2023 Hyundai Kona-N Air Bag – Supplemental Restraint System

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Hyundai Kona-N 2023 Air Bag – Supplemental Restraint System 

Modern Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) technology is featured on the 2023 Hyundai Kona-N, improving passenger safety in the case of an accident. With numerous airbags positioned thoughtfully throughout the car, including curtain, side, and front airbags, this sophisticated SRS offers complete occupant safety. These airbags quickly inflate and shield occupants in the case of an accident, lowering the possibility of harm. Hyundai ensures that safety is the primary concern in this high-performance car by precisely engineering the Kona-N’s SRS with state-of-the-art technology.

2023 Hyundai KONA Specs, Price, Features, Milage (Brochure)

Air Bag – Supplemental Restraint System

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  1. Driver’s front airbag
  2. Passenger’s front airbag
  3. Side airbag
  4. Curtain airbag

The vehicles are equipped with a Supplemental Air Bag System for the driver’s seat and front passenger’s seats. The front airbags are designed to supplement the three-point seat belts. For these airbags to provide protection, the seat belts must be worn at all times when driving. You can be severely injured or killed in an accident if you are not wearing a seat belt. Airbags are designed to supplement seat belts but do not replace them. Also, airbags are not designed to deploy in every collision. In some accidents, seat belts are the only restraint protecting you.

WARNING
AIRBAG SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
ALWAYS use seat belts and Child Restraint Systems – every trip, every time, everyone! Even with airbags, you can be seriously injured or killed in a collision if you are improperly belted or not wearing your seat belt when the airbag inflates. NEVER place a child in any Child Restraint System or booster seat in the front passenger seat, unless the air bag is deactivated. An inflating air bag could forcefully strike the infant or child causing serious or fatal injuries. ABC – Always Buckle Children under age 13 in the back seat. It is the safest place for children of any age to ride. If a child age 13 or older must be seated in the front seat, he or she must be properly belted and the seat should be moved as far back as possible. All occupants should sit upright with the seatback in an upright position, centered on the seat cushion with their seat belt on, legs comfortably extended and their feet on the floor until the vehicle is parked and the vehicle is turned off. If an occupant is out of position during an accident, the rapidly deploying air bag may forcefully contact the occupant causing serious or fatal injuries. You and your passengers should never sit or lean unnecessarily close to the airbags or lean against the door or center console. Move your seat as far back as possible from front airbags, while still maintaining control of the vehicle. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that drivers allow at least 10 inches (25 cm) between the center of the steering wheel and the chest.

Where Are the Air Bags?
Driver’s and passenger’s front airbags

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Hyundai-Kona-N-2023-Owner-Manual-Auto-User-Guide 3Your vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) and lap/shoulder belts at both the driver and passenger seating positions. The SRS consists of air bags which are located in the center of the steering wheel and the passenger’s side front panel pad above the glove box. The airbags are labeled with the letters “AIR BAG” embossed on the pad covers. The purpose of the SRS is to provide the vehicle’s driver and front passengers with additional protection than that offered by the seat belt system alone in case of a frontal impact of sufficient severity. The SRS uses sensors to gather information about the driver’s and front passenger’s seat belt usage and impact severity. The seat belt buckle sensors determine if the driver and front passenger’s seat belts are fastened. These sensors provide the ability to control the SRS deployment based on whether or not the seat belts are fastened, and how severe the impact is. The advanced SRS offers the ability to control airbag inflation within two levels. A first-stage level is provided for moderate-severity impacts. A second stage level is provided for more severe impacts. According to the impact severity, and seat belt usage, the SRS Control Module (SRSCM) controls the air bag inflation. Failure to properly wear seat belts can increase the risk or severity of injury in an accident.

WARNING
To reduce the risk of serious injury or death from inflating front airbags, take the following precautions:

  • Seat belts must be worn at all times to help keep occupants positioned properly.
  • Move your seat as far back as possible from front airbags, while still maintaining control of the vehicle.
  • Never lean against the door or center console.
  • Do not allow the front passenger to place their feet or legs on the dashboard.
  • No objects (such as crash pad cover, mobile phone holder, cup holder, air fresheners or stickers) should be placed over or near the airbag modules on the steering wheel, instrument panel, windshield glass, and the front passenger panel above the glove box. Such objects could cause harm if the vehicle is in a crash severe enough to cause the airbags to deploy.
  • Do not attach any objects on the front windshield and inside mirror.

Side airbags 

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Your vehicle is equipped with a side airbag in each front seat. The purpose of the airbag is to provide the vehicle’s driver and the front passenger with additional protection than that offered by the seat belt alone.
The side airbags are designed to deploy during certain side-impact collisions, depending on the crash severity, angle, speed, and point of impact. The side airbags on both sides of the vehicle are designed to deploy when a rollover is detected by a rollover sensor. (if equipped with a rollover sensor) The side airbags are not designed to deploy in all side impact or rollover situations.

