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Engine warning light Niro PHEV

  • 17-07-2020 7:49pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,440 ✭✭✭ daheff


    Was driving the Niro home from West this afternoon and the engine warning light came on. Any ideas how I can get the error codes to figure out the problem?


    Car is 18 months old and had a service just back in Feb. Driven a little since then (back to reasonably normal since mid June).


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,722 ✭✭✭ graememk


    theres a 7 yr warrenty, just bring it back to the dealer,


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,440 ✭✭✭ daheff


    graememk wrote: »
    theres a 7 yr warrenty, just bring it back to the dealer,

    Yeah I know. 7 yr warranty isn't on everything thing though....some is as little as 2/3 years.

    Also I'm interested in finding out what the problem is prior to when I get an answer off the dealer. I'd like to research to see if the issue is a common problem.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,961 ✭✭✭✭ Shefwedfan


    Whast the light?

    Check the oil?


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,845 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn


    Have you noticed any drop in power? Check the engine to see if any hoses around the air filter are loose or damaged. In reality without any symptoms or any obvious damage inside the engine it's a lost cause without a fault reader.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,440 ✭✭✭ daheff


    Shefwedfan wrote: »
    Whast the light?

    Check the oil?

    Engine light- fixed rather than flashing (and not 'check' light).


    No obvious symptoms. No power loss or anything.

    Obv I'll go to the dealer to get it checked. Just hoped somebody might have an idea.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,722 ✭✭✭ graememk


    have you an OBD2 reader? that may shine some light on it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 66,163 ✭✭✭✭ Overheal


    Never not have an OBD reader handy, it has saved me many headaches.

    I let my OH drive her car alone for one of the first times :pac: and she calls me from the driveway in conniptions that the engine light is on shortly after we got it.

    I have the BlueDriver brand OBD reader. The app scanned the car in a couple minutes (the OBD bus is on the slow side, or the dongle is a bear - but then, I always pick the "scan all modules" option, which looks for health status in the brake system, transmission, etc) but app came back with a straightforward answer: she had failed to screw the gas cap back on tight :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,440 ✭✭✭ daheff


    graememk wrote: »
    have you an OBD2 reader? that may shine some light on it.

    No I don't have one. Must invest in one at some stage.

    I'll try opening/closing the petrol cap, but would be surprised if it's this, as I was 150km into my journey before the light came on!

    Had a look in the engine, but couldn't see anything out of place/ loose either.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,124 ✭✭✭ championc


    Can the engine be disconnected min any way to turn it into a tiny range BEV ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,440 ✭✭✭ daheff


    championc wrote: »
    Can the engine be disconnected min any way to turn it into a tiny range BEV ?

    Yes. I can just use the electric engine. But warning light stays on.

    Kia told me I can still drive with the warning light, just come in next week to have it assessed. I'm guessing it's probably some filter....or some sensor that got damaged during the service before lockdown has now failed


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,440 ✭✭✭ daheff


    Just to update on this for those interested

    Light was due to an O2 sensor going off. They've cleaned it and reset it.

    Hopefully that's the problem sorted. All covered under warranty thankfully.


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