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) 2018-2022 Service Manual: AVN Antenna Repair procedures
Removal Roof Antenna 1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the roof trim assembly. (Refer to Body - "Roof Trim Assembly") 3. Disconnect the roof antenna cable and conn ...

Hyundai Kona (OS) 2018-2022 Owners Manual: Before driving
Before entering the vehicle Be sure all windows, outside mirror( s), and outside lights are clean and unobstructed. Remove frost, snow, or ice. Visually check the tires for uneven wear and damage. Check under the vehicle for any sign of leaks. Be sure there are no obstacles behind you if you ...

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