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by AndyD
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: PHEV recall items - outcomes
Replies: 15
Views: 4448

Re: PHEV recall items - outcomes

Hmm! That's not good. They should speak to Kia at Weston-s-mare, they cured my noise. I hope you have a loan car whilst this is going on! It perhaps begs the question that either the Niro rear suspension is 'delicate' or that the Kia repair recall work method induces the noise problem. Has anyone el...
by AndyD
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: PHEV recall items - outcomes
Replies: 15
Views: 4448

Re: PHEV recall items - outcomes

John, I contacted the KIA garage that did the recall work and they came to check the car over. With no obvious issues they provided a loan car and took my PHEV away to investigate. Apparently a shock absorber had failed and they needed to get parts from Germany. Car collected about 10 days later - r...
by AndyD
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Regen braking and petrol engine battery recharge rate in PHEV
Replies: 1
Views: 2186

Re: Regen braking and petrol engine battery recharge rate in PHEV

Over 5000+ miles I've got to understand my PHEV better. Clearly there are many factors affecting battery recharge, however I travel up and down a certain hill several times a week and got to know the numbers.... It's a climb of about 300m, a long, gentle incline in one direction, shorter but steep t...
by AndyD
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to kia
Replies: 12
Views: 2708

Re: New to kia

I'm intrigued by the 'Which?' emissions comments - do they declare what these higher emissions levels are? I cannot locate the data, but suspect as h2onorth say that it is likely dues to frequent 'cool' engine starts. Niro is still a brilliant car.....
by AndyD
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV Charging
Replies: 10
Views: 4113

Re: PHEV Charging

My experience in 6 months of PHEV ownership: I use the 10A cable every couple of days to charge the car, sometimes overnight. I do use a short (about 2m) 13A rated extension cable into a socket in my garage, with the 'KIA' cable running outside. Though I was concerned to begin with, I checked the 13...
by AndyD
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: PHEV recall items - outcomes
Replies: 15
Views: 4448

Re: PHEV recall items - outcomes

Thanks for your comments Radar and Deguy, will try that….
by AndyD
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: PHEV recall items - outcomes
Replies: 15
Views: 4448

PHEV recall items - outcomes

Following the recent service and recall updates to my PHEV, an issue has arisen. I now have an irritating knocking rattle from the rear underside when driving on slightly uneven surfaces - this after the rear lower suspension arms were replaced per the recall. KIA garage are going to have a look at ...
by AndyD
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Annual Service, 4 recall actions
Replies: 4
Views: 3457

Re: Annual Service, 4 recall actions

Well, car had first service today (ca. 6000 miles) and was also checked for two bulletin items: hydraulic clutch (no issue found) and rear suspension lower arms (replaced - though I suspect this was just bushes). The garage also arranged for wheel alignment check after the suspension work to avoid p...
by AndyD
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Annual Service, 4 recall actions
Replies: 4
Views: 3457

Re: Annual Service, 4 recall actions

Very interesting. Does anyone have similar info for any Niro PHEV recall items? My first service is booked in two weeks and the dealer did not indicate any updates/recalls when I asked.
Thanks, Andy.
by AndyD
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: AEB , LKAS Warning Light
Replies: 3
Views: 3912

Re: AEB , LKAS Warning Light

This happened to me too a couple of months ago - not recurred since and cleared after key-off. I recall it was after I'd parked really close to a wall in front - probably just coincidence.

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