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) 2018-2020 Service Manual: Injector Troubleshooting
Signal Waveform The three waveforms below are taken from the #1 and #4 injectors. The top waveform is from the high side (feed side) of the #1 and #4 injectors, while the middle waveform is from the low side (ground side) of the #1 injector and the bottom waveform is from th ...

Hyundai Kona (OS) 2018-2020 Service Manual: Seat Heater Repair procedures
Inspection Front Seat Heater 1. Check for continuity and measure the resistance between terminals No 3 and No 6. Standard value Driver / Assists (cushion + back) : 2.00Ω±10 ...

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