Dashboard KIA Cerato 2012 1.G Owner's Manual
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Safety features of your vehicle
Main components of occupant detec-
A detection device located within the front passenger seat track.
Electronic system to determine whether passenger air bag systems
should be activated or deactivated.
A indicator light located on the instru- ment panel which illuminates the
words PASSENGER AIR BAG “OFF”
indicating the front passenger air bag
system is deactivated.
The instrument panel air bag warning light is interconnected with the occu-
pant detection system. If the front passenger seat is occupied by
a person that the system determines to
be of adult size, 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 com-
fortably extended and their feet on the
floor), the PASSENGER AIR BAG “OFF”
indicator will turn off and the front pas-
senger's air bag will be able to inflate, if
necessary, in frontal crashes.
You will find the PASSENGER AIR BAG
“OFF” indicator on the center facia panel.
This system detects the conditions 1~4
in the following table and activates or
deactivates the front passenger air bag
based on these conditions. Always be sure that you and all vehicle
occupants are seated and restrained
properly (sitting upright with the seat in
an upright position, centered on the seat
cushion, with the person’s legs comfort-
ably extended, feet on the floor, and
wearing the safety belt properly) for the
most effective protection by the air bag
and the safety belt.
The ODS (Occupant Detection System)
may not function properly if the passen-
ger takes actions which can defeat the
detection system. These include:
(1) Failing to sit in an upright position.
(2) Leaning against the door or center console.
(3) Sitting towards the sides or the front of the seat.
(4) Putting legs on the dashboard or rest- ing them on other locations which
reduce the passenger weight on the
(5) Improperly wearing the safety belt.
(6) Reclining the seat back.
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Safety features of your vehicle
• Be sure to read information about the
SRS on the labels provided on the sun
• Advanced air bags are combined with pre-tensioner seat belts to help provide
enhanced occupant protection in
frontal crashes. Front air bags are not
intended to deploy in collisions in which
sufficient protection can be provided by
the pre-tensioner seat belt alone.WARNING
Manufacturers are required by gov-
ernment regulations to provide a
contact point concerning modifica-
tions to the vehicle for persons with
disabilities, which modifications
may affect the vehicle’s advanced
air bag system. However, KIA does
not endorse nor will it support any
changes to any part or structure of
the vehicle that could affect the
advanced air bag system, including
the occupant detection system.
Specifically, the front passenger
seat, dashboard or door should not
be replaced except by an author-
ized KIA dealer using original KIA
parts designed for this vehicle and
model. Any other such replacement
or modification could adversely
affect the operation of the occupant
detection system and your
advanced air bags. For the same
reason, do not attach anything to
the seat, dashboard or door, even
temporarily. If the system is
adversely affected, it could cause
severe personal injuries or death in
Never place a child in any child or
booster seat in the front seat.
ABC – Always Buckle Children in the back seat. It is the safest
place for children of any age to
Front and side air bags can injure occupants improperly positioned
in the front seats.
Move your seat as far back as practical from the front air bags,
while still maintaining control of
You and your passengers should never sit or lean unnecessarily
close to the air bags. Improperly
positioned drivers and passen-
gers can be severely injured by
inflating air bags.
Never lean against the door or center console – always sit in an
Do not allow a passenger to ride in the front seat when the PAS-
SENGER AIR BAG “OFF” indica-
tor is illuminated, because the air
bag will not deploy in the event of
a moderate or severe frontal
Always use seat belts and child
restraints – every trip, every time,
everyone! Air bags inflate with con-
siderable force and in the blink of
an eye. Seat belts help keep occu-
pants in proper position to obtain
maximum benefit from the air bag.
Even with advanced air bags,
improperly and unbelted occupants
can be severely injured when the
air bag inflates. Always follow the
precautions about seat belts, air
bags and occupant safety con-
tained in this manual.
To reduce the chance of serious or
fatal injuries and receive the maxi-
mum safety benefit from your
restraint system: (Continued)
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Features of your vehicle
Driving time (if equipped)
This mode indicates the total time trav-
eled since the last driving time reset.
Even if the vehicle is not in motion, the
driving time keeps going while the engine
The meter’s working range is from
Pressing the TRIP button for more than 1
second, when the driving time is being
displayed, clears the driving time to zero
• If the vehicle is not on level ground or
the battery power has been interrupt-
ed, the “Distance to empty” function
may not operate correctly.
The trip computer may not register
additional fuel if less than 1.6 gallons
(6 liters) of fuel are added to the vehi-
• The fuel consumption and distance to empty values may vary significantly
based on driving conditions, driving
habits, and condition of the vehicle.
• The distance to empty value is an esti- mate of the available driving distance.
This value may differ from the actual
driving distance available.
ECO ON/OFF mode (if equipped)
You can turn the ECOMINDERTMindica-
tor (which is identified on your instrument
dashboard by the “ECO” name) on/off on
the instrument cluster in this mode.
If you push the TRIP button more than 1
second in the ECOMINDER
ECO ON mode, then ECO OFF is dis-
played in the screen and the ECO indica-
tor turns off.
If you want to display the ECOMINDER
indicator ECO again, press the TRIP but-
ton more than 1 second in the ECO OFF
mode and then ECO ON mode is dis-
played in the screen.
For more detailed explanations, refer to
"Warnings and indicators" in section 4.
■Type A■Type B
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Interior general precautions
Prevent caustic solutions such as per-
fume and cosmetic oil from contacting
the dashboard because they may cause
damage or discoloration. If they do con-
tact the dashboard, wipe them off imme-
diately. See the instructions for the prop-
er way to clean vinyl.
Cleaning the upholstery and interior
Remove dust and loose dirt from vinyl
with a whisk broom or vacuum cleaner.
Clean vinyl surfaces with a vinyl cleaner.
Remove dust and loose dirt from fabric
with a whisk broom or vacuum cleaner.
Clean with a mild soap solution recom-
mended for upholstery or carpets.
Remove fresh spots immediately with a
fabric spot cleaner. If fresh spots do not
receive immediate attention, the fabric
can be stained and its color can be
affected. Also, its fire-resistant properties
can be reduced if the material is not
Cleaning the lap/shoulder belt web-bing
Clean the belt webbing with any mild
soap solution recommended for cleaning
upholstery or carpet. Follow the instruc-
tions provided with the soap. Do not
bleach or re-dye the webbing because
this may weaken it.
Cleaning the interior window glass
If the interior glass surfaces of the vehi-
cle become fogged (that is, covered with
an oily, greasy or waxy film), they should
be cleaned with a glass cleaner. Follow
the directions on the glass cleaner con-
Never allow water or other liquids to come in contact with electrical/electronic components inside thevehicle as this may damage them.
When cleaning leather products(steering wheel, seats etc.), useneutral detergents or low alcoholcontent solutions. If you use highalcohol content solutions oracid/alkaline detergents, the colorof the leather may fade or the sur-face may get stripped off.CAUTION
Using anything but recommendedcleaners and procedures may affectthe fabric’s appearance and fire-resistant properties.
Do not scrape or scratch the insideof the rear window. This may result in damage to the rear windowdefroster grid.
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Specifications & Consumer information
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is
the number used in registering your vehi-
cle and in all legal matters pertaining to
its ownership, etc.
VIN label (if equipped)
The VIN is also on a plate attached to the
top of the dashboard. The number on the
plate can easily be seen through the
windshield from outside.
The vehicle certification label attatched
on the driver’s (or front passenger’s) side
center pillar gives the vehicle identifica-
tion number (VIN).
VIN Label (if equipped)
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN)