Hyundai Kona: What to expect after an air bag inflates / Noise and smoke from inflating air bag

When the air bags inflate, they make a loud noise and may produce smoke and powder in the air inside of the vehicle. This is normal and is a result of the ignition of the air bag inflator. After the air bag inflates, you may feel substantial discomfort in breathing because of the contact of your chest with both the seat belt and the air bag, as well as from breathing the smoke and powder. The powder may aggravate asthma for some people. If you experience breathing problems after an air bag deployment, seek medical attention immediately.

Though the smoke and powder are nontoxic, they may cause irritation to the skin, eyes, nose, throat, etc. If this is the case, wash and rinse with cold water immediately and seek medical attention if the symptoms persist.

What to expect after an air bag inflates
After a frontal or side air bag inflates, it will deflate very quickly. Air bag inflation will not prevent the driver from seeing out of the windshield or being able to steer. Curtain air bags may r ...

Do not install a Child Restraint System on the front passenger seat
Never install a Child Restraint System in the front passenger seat, unless the air bag is deactivated WARNING NEVER use a rearward facing Child Restraint on a seat protected by an ACTIVE AIRBAG in ...

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Hyundai Kona (OS) 2018-2021 Service Manual: Evaporator Temperature Sensor Description and operation
Description The evaporator temperature sensor will detect the evaporator core temperature and interrupt compressor relay power in order to prevent evaporator from freezing by excessive cooling. The evaporator temperature sensor has the Negative Temperature Coefficie ...

Hyundai Kona (OS) 2018-2021 Owners Manual: Seat belts
Always fasten your seat belt before starting any trip. At all times, passengers should sit upright and be properly restrained. Infants and small children must be restrained in appropriate Child Restraint Systems. Children who have outgrown a booster seat and adults must be restrained using the se ...

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