Hyundai Ioniq: Why Didn't My Air Bag Go Off in a Collision? / Air bag non-inflation conditions

Hyundai Ioniq (AE) 2017-2021 Owner's Manual / Safety system of your vehicle / Air bag - Advanced supplemental restraint system / Why Didn't My Air Bag Go Off in a Collision? / Air bag non-inflation conditions

Hyundai Ioniq. Air bag non-inflation conditions

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.

Hyundai Ioniq. Air bag non-inflation conditions

Front 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 provide any additional benefit.

Hyundai Ioniq. Air bag non-inflation conditions

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

However, side and curtain air bags may inflate depending on the severity of impact.

Hyundai Ioniq. Air bag non-inflation conditions

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 sensors may not deploy any air bags.

Hyundai Ioniq. Air bag non-inflation conditions

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 "underride" situation because deceleration forces that are detected by sensors may be significantly reduced by such "underride" collisions.

Hyundai Ioniq. Air bag non-inflation conditions

Front air bags may not inflate in rollover accidents because air bag deployment could not provide protection to the occupants.

However, side and curtain air bags may inflate when the vehicle is rolled over by a side impact collision.

Hyundai Ioniq. Air bag non-inflation conditions

Air bags may not inflate if the vehicle collides with objects such as utility poles or trees, where the point of impact is concentrated and the collision energy is absorbed by the vehicle structure.

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