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by AlanW55
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Six Chimes
Replies: 4
Views: 1563

Re: Six Chimes

Apparently not happening all the time (quote "on occasions"). Are you turning any of the safety systems on and off? Not fastening seat belts causes chimes but it usually keeps going until fastened, not specifically 6. If none of the red lights are lit on the dash it can possibly wait for next servic...
by AlanW55
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Niro Driver
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: New Niro Driver

The car should initially beep and then try to not cross the line, but it is very easy for the driver to override. I wouldn't describe it as aggressive at all. If you couldn't prevent it moving back then there is a serious fault with your car. On my 2017 car there is an on-off switch to the right of ...
by AlanW55
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Brake Lights
Replies: 3
Views: 1841

Re: Brake Lights

The brake lights come in in two circumstances: 1. When you press the brake pedal (also actuates regen braking) 2. When the brakes are applied by the adaptive cruise control. So, although regenerative "braking" happens when you take your foot off the gas, it is not sufficient to cause the brake light...
by AlanW55
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: OEM LED Headlight conversion (not to be confused with any kind of kits)
Replies: 3
Views: 1816

Re: OEM LED Headlight conversion (not to be confused with any kind of kits)

My First Edition has OEM bi-xenon headlights which are presumably an upgrade on the halogen. These are more than adequate for my (leisurely) driving at night. Is this option available to you, and presumably they would be fitted correctly aligned for UK left-hand driving. Good luck otherwise!
by AlanW55
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Is KIA monitoring these vehicles?
Replies: 2
Views: 2907

Re: Is KIA monitoring these vehicles?

Did you have a conversation with this "dealer"? (were you actually talking to a person). If not, I suspect the car's computer is using your phone (god knows how! Bluetooth? WiFi?) to transmit a pre-recorded message. Neither has happened to me in the UK.
by AlanW55
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Niro 2 or Niro 3
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: Niro 2 or Niro 3

My car has the 18" low profile tyres but it doesn't make a harsh sound.
by AlanW55
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Eco v Sport mode
Replies: 5
Views: 2828

Re: Eco v Sport mode

Also, in Sports mode the petrol engine is running most, if not all, of the time so that full power is immediately available. Again, lower mpg.
by AlanW55
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: What the hell is 'ambient lighting' on a Niro 4 HEV ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3361

Re: What the hell is 'ambient lighting' on a Niro 4 HEV ?

Ambient lighting usually refers to subtle led lights in the footwells, internal door handles, around the roof control panels etc. I had this on my Ford Focus Titanium X, but haven't seen it on the Niro.
by AlanW55
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Niro PHEV: 15000 mile view
Replies: 3
Views: 2378

Re: Niro PHEV: 15000 mile view

Very interesting, and I concur with all your findings, apart from the speed limiter that I use all the time in urban driving. It would be interesting to know how your electricity bill has changed over the 19 months.
by AlanW55
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Eco v Sport mode
Replies: 5
Views: 2828

Re: Eco v Sport mode

mpg is entirely dependent on how much you "put your foot down". Sports mode "encourages" you put it down harder, and hence will give you less mpg.