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by Old Salt
Thu May 31, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Emergency braking feature
Replies: 6
Views: 9303

Re: Emergency braking feature

When I had a Volvo XC60 that had City Safety, I tested it with some cardboard. It worked perfectly. You could use that method with your Niro without the risk of damage.
by Old Salt
Thu May 31, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Using Economy 7 electricity to charge Niro PHEV
Replies: 13
Views: 4906

Re: Using Economy 7 electricity to charge Niro PHEV

If there is an significant increase in overnight demand, I can see the demise of economy 7.
by Old Salt
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Speed warning on sat nav
Replies: 5
Views: 3570

Re: Speed warning on sat nav

I'm guessing you may be hinting at the Speed Camera Warnings. I'm unsure if the Niro 2 has the Android Auto enabled, but I do use my smartphone as a wifi hotspot. You can get the Kia Hotspot app from Playstore and it works well if you don't have Android 8 installed on your phone. As for data usage, ...
by Old Salt
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: 2019 EV Niro
Replies: 1
Views: 4532

Re: 2019 EV Niro

That is going to be a rather expensive car if it gets made as depicted.
by Old Salt
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Coasting guide
Replies: 13
Views: 16068

Re: Coasting guide

The adaptive cruise control uses the brakes to slow the Niro when it's controlling speed on the down hills.
by Old Salt
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Parking Brake Noise.
Replies: 4
Views: 9047

Re: Parking Brake Noise.

Cheers Alan, I did notice a bit of surface rust on the discs. I wasn't sure if the parking brake was inside a small drum like my previous Sorento?.

David
by Old Salt
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Parking Brake Noise.
Replies: 4
Views: 9047

Parking Brake Noise.

I keep my car in my garage when it is not being used. When I release the parking brake to reverse out, I get a very loud crack noise. I have tried leaving the parking brake off and the cracking noise is not present when the car moves.
Can I ask if any of you owners have the same problem please?
by Old Salt
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Current Car?
Replies: 13
Views: 13912

Re: Current Car?

As ex caravaners we too have made sure we can't go back by having a car with no legal tow weight!!! Where was that picture taken, my guess is a Caravan Club site as it looks like TV sockets on the electric posts!!! Nice new 'van there, it must have been a side time to see that go. Our previous car ...
by Old Salt
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 7814

Re: Rattle

I sometimes find the tailgate doesn't shut properly, it needs a good slam to close fully. I always get the warning on the dash that it is not shut though. I have had rattles from the rear seatbelt buckles knocking on the plastic trim.

David
by Old Salt
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Current Car?
Replies: 13
Views: 13912

Re: Current Car?

We had a lovely Pearl White Sorento KX-4 mainly to tow our touring caravan. We decided to discontinue caravanning, so the Sorento was just too big for our needs. The Niro 4 was our choice mostly for economy and the looming diesel stigma.

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