Kia Niro: The components of hybrid vehicle / Virtual Engine Sound System (VESS)

The Virtual Engine Sound System generates an engine sound for pedestrians to hear vehicle while at low speeds in EV mode.

Hybrid battery air intake

The hybrid battery air intake is located on bottom the rear seats. The air intake cools down the hybrid battery. When the hybrid battery air intake is blocked, the hybrid battery may be overheated. Do not obstruct the air intake with any other objects.

WARNING - Air Intake

Some Special Features of the Hybrid Vehicle
Hybrid vehicles sound different than gasoline engine vehicles. When the hybrid system operates, you may hear a sound from the hybrid battery system behind the rear seat. If you apply the accelerat ...

If An Accident Occurs
Avoid the engine compartment. Avoid any orange or high voltage wires, cables, or components. Assume that a high voltage component is exposed and move away from the vehicle as promptly as pos ...

Other information:

Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual: Components and components location
Component Location 1 . AVN head unit 2. External amplifier (Option) 3. Roof antenna (AM/FM+GPS) 4 . Multimedia jack 5 . Steering wheel remote control (SWRC) 6 . Hands-free mic (Built-in overhead console) ...

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Closing the hood
1. Before closing the hood, check the following: All filler caps in the engine compartment must be correctly installed. Gloves, rags or any other combustible material must be removed from the engine compartment. 2. Lower the hood halfway and push down to securely lock in place. Then ...

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