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ColinN
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New here, so Hi all

Post by ColinN » Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:18 pm

Hi all you Niro owners.

Ordered a new Niro 4 for collection in early March (new plates), so is there anything I should watch our for or be aware of after I have taken delivery?

Also, I see on the Kia website that there are free map updates for seven years. Is this something I need to push my dealer to do?

Thanks


Recycleman
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Re: New here, so Hi all

Post by Recycleman » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:32 pm

The updates are free but you have to pay £25 as set by Kia to have them installed by the dealer unless you can like me have them install FOC when having a service.


radar2018
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Re: New here, so Hi all

Post by radar2018 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:37 pm

Recycleman wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:32 pm
The updates are free but you have to pay £25 as set by Kia to have them installed by the dealer unless you can like me have them install FOC when having a service.
How far did you have to twist their arm to get a free update? a little way or full force.

I tried and failed the first one would not do it, at all, and I have had to pay the second one the £25
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Suman
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Re: New here, so Hi all

Post by Suman » Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:22 pm

I also got my map update for free as it was done at the same time as a service. This was at GWR Kia in Brentford.

However, I recommend skipping the built-in maps if you can and use the Waze app for Android or iOS using the built-in Android Auto or Apple CarPlay feature. Much more up to date maps, better traffic avoidance, and you get the other benefits of Android Auto/Apple CarPlay.
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radar2018
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Re: New here, so Hi all

Post by radar2018 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:00 pm

I agree about WAZE, used that before I got update, however WAZE did let me down in GLASGOW , missed airport car park by 1/2 mile, but yes I do find it very good otherwise
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Recycleman
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Re: New here, so Hi all

Post by Recycleman » Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:40 pm

radar2018 wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:37 pm
Recycleman wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:32 pm
The updates are free but you have to pay £25 as set by Kia to have them installed by the dealer unless you can like me have them install FOC when having a service.
How far did you have to twist their arm to get a free update? a little way or full force.

I tried and failed the first one would not do it, at all, and I have had to pay the second one the £25
No twisting of arms, so long as I have it done with the service it's FOC


radar2018
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Re: New here, so Hi all

Post by radar2018 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:03 pm

The first dealer would not do it when they did my service, so I had to go to a second one to gat update. I am upset about this, as apparently abroad this is part of the service, when I was told it was not.
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