Kia Carnival Owners Manual

Side air bag
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Kia Carnival: Side air bag.

Kia Carnival: Side air bag. Your vehicle is equipped with a side air bag in each front seat. The purpose

Your vehicle is equipped with a side air bag in each front seat. The purpose of the air bag is to provide the vehicle's driver and/or the front passenger with additional protection than that offered by the seat belt alone.

  • The side air bags are designed to deploy during certain side-impact collisions, depending on the crash severity, angle, speed and point of impact. However, when side deployment threshold is satisfied at frontimpact, side air bags may deploy.
  • The side air bags may deploy on the side of the impact or on both side.
  • The side and/or curtain air bags on both sides of the vehicle will deploy if a rollover or possible rollover is detected.
  • The side air bags are not designed to deploy in all side impact or rollover situations.

Kia Carnival: Side air bag. WARNING - Unexpected deployment WARNING - Unexpected deployment

Avoid impact to the side impact airbag sensor when the ignition switch is ON to prevent unexpected deployment of the side air bag.

  • The side air bag is supplemental to the driver's and the passenger's seat belt systems and is not a substitute for them. Therefore your seat belts must be worn at all times while the vehicle is in operation.
  • For best protection from the side air bag system and to avoid being injured by the deploying side air bag, both front seat occupants should sit in an upright position with the seat belt properly fastened. The driver's hands should be placed on the steering wheel at the 9:00 and 3:00 positions. The passenger's arms and hands should be placed on their laps.

Kia Carnival: Side air bag. WARNING - Deployment WARNING - Deployment

Do not install any accessories including seat covers, on the side or near the side air bag as this may affect the deployment of the side air bags.

  • If seat or seat cover is damaged, have the vehicle checked and repaired by an authorized Kia dealer. Inform the dealer that your vehicle is equipped with side air bags and an occupant detection system.

Kia Carnival: Side air bag. WARNING - Flying objects WARNING - Flying objects

Do not place any objects (an umbrella, bag, etc.) between the front door and the front seat. Such objects may become dangerous projectiles if the side airbag inflates.


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