Sure. It’s just a guess. Let us know what you figured out. Also, when did that message show up? Did you get in the car in the morning and it was just there’s. Or did you try to start the car and it came up? Or is this a video you were watching since there’s a play icon in the middle of the picture?zthank you for you response, that will help
i find that you have to firmly shut (slam?) the rear hatch. this was a problem for me during daylight hours because it’s not obvious that the cargo light is lit. i tried lubing the latch but this didn’t seem to help much so i pulled the bulb rather than worrying about discharging the battery. imho the fixture should have a switch on it like the rest of them. lastly, removing the fixture was more difficult than expected. it appears that it was tacked with a glob of an adhesive that looks liked silicone sealant. after scraping it off it was easy to remove.Some people have reported that the rear hatch can be tricky to close and if not fully closed, can cause the battery to drain.
PHEV is in his signature.Hmmm...when I have run down the battery enough (car sat idle for weeks at a time) that I have to use the "backup" battery to start, I've never had that screen show up, it is totally dead, blank screen, nothing. Do you have the PHEV like NorCalNiro? Mine is HEV. This also brings to mind a question I've had about leaving the radio going without running the engine. I avoid doing it just because of the warning screen is annoying. What happens if you don't run the engine in that circumstance? Is your warning related to something like that?
I know this thread has been dormant for several months but thought I'd add my 2 cents. I awoke to a totally dead Niro PHEV this AM after it was on a home charger all night. Well not totally dead- it did have an indication that the key fob wasn't found when I got in, and the subwoofer was making strange noises. But otherwise nothing. I tried popping the hatch to get to the auxiliary battery, but of course the hatch didn't work either. I crawled through the back seat and was able to remove the battery cover and check the voltage with a meter. 7.2V. So I contorted myself some more and manually popped the hatch from the inside. It's not easy and it requires a skinny tool you might not have with you (although I suppose a key would work- just thought of that) Anyway, I suggest all PHEV owners practice doing this because you're going to have to sooner or later.
The PHEV does NOT have a 'get out of jail' button that recharges a discharging aux battery once the logic of the car decides the traction battery has charged it enough times. I'm not really sure the traction battery charges it at all- I think the alternator has to be spinning to charge it, because there's no way the aux battery would be dead flat in 12 hours if it was recharged 6 times (which the manual sort of claims it does. The Niro manual covers both the Hybrid and the PHEV and it's not at all clear about which parts apply to which vehicle). Anyway, I hooked the aux battery to a charger and it is recharging as I type this.
I'm not sure what caused this since the car was dead when I got in and I had to manually open the hatch to recharge it. I did go shopping yesterday and closed the hatch right before driving a short distance home, so it might not have been fully latched. I'm removing the hatch light bulb just in case and will order an LED replacement- there is NO excuse for Kia to not use an LED for any bulbs that can be left on- meaning the hatch and also the vanity mirror lights, given all the other fancy LED's they use all over the place elsewhere.
The entire Aux battery in the PHEV seems poorly thought out. I can see why Kia would be leery of a button to recharge the Aux battery from the traction battery, given that the aux battery is readily accessible and someone might put the battery on an external charger and press the button too. Can only imagine the carnage that could occur in that scenario. With the hybrid, the two batteries are inside the same case under the seat, so no worries about somehow double charging the aux section.
Anyway, as much as I love this car, I'm starting to regret buying it in the first model year. I convinced myself that wasn't really the case since the Hybrid had been sold for two years in Korea and the PHEV for a year before it came here, but it appears there are issues they still need to work out.
What did the dealership say?.... My guess is it's a bum battery and I'm having it checked out at the dealership on Mon.