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Kia Niro EV



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,443 ✭✭✭eagerv

    Looks like a normal shape battery, I am sure any would do the job fine, providing the battery shape base is the same size for the mounting brackets.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭fafy

    Just heard the “K4” E niro is being discontinued, after the little stock that remains is sold, they are continuing with the K3 variant.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 6,262 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sheep Shagger

    Not surprised, think only the K3 and K4 cane here and they wasnt a lot of difference in what you got for the money.

    Oh on my service and the 1 year vs 2 years....obviously the easiest place to check was the sticker on the window(!),(which says 2 years or at the 30k mark. Assume the dealer text is standard for non EVs where annual check ups are the norm.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭fafy

    they changed the service interval.

    up to 2022 for the older model, it was annually or every 15,000 kms, herself has a ‘21 model. but this changed for the new and current E Niro model, to every 2 years or 30,000 kms.

    Its fairly standard now for bi annual intervals for ev’s but high mileage drivers would want to watch the kms, as one would not want to give them an excuse, to welch on the warranty conditions.

    Herself is looking at the new Kona also, and its 5 years warranty rather 7, with the E Niro, but Hyundai offer an annual and free health check, for the 1st 5 years, which sounds like a good idea.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 460 ✭✭Mad_Lad

    That's nuts, There's been no service on my id3 yet and I'm up at 75,500 Kms and the car tells me I'm not due a service for another 100 something days lol. it's 2.5 years old.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭fafy

    would not servicing it, not invalidate the warranty, which i suppose, is nearly up in a few months.

  • Registered Users Posts: 460 ✭✭Mad_Lad

    I always went with what the car told me lol. So if it's not due another 100 odd days so be it lol.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 6,262 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sheep Shagger

    Cheers, we might just hit 15k milage in a year so should be ok to get it next year at 30k.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6 Romegie23

    Hi All,

    I have a 2023 Niro EV K4 and was wondering if anyone has had the same issue that im having?

    Im getting what I will call a scraping noise from the front of the car whenever i push down on the accelerator and recently when the car is regening as well, but not as loud. I think it may be the motor as when force is applied it makes the noise.

    I also set the car to accelerate while in cruise control using the buttons and not the pedal and the same noise can be heard. The garage is looking into it but 3 visits later and they still cant tell me what it is.

    Any ideas?? Thx

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,028 ✭✭✭witnessmenow

    I came across a video of apparently a somewhat common problem for Hyundai Kona and I think Kia Niro as well that's referred to as the "wheel of fortune" or "card in bike spokes" (both are very American names!)

    Is it this the noise?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6 Romegie23

    Hi.. Thanks for that but its not the noise im getting.

    Its more like when your brakes are worn down and the metal starts to rub. I only have 20k on the car so its not the brakes and the noise goes away when you don't press the pedal (except for regen). Im leaning towards the motor but cant be sure.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,337 ✭✭✭✭prawnsambo

    So if you're in neutral and rolling, you don't get the noise either?

  • Registered Users Posts: 6 Romegie23

    Hi Prawnsambo… No, when no power being applied no noise.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,079 ✭✭✭championc

    There was an issue with the original First Edition models (2019) which had a noise from the motor. Posts on forums appeared in 2019 and early 2020 from memory. I don't recall anyone here reporting the issue.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,079 ✭✭✭championc

  • Registered Users Posts: 6 Romegie23

    Thanks championc… doesnt seem to be the same thing, I might try and record it and post here when I get a chance.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,079 ✭✭✭championc

    You would be better posting it into the UK e-Niro FB group. Clearly nobody here has had the issue

  • Registered Users Posts: 199 ✭✭OO7FITZY

    can anyone recommend wiper blades for front of car please?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,033 ✭✭✭remoteboy

    Looking at a 2023 K4 trim on Monday. Anything I need to look out for - for instance are there any software updates or recalls I need to check have been done?

