KIA -OCS MAT SENSOR REPLACEMENT – RIO PASSENGER SEAT (SC097)

This bulletin provides information relating to replacement of the Occupant Classification
System (OCS) passenger seat mat in certain Rio vehicles produced from  February 20,
2005 through December 9, 2007. There is a possibility that the passenger seat sensor mat
may experience fatigue cracking through use over time. If sufficient cracking occurs, the
OCS will cease to function, the airbag warning light on the instrument panel will illuminate,
and during an impact, the front passenger airbag may deploy even with a child present in
the front passenger seat. To correct this issue, follow the repair procedure below to replace the mat
in the passenger side seat cushion. Verify that the vehicle is in the affected range by VIN
and production date, and then perform the Service Procedure outlined in this bulletin.

Posted in Service Campaign.