as possible. Inflation of the side and/or curtain air bags could impact the child.

WARNING

Do not install or place any accessories new air bag deployment areas.

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 air bag warning light in your instrument panel is to alert you of a potential problem with your air bag system, which could include your side and/or curtain air bags used for roll ...

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