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by Shaun
Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: HV 4 disappointing MPG
Replies: 3
Views: 10490

Re: HV 4 disappointing MPG

Hi, I have a First Edition 66 plate. I have been disappointed with the "claimed" MPG from the dash display. This usually shows 40 - - 43 MPG. So over 6 months have been keeping a tank to tank record. This gives 3928 Miles and 350.56 litres of fuel = 50.94 MPG. Quite poor really for a small...
by Shaun
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: HEV very poor MPG
Replies: 4
Views: 8255

Re: HEV very poor MPG

Sad to say, no noticeable improvement with a run in sport mode today.
by Shaun
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: HEV very poor MPG
Replies: 4
Views: 8255

Re: HEV very poor MPG

Thanks. Will try the sport mode idea for a while.
by Shaun
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: HEV very poor MPG
Replies: 4
Views: 8255

HEV very poor MPG

We have a 66 plate HEV Niro First Edition, bought new. At first, we were able to get a reported MPG of close to 60 MPG. This has reduced and now the MPG is frequently less than 40 MPG. It has been back to the dealership a few times, but they claim there is nothing wrong. I have little faith in the d...
by Shaun
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Wont start
Replies: 7
Views: 16529

Re: Wont start

Yes, that is what is was. Not sure how that happened between Sunday evening and Wednesday afternoon, but it did.
by Shaun
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Wont start
Replies: 7
Views: 16529

Wont start

Hi, I just tried to start the Niro and it won't recognise the key fob. Had to push the start button with the fob itself. Then got a check brakes message, so car won't start. Now I can't turn off the AV system, or lock the car. Any idea's?
by Shaun
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Hi - and will a Niro PHEV cope with weeks or months of non-use?
Replies: 5
Views: 19600

Re: Hi - and will a Niro PHEV cope with weeks or months of non-use?

Hi, Only just picked up on this post from months ago. Our Niro is laid up for up to 3 months at times. Usually in winter. It is parked on our drive. I bought a solar trickle charger and clip that across the 12 volt battery before we go away. I've had no trouble with this. On our return, everything h...
by Shaun
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Battery Life??
Replies: 15
Views: 32829

Re: Battery Life??

We were away for all of January and February this year. I got a Solar charger and kept that connected to the battery in the boot . The solar panel was pretty much on the North of East side of the house on the dash. Despite this, & the snow and ice that will have accumulated on the windscreen, th...
by Shaun
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Audio system losing DAB radio
Replies: 11
Views: 27090

Re: Audio system losing DAB radio

I had a problem. Eventually found it to be a plug in USB adaptor, with 2 x USB outlets. It was OK until a phone was plugged in to be charged. Then the DAB started to cut out unless there was a huge signal. Changed to USB adaptor to another type and it seems to be OK since.
by Shaun
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Phone wireless charging
Replies: 3
Views: 9960

Re: Phone wireless charging

My Galaxy S7 gets hot in the car and on a wireless charging pad at home. Seems to be the nature of cordless charging. Best use a USB cable and you then get the advantages of voice control, so solves 2 issues.