2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Owners Manual

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Safety features of your vehicle
How does the air bag system
•  The front  air  bags  will  completely
inflate and deflate in an instant.
It  is virtually  impossible for  you  to
see  the air  bags  inflate during  an
It is  much more  likely that  you will
simply  see  the  deflated  air   bags
hanging  out of  their  storage com-
partments after the collision.
This speed  of inflation reduces the
risk  of   serious  or  life-threatening
injuries and is thus a necessary part
of air bag design.
However, air  bag inflation  can also
cause  injuries which  normally  can
include facial abrasions, bruises and
broken bones because  the inflation
speed also  causes the  air bags  to
expand with a great deal of force.
There  are   even  circumstances
under which  contact with  the air
bag can cause fatal injuries, espe-
cially if the occupant is positioned
excessively close to the air bag.
Air  bags   are  activated   (able  to
inflate if  necessary) only  when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON or
START position.
The  appropriate   air  bags   inflate
instantly  in   the  event   of  serious
frontal or  side  collision in  order to
help  protect   the  occupants   from     •  In  addition  to  inflating  in  serious
serious physical injury.
side  collisions, side  and/or  curtain
air  bags will  inflate  if  the  sensing
system detects a rollover.
There is  no single  speed at  which
the air bags will inflate.
When  a  rollover is  detected,  side
and/or  curtain  airbags  will remain
inflated longer  to help provide  pro-
tection   from  ejection,   especially
when used  in conjunction  with the
seat belts.
In order  to help provide  protection,
the air bags must inflate rapidly.The
speed of  air bag inflation  is a con-
sequence  of  the   extremely  short
time in  which to  inflate the air  bag
between the occupant and the vehi-
cle structures  before  the occupant
impacts those structures.
Generally, air bags are  designed to
inflate by  the severity of  a collision
and its direction. These  two factors
determine   whether   the   sensors
send out an electronic  deployment/
inflation signal.
Air bag  deployment depends  on a
number of  factors including vehicle
speed,  angles  of  impact  and  the
density and stiffness of the vehicles
or objects which your vehicle hits in
the collision.Though, factors are not
limited to those mentioned above.
•  To avoid severe personal injury
or death  caused by  deploying
air bags in a collision, the driv-
er should  sit as  far back from
the  steering wheel  air  bag as
possible  (at   least  10   inches
(250 mm) away).The  front pas-
sengers  should  always  move
their seats as far  back as pos-
sible and sit back in their seat.
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