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Forum: 2018+ Kia Niro EV General Discussion   Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By Johnxyz
Please let us know the results! I am interested...

Please let us know the results! I am interested in installing a hitch fro my bicycle hauler.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   08-14-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By Johnxyz
Ditto what yitcoev said plus it will alter the...

Ditto what yitcoev said plus it will alter the handling characteristics most likely in a negative way, possibly make it less safe and would probably affect vehicle fuel efficiency by altering the...
Forum: Features and Equipment   08-13-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By Johnxyz
What you are saying about it costing some fee for...

What you are saying about it costing some fee for communication makes sense.

I have a question for you, I know about cars but not so much about wireless communication.

Do these cars have a...
Forum: Kia Niro MPG And Fuel Economy   08-12-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 490
Posted By Johnxyz
I am aware that the Niro has a windshield element...

I am aware that the Niro has a windshield element like most vehicles but that is not what I am referring to.

By strip heater I am talking about an electric heating element that is in the heater...
Forum: Kia Niro General Discussion   08-12-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By Johnxyz
Gas in Kentucky is now $2.39/gallon. To be...

Gas in Kentucky is now $2.39/gallon. To be competitive with electricity cost for a full charge it would have to drop in cost to $1.30 per gallon.

My guess is it would have a better chance of...
Forum: Kia Niro General Discussion   08-12-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By Johnxyz
We have a 36 mile round trip we make twice a day....

We have a 36 mile round trip we make twice a day. The two trips are 6 hours apart. With a level 2 charger the Niro PHEV was made to order for this situation.

Since it also gets great gas mileage I...
Forum: Kia Niro MPG And Fuel Economy   08-12-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 490
Posted By Johnxyz
We have a 36 mile round trip we make twice a day....

We have a 36 mile round trip we make twice a day. I usually run out of EV range a couple (2-5) miles before completing the round trip but sometime am able to make it all the way back home on EV....
Forum: Kia Niro General Discussion   08-09-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By Johnxyz
Niro PHEV Charging noises/behavior for new owners

We have owned our 2019 NIRO PHEV for 3 months now. We live in the Southeast United States where it gets very hot and humid.
Our Niro is housed in a garage and on a 100 degree day with high relative...
Forum: Accessories And Add Ons   08-09-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By Johnxyz
This may not be any help to you but: if you get...

This may not be any help to you but: if you get the KIA UVO app you can remotely turn on your vehicle to condition the air in the car so it is either cooled or heated when you enter the car.

Best...
Forum: New Member Introductions   08-06-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 124
Posted By Johnxyz
Welcome! I am the owner of a 2019 Niro PHEV EX....

Welcome!
I am the owner of a 2019 Niro PHEV EX. I came from a 2008 Prius and my impression was exactly like yours. A great step up from the Prius.
Let us know the hitch you install and how you like...
Forum: Kia Niro Issues, Problems And Complaints   08-05-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,443
Posted By Johnxyz
Here is a link to the service manual where they...

Here is a link to the service manual where they show the secondary High Pressure Supply Fuel pump and its location for anyone who is interested.

I am also unfamiliar with GDI engines and had no...
Forum: Kia Niro Issues, Problems And Complaints   08-04-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,443
Posted By Johnxyz
The website won't let me edit my previous post. I...

The website won't let me edit my previous post. I do now see how the secondary fuel pup has a path directly to the oil system if it has a system failure or leaking bladder.

it is a shame the...
Forum: Kia Niro Issues, Problems And Complaints   08-04-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,443
Posted By Johnxyz
The information in post 80 about the Niro fuel...

The information in post 80 about the Niro fuel pump does not seem accurate. Almost all modern cars use an electric fuel pumps that are located in the fuel tank. The Niro has an electric fuel pump...
Forum: Accessories And Add Ons   08-01-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By Johnxyz
I thought you guys might get a kick out of this...

I thought you guys might get a kick out of this post on Niro chat from Europe! Here is the link to the thread if anyone is interested. I don't advocate towing just thought this was interesting...
Forum: Engine And Technical Discussions   07-31-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Johnxyz
I am going to start a folder on my desktop and...

I am going to start a folder on my desktop and scan my receipts into it. Great experience about having some way to access the receipts to prove the service was done.
Forum: Engine And Technical Discussions   07-31-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Johnxyz
PHEV owners Oil change interval advice

Have a 2019 Niro PHEV with 3,500 miles on it as of today. Everything is fine on it as far as the vehicle oil level etc. I estimate engine has run for about 500 miles - the rest of the miles are...
Forum: Kia Niro Dealers, Pricing, Orders And Leases   07-25-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By Johnxyz
I realize you are in Canada and your situation is...

I realize you are in Canada and your situation is probably different than in the US.
My experience buying a Niro PHEV was our local dealer would not order or even entertain the idea of selling us a...
Forum: Kia Niro General Discussion   07-19-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Johnxyz
My opinion is there is some value here. This is a...

My opinion is there is some value here. This is a relatively new model that has been in production for less than 3 years. I would bet used parts are almost non existent. It would seem if someone was...
Forum: Kia Niro Issues, Problems And Complaints   07-16-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Johnxyz
Dovidan, thank you for mentioning about the OP...

Dovidan, thank you for mentioning about the OP modifying his suspension and tires! The OP made no mention of this. Of course he is going to have abnormal wear on his suspension as well as other...
Forum: Kia Niro General Discussion   07-12-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,851
Posted By Johnxyz
I am also interested in doing this. I may spring...

I am also interested in doing this. I may spring for a cheap hand vacuum pump like is shown in this video. It is from Blackstone Laboratories company and sells for $35. Bet amazon or ebay has...
Forum: Kia Niro Issues, Problems And Complaints   07-11-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,443
Posted By Johnxyz
It is nice to see a number of replies that...

It is nice to see a number of replies that recognize fuel in the oil is normal. It is not possible to have engine oil that doesn't have gas in it as the above replies recognize.

It is also why...
Forum: Kia Niro General Discussion   07-11-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By Johnxyz
impressive!

impressive!
Forum: Kia Niro General Discussion   07-10-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By Johnxyz
Appreciation for our Niro

Today I had to work on our other vehicle and it gave me a new appreciation for our 2019 PHEV Niro.
I replaced the back 3 coil packs and spark plugs on Our Sienna van today. The vehicle was giving a...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-09-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By Johnxyz
In the United States up in the Northern part of...

In the United States up in the Northern part of the Midwest they have some interesting laws concerning winter driving. In the service I was stationed outside Omaha Nebraska for a good part of my...
Forum: Kia Niro General Discussion   07-07-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By Johnxyz
Gbillyg123 have you kept the outside mirrors...

Gbillyg123 have you kept the outside mirrors activated where they automatically fold and unflold when you go near the car? We have a 2019 Niro and I am curious if the constant fold/unfold mechanism...
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