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Niro self charging hybrid wouldn’t start

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:01 pm
by JezzaR
I have a 2016 Niro hybrid. It has worked perfectly since acquired. I drove to France about a month ago. Drove back in 2 days arriving on a Sunday. Drove c900 miles with no problems. Got home and following day went to fill up. Turned off engine and filled up but then car would not re start. The engine immobiliser light would not go off and the car would not start. Called Kia dealer and they could not suggest anything except call recovery company and bring car back. Called AA and they got car started and told me to drive straight to dealer and do not turn off engine. Kia had it for 24hours but could find no fault. This has cost me over £100 to join AA and Kia says it’s not their responsibility. Wife now not keen on driving car in case happens again. Anyone else had this issue of non starter?

Re: Niro self charging hybrid wouldn’t start

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:24 pm
by AlanW55
Have you tried changing the battery in your key? The immobiliser light should switch off when the key is detected, it won't if the battery is nearly flat. The key in my hybrid lasted around 3 years.

Re: Niro self charging hybrid wouldn’t start

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:20 am
by JezzaR
Thanks. I have changed the key fob but KIA has never suggested this.

Re: Niro self charging hybrid wouldn’t start

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:02 pm
by AlanW55
Not clear whether my suggestion has solved your problem. Not surprised that Kia couldn't solve your problem, it's a recurring theme in these forum.