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,079 ✭✭✭championc

    Don't think there have been any

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  • Registered Users Posts: 755 ✭✭✭darrenheaphy

    Kids have pulled the rear right seat belt to it's max length and jammed the material 🙁 Anyone any experience or suggestions to fix it? Couldn't budge it back into place 🤷🏻

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,337 ✭✭✭✭prawnsambo

    Only option is to try and unbunch it (if you know what I mean). Get it back to its flat state bit by bit. A flat blade screwdriver might help, but it's going to be a slow process.

    If you can get access to the reel at the bottom, you might be able to pull some back and get a bit of slack, but generally this means taking off the entire B pillar cover and that would probably be an even longer job.

    Edit: Just to add that if you have any of those plastic trim tools, they'd be a little less aggressive on the material than a screwdriver. But if you take it easy with the screwdriver you shouldn't do any damage. Patience and time are your friends.

    If you can get that folded over edge on the left side of your photo out, you could then use a pliers to pull the rest of the belt back to its centre position and job done.

  • Registered Users Posts: 476 ✭✭icom

    Make sure it has the software update fix for 'Zombie Mode' applied:
    SCU UPGRADE: SG2 EV SCU Upgrade For EV Ready Malfunction

    The first two map/head unit updates will come OTA for free.

  • Registered Users Posts: 181 ✭✭Tradnuts

    Hi, I'm picking this up next week.

    I'm still very confused about what varient this is, a niro 3 or 4 or 4+ or MY 21 or K3 or K4. Everyone seem to call their cars something different.

    So what varient mine gonna be called?

    Also, getting a zappi in today. I plan to boost over night on the cheap tarrif. Should i set the car OR the zappi to do that?


  • Registered Users Posts: 450 ✭✭jayjbe

    Looks to be an irish car so only one spec sold here. It’s a mix between K3 and K4. Mostly K4. You’ll get all the technology. It won’t have the LED headlights as these were 2022 model.

    That ad is all over the place. Niro only available here in 64kw meaning you will get 350-430km range.

    Use the Zappi to schedule. It’s very reliable. We tried the Kia app to schedule at the start and it was flaky.

    Happy ev’ing. It’s a great ev.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭fafy

    Herself has a June 21 model, looks like the k4 to me, same as herself, no issues in 3 years, range is solid, circa 470km in summer. but no LED headlights was the main thing missing from the good spec.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,613 ✭✭✭zg3409

    Saw this today

    Have you a Hyundai kona kia Niro EV making this sound when accelerating or under regenerative braking.

    Good news we’ve now sourced parts to successfully repair this without having to change full reduction boxes or motors.

    Contact us on 0402-39766 if you need any more information

    Video on Facebook with sound.

    #arklow #evrepairs #electriccars #johnearlsmotors

    (Presumably only for those out of manufacturer warranty)

  • Registered Users Posts: 7 Doncsicso

    I’m just posting this here, not trying to do scaremongering or any other shenanigans ….

    So after reading up on this eNiro/Kona reduction gear oil saga on the many EV forums, I decided to ask Kia to check my oil at my 3rd service (50k). I was told that the normal procedure is that they check the oil at 60k then change at 150k if needed. I insisted they check it, and they said they did and all was fine…. I had a feeing they didn’t check so went to Arklow and asked Phil to change it….

    And the result did not disappoint. As with all of the other examples I read about, my oil after 50k also came out pure black… now, although I’m not a car mechanic, I’ve worked with machines for many years in the past, I can’t imagine a healthy gearbox polluting oil so bad it turns black after 50k of normal driving …

    I’m not suggesting that every single Niro/Kona will break because of this, but I’m certain that changing the oil way before Kia’s 150k mark is something that can contribute to a healthier, longer-working gearbox.

  • Registered Users Posts: 344 ✭✭in2dark

    Does the same apply to the phen niro?

    And who is Phil in Arklow?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,613 ✭✭✭zg3409

    An independent EV repair specialist. He works in Earls motors service department in Arklow and has fixed many EVs especially leafs over the years for a fraction of main dealer costs. He is part of HEVRA which is a network of specialists EV repairers that share fixes and tips and help diagnose issues much quicker. They now have access to a kit to fix gearbox bearings that go on some konas and other Korean EVs. The main dealer fits a new gearbox and motor....

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