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by djpfaff
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Smart cruise control cancelled at low speed
Replies: 7
Views: 10932

Smart cruise control cancelled at low speed

Got my Niro for about 7 month now, and is pretty good, but not impressed by the smart cruise control though. It slows down in a traffic jam which is what you expect of a smart cruise control, but the problem is that it is cancelled when the speed drops below 5mph, and you will have to hit the brake ...
by djpfaff
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: There seems to be a problem with US Niros
Replies: 5
Views: 9536

Re: There seems to be a problem with US Niros

It seems that the roll-back stop does not engage until you come to a braked full stop. If you slow down to just rolling on a hill, it will start rolling back until you brake to stop, from that point the roll-back stop takes over and you can release the brake again. Very annoying though when you appr...
by djpfaff
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Niro First Edition - Long Term Review
Replies: 7
Views: 5801

Re: Niro First Edition - Long Term Review

The reason that the dealer did not ask this, is because it is a company car, so not much contact with the dealer myself. But what is more surprising is that there in no service indication light/message, in all the cars that I have had in the last 15 years, there was some sort of indication. But than...
by djpfaff
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Fuel consumption
Replies: 65
Views: 34651

Re: Fuel consumption

Hopefully the winter is on its way out, as during the 'cold' spells the fuel consumption dropped to about 45 mpg, but as soon as the temperature climbs to double figures it improves again to low to mid 50s mpg.
by djpfaff
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: ANDROID AUTO™ AND APPLE CARPLAY™ FOR LATEST KIA MODELS
Replies: 41
Views: 27306

Re: ANDROID AUTO™ AND APPLE CARPLAY™ FOR LATEST KIA MODELS

Got Android Auto active since I got my car in June 2017 and initially swapped between the build in Satnav and Google Maps but within a few weeks I have completely swapped to Android Auto and have not returned since. Only very occasionally to double check the speed limit on an unfamiliar road. That i...
by djpfaff
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Niro First Edition - Long Term Review
Replies: 7
Views: 5801

Re: Niro First Edition - Long Term Review

What indication did you get for your service, as I have done 16k miles now and still no service indication.
by djpfaff
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Real world fuel economy
Replies: 23
Views: 11912

Re: Real world fuel economy

Got my First Edition since the end of May and done just over 7000 miles. And driving on the Adaptive Cruise Control everywhere (which I still find annoying, but that is a different story). And until about a few weeks ago I was driving at speeds based on the GPS signal on my phone, which is about 2 m...
by djpfaff
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: ANDROID AUTO™ AND APPLE CARPLAY™ FOR LATEST KIA MODELS
Replies: 41
Views: 27306

Re: ANDROID AUTO™ AND APPLE CARPLAY™ FOR LATEST KIA MODELS

I'm having trouble with Google Play Music often not working on Android Auto at the moment, but according to my research, there's a workaround which is to turn off bluetooth before reconnecting the phone to the car. Or restarting the phone. I'm also now using Waze on Android Auto as a beta tester an...
by djpfaff
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: ANDROID AUTO™ AND APPLE CARPLAY™ FOR LATEST KIA MODELS
Replies: 41
Views: 27306

Re: ANDROID AUTO™ AND APPLE CARPLAY™ FOR LATEST KIA MODELS

Managed to get both the car radio to play (uninstalled Android Auto from my phone and reinstalled it again) and have used it a bit more now, and Google Maps on Android Auto isn't too bad now. Still have some issues with it, like: - If you zoom in you loose your estimated arrival time, and distance t...
by djpfaff
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Not so smart cruise control
Replies: 2
Views: 2143

Re: Not so smart cruise control

Yes, anyone knows how to hack/improve/update this, so the adaptive cruise control slows down all the way to stop, I would be willing to pay for this as well, even better if it comes from Kia, so I won't loose my 7 years warranty ;)