First, welcome to the forum.I'm new to the forum because my problem with the VESS backup beeper hasn't been resolved even though I have complained to my dealer and to Kia Customer Service. I absolutely HATE the volume of the backup beeper on my 2022 Kia Niro EV! It is SO LOUD that I have had to change the way I drive and severely limit my driving at night because I have to back up into my garage, the acoustics of which amplify the sound. Looking at the noise ordinance for my town, the beeper exceeds the allowable volume for nights and weekends... or would if it were on a construction vehicle. City planners never expected a construction backup beeper to be placed on a personal car! I live in California where we have lots of electric vehicles. Kia is the ONLY one with excessive backup noise!
So, I propose two things: first, a poll asking how many owners dislike the volume of the VESS backup beeper; and, second, if the poll shows that more than 50% of owners dislike the volume, we petition Kia to create a change (computer program?), available at request at our dealers, that would turn down the backup volume to that of the forward running volume. What do you think?
If you're interested in installing a kill switch for the VESS, other members have created a PDF that I believe I found on this forum.
I've attached it here.