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by h2onorth
Thu Jan 12, 2023 2:48 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Final Drive Gear oil change
Replies: 1
Views: 9569

Final Drive Gear oil change

Hybrid Niro all ages plus PHEV, must have oil in the differential Casing between front wheels.
Does this oil need changing during its life?
Dealer says no but has anyone had this done or can comment. Naturally gears wear and produce metal filings which are best removed over time!
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by h2onorth
Thu Jul 07, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical Kia Niro
Topic: Niro self charging hybrid wouldn’t start
Replies: 5
Views: 25620

Re: Niro self charging hybrid wouldn’t start

Hi all Happened to me during covid, 12 volt battery had a faulty cell and intermittently the car would not start. Usually the delay to restart was 1/2 an hour to an hour but it always restarted. I did change the battery however shortly after this and no subsequent problems. Don't buy a kia battery r...
by h2onorth
Thu Jul 07, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical Kia Niro
Topic: Charging with Zappi & solar panels
Replies: 3
Views: 18181

Re: Charging with Zappi & solar panels

Yes this situation interests me and surely software can be amended by kia to overcome this. Its not to asking too much for these conditions to be catered for! Presumably if there was to be a temporary power cut at night would charging restart again what ever the Zappi setting was on? I thought these...
by h2onorth
Mon Jul 04, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Updating maps
Replies: 29
Views: 65728

Re: Updating maps

Hi All. Thanks Alanho.
After your 'review' I think I will not bother and continue to use Android auto etc!
Was the media system/ car software though updated as well, which I might need to consider doing?
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by h2onorth
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: HEV/PHEV Heating the passenger compartment
Replies: 1
Views: 13947

HEV/PHEV Heating the passenger compartment

Hi All. Does anyone know if any PHEV/HEV on the market now is able to heat the interior of the car without using the engine? I know you all have heated seats and steering wheels but that is the the answer, since we still need to keep the windscreen defrosted. I ask this question because having spoke...
by h2onorth
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical Kia Niro
Topic: Wont start
Replies: 7
Views: 29050

Re: Wont start/ replace 12volt battery

Hi all. Update on 27/8 report! Battery replaced and managed to remove necessary part of hatch trim to access battery fixing bolts, without breaking anything. Having done some reading on the OEM Korean battery ( Delkor) history it seems this unit is/has caused a number of problems within its cell str...
by h2onorth
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Niro 4 reversing camera
Replies: 6
Views: 19654

Re: Niro 4 reversing camera

I wonder why the image is worse,surely Kia use the same unit for all their vehicles with rear cameras? Could it be the difference in camera angle at the rear of the car? I had my rear camera replaced under warranty (niro hybrid 2017) due water ingress and the image quality was the same as before. At...
by h2onorth
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Faults & Technical Kia Niro
Topic: Wont start
Replies: 7
Views: 29050

Re: Wont start

Hi, interesting Gerd_NL. No experience of keyless systems but you would of thought that some kind of sleep mode would work after 20 mins if this drainage could occur! Your comments about tailgate being left unclosed! I have done this several times without any harm, since after about 20 mins the boot...
by h2onorth
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical Kia Niro
Topic: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?
Replies: 19
Views: 58034

Re: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?

Hi all just changed 2 front tyres on 2017 Hybrid Niro for M cross climate. I decided after a puncture that with 3 to 3.5 mm on front at only 21000 miles that I may as well prepare for winter and 'save' the cost of a repair! I would have preferred Goodyear as I have heard they are quieter and also ch...
by h2onorth
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical Kia Niro
Topic: Wont start
Replies: 7
Views: 29050

Re: Wont start

Hi all, I had a similar experience with my 2017 hybrid Niro. Just when the covid restrictions were being eased I did a few shortish journeys ( longest 50 miles), without any problems. 2 days later wanted to move the car out of garage and it refused to 'start' in EV or engine mode. No dashboard signs...