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by AlanW55
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: What's under the bonnet?
Replies: 0
Views: 787

What's under the bonnet?

The HEV and the PHEV have an engine gearbox and all associated parts. The EV only has an electric motor and simple one-speed gearbox, so is there lots of spare room under the bonnet?
by AlanW55
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Do the driver and passenger seats soften ul in Kia Niro?
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Do the driver and passenger seats soften ul in Kia Niro?

After two years and 24,000 miles , I can't say I've noticed any undue softening of the seats. Mind you, after driving Fords previously with their hard seats, I thought the Kia was fine from day one. The big advantage of the leather seats is the power ventilation which prevents sticky back and bum in...
by AlanW55
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Climate Control Air Filter
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Re: Climate Control Air Filter

Thanks Dave, Well ok, but the same could be said about the engine air filter replacement which should be replaced at the 3rd service. I was highlighting the fact that the manual says it should be replaced, but the Kia checklist says inspect. Mine was pretty blackened, so I've changed it. That said t...
by AlanW55
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: Hi everyone

Well, you've taken the badges off, so what else have you got in mind?
by AlanW55
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: UK Spec 2020 Niro
Replies: 11
Views: 1628

Re: UK Spec 2020 Niro

HaxbyPete wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:36 am
[This will be my second Niro HEV 4 as I am so delighted with the first which I have had for three years now.
I didn't know a 4 existed in 2016, I thought it was 1, 2, 3, First Edition?
by AlanW55
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: UK Spec 2020 Niro
Replies: 11
Views: 1628

Re: UK Spec 2020 Niro

So you've bought a 2020 car in mid-2019 that would have been manufactured in Korea in early 2019. It's as confusing as magazine issues that are always a month in advance!
by AlanW55
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Rough running Niro
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Rough running Niro

Have Kia acknowledged there is a problem? I had a Ford technician drive mine so they couldn't claim there was nothing wrong! I'm not sure if yours is an intermittent problem (the ones that at never show up at the dealers!) but mine was constant. Good luck, keep us posted!
by AlanW55
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Rough running Niro
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Rough running Niro

If Kia with all their sophisticated diagnostic equipment can't solve your problem then it's highly unlikely any of us amateurs will be able to help. I once had a new Ford Orion 1.6i that always run rough until the revs were higher. Ford were unable to solve for over 9 months. They finally agreed to ...
by AlanW55
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Tyre wear.
Replies: 6
Views: 1475

Re: Tyre wear.

I've not had problems with my Niro, ( just changed front two evenly worn 18" Michelin's). But, I have had problems in the past when both outer edges wore quicker than the inside. I found out that the gauge on the footpump I was using significantly over-reported the pressure - they should have been 3...
by AlanW55
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Climate Control Air Filter
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Climate Control Air Filter

I've just had the second 20,000 mile service on my HEV. According to the handbook maintenance schedule on page 8/19, the climate control air filter (behind the glovebox, page 8/46, commonly known as the pollen filter) should have been replaced. It wasn't. When I looked at the KMUK service checklist ...

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