Kia Niro: Key operations / Smart key

To remove the mechanical key, press and hold the release button (1) and remove the mechanical key (2).

To reinstall the mechanical key, put the key into the hole and push it until a click sound is heard.

WARNING - Ignition key (smart key)

Leaving children unattended in a vehicle with the ignition key (smart key) is dangerous even if the key is not in the ignition or start button is ACC or ON position. Children copy adults and they could place the key in the ignition or press the start button. The ignition key (smart key) would enable children to operate power windows or other controls, or even make the vehicle move, which could result in serious bodily injury or even death. Never leave the keys in your vehicle with unsupervised children, when the engine is running.

WARNING

We recommend that you use parts for replacement from an authorized Kia dealer. If an aftermarket key is used, the ignition switch may not return to ON after START. If this happens, the starter will continue to operate causing damage to the starter motor and possible fire due to excessive current in the wiring.

Folding key
To unfold the key, press the release button then the key will unfold automatically. To fold the key, fold the key manually while pressing the release button. CAUTION Do not fold the key without pre ...

Immobilizer system
Your vehicle is equipped with an electronic engine immobilizer system to reduce the risk of unauthorized vehicle use. Your immobilizer system is comprised of a small transponder in the ignition key ...

Other information:

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Temperature control
The temperature will increase to the maximum by turning the knob to the extreme right. The temperature will decrease to the minimum by turning the knob to the extreme left. When turning the knob, the temperature will increase or decrease by 0.5°C/1°F. When set to the lowest temperature s ...

Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual: Inhibitor Switch Repair procedures
Inspection    Inspect the following items by referring to inspection flow chart. (Refer to Inhibitor Switch - "Troubleshooting") 1. Check the diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) usin ...

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