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by AlanW55
Sat May 23, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Niro second service advisories
Replies: 2
Views: 2269

Re: Niro second service advisories

Standard cash-leverage practice. Your experience should tell you something about the dealer. I don't see that advisories of the nature you describe would have any impact on warranty. My experience of a maintenance-included please agreement is that they will only approve the minimum, but in any case ...
by AlanW55
Sat May 02, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Stale Petrol?
Replies: 1
Views: 3145

Re: Stale Petrol?

This is a good point. I would suggest you don't charge the battery at all but let the car behave as a HEV. You're doing so few miles the economy is unimportant. Not aware of any additives that do what you say.
by AlanW55
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Screen display on sat nav
Replies: 10
Views: 5021

Re: Screen display on sat nav

Do the dots coincide with downloaded contacts' addresses?
by AlanW55
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Trickle charging a Niro hybrid?
Replies: 7
Views: 6128

Re: Trickle charging a Niro hybrid?

I’ve trickle charged my flat Niro hybrid 12 volt battery overnight. 1. Where do I find the battery reset button? 2. Do any of the cars systems need resetting Presumably you have an early model Niro where the 12V battery is in the boot. Did you connect your charging leads direct to the battery, or d...
by AlanW55
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Air conditioning dead
Replies: 2
Views: 3567

Re: Air conditioning dead

The a/c is electric, have you checked the fuse(s)? I believe you have a 2017 model, see section 8 in the manual. One of the fuses also operates the door mirror motors, another quick check. Good luck.
by AlanW55
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Six Chimes
Replies: 4
Views: 4990

Re: Six Chimes

Apparently not happening all the time (quote "on occasions"). Are you turning any of the safety systems on and off? Not fastening seat belts causes chimes but it usually keeps going until fastened, not specifically 6. If none of the red lights are lit on the dash it can possibly wait for next servic...
by AlanW55
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Niro Driver
Replies: 2
Views: 1981

Re: New Niro Driver

The car should initially beep and then try to not cross the line, but it is very easy for the driver to override. I wouldn't describe it as aggressive at all. If you couldn't prevent it moving back then there is a serious fault with your car. On my 2017 car there is an on-off switch to the right of ...
by AlanW55
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Brake Lights
Replies: 3
Views: 4860

Re: Brake Lights

The brake lights come in in two circumstances: 1. When you press the brake pedal (also actuates regen braking) 2. When the brakes are applied by the adaptive cruise control. So, although regenerative "braking" happens when you take your foot off the gas, it is not sufficient to cause the brake light...
by AlanW55
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: OEM LED Headlight conversion (not to be confused with any kind of kits)
Replies: 4
Views: 5734

Re: OEM LED Headlight conversion (not to be confused with any kind of kits)

My First Edition has OEM bi-xenon headlights which are presumably an upgrade on the halogen. These are more than adequate for my (leisurely) driving at night. Is this option available to you, and presumably they would be fitted correctly aligned for UK left-hand driving. Good luck otherwise!
by AlanW55
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Is KIA monitoring these vehicles?
Replies: 2
Views: 5785

Re: Is KIA monitoring these vehicles?

Did you have a conversation with this "dealer"? (were you actually talking to a person). If not, I suspect the car's computer is using your phone (god knows how! Bluetooth? WiFi?) to transmit a pre-recorded message. Neither has happened to me in the UK.