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by AlanW55
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Creaks and groans
Replies: 13
Views: 21099

Re: Creaks and groans

I believe I've got to the bottom of the problem. I was exiting a multi-storey car park this morning, and was stopped on a down ramp, in Neutral, holding the car with the main brake pedal. As the car in front moved off, I gradually released the brake pedal and there were the creaks and groans. So it ...
by AlanW55
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Clicking noise
Replies: 2
Views: 3233

Re: Clicking noise

What level of charge is the battery? It should be somewhere between 40-70%, if it's outside this then there is probably a fault. Over to the dealer!
by AlanW55
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Creaks and groans
Replies: 13
Views: 21099

Creaks and groans

When I am driving in very slow stop-start traffic, the car is in Drive, and forward motion is largely controlled by "feathering" the brake pedal against the strong tendency to creep forward from the electric motor. (The traffic is generally moving so slowly I hardly ever need to touch the ...
by AlanW55
Fri May 26, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Sightings
Replies: 7
Views: 9159

Re: Sightings

This is amazingly true, I've had mine for just over a month following a waiting time of two months, so three months in total. In all that time I've only spotted one.
by AlanW55
Fri May 26, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new member here
Replies: 21
Views: 17945

Re: new member here

Spot on, Suman. However, the current Niro cossets its battery, seemingly only allowing a charge range between 35-70% (based on my experience) to maximise its life. So what about the plug-in battery which will regularly hit 100%, and quite often discharge down to 10%, or lower, what protects that bat...
by AlanW55
Sun May 21, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new member here
Replies: 21
Views: 17945

Re: new member here

Hi alexsala, visit the Kia website and click on Upcoming Vehicles. Also try searching "Kia Niro plug in" on Google. Let us all know if you're still having trouble....
by AlanW55
Fri May 19, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Phone wireless charging
Replies: 3
Views: 9747

Phone wireless charging

I find that my Nexus 5 phone gets very hot when charging from the wireless charging platform. Probably not helped by the enclosed nature of the platform with minimal airflow. Anybody else have this problem?
by AlanW55
Thu May 18, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Foot Parking Brake
Replies: 56
Views: 55083

Re: Foot Parking Brake

Some interesting comments here, it seems we are all agreed the foot-hand brake is a throwback from tractors and WW1 tanks! Have you noticed that when (if) you put the handbrake on, the daylights go off? And if you leave it in Drive when stationary, the electric motor is powerful enough to overcome t...
by AlanW55
Wed May 17, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Adaptive cruise control
Replies: 11
Views: 23718

Adaptive cruise control

Does anyone know if the brake lights come on when the adaptive cruise control causes the car to significantly slow down? A car pulled in front of me today, and braked, and then​ the cruise control kicked in and my car slowed down quite noticeably. I didn't touch the brake pedal so the brake light sw...
by AlanW55
Sat May 13, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Keeping a smart key safe
Replies: 7
Views: 6764

Re: Keeping a smart key safe

I can't believe the keys are transmitting all the time. The button battery would not last very long at all. More likely there is an RFID tag in the key fob that the car detects when you are close. That makes more sense, so the car must be transmitting something to activate the passive RFID chip. Pr...