2013 KIA Optima — Owner's Manual – Page #72

Posted on 22 May, 2015
Model: 2013 KIA Optima
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Safety features of your vehicle
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Air bags can only be used once –
have an authorized Kia dealer
replace the air bag immediately
after deployment.
A smaller-stature adult who is not
seated correctly (for example:
seat excessively reclined, leaning
on the door or center console, or
hips shifted forward in the seat)
can cause a condition where the
advanced frontal air bag system
senses less weight than if the
occupant were seated properly
(sitting upright with the seatback
in an upright position, centered
on the seat cushion with their
seat belt on, legs comfortably
extended and their feet on the
floor).
This condition can result in an
adult potentially being misclassi-
fied and illumination of the PAS-
SENGER AIR BAG “OFF” indica-
tor.
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If you change the weight on the
front passenger seat, the PAS-
SENGER AIR BAG “OFF” indica-
tor may turn on or off for a few
seconds, disabling or enabling
the passenger air bag.
Do not modify or replace the front
passenger seat. Don't place any-
thing on or attach anything such
as a blanket or after market seat
heater to the front passenger
seat.This can adversely affect the
occupant detection system.
Do not sit on sharp objects such
as tools when occupying the front
passenger seat.This can adverse-
ly affect the occupant detection
system.
Do not use accessory seat covers
on the front seats.
Accident statistics show that chil-
dren are safer if they are
restrained in the rear, as opposed
to the front seat. It is recommend-
ed that child restraints be secured
in a rear seat, including an infant
riding in a rear-facing infant seat,
a child riding in a forward-facing
child seat and an older child rid-
ing in a booster seat.
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WARNING
Even though your vehicle is
equipped with the occupant
detection system, never install a
child restraint system in the front
passenger's seat. A deploying air
bag can forcefully strike a child
resulting in serious injuries or
death. Any child age 12 and
under should ride in the rear seat.
Children too large for child
restraints should use the avail-
able lap/shoulder belts. No mat-
ter what type of crash, children of
all ages are safer when restrained
in the rear seat.
If the PASSENGER AIR BAG
“OFF” indicator is illuminated
when the front passenger's seat
is occupied by an adult and
he/she sits properly (sitting
upright with the seatback in an
upright position, centered on the
seat cushion with their seat belt
on, legs comfortably extended
and their feet on the floor), have
that person sit in the rear seat.
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