2013 KIA Optima — Owner's Manual – Page #83

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


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Safety features of your vehicle
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Air bags are not designed to inflate in
rear collisions, because occupants are
moved backward by the force of the
impact. In this case, inflated air bags
would not be able to provide any addi-
tional benefit.
Front air bags may not inflate in side
impact collisions, because occupants
move to the direction of the collision,
and thus in side impacts, front air bag
deployment would not provide addi-
tional occupant protection.
However, if equipped with side impact
or curtain air bags, the air bag(s) may
inflate depending on the intensity, vehi-
cle speed and angles of impact.
In a slant or angled collision, the force
of impact may direct the occupants in a
direction where the air bags would not
be able to provide any additional bene-
fit, and thus the sensors may not
deploy any air bags.
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