Hyundai Kona: Why didn't my air bag go off in a collision? / Air bag inflation conditions

Front air bags

Front air bags are designed to inflate in a frontal collision depending on the severity, speed or angles of impact of the front collision.

Side and curtain air bags

Side and curtain air bags are designed to inflate when an impact is detected by side collision sensors depending on the severity, speed or angles of impact resulting from a side impact collision.

Although the driver’s and front passenger’s air bags are designed to inflate in frontal collisions, they also may inflate in other types of collisions if the front impact sensors detect a sufficient impact. Side and curtain air bags are designed to inflate in side impact collisions, but they may inflate in other collisions if the side impact sensors detect a sufficient impact.

Also, the side and curtain air bags are designed to inflate when a rollover is detected by a rollover sensor. (if equipped with rollover sensor)

If the vehicle chassis is impacted by bumps or objects on unimproved roads, the air bags may deploy. Drive carefully on unimproved roads or on surfaces not designed for vehicle traffic to prevent unintended air bag deployment.

Air bag collision sensors
WARNING To reduce the risk of an air bag deploying unexpectedly and causing serious injury or death: Do not hit or allow any objects to impact the locations where air bags or sensors are installe ...

Air bag non-inflation conditions
In certain low-speed collisions the air bags may not deploy. The air bags are designed not to deploy in such cases because they may not provide benefits beyond the protection of the seat belts. Fr ...

Other information:

Hyundai Kona (OS) 2018-2019 Owners Manual: Good braking practices
WARNING Whenever leaving the vehicle or parking, always come to a complete stop and continue to depress the brake pedal. Move the shift lever into the P (Park) position, then apply the parking brake, and place the ignition switch in the LOCK/OFF position. Vehicles parked with the parking brake not ...

Hyundai Kona (OS) 2018-2019 Owners Manual: Engine Oil Level Warning Light
The engine oil level warning light illuminates when the engine oil level should be checked. If the warning light comes on, check the engine oil level as soon as possible and add engine oil as required. Slowly pour the recommended oil little by little into a funnel. (Oil refill capacity : approxi ...

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