Hyundai Santa Fe: Condition and operation in the front passenger occupant classification system - Main components of occupant classification system - Air bag - supplemental restraint system - Safety features of your vehicle - Hyundai Santa Fe DM 2013-2018 Owner's ManualHyundai Santa Fe: Condition and operation in the front passenger occupant classification system

*1) The system judges a person of adult size as an adult. When a smaller adult

*1) The system judges a person of adult size as an adult. When a smaller adult sits in the front passenger seat, the system may recognize him/her as a child depending on his/her physique and posture.
*2) Do not allow children to ride in the front passenger seat. When a larger child who has outgrown a child restraint system sits in the front passenger seat, the system may recognize him/her as an adult depending upon his/her physique or sitting position.
*3) Never install a child restraint system on the front passenger seat.
*4) The PASS AIR BAG "OFF" indicator may turn on or off when a child above 12 months to 12 years old (with or without child restraint system) sits in the front passenger seat. This is a normal condition.

WARNING - OCS system

Riding in an improper position adversely affects the occupant classification system (OCS) and may result in the deactivation of front passenger airbag. It is important for the driver to instruct the passenger as to the proper seating instructions as contained in this manual.

- Never put a heavy load, an active electronic device or blanket in the front

- Never put a heavy load, an active electronic device or blanket in the front passenger seat or seatback pocket.

- Never sit on the front passenger seat with anything attached such as a blanket

- Never sit on the front passenger seat with anything attached such as a blanket or cushion.

- Never sit with hips shifted towards the front of the seat.

- Never sit with hips shifted towards the front of the seat.

- Never excessively recline the front passenger seatback.

- Never excessively recline the front passenger seatback.

- Never place feet on the dashboard.

- Never place feet on the dashboard.

- Never lean on the door or center console.

- Never lean on the door or center console.
- Never sit on one side of the front passenger seat.

When an adult is seated in the front passenger seat, if the PASS AIR BAG OFF

When an adult is seated in the front passenger seat, if the PASS AIR BAG OFF indicator is on, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK or OFF position and ask the passenger to sit properly (sitting upright with the seat back in an upright position, centered on the seat cushion with their seat belt on, legs comfortably extended and their feet on the floor). Restart the engine and have the person remain in that position. This will allow the system to detect the person and to enable the passenger air bag.

If the PASS AIR BAG "OFF" indicator is still on, ask the passenger to move to the rear seat.

WARNING - AIR BAG "OFF" light

Do not allow an adult passenger to ride in the front seat when the PASS AIR BAG OFF indicator is illuminated, because the air bag will not deploy in the event of a crash. The driver must instruct the passenger to reposition himself in the seat. Failure to properly position yourself may lead to airbag deactivation resulting in airbag non-deployment in a collision. If the PASS AIR BAG OFF indicator remains illuminated after the passenger repositions themselves properly and the vehicle is restarted, it is recommended the passenger move to the rear seat because the passenger's front air bag will not deploy.

✽ NOTICE

The PASS AIR BAG "OFF" indicator illuminates for about 4 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the ON position or after the engine is started. If the front passenger seat is occupied, the occupant classification sensor will then classify the front passenger after several more seconds.

WARNING

Do not hang onto the front passenger seat. Do not hang any items, such as a seatback table or entertainment system, on the front passenger seatback. Do not place feet on the front passenger seatback. Do not place any items under the front passenger seat. Any of these could interfere with proper sensor operation.

WARNING

  • Even though your vehicle is equipped with the occupant classification system, never install a child restraint system in the front passenger's seat. A deploying air bag can forcefully strike a child resulting in serious injuries or death. Any child age 12 and under should ride in the rear seat. Children too large for child restraints should use the available lap/shoulder belts. No matter what type of crash, children of all ages are safer when restrained in the rear seat.
  • If the PASS AIR BAG "OFF" indicator is illuminated when the front passenger's seat is occupied by an adult and he/she sits properly (sitting 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), have that person sit in the rear seat.
  • Do not modify or replace the front passenger seat. Don't place anything on or attach anything such as a blanket or seat heater to the front passenger seat.This can adversely affect the occupant classification system.
  • Do not sit on sharp objects such as tools when occupying the front passenger seat. This can adversely affect the occupant classification system.
  • Do not use accessory seat covers on the front seats.
  • Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear, as opposed to the front seat. It is recommended that child restraints be secured in a rear seat, including an infant riding in a rear-facing infant seat, a child riding in a forward-facing child seat and an older child riding in a booster seat.
  • Air bags can only be used once have an authorized HYUNDAI dealer replace the air bag immediately after deployment.
  • A smaller-stature adult in the front passenger seat who is not seated correctly (for example: seat excessively reclined, leaning on the door or center console, or hips shifted forward in the seat) can cause a condition where the occupant classification system senses less weight than if the occupant were seated properly (sitting 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). This condition can result in an adult potentially being misclassified as a child and illumination of the PASS AIR BAG "OFF" indicator.

WARNING

If the occupant classification system is not working properly, the SRS air bag warning light panel will illuminate because the passenger's front air bag is connected with the on the instrument panel will illuminate because the passenger's front air bag is connected with the occupant classification system. If there is a malfunction of the occupant classification system, the PASS AIR BAG "OFF" indicator will not illuminate and the passenger's front air bag will inflate in frontal impact crashes even if there is no occupant in the front passenger's seat. If the SRS air bag warning light does not illuminate when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, remains illuminated after approximately 6 seconds or blinks when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, or if it illuminates while the vehicle is being driven, have an authorized HYUNDAI dealer inspect the occupant classification system and the SRS air bag system as soon as possible.

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