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by Shaun
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Wont start
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Wont start

Yes, that is what is was. Not sure how that happened between Sunday evening and Wednesday afternoon, but it did.
by Shaun
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Wont start
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Wont start

Hi, I just tried to start the Niro and it won't recognise the key fob. Had to push the start button with the fob itself. Then got a check brakes message, so car won't start. Now I can't turn off the AV system, or lock the car. Any idea's?
by Shaun
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Hi - and will a Niro PHEV cope with weeks or months of non-use?
Replies: 5
Views: 6949

Re: Hi - and will a Niro PHEV cope with weeks or months of non-use?

Hi, Only just picked up on this post from months ago. Our Niro is laid up for up to 3 months at times. Usually in winter. It is parked on our drive. I bought a solar trickle charger and clip that across the 12 volt battery before we go away. I've had no trouble with this. On our return, everything h...
by Shaun
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Battery Life??
Replies: 15
Views: 19354

Re: Battery Life??

We were away for all of January and February this year. I got a Solar charger and kept that connected to the battery in the boot . The solar panel was pretty much on the North of East side of the house on the dash. Despite this, & the snow and ice that will have accumulated on the windscreen, the ba...
by Shaun
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Audio system losing DAB radio
Replies: 11
Views: 13604

Re: Audio system losing DAB radio

I had a problem. Eventually found it to be a plug in USB adaptor, with 2 x USB outlets. It was OK until a phone was plugged in to be charged. Then the DAB started to cut out unless there was a huge signal. Changed to USB adaptor to another type and it seems to be OK since.
by Shaun
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Phone wireless charging
Replies: 3
Views: 7456

Re: Phone wireless charging

My Galaxy S7 gets hot in the car and on a wireless charging pad at home. Seems to be the nature of cordless charging. Best use a USB cable and you then get the advantages of voice control, so solves 2 issues.
by Shaun
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Battery Life??
Replies: 15
Views: 19354

Re: Battery Life??

Last winter, ours was not used for almost 3 months while we were away for the winter. User manual says remove the battery if it is going to be cold and the car will be unused. Instead, I bought a solar charger from Maplin and left that connected to the boot (electronics) battery. was 100% fine when ...
by Shaun
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Brake Pads Wear
Replies: 16
Views: 13885

Re: Brake Pads Wear

First service last week. 10030 miles. Front pads reported at 10% worn.
by Shaun
Thu May 11, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Keeping a smart key safe
Replies: 7
Views: 3622

Re: Keeping a smart key safe

I can't believe the keys are transmitting all the time. The button battery would not last very long at all. More likely there is an RFID tag in the key fob that the car detects when you are close.
by Shaun
Thu May 11, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Battery level meter
Replies: 7
Views: 6284

Battery level meter

The (traction) battery level meter on my First Edition barely moves. It sits around 50% +/- a little bit. Even after a long motorway run, when the engine is doing all the work, the meter never gets close to 100%. My previous hybrid was a Lexus. On that one, the battery meter went up and down the ful...