Kia Niro: LCD Modes / Warning messages

Warning messages appear on the LCD to warn the driver. It is located in the center of the instrument cluster.

The warning message may appear differently depending on the type of instrument cluster and some may not show the warning message at all.

The warning message is shown in either symbol, symbol and text, or text type only. You can choose the preferred language by selecting the User setting menu in LCD mode.

Door Open

• It means that any door is open.

Tailgate Open

• It means that the tailgate is open.

Hood Open

• It means that hood is open.

Sunroof Open

• This warning is displayed if you turn off the engine when the sunroof is open.

Turn on FUSE SWITCH

❈ For more details, refer to “Fuses” in chapter 8.

Engine has overheated

This warning message illuminates when the engine coolant temperature is above 120°C (248°F). This means that the engine is overheated and may be damaged.

If your vehicle is overheated, refer to “Overheating” in chapter 7.

Shift to P (for smart key system)

Low Key Battery (for smart key system)

• This warning message illuminates if the battery of the smart key is discharged when the Engine Start/Stop Button changes to the OFF position.

Press START button while turn steering (for smart key system)

Steering wheel unlocked (for smart key system)

• This warning message illuminates if the steering wheel does not lock when the Engine Start/Stop Button changes to the OFF position.

Check Steering Wheel Lock System (for smart key system)

• This warning message illuminates if the steering wheel does not lock normally when the Engine Start/Stop Button changes to the OFF position.

Press brake pedal to start engine (for smart key system)

Key not in vehicle (for smart key system)

Key not detected (for smart key system)

Press START button again (for smart key system)

Press START button with smart key (for smart key system)

Check fuse “BRAKE SWITCH” (for smart key system)

Shift to P or N to start engine (for smart key system)

• This warning message illuminates if you try to start the engine with the shift lever not in the P (Park) or N (Neutral) position.

✽ NOTICE

You can start the engine with the shift lever in the N (Neutral) position. But, for your safety, we recommend that you start the engine with the shift lever in the P (Park) position.

Low Washer Fluid

Low Fuel

• This warning message illuminates if the fuel tank is nearly empty.
- When the low fuel level warning light is illuminates.

Add fuel as soon as possible.

Device in wireless charger

If a smart phone is still left on the wireless charging pad unattended, even when the Engine start/stop button is turned to the ACC or OFF position. And the instrument panel's one time driving information mode has finished, a warning message will lit up on the instrument panel.

❈ For more details, refer to “Smart Phone Wireless Charger” in this chapter.

Check Hybrid system

This warning message illuminates when there is a problem with the hybrid control system.

Refrain from driving when the warning message is displayed.

In this case, we recommend that you have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

Check Hybrid system. Turn off engine.

This warning message illuminates when there is a problem with the hybrid system. The “” indicator will blink and a warning chime will sound until the problem is solved.

In this case, we recommend that you have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

Check Hybrid system. Do not start engine.

This warning message illuminates when the hybrid battery power (SOC) level is low. A warning chime will sound until the problem is solved.

In this case, we recommend that you have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

Stop vehicle and check power supply

This warning message illuminates when a failure occurs in the power supply system.

In this case, park the vehicle in a safe location and recommend that you tow your vehicle to the nearest authorized Kia dealer and have the vehicle inspected.

Stop vehicle to charge battery

This warning message illuminates when the hybrid battery power (SOC) level is low.

In this case, park the vehicle in a safe location and wait until the hybrid battery is charged.

Refuel to prevent Hybrid battery damage

This warning message illuminates when the fuel tank is nearly empty.

You should refill the fuel tank to prevent hybrid battery damage.

Refill inverter coolant

This warning message illuminates when the inverter coolant is nearly empty.

You should refill the inverter coolant.

Check brakes

This warning message illuminates when the brake performance is low or the regenerative brake does not work properly due to a failure in the brake system.

In this case, it may take longer for the brake pedal to operate and the braking distance may become longer.

Stop vehicle and check brakes

This warning message is displayed when a failure occurs in the brake system.

In this case, we recommend that you park the vehicle in a safe location and tow your vehicle to the nearest authorized Kia dealer and have the vehicle inspected.

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