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by AlanW55
Sat May 13, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Battery Life??
Replies: 15
Views: 22281

Re: Battery Life??

The current Niro seems to have a battery management system that fastidiously keeps the charge level between 40-60%, in my experience of three weeks' ownership. All well and good if this to protect and maximise the life of the battery. But, how will this work when the plug-in hybrid arrives, when own...
by AlanW55
Tue May 09, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Keeping a smart key safe
Replies: 7
Views: 4550

Re: Keeping a smart key safe

I'm in the same boat as you, but I'm not taking any particular measures apart from taking the keys upstairs at night. Whether thieves are after Niros when there are BMWs, Mercs etc. to be had ? The key is apparently transmitting all the time, it's amazing that there are devices that can read the tra...
by AlanW55
Tue May 09, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Mudflaps
Replies: 3
Views: 2869

Mudflaps

The mudflaps fitted to my Niro as a dealer option are tiny, and seem to be ineffective judging by the dirt that accumulates on the tailgate. Anyone else have any comments?
by AlanW55
Wed May 03, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Starting without pressing the break pedle
Replies: 10
Views: 9393

Re: Starting without pressing the break pedle

If you have an ignition key, there are four positions: 1) Off 2) Accessory 3) Ignition 4) start - It doesn't matter whether you're pressing the brake pedal or not. If you have a push button, there are three positions if you DON'T press the brake pedal: 1) Off 2) Accessory 3) Ignition and these will ...
by AlanW55
Tue May 02, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: SATNAV speed camera warning
Replies: 24
Views: 17545

Re: SATNAV speed camera warning

The satnav gets its data from an SD card that contains a "snapshot" of all speed cameras that were known when the data was written to the SD card. However, if you want live updates from TomTom, then the satnav has to be connected to a mobile phone wireless hotspot for live speed cameras and traffic ...
by AlanW55
Tue May 02, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Swap privacy glasses for free
Replies: 2
Views: 2444

Re: Swap privacy glasses for free

Not sure of your logic, Gabriel. It seems you're willing to pay for replacing all the rear windows in two cars, glass for free, against replacing the windows in one car plus cost of new plain glass. Suspect the latter is cheaper, much less hassle.
by AlanW55
Tue May 02, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Hand/foot brake
Replies: 1
Views: 5934

Hand/foot brake

Amongst all the wonderful technology, what on earth are Kia doing fitting a "handbrake" seemingly straight off a Massey Ferguson tractor? The ratchet sound can't be silenced, and the pedal is so high you have to lift your leg up so your knee is almost as high as the steering wheel! Total embarrassme...