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The front passenger airbag may be deactivated improperly by the occupant classification system (OCS) control module.
Kia has not released a notification schedule at this time; however, the remedy is currently available under service campaign SC076. If you find the "passenger air bag off" warning light on when an adult passenger is in the front passenger seat, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.
The front passenger airbag may be incorrectly turned off when an adult is in the front passenger seat. The front passenger airbag is designed to be turned off when the front seat is unoccupied or is occupied by a child, but the occupant classification system (OCS) may not correctly classify an adult passenger and command the airbag off when it should be on. If the passenger side airbag is off when an adult passenger is in the front passenger seat, there is an increased risk of personal injury. Dealers will update the programming of the OCS control module to correct this concern. The KIA recall number is SC076A.