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by AlanW55
Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Scheduled software updates
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Scheduled software updates

This process appears to be fraught with confusing instructions. Not sure whether my 21 HEV was MY20 or 22, I searched on model number and software number taken from the current versions in the car - neither could be found. I "chatted" with a Kia advisor who was very friendly but couldn't e...
by AlanW55
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Oil warning light
Replies: 3
Views: 832

Re: Oil warning light

Presumably TMS are the dealer who originally found nothing wrong, it shouldn't be acceptable that you have had to take the car back at your inconvenience. They "owe you one".
by AlanW55
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: HEV/PHEV Heating the passenger compartment
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Re: HEV/PHEV Heating the passenger compartment

I can only speak for the HEV, my car heats the interior using the engine.
by AlanW55
Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: E10 versus E5 Petrol
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Re: E10 versus E5 Petrol

It's widely reported in the motoring press, search E10 v E5 on Google. The government says the difference in mpg is around 1%, so we can take that with a pinch of salt. Ethanol is not as efficient as petrol, so a reduction in mpg is not surprising. I can't quantify it like you have, but don't doubt ...
by AlanW55
Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: HV 4 disappointing MPG
Replies: 3
Views: 7280

Re: HV 4 disappointing MPG

My overall consumption and driving style is in line with Meadowknight's. Raefil's is probably right for three summer months. Your 51mpg might be a bit low, particula4ly over summer months, you don't mention a driving style. My recent mpg in colder weather is around 45mpg.
by AlanW55
Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New owner, new member
Replies: 1
Views: 569

Re: New owner, new member

My HEV also has the variable regeneration paddles, and I find it's only possible to emulate smooth one-pedal driving on level 1. Levels 2 and 3 are too strong and sudden in operation, maybe the EV is set up differently? The brake lights only come on at level 3, so I don't think it's safe to use the ...
by AlanW55
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: ipod connectivity Niro 2 self charge
Replies: 8
Views: 1935

Re: ipod connectivity Niro 2 self charge

So, David, have we sorted your problem?
by AlanW55
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: ipod connectivity Niro 2 self charge
Replies: 8
Views: 1935

Re: ipod connectivity Niro 2 self charge

So you know that the new Niro has an AUX socket, and where it is? Please enlighten us.
by AlanW55
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: ipod connectivity Niro 2 self charge
Replies: 8
Views: 1935

Re: ipod connectivity Niro 2 self charge

I think our friend is asking about connecting an ipod, not an iphone/ipad, via the AUX socket.
by AlanW55
Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: ipod connectivity Niro 2 self charge
Replies: 8
Views: 1935

Re: ipod connectivity Niro 2 self charge

My 2017 car had an AUX port next to the centre USB, my 2021 car doesn't. No mention of it in manuals, unless someone knows otherwise.