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by davethesteam
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Front passenger door remains locked from inside
Replies: 4
Views: 2305

Re: Front passenger door remains locked from inside

Problem solved - went to Kia agent (Brindley Wolverhampton) and they diagnosed faulty door lock. Returned 1 week later, new lock fitted whilst I waited.
by davethesteam
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Front passenger door remains locked from inside
Replies: 4
Views: 2305

Re: Front passenger door remains locked from inside

Yes it is - thank you for your reply
by davethesteam
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Front passenger door remains locked from inside
Replies: 4
Views: 2305

Front passenger door remains locked from inside

I stop the car for my passenger to get out but they cannot open their door - handle moves but the door remains locked. The driver's door can open as usual.
This happens wihether ignition is on or off.
Any ideas please?
Kia Niro PHEV 2018 / 68
by davethesteam
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Run flat tyres
Replies: 1
Views: 3440

Re: Run flat tyres

There is mention of them in the car's handbook but I am sure the car did not come with them - mine came with Mich (thankfully) but the coding on the tyre walls show no reference to them being runflats
by davethesteam
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: SD card music?
Replies: 3
Views: 4371

Re: SD card music?

I have not tried this, but would plugging your SD card into a card reader, then using the USB solution given by Alan55 work?
by davethesteam
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Cannot charge PHEV
Replies: 2
Views: 4402

Re: Cannot charge PHEV

Turns out it was the fitment of a rubber glove over the charger body (the one on the mains plug end of the lead
by davethesteam
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Cannot charge PHEV
Replies: 2
Views: 4402

Re: Cannot charge PHEV

I have had notification of a recall on my 68/18 PHEV which i understand is to do with that area of the car. Will report once its done.
by davethesteam
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Difference between PHEV Auto and Hybrid mode
Replies: 5
Views: 5671

Re: Difference between PHEV Auto and Hybrid mode

I think we are all saying the same thing really - pure elctric with 'Off' pressed for pure local - further afield, use some pure elcetric to give headroom in the traction battery for regen. More than happy with myresults - all the new PHEVs (including the high end stuff) on the market still appear t...
by davethesteam
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Flat Battery
Replies: 22
Views: 31377

Re: Flat Battery

I am led to understand the traction batteries do top a low 12v battery - my PHEV (18/68) advises on start up something along the lines that power has been used to top up the 12v.
by davethesteam
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Difference between PHEV Auto and Hybrid mode
Replies: 5
Views: 5671

Re: Difference between PHEV Auto and Hybrid mode

A topic all on its own is this. We have a V1 Niro PHEV (18/68) and I hope the following assists: In Auto PHEV battery is the main source of power until the electric range runs out - EXCEPT when high demand for things like AirCon etc happens- then the engine cuts in to provide the back up. Pressing t...