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: General safety information and caution
Safety Precaution Precautions to take before servicing high voltage system    Since hybrid vehicles contain a high voltage battery, if the high voltage system o ...

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: START
Turn the ignition key to the START position to start the engine. The engine will crank until you release the key; then it returns to the ON position. The brake warning lamp can be checked in this position. WARNING - Ignition key Never turn the ignition switch to LOCK or ACC while the vehicl ...

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