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: Drive Belt Repair procedures
Inspection 1. Check belt for maintenance and abnormal wear of V-ribbed part. Replace if necessary.    • Do not bend, twist or turn th ...

Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual: Multimedia Jack Description and operation
Description The multimedia jack on the console upper cover is for customers who like to listen to external portable music players like the MP3 etc., through the vehicle's sound system when it is linked to this jack. The customer has this added option. In case of distorted soun ...

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