Kia Niro: Special driving conditions / Driving in flooded areas

Avoid driving through flooded areas unless you are sure the water is no higher than the bottom of the wheel hub. Drive through any water slowly. Allow adequate stopping distance because brake performance may be affected.

After driving through water, dry the brakes by gently applying them several times while the vehicle is moving slowly.

Driving in the rain
Rain and wet roads can make driving dangerous, especially if you’re not prepared for the slick pavement. Here are a few things to consider when driving in the rain: A heavy rainfall will make ...

Driving off-road
Drive carefully off-road because your vehicle may be damaged by rocks of roots of trees. Become familiar with the off-road conditions where you are going to drive before you begin driving. ...

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Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual: Description and operation
Description The High Voltage Battery System provides the hybrid drive motor, HSG, and electric A/C compressor with electric energy and also reserves the electric energy generated during regeneration braking.It consists of the battery pack assembly, BMS ECU, power relay assembly, c ...

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Hill-start assist control (HAC)
A vehicle has the tendency to slip back on a steep hill when it starts to go after stopping. The Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) prevents the vehicle from slipping back by operating the brakes automatically for about 1~2 seconds. The brakes are released when the accelerator pedal is depressed ...

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