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by AlanW55
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Tyre Repair Kit Expiry Date - ??
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: Tyre Repair Kit Expiry Date - ??

There is an expiry date label on the sealant bottle, mine is 09 2021 like yours. Whether or not you believe the sealant deteriorates is a personal choice. I'm going to get a space saver wheel.
by AlanW55
Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Finally figured out front sensors
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: Finally figured out front sensors

Yes, I've replicated what you did by slowly moving the gear lever from P to D. The front sensors came on, presumably because the lever was in the R position long enough. I've never noticed this before because I move the lever more quickly through R and it doesn't switch the sensors on. I agree the f...
by AlanW55
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Finally figured out front sensors
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: Finally figured out front sensors

In my 4+ years of Niro ownership, I have only ever observed the front sensors to switch on automatically when I select reverse gear. Then both rear and front sensors are on, useful in a parallel parking scenario. I'm not sure therefore about your statement "every time I have pulled out of the garage...
by AlanW55
Fri May 28, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV driving modes
Replies: 5
Views: 5744

Re: PHEV driving modes

Lewis, back to your original question, EV forces electric only, HEV forces mainly engine assisted occasionally by electric, AUTO lets the car select whichever mode is appropriate for the driving conditions based on the mysterious KIA algorithm!
by AlanW55
Fri May 28, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV driving modes
Replies: 5
Views: 5744

Re: PHEV driving modes

What size wheels on your PHEV?. I can get 61-63mpg on 18" wheels in my HEV on a 70mph motorway run, but believe the 16" wheels with narrower tyres give around an extra 10-15% better mpg. Selecting Sport in my HEV at 70mph on a level road or downhill usually shows 6th gear, but when climbing uphill, ...
by AlanW55
Thu May 27, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Update Niro V Qashqai
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

Re: Update Niro V Qashqai

I'm taking delivery of a HEV 4 in September so will be able to comment then how I find obstructed view of the 7" display through the steering wheel, I'm like you regarding hand positions. (Our second HEV, we love the car) The engine keeps running for the first couple of miles to get up to temperatur...
by AlanW55
Sun May 23, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Niro V Qashqai
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

Re: Niro V Qashqai

Puzzling : If you raise the seat I would have thought that you would also adjust the steering wheel height so that you can see all the instruments? Or is there a seat height where this is not possible?
by AlanW55
Sat May 22, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Confirmation on settings
Replies: 3
Views: 1634

Re: Confirmation on settings

Auto hold works by maintaining the brake pressure after you release the brake pedal. If your car is pointing downhill, then you must have applied enough pressure to stop the car, so it will not roll forward. Conversely, if your car is pointing uphill, then you might have only needed to apply light b...
by AlanW55
Sat May 22, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Niro V Qashqai
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

Re: Niro V Qashqai

Ref the driving position, the steering column adjusts up and down, lever on left side of column. My older Niro doesn't have tilting mirrors so can't help. That said, I always rely on the reversing camera and guidelines which allow me to reverse into my garage or park close to the kerb without using ...
by AlanW55
Mon May 17, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Rear washer nozzle
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Re: Rear washer nozzle

Mine is a single jet but it is strong. It seems you have a partial blockage somewhere, sorry can't help further.