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 ...

Other information:

Hyundai Kona (OS) 2018-2021 Owners Manual: Air cleaner
Filter replacement The air cleaner filter can be cleaned for inspection using compressed air. Do not attempt to wash or to rinse it, as water will damage the filter. If soiled, the air cleaner filter must be replaced. 1. Loosen the air cleaner cover attaching clips and open the cover. 2. Wipe the ...

Hyundai Kona (OS) 2018-2021 Owners Manual: Windshield washers
In the OFF (O) position, pull the lever gently toward you to spray washer fluid on the windshield and to run the wipers 1-3 cycles. The spray and wiper operation will continue until you release the lever. If the washer does not work, you may need to add washer fluid to the washer fluid reservoir. ...

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