Hyundai Santa Fe Owners Manual

Curtain air bag
Safety features of your vehicle / Air bag - supplemental restraint system / Curtain air bag

Hyundai Santa Fe: Curtain air bag. ❈ The actual air bags in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.

❈ The actual air bags in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.

Curtain air bags are located along both sides of the roof rails above the front and rear doors.

They are designed to help protect occupants in certain side impacts and to help prevent them from ejecting out of the vehicle as a result of a rollover, especially when the seatbelts are also in use.

  • The curtain air bags are designed to deploy during certain side impact collisions, depending on the crash severity, angle, speed and point of impact.
  • The curtain air bags do not only deploy on the side of the impact but also on the opposite side.
  • Also, the curtain air bags on both sides of the vehicle will deploy in certain rollover situations.
  • The curtain air bags are not designed to deploy in all side impact or rollover situations.

WARNING

  • In order for side and curtain air bags to provide the best protection, front seat occupants and outboard rear occupants should sit in an upright position with the seat belts properly fastened. Importantly, children should sit in a proper child restraint system in the rear seat.
  • When children are seated in the rear outboard seats, they must be seated in the proper child restraint system. Make sure to put the child restraint system as far away from the door side as possible, and secure the child restraint system in a locked position.
  • Do not allow the 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 passengers when they are seated on seats equipped with side and/or curtain air bags.
  • Never try to open or repair any components of the side curtain air bag system. This should only be done by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

Failure to follow the above instructions can result in injury or death to the vehicle occupants in an accident.

Why didnt my air bag go off in a collision? (Inflation and non-inflation conditions of the air bag)

There are many types of accidents in which the air bag would not be expected to provide additional protection.

These include rear impacts, second or third collisions in multiple impact accidents, as well as low speed impacts.

Air bag collision sensors

Hyundai Santa Fe: Curtain air bag. (1) SRS control module / Rollover sensor (if equipped)

(1) SRS control module / Rollover sensor (if equipped)
(2) Front impact sensor
(3) Side impact sensor
(4) Side impact sensor

WARNING - Air bag sensors

  • Do not hit or allow any objects to impact the locations where air bags or sensors are installed.
    This may cause unexpected air bag deployment, which could result in serious personal injury or death.
  • If the installation location or angle of the sensors is altered in any way, the air bags may deploy when they should not or they may not deploy when they should, causing severe injury or death.
    Therefore, do not try to perform maintenance on or around the air bag sensors. Have the vehicle checked and repaired by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

 

  • Problems may arise if the sensor installation angles are changed due to the deformation of the front bumper, body or C pillars or front door where side collision sensors are installed. Have the vehicle checked and repaired by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.
  • Your vehicle has been designed to absorb impact and deploy the air bag(s) in certain collisions. Installing bumper guards or side steppers or replacing a bumper with non-genuine parts may adversely affect your vehicles collision and air bag deployment performance.

Air bag inflation conditions

Hyundai Santa Fe: Curtain air bag. Front air bags

Front air bags

Front air bags are designed to inflate in a frontal collision depending on the intensity, speed or angles of impact of the front collision.

Hyundai Santa Fe: Curtain air bag.

Hyundai Santa Fe: Curtain air bag. ❈ The actual air bags in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.

❈ The actual air bags in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.

Side impact and curtain air bags

Side impact and curtain air bags are designed to inflate when an impact is detected by side collision sensors depending on the strength, speed or angles of impact resulting from a side impact collision.

Also, the side impact and curtain air bags are designed to inflate when a rollover is detected by the rollover sensor.

Although the front air bags (drivers front, knee and front passengers 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 frontal force in another type of impact. Side impact and curtain air bags are designed to inflate in certain side impact collisions. They may inflate in other type of collisions where a side force is detected by the sensors.

Side airbag and/or curtain airbags may also inflate where rollover sensors indicate the possibility of a rollover occurring (even if none actually occurs) or in other situations, incluiding when the vehicle is tilted while being towed. Even where side and/or curtain airbags would not provide impact protection in a rollover, however, they will deploy to prevent ejection of occupants, especially those who are restrained with seat belts.

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 non-inflation conditions

Hyundai Santa Fe: Curtain air bag.  In certain low-speed collisions the air bags may not deploy. The air bags are

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 in such collisions.

Hyundai Santa Fe: Curtain air bag.  Air bags are not designed to inflate in rear collisions, because occupants

Air bags are not designed to inflate in rear collisions, because occupants are moved backward by the force of the impact. In this case, inflated air bags would not be able to provide any additional benefit.

Hyundai Santa Fe: Curtain air bag.  Front air bags may not inflate in side impact collisions, because occupants

Front air bags may not inflate in side impact collisions, because occupants move to the direction of the collision, and thus in side impacts, frontal air bag deployment would not provide additional occupant protection.

However, side impact and curtain air bags may inflate depending on the intensity, vehicle speed and angles of impact.

Hyundai Santa Fe: Curtain air bag.  In an angled collision, the force of impact may direct the occupants in a direction

In an angled collision, the force of impact may direct the occupants in a direction where the air bags would not be able to provide any additional benefit, and thus the SRS may not deploy any air bags.

Hyundai Santa Fe: Curtain air bag.  Just before impact, drivers often brake heavily. Such heavy braking lowers

Just before impact, drivers often brake heavily. Such heavy braking lowers the front portion of the vehicle causing it to ride under a vehicle with a higher ground clearance. Air bags may not inflate in this "under-ride" situation because forces that are detected by sensors may be reduced by such underride collisions.

Hyundai Santa Fe: Curtain air bag.  Front air bags may not inflate in rollover accidents where the SRSCM indicates

Front air bags may not inflate in rollover accidents where the SRSCM indicates that the SRSCM indicates that the front air bag deployment would not provide additional occupant protection.

Hyundai Santa Fe: Curtain air bag.  Air bags may not inflate if the vehicle collides with objects such as utility

Air bags may not inflate if the vehicle collides with objects such as utility poles or trees.


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