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  1. Extreme service shedule

    Kia Niro General Discussion
    Not sure that it's Atkinson driving recommendations so much as maybe the combination of direct fuel injection and combination of frequent start/stop cycles, even when the ICE is cold. When I ask my dealer to do an oil change, they state that synthetic is required. There's a TSB for the HEV...
  2. Get the 2019 HEV or wait for 2020?

    Kia Niro General Discussion
    As much as I'd like to encourage you to think about the PHEV, you won't find it in blue in MY 2019 (at least, not in USA, not sure about Canada). Kia has what they call "Gravity Blue" for the PHEV and it looks nice on the web page, but it looks black in most kinds of real-life lighting. Also...
  3. 20K Mobil 1 Synthetic Oil Changes

    Kia Niro General Discussion
    That's what my PHEV does too. If I try to accelerate a little too quickly up a hill or pulling out into traffic, the ICE will start, but it might shut down in just one or two seconds if I ease off the accelerator. I try to avoid letting that happen because it seems like it would leave unburned...
  4. Brand new 2019 PHEV Loud Jerking noise when starting from full stop

    Kia Niro Issues, Problems And Complaints
    Thanks for letting us know. Is this solution working for you? happydadto5: The owner's manual documents that the engine clutch actuator fluid should be changed at 18 months or 22,500 miles, whichever comes first. At least one member of this forum has documented that he drove over 100k without...
  5. Emission COntrol Malfunction light

    Kia Niro General Discussion
    Yeah, what he said :-) On other cars that I've owned, when a MIL light came on, after you corrected the problem, the light would stay on until the car had gone through one or two full thermal cycles (stone cold to operating temp) with no new sensor indication of a problem before the computer...
  6. Cruise control "Resume" does not work as expected (and stated in the Owner's Manual)

    Kia Niro Issues, Problems And Complaints
    I struggled with this too, at first. Resume on the Niro seems to be in the opposite direction that I had become accustomed to with previous cars. Also, it depends on how long you hold the button: if you flick it quickly, it resumes, but if you hold it then it goes into accelerate or decelerate...
  7. Kia Niro Seat Covers

    Kia Niro General Discussion
    I decided against seat covers, for a couple of reasons. Foremost is that there are airbags in the sides of the front seats and you need a special design in order to not interfere with them (but I've read that they are available). In my case, seat covers in the front would also interfere with...
  8. Media files

    Electronics, Audio, and Lighting
    I haven't actually tried this, but I have been planning to so I just looked up the instructions. The screenshot is for my 2018 PHEV, so not sure if it applies to your 2017 HEV.
  9. Charger won't insert into car port all the way. PHEV wont charge.

    Kia Niro Issues, Problems And Complaints
    Did you read the TSBs that you found? The one from May talks about a software update. But the one from September provides the following information: This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect the emergency charging door release cable on some 2018-2019MY Niro (PHEV/EV) vehicles when one...
  10. 12-v battery drain

    Kia Niro Issues, Problems And Complaints
    Not sure which issue Michael Jones was referring to, but there is a TSB here: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2019/MC-10160618-0001.pdf Note that it's a TSB, not a recall, so if you're looking for recalls you won't find it, but if you're looking at "Manufacturer Communications", then you'll...
  11. PHEV Level 1 charger - charger at 10a

    Kia Niro General Discussion
    I'm glad you found the workaround of reducing the charging rate, but if it was me, I'd get the circuit checked out, because reducing the load might avoid tripping the breaker but might also be hiding a potential problem. Possible explanations include a circuit that has other loads on it, in...
  12. NiroEV Key panic button

    2018+ Kia Niro EV General Discussion
    I doubt that they pay much attention to this forum. If you want to get their attention, try posting under the Kia account on Twitter or Facebook.
  13. PHEV Watchdog.

    2018+ Kia Niro EV General Discussion
    I have a 2018 PHEV, and an Android phone, but while I've been thinking about getting an OBD2 adapter, I haven't done that yet. Is there a particular adapter you'd care to suggest? I'm a software developer too, though I don't have much experience with Android and I have zero experience with...
  14. Thrumming or droning noise from rear (maybe harmonics) while driving

    Kia Niro Issues, Problems And Complaints
    A bad tire would cause this, as would a bad wheel bearing or a problem in the brakes. You can check the latter two ideas by driving for 10 or more miles, parking, and then testing the temperature of one of the lugnets on each of the wheels. At 10 miles, unless you've been doing a lot of hard...
  15. Kia Nero pre heating question

    Kia Niro General Discussion
    The ICE will start (so not good for a closed garage), the 4-way flashers will start flashing (some people object to this, but it hasn't bothered me overly much. Still, might be an issue in a dense neighborhood when it's dark outside). In the USA, the Kia App is only free for about three years...
  16. Stutter/Jerk Problem!!!

    Kia Niro Issues, Problems And Complaints
    A pretty silly contradiction, don't you think: "they also say these vibration is by design and that they haven't heard of anyone else with the same problem". If it was truly by design, then everyone else would have the same problem. The problem is that you are probably talking with customer...
  17. What's Best for the Battery?

    Kia Niro General Discussion
    I take a somewhat different approach with my PHEV. Conventional wisdom on modern rechargeable batteries is based largely on studies of laptop computer batteries and cellphone batteries (and a number of other applications with similarly small power draws). There isn't a lot of information out...
  18. funny smell after long drive

    Kia Niro Issues, Problems And Complaints
    TSB 186 might be relevant for the coolant loss: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2019/MC-10167296-0001.pdf Edit: TSB 161 might be relevant to inverter coolant loss: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2019/MC-10165621-0001.pdf TSB 084 might be relevant for the clunking noise in the steering...
  19. Top Tier Gasoline vs Kia-Approved Fuel Additive vs Crap Shoot

    Kia Niro General Discussion
    To answer your question, I use Top Tier almost all the time (but with my PHEV and my short-trip driving habits, I run in EV mode most of the time and I only have to fill up a few times a year, so it's an easy decision for me). I became a believer in Chevron gas (a Top Tier brand) before I ever...
  20. SirusXM and why I could never buy their service

    Electronics, Audio, and Lighting
    I'm no audiophile, and my hearing isn't quite as good as it used to be, but even I notice some flatness in the Sirius broadcasts. But in my case it wasn't the sound quality but was instead a simple value question: it wasn't worth it to me to have one more bill to pay, of about 100+/year: I...
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