Great idea. I have had zero issues with my 2019 Niro EV with over 24,000km since May 6th 2019 and love it. The biggest problem in the last month has been not driving it because of confinementThere are a number of threads about catastrophic failures in their car, but without a context to how likely this is for all owners. So why not have a poll to see if having a failure is for Niro owners
I dunno, I've been driving for almost as long and I've had 2 compressors fail on me in that time. Like any other mechanical system they wear and can fail. Now, in your case it's defnitely an eary failure, hopefully just a bad part and not indicative of a design flaw.I bought my 2017 Niro FE new in April 2017. Currently at 82K miles. Only major failure was the A/C compressor which required 3 trips to the selling dealer...and a month total out of service. What is very curious is how, after the third trip to the dealer, they had the A/C compressor in stock (when I asked the service advisor how it came to be that the compressor was in stock, he stated that he had no idea). Anyway, I am very glad that I bought the extended warranty as the total cost of the compressor replacement would have been near $3000US. I find this very disturbing. I have been a licensed driver for nearly 41 years and I have never had an A/C compressor fail.
This is only my second car in 45 years with AC! However, there is another point of failure with this AC that your other cars did not have: it has it's own high voltage motor. Most car ACs are belt driven.I find this very disturbing. I have been a licensed driver for nearly 41 years and I have never had an A/C compressor fail.
Regarding your heat/air issues, do you have Automatic Climate Control? If yes, then you likely have the "Auto Defogging System". Look it up on the Ops Manual and turn it off. I have all kinds of heating/cooling/fan issues until I turned it off. Since then, Automatic Climate Control issue whatsoever.The recalls for minor things is about it.
I did have one warranty item - heard a thumping noise in the rear for a time, took it in and dealer found a suspension item loose (as I remember was the sway bar).
Other that that, the thing has issues --
1) jerkyness (whatever you call it - mine is not too bad and I hive lived with it),
2) entertainment system acts funny at times (and will not Bluetooth read my contacts on a new phone),
3) heat and air fan is aggravating (sometimes is high and sometimes low - requires adjusting it manually),
4) the heat / air gets directed to defrost somehow (have to manually put it back to desired direction).
5) At 36,300 miles noted front tires wearing off on inside (about 2 inches) and are worn more than the back (expected). PS: I had not rotated them until 36,300 miles (MY BAD).
6) Left Rear Tire (original Michelin) developed road noise (a lot) many miles ago. Rotating to the front has reduced the noise as just don't hear it as much being on front vs at back. The tire has feathering on the tread (inside about 2 inches).
OTHER THAN THAT -- I like the handling, power is OK, gas mileage at 50+ MPG for 36,300 miles is GREAT, and it is comfortable enough, and has enough storage for that size car. It is a bit low seated (so harder to get in and out than standard SUV) but better than most sedans. I do like sitting higher in SUV for visibility.
I think the front USB port is more like a data port that has a tiny amount of charge available. My Samsung phone takes a long time to charge when I use Android Auto, which requires a USB data cable be plugged in.I've just bought my second Niro after moving countires.
My first was 2017 Hybrid First Edition - loved it as got to 40k with it and the only thing was buggy Car Play
Just bought 2020 Hybrid GT Edition and put 400 miles in three days getting around and my only comment is the front USB charger doesn't work.
That must be changed in my 2019 Niro EV because my main USB port charges my phone normally. It is not a quick charge port though.I think the front USB port is more like a data port that has a tiny amount of charge available. My Samsung phone takes a long time to charge when I use Android Auto, which requires a USB data cable be plugged in.
I'm wondering if the algorithms for rev matching during gear shifts are the difference between EV or engine on modes. I would have expected it to be smoother in EV mode as I'd guess the motor would be faster matching revs and possibly more controllable and accurate than the engine.It's much smoother when it's in HEV mode (when both the electric motor and engine are delivering power), so I just figured they took the same power delivery curve for the electric motor and applied it whether it was in HEV or EV mode.