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by AlanW55
Sun Feb 13, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Autohold dashboard fault
Replies: 1
Views: 2968

Re: Autohold dashboard fault

Extract from the manual : • If the AUTO HOLD indicator lights up yellow, the Auto Hold is not working properly. Take your vehicle to an authorized Kia deal- er and have the system checked. Not very helpful you might think, but I imagine any attempt to fix the braking system electronics would be beyo...
by AlanW55
Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Range display acting strangely
Replies: 3
Views: 2473

Re: Range display acting strangely

<t>You seem to have started with around 10 liters in your tank, less than quarter full, then you've added 6.5 litres (a round £tenner?), taking it just over a quarter full? I suspect you've confused the system. Fill it to the brim next time and let it sort itself out. If it doesn't, then it's a deal...
by AlanW55
Mon Jan 31, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Engine camshaft drive
Replies: 2
Views: 2781

Re: Engine camshaft drive

There is no reference to a timing belt/replacement in the manual.
See the webpage below which refers to a timing chain.

http://www.kniro.net/timing_chain_repai ... s-984.html
by AlanW55
Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Scheduled software updates
Replies: 4
Views: 3933

Re: Scheduled software updates

This process appears to be fraught with confusing instructions. Not sure whether my 21 HEV was MY20 or 22, I searched on model number and software number taken from the current versions in the car - neither could be found. I "chatted" with a Kia advisor who was very friendly but couldn't e...
by AlanW55
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Oil warning light
Replies: 3
Views: 3671

Re: Oil warning light

Presumably TMS are the dealer who originally found nothing wrong, it shouldn't be acceptable that you have had to take the car back at your inconvenience. They "owe you one".
by AlanW55
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: HEV/PHEV Heating the passenger compartment
Replies: 1
Views: 2782

Re: HEV/PHEV Heating the passenger compartment

I can only speak for the HEV, my car heats the interior using the engine.
by AlanW55
Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: E10 versus E5 Petrol
Replies: 2
Views: 3443

Re: E10 versus E5 Petrol

It's widely reported in the motoring press, search E10 v E5 on Google. The government says the difference in mpg is around 1%, so we can take that with a pinch of salt. Ethanol is not as efficient as petrol, so a reduction in mpg is not surprising. I can't quantify it like you have, but don't doubt ...
by AlanW55
Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: HV 4 disappointing MPG
Replies: 3
Views: 9729

Re: HV 4 disappointing MPG

My overall consumption and driving style is in line with Meadowknight's. Raefil's is probably right for three summer months. Your 51mpg might be a bit low, particula4ly over summer months, you don't mention a driving style. My recent mpg in colder weather is around 45mpg.
by AlanW55
Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New owner, new member
Replies: 1
Views: 1012

Re: New owner, new member

My HEV also has the variable regeneration paddles, and I find it's only possible to emulate smooth one-pedal driving on level 1. Levels 2 and 3 are too strong and sudden in operation, maybe the EV is set up differently? The brake lights only come on at level 3, so I don't think it's safe to use the ...
by AlanW55
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: ipod connectivity Niro 2 self charge
Replies: 8
Views: 4872

Re: ipod connectivity Niro 2 self charge

So, David, have we sorted your problem?