Kia Soul: Installing a child restraint on a front passenger’s seat is forbidden - How does the air bag system operate - Air bag - advanced supplemental restraint system - Safety features of your vehicleKia Soul: Installing a child restraint on a front passenger’s seat is forbidden

Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner's Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Air bag - advanced supplemental restraint system / How does the air bag system operate / Installing a child restraint on a front passenger’s seat is forbidden

Never place a rear-facing child restraint in the front passenger’s seat. If the

Never place a rear-facing child restraint in the front passenger’s seat. If the air bag deploys, it would impact the rear-facing child restraint, causing serious or fatal injury.

In addition, do not place front-facing child restraints in the front passenger’s seat either. If the front passenger air bag inflates, it would cause serious or fatal injuries to the child.

WARNING - Air bag deployment

When children are seated in the rear outboard seats of a vehicle equipped with side and/or curtain air bags, install the child restraint system as far away from the door side as possible. Inflation of the side and/or curtain air bags could impact the child.

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