Resolution! To your point about the rain and the electric load - it didnít start raining until right after the car stopped. Windshield wipers and other things were not on. So, 11 days in and I got the car back. It ended up being the Fuse - high voltage (I think itís part no. 375F2-A8170. Hope this info helps others!
Glad to hear it was resolved. Sounds like my previous conjecture about electrical load was a little off base (another perfectly good theory, shot to ****
). On the other hand, I imagine that the fuse probably blew at the instant that the computer asked the HSG to start the ICE, which is probably a pretty good load all unto itself.
Thank you for providing the part number that your dealer told you was the solution to the problem. This forum can benefit from that kind of detailed information.
The part number you mentioned is kind of interesting. It's actually a high voltage fuse, and it's located adjacent to the relay that celticmg
reported needed to be replaced. in his case That leaves me wondering if maybe celticmg
's service technician replaced both the relay and the fuse, when only the fuse needed to be replaced. (It wouldn't be the first time that a mechanic used a process-of-elimination approach to troubleshoot a problem, and replaced more parts than were actually necessary, and then billed for everything that was replaced, or at least, for the highest cost component that they replaced).
It looks like Kia has two variants of the 375F2 fuse. One version was produced beginning in June 2017, and the other beginning in November 2017. According to this web page
, your replacement is the one from November 2017. Maybe there are just two different suppliers for this fuse, or maybe Kia recognized that there was something problematic about the original variant (375F2-G2120). I'd be a little uneasy about this question if my Niro was manufactured prior to about December 2017. You can find the manufacture date for your car on the stickers on the driver's door.
Anyone with an older Niro contemplating the idea of maybe proactively replacing this fuse as a DIY project in order to avoid the kind of let-down that DGChicago
experienced needs to contemplate that it has a cost of about $45+, and more importantly, because it's a high-voltage fuse, you could be killed if you try to replace it and you don't de-energize the circuit before you attempt the replacement. In other words, probably best to ask your Kia dealer if maybe it should be proactively replaced in order to reduce the probability of having the fuse fail at an inopportune moment, that might lead to a need for towing, rental cars, and all the rest, rather than trying to do it yourself, unless you have a really good understanding of how to de-energize the high voltage circuit and then verify (perhaps with a multi-meter) that it really is de-energized.
Thanks again for the details on your outcome. I'm curious to know how the OP for this thread made out. goldnfawn
, what was the solution in your case?