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: Seat belt restraint system
WARNING For maximum restraint system protection, the seat belts must always be used whenever the vehicle is moving. Seat belts are most effective when seatbacks are in the upright position. Children age 12 and under must always be properly restrained. If a child over 12 must be seated ...

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Front passenger's air bag warning label for child restraint system
WARNING Never place a rear facing child restraint in the front passenger seat, unless the passenger-side air bag is deactivated. An inflating passenger-side air bag could impact the rear-facing child restraint and kill the child. In addition, we recommend that you do not place front-facing c ...

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