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 (DE HEV) Owners Manual: ECONOMICAL and SAFE OPERATION of Hybrid system
Drive smoothly. Accelerate at a moderate rate and maintain a steady cruising speed. Don't make "jackrabbit" starts. Don't race between stoplights. Avoid heavy traffic whenever possible. Always maintain a safe distance from other vehicles so you can avoid unnecessary bra ...

Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual: High voltage shut-off procedures
High Voltage Shut-off Procedures    • Be sure to read and follow the “General Safety Information and Caution” before doing any work related with the high voltage system. Failure t ...

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