WARNING
To reduce the risk of serious injury or death from an inflating side airbag and front center airbag, take the following precautions:

  • Seat belts must be worn at all times to help keep occupants positioned properly.
  • Do not allow passengers to lean their heads or bodies onto doors, put their arms on the doors, stretch their arms out of the window, or place objects between the doors and seats.
  • Hold the steering wheel at the 9  o’clock and 3 o’clock positions, to minimize the risk of injuries to your hands and arms.
  • Do not place any objects between the door and the seat. They may become dangerous projectiles if the side airbag inflates.
  • If the seat or seat cover is damaged, have the system serviced by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

Curtain airbags 

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Curtain airbags are located along both sides of the roof rails above the front and rear doors. They are designed to help protect the heads of the front seat occupants and the rear outboard seat occupants in certain side-impact collisions. The curtain airbags are designed to deploy during certain side-impact collisions, depending on the crash severity, angle, speed, and impact. For vehicles equipped with a rollover sensor the side and/or curtain airbags and pre-tensioners on both sides of the vehicle may deploy if a rollover or possible rollover is detected. The curtain airbags are not designed to deploy in all side impact or rollover situations.

WARNING
To reduce the risk of serious injury or death from an inflating curtain airbag, take the following precautions:

  • All seat occupants must wear seat belts at all times to help keep occupants positioned properly.
  • Do not hang other objects except clothes, especially hard or breakable objects.
    In an accident, it may cause vehicle damage or personal injury.
  • Do not allow passengers to lean their heads or bodies onto doors, put their arms on the doors, stretch their arms out of the window, or place objects between the doors and seats.
  • Do not attempt to open or repair the side curtain airbags yourself. If necessary, have the airbag inspected by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer?

How Does the Air Bags System Operate?

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The SRS consists of the following components:

  1. Driver’s front airbag module
  2. Passenger’s front airbag module
  3. Side airbag modules
  4. Curtain airbag modules
  5. Retractor pre-tensioner
  6. Airbag warning light
  7. SRS control module (SRSCM)/Rollover sensor
  8. Front impact sensors
  9. Side impact sensors (acceleration)
  10. Side impact sensors (pressure)
  11. Seat belt buckle sensor
  12. Occupant classification system

The SRSCM (Supplemental Restraint System Control Module) continually monitors all SRS components while the Engine Start/Stop button is in the ON position to determine if a crash impact is severe enough to require air bag deployment or pre-tensioner seat belt deployment. The SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) air bag warning light on the instrument panel displays the airbag symbol depicted in the illustration. The system checks the airbag’s electrical system for malfunctions. The light indicates that there is a potential problem with your airbag system, which could include your side and/or curtain airbags used for rollover protection.

WARNING If your SRS malfunctions, the air bag may not inflate properly during an accident, increasing the risk of serious injury or death.

If any of the following conditions occur, your SRS is malfunctioning:

  • The light does not turn on for approximately three to six seconds when the Engine Start/Stop button is in the ON position.
  • The light stays on after illuminating for approximately three to six seconds.
  • The light comes on while the vehicle is in motion.
  • The light blinks when the engine is running.
  • Have an authorized HYUNDAI dealer inspect the SRS as soon as possible if any of these conditions occur.
  • During a moderate to severe frontal collision, sensors will detect the vehicle’s rapid deceleration. If the rate of deceleration is high enough, the control unit will inflate the front airbags, at the time and with the force needed.
  • The front airbags help protect the driver and front passenger by responding to frontal impacts in which seat belts alone cannot provide adequate restraint. When needed, the side airbags help provide protection in the event of a side impact or rollover by supporting the side upper body area.
  • Air bags are activated (able to inflate if necessary) only when the Engine Start/Stop button is in the ON or START position, and it can be activated within about 3 minutes after the engine is turned off.
  • Airbags inflate in the event of certain frontal or side collisions to help protect the occupants from serious physical injury.
  • In addition to inflating in serious side collisions, vehicles equipped with a rollover sensor, and side and/or curtain airbags will inflate if the sensing system detects a rollover.
    When a rollover is detected, curtain airbags will remain inflated longer to help provide protection from ejection, especially when used in conjunction with the seat belts.
  • There are even circumstances under which contact with the airbag can cause fatal injuries, especially if the occupant is positioned excessively close to the airbag.

You can take steps to reduce the risk of being injured by an inflating airbag. The greatest risk is sitting too close to the airbag. An airbag needs about 10 in. (25 cm) of space to inflate. NHTSA recommends that drivers allow at least 10 in. (25 cm) between the center of the steering wheel and the chest.

WARNING
To reduce the risk of serious injury or death from an inflating airbag, take the following precautions:

  • NEVER place a child restraint in the front passenger seat.
    Always properly restrain children under age 13 in the rear seats of the vehicle.
  • Adjust the front passenger’s and driver’s seats as far to the rear as possible while maintaining you to maintain full control of the vehicle.
  • Do not allow the front passenger to place their feet or legs on the dashboard.

Hyundai-Kona-N-2023-Owner-Manual-Auto-User-Guide 8When the SRSCM detects a sufficiently severe impact on the front of the vehicle, it will automatically deploy the front airbags.Hyundai-Kona-N-2023-Owner-Manual-Auto-User-Guide 9

Upon deployment, a tear seam molded directly into the pad cover will separate under pressure from the expansion of the airbags. Further opening of the covers allows full inflation of the airbags. A fully inflated air bag, in combination with a properly worn seat belt, slows the driver’s or the front passenger’s forward motion, reducing the risk of head and chest injury.

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After complete inflation, the air bag immediately starts deflating, enabling the driver to maintain forward visibility and the ability to steer or operate other controls.

WARNING
To prevent objects from becoming dangerous projectiles when the passenger’s airbag inflates:
Do not install or place any objects (drink holder, CD holder, stickers, etc.) on the front passenger’s panel above the glove box where the passenger’s airbag is located. Do not install a container of liquid air freshener near the instrument cluster or on the instrument panel surface.

What to Expect After an Air Bag Inflates
After a frontal or side air bag inflates, it will deflate very quickly. Airbag inflation will not prevent the driver from seeing out of the windshield or being able to steer. Curtain airbags may remain partially inflated for some time after they deploy.

WARNING
After an air bag inflates, take the following precautions:

  • Open your windows and doors as soon as possible after impact to reduce prolonged exposure to the smoke and powder released by the inflating airbag.
  • Do not touch the air bag storage area’s internal components immediately after an air bag has inflated. The parts that come into contact with an inflating airbag may be very hot.
  • Always wash exposed skin areas thoroughly with cold water and mild soap.
  • Always have an authorized  HYUNDAI dealer replace the airbag immediately after deployment. Airbags are designed to be used only once.

Noise and smoke from inflating airbags
When the airbags inflate, they make a loud noise and may produce smoke and powder in the air inside the vehicle. This is normal and is a result of the ignition of the airbag 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 airbag, as well as from breathing the smoke and powder. The powder may aggravate asthma in some people. If you experience breathing problems after an airbag 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.

Occupant Classification System (OCS)

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Your vehicle is equipped with an Occupant Classification System (OCS) in the front passenger’s seat.

Main components of the Occupant Classification System
A detection device is located within the front passenger seat cushion. Electronic system to help determine whether the passenger airbag systems should be activated or deactivated. An indicator light is located on the overhead console illuminates the words “PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF” indicating the front passenger airbag system is deactivated.

FAQ

 

What is the purpose of the Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)?

The SRS is designed to provide an additional layer of protection for vehicle occupants in the event of a collision.

How do airbags work?

Airbags inflate rapidly upon impact to cushion and protect passengers from injury during a collision.

How many airbags are typically included in a vehicle’s SRS?

The number of airbags can vary by vehicle, but most modern cars have multiple airbags, including front, side, and curtain airbags.

Are airbags standard in the 2023 Hyundai Kona-N?

Check the vehicle’s specifications or consult Hyundai’s official website for information on airbag inclusion.

What types of collisions trigger airbag deployment?

Airbags are generally triggered by frontal or side-impact collisions of a certain severity.

Can airbags be manually turned off or deactivated?

Some vehicles have a switch to deactivate the passenger-side airbag for certain situations, such as when a child is in a rear-facing car seat.

Do airbags ever need maintenance or replacement?

Airbags typically don’t require maintenance, but if they are deployed in a collision, they need to be replaced.

Can airbags cause injuries?

While airbags are designed to reduce injuries, they can cause minor injuries, especially if passengers are not properly seated and restrained.

What should I do if my airbag deploys in a collision?

Seek medical attention if needed and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for replacing the deployed airbags.

Can I install aftermarket airbags in my vehicle?

It’s not recommended to install aftermarket airbags, as they may not meet safety standards and could be dangerous.

Are airbags effective in preventing injuries during rollover accidents?

Airbags are primarily designed for frontal and side impacts, so their effectiveness in rollovers may be limited.

What safety precautions should I take with regards to airbags when installing a child car seat?

Ensure that child car seats are properly installed and follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for the placement of the car seat in relation to airbags.

Are there any recalls or safety concerns related to the 2023 Hyundai Kona-N’s airbag system?

Check with Hyundai or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for any reported recalls or safety concerns related to the specific vehicle.

How can I check the airbag system’s status in my vehicle?

Most vehicles have a dashboard indicator that will illuminate briefly when the vehicle is started to indicate that the airbag system is operational. If it stays on or flashes, it may indicate a problem.

What should I do if the airbag warning light in my vehicle stays on?

If the airbag warning light remains on, it’s essential to have the system inspected and repaired by a qualified technician as soon as possible.

Useful Link

View Full User Guide: Hyundai Kona-N 2023 User Guide
Download Manuals: https://owners.hyundaiusa.com/us/en/resources/manuals-warranties.html
2023 Hyundai KONA Specs, Price, Features, Milage (Brochure)

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