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by MattyJWard
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Flat Battery
Replies: 22
Views: 29371

Re: Flat Battery

I’ve had exactly the same problem with my ‘17 PHEV. It happened today for the fifth time. Typically the car has been parked for a day or two and starts first time. After a short journey of a couple of miles to shops it won’t start when I return to car. Dashboard dead. Only solution is to jump start ...
by MattyJWard
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Flat Battery
Replies: 22
Views: 29371

Re: Flat Battery

Hi all. Well this all makes for interesting reading whilst I sit and wait for roadside recovery for what is clearly a flat 12V. Having driven the car a couple of miles this morning I went for a swim. On returning to the car and trying to start it the ‘check brakes’ warning light came on and the car ...
by MattyJWard
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Check brake warning light
Replies: 1
Views: 6339

Check brake warning light

Hello all. Just got into my car to return from a swim and the ‘Check Brakes’ warning comes on. Car won’t start... Waiting interminably for a call back from the Kia dealership so thought I’d see if anyone had had this issue. Kia Niro PHEV ‘17.
by MattyJWard
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV - over-revving and using petrol whist in Electric mode
Replies: 5
Views: 7102

Re: PHEV - over-revving and using petrol whist in Electric mode

I am a Niro PHEV rookie too (well, a few weeks in) and had the same issue. However, thanks to posts here established that the engine will indeed kick in if the windscreen de-mister is on or the AC/HV running when cold. Press ‘off’ and you should kill the engine. My understanding is that it is not pr...
by MattyJWard
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Engine running in EV mode
Replies: 6
Views: 5596

Re: Engine running in EV mode

That does seem to be the case... guess it’s a learning curve and on these chilly morning it’s a case of weighing up heat vs efficiency!
Thanks for the tip.
by MattyJWard
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Engine running in EV mode
Replies: 6
Views: 5596

Engine running in EV mode

Hello fellow Niroites! I have recently purchased a ‘17 Niro PHEV. Love most things about the car but critically am puzzled by the fact that on short trips and in full battery charge the engine seems to be running in EV mode. I understand that the engine may come on from time to time at idling rate t...