KIA Niro: Climate control system components

Climate control system components

  • A: Outside air
  • B: Recirculated air
  • C: Climate control air filter
  • D: Blower
  • E: Evaporator core
  • F: Heater core

The climate control air filter installed behind the glove box filters the dust or other pollutants that come into the vehicle from the outside through the heating and air conditioning system.

If dust or other pollutants accumulate in the filter over a period of time, the air flow from the air vents may decrease.

This leads to moisture accumulating on the inside of the windshield even when the outside (fresh) air position is selected.

If this happens, have the climate control air filter replaced by a professional workshop. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

CAUTION- (Kia Niro Hybrid only)

Excessive air conditioning use

  • When using the air conditioning system, monitor the temperature gauge closely while driving up hills or in heavy traffic when outside temperatures are high. Air conditioning system operation may cause vehicle overheating.

    Continue to use the blower fan but turn the air conditioning system off if the temperature gauge indicates vehicle overheating.

