Kia Niro: Identification / General information

Identifying a Kia Niro

"Eco Hybrid" logo on tail gate

The Kia Niro can be easily identified by the "Eco Hybrid" logo attached on the tail gate.

  

Electrocution Risk

The hybrid logo can become hidden after a crash due to damage to the vehicle. Always be sure to utilize additional methods of identification before determining the vehicle is not a hybrid.

Engine Room

A “Hybrid” badge is also displayed under the hood on the engine cover. Also, the High Voltage cabling is orange per SAE standard. Cables run from the bottom of the vehicle where they connect the High Voltage Battery to the HPCU (Hybrid Power Control Unit), Motor, Inverter, and other High Voltage components at the front of the vehicle.The presence of orange cables under the hood identifies the vehicle as an HEV.

VIN Label

The VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) identifies the Hybrid with a "C" displayed in the 8th position, as shown in the below drawing.

The VIN can be found:

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Underneath the front passenger seat (or driver seat).

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On the vehicle certification label attached to the driver’s side (or passenger) center pillar.

Niro Cluster Instrument Panel

The Niro Cluster Instrument Panel displays the HEV specific features such as high voltage battery SOC (State of Charge) in the highlighted part.

Identification
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Main Electronic Systems
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Other information:

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: SRS components and functions
The SRS consists of the following components: 1. Driver's front air bag module 2. Passenger's front air bag module* 3. Side air bag modules* 4. Curtain air bag modules* 5. Retractor pre-tensioner assemblies* 6. Air bag warning light 7. SRS control module (SRSCM) 8. Front impact sen ...

Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual: Repair procedures
Inspection AEB function ON / OFF switch was included to USM (User Setting Menu) and the state of the factory is ON. When the IGN On, maintain ON condition by default. And does not reflect the driver settings when next IGN On. If turned the ESP function Off, the AEB function is t ...

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