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by AlanHo
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Tom Tom traffic updates
Replies: 8
Views: 16433

Re: Tom Tom traffic updates

I assume you have set your phone to tethering and it is connecting to the car. When I first had my car I could not get traffic or speed camera alerts. I went to Settings (the cog wheel) > Navigation > Guidance and a list of options opens ready to be ticked. This will not appear until the car has con...
by AlanHo
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Emergency braking feature
Replies: 6
Views: 14117

Re: Emergency braking feature

I was in the second lane of a 4 lane section on a motorway and had the emergency braking operate when a car cut across two lanes and come within a few of feet of the front of my car (and a car I had just overtaken) to exit late at a motorway junction. It all happened so quickly I did not hit the bra...
by AlanHo
Sun May 27, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Pre Purchase Info
Replies: 2
Views: 6260

Re: Pre Purchase Info

I don't have a PHEV but my understanding is that after a full charge the car will run on battery alone for the first approx. 30 miles - after which it becomes a standard HEV and will use engine and sometimes battery power. One caveat is that the engine provides heat for the car's heating system so w...
by AlanHo
Thu May 24, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Considering buying the phev
Replies: 8
Views: 10153

Re: Considering buying the phev

I toyed with idea of swapping my Niro 2 ADAP for the PHEV model. I do about 10,000 miles per year, half of which are on an average of 25 x 200 mile long journeys and the other half on urban roads. My current Niro has averaged 60.7 mpg over its first 11300 miles. This is an accurate figure using the ...
by AlanHo
Thu May 24, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Lane Keep Assist
Replies: 7
Views: 11032

Re: Lane Keep Assist

The LKAS seems to be inconsistent on my car. I almost always need to guide the car manually through right hand bends to prevent it running over the line on the left - but rarely need to guide the car round left hand bends. It is also ineffective when the road is wet and you are driving into the sun ...
by AlanHo
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: When to use HEV setting rather than EV ?
Replies: 10
Views: 9034

Re: When to use HEV setting rather than EV ?

I don't have the PHEV version but it seems to me that in HEV setting the car will strive to maintain the battery at full charge - just in case you are not able to charge it from the mains at your destination. Hence you will not necessarily get 30 miles without petrol. In EV mode you will get your 30...
by AlanHo
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Don't have and don't want a smartphone !
Replies: 18
Views: 14697

Re: Don't have and don't want a smartphone !

I put a Three network 12GB data only SIM in my car last March and have used less than half of it. It cost about £30 so works out at £3 per month which I am happy with https://www.amazon.co.uk/Three-Mobile-Pay-Broadband-Data/dp/B01CMD4VKC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1523217392&sr=8-4&keywords=...
by AlanHo
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 12972

Re: Rattle

I have taken mine out. It serves little purpose. The tinted widows make it difficult for someone to see into the boot and it is unnecessary weight for the car to lug around
by AlanHo
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Delivery tomorrow
Replies: 13
Views: 10254

Re: Delivery tomorrow

My Niro 2, first thing in a morning and again after it has been parked for a couple of hours, always starts the engine and keeps it running until the water temperature reaches 90C. Even when running in EV mode. Hence for the first few miles of each journey the engine runs anyway - albeit at lower po...
by AlanHo
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Engine oil increasing
Replies: 7
Views: 22188

Re: Engine oil increasing

One possible reason is an injector sticking open when the engine is shut down. There will still be residual pressure in the common rail containing petrol vapour. When the engine stops - if an injector is open, the vapour will discharge into the cylinder and condense into liquid. It can then trickle ...