Unable to charge and Check Hybrid System warning

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niroal
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Location: North Kent

Re: Unable to charge and Check Hybrid System warning

Post by niroal » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:11 pm

jerrytaff wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:05 am
Problem sorted - it took them less than 30 minutes - apparently its a common problem. The charging door was not activating the sensor properly. After a few failures, even the orange emergency release may not clear the problem. The mechanic filed some of the metal work away to enlarge the hole in the part of the door that activates the sensor, and now everything is working fine.

I was chatting to him afterwards about the 13A charger. He told me that they had queried with Kia as to why it is described as for emergency use only, and the response was that it was fine for everyday use, and the wording was as a result of some creative translation from the Korean. Apparently they have to grapple with lots of baffling mis-translations every time a new model is brought out.
The PHEV models are not that common themselves so for a garage to describe it as a common problem already makes me think it is not going to be an if, more like a when it effects them all. Perhaps a updated design is needed.
Niro 3 PHEV Graphite


Topicalcat
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Re: Unable to charge and Check Hybrid System warning

Post by Topicalcat » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:20 pm

I gave up tryng to get a PHEV and was lucky to get one of the very first Hyundai Kona EV’s. I am staying on this forum because it is so much better with more informative content than the Kona forum! So many of the issues a read about on this forum are applicable to my Kona

I agree the electric charging flap is flimsy, it s just plastic. Seems to be fairly identical to the photos I have seen of the front end of the upcoming Niro EV. The positioning on the front is perfect, as said it makes it easy when pulling into a charging bay.

Any one considering a Niro EV? If so I will try to answer any questions based on my Kona experenece (nearly 2,000 miles covered so far).
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niroal
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Re: Unable to charge and Check Hybrid System warning

Post by niroal » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:53 pm

Topicalcat wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:20 pm
I gave up tryng to get a PHEV and was lucky to get one of the very first Hyundai Kona EV’s. I am staying on this forum because it is so much better with more informative content than the Kona forum! So many of the issues a read about on this forum are applicable to my Kona

I agree the electric charging flap is flimsy, it s just plastic. Seems to be fairly identical to the photos I have seen of the front end of the upcoming Niro EV. The positioning on the front is perfect, as said it makes it easy when pulling into a charging bay.

Any one considering a Niro EV? If so I will try to answer any questions based on my Kona experenece (nearly 2,000 miles covered so far).
Wow, you have got some use out of that early on!!!
Niro 3 PHEV Graphite


janesdsg
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Re: Unable to charge and Check Hybrid System warning

Post by janesdsg » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:04 pm

I've had this same "non-charging" problem, too, and the charging door rarely opens when pressed, I need to use my fingernails to get it to open.
Jane
Kia Niro PHEV, gravity blue


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