2013 KIA Optima — Owner's Manual – Page #47

Posted on 22 May, 2015
Model: 2013 KIA Optima
Pages: 382

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Safety features of your vehicle
Both the driver's and front passen-
ger's pre-tensioner seat belts may be
activated in certain frontal collisions.
The pre-tensioners will not activate if
the seat belts are not worn at the time
of the collision.
When the pre-tensioner seat belts are
activated, a loud noise may be heard
and fine dust, which may appear to be
smoke, may be visible in the passenger
compartment. These are normal oper-
ating conditions and are not haz-
Although it is harmless, the fine dust
may cause skin irritation and should
not be breathed for prolonged peri-
ods. Wash all exposed skin areas thor-
oughly after an accident in which the
pre-tensioner seat belts were activat-
Because the sensor that activates the
SRS air bag is connected with the pre-
tensioner seat belt, the SRS air bag
warning light ( ) on the instrument
panel will illuminate for approximately
6 seconds after the ignition switch has
been turned to the ON position, and
then it should turn off.
If the pre-tensioner seat belt does
not work properly, this warning light
will illuminate even if the SRS air
bag has not malfunctioned. If the
SRS air bag warning light does not
illuminate when the ignition switch
is turned ON, or if it remains illumi-
nated after illuminating for approxi-
mately 6 seconds, or if it illuminates
while the vehicle is being driven,
please have an authorized Kia deal-
er inspect the pre-tensioner seat
belt or SRS air bag system as soon
as possible.

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