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by jerrytaff
Tue Feb 20, 2024 1:54 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Wing / Door Mirror Glass Replacement, Ouch!
Replies: 4
Views: 12947

Re: Wing / Door Mirror Glass Replacement, Ouch!

I carelessly broke my nearside mirror -- glass and casing - (2018 PHEV 3) when I clipped the skip that I'd had delivered into the drive. I was quoted the same £412 for the mirror and another £180 to paint it. Eventually I found a brand new part on ebay in Spain for 89.64 Euros - so I snapped it up. ...
by jerrytaff
Mon Feb 19, 2024 11:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new to me niro phev
Replies: 5
Views: 40721

Re: new to me niro phev

The 2020 Model only has a range of 36 Miles, and in common with any lithium battery, is never charged to 100% or discharged to zero. So the 94.4% sounds about right. My 2018 PHEV still gives me 36 miles indicated - and 36+ miles achieved if driven in 30mph speed limit areas without the aircon, but w...
by jerrytaff
Mon Feb 19, 2024 11:02 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: 2018 PHEV Tyre replacement
Replies: 0
Views: 3306

2018 PHEV Tyre replacement

My 2018 PHEV 3 (which I bought as a 6 month old ex-demonstrator) is coming up to its 6 year MoT having done 38K miles on its original 16" Michellin Energy Saver Tyres. I think that is exceptional, having read of others needing to change the tyres after less than half that mileage. However, they...
by jerrytaff
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Faults & Technical Kia Niro
Topic: Flat Battery
Replies: 23
Views: 67675

Re: Flat Battery

earlier in the thread there was a suggestion that the lithium ion battery cannot charge the 12V battery. as davethetech states, there is a dc to dc converter to do just that. The PHEV has an aux battery saver function which automatically recharges the 12v battery from the main battery when the ignit...
by jerrytaff
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Faults & Technical Kia Niro
Topic: TPMS issues in cold weather
Replies: 6
Views: 30529

Re: TPMS issues in cold weather

but....the car has an external temperature sensor....so if Kia were really smart, they would write their software to drop the low pressure warning threshold by a few psi for the first few miles on a cold day as they could predict that he pressures are expected to increase by 2-3 psi as the tyres war...
by jerrytaff
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Time for goodbye for our Niro PHEV and soon Hi to the e-Niro
Replies: 1
Views: 7388

Re: Time for goodbye for our Niro PHEV and soon Hi to the e-Niro

i enjoyed the review, and agree with most of what you said, but... I use Lane Keep Assist all the time and it doesn't bounce me from one white line to the other...it keeps me bang centre in the lane. it sounds as if yours has a fault. You emphasise the relaxed drive, and lack of acceleration. You do...
by jerrytaff
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Phev v hev
Replies: 9
Views: 14777

Re: Phev v hev

forgot to mention...HEV has room in the boot for a full size spare wheel. PHEV cannot even accommodate a space saver. That (or other uses for the extra boot space might be the deciding factor in your decision. also PHEV and HEV have different paint options. The blue for the HEV is more appealing to ...
by jerrytaff
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Phev v hev
Replies: 9
Views: 14777

Re: Phev v hev

ive been using the granny charger for 8 months now (60 year old wiring) with no issues. getitng back to the original question. PHEV V HEV..... If you are only doing short journeys then with the PHEV you will only use petrol to run the heater, or to augment the electric motor if you want the extra pe...
by jerrytaff
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: setting messed up
Replies: 8
Views: 12419

Re: setting messed up

What model year is your PHEV? Mine was manufactured around the turn of the year 2017-18 and registered at the end of March 18; the barcode on the back of my manual is labelled JG5O-EA79B and the foreword is copyright 2017. I thought that prior to the 2019 model all the PHEV's sold in the UK were the...
by jerrytaff
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: setting messed up
Replies: 8
Views: 12419

Re: setting messed up

page 4-56 of my owners manual shows the controls I described in the previous reply. Page 4-77 shows the sequence of sets of pages (LCD modes) for the PHEVfor the PHEV. 1. Trip computer (you want that one) , 2 turn by turn (shows compass or Satnav instructions), 3. Assist mode (you currently are on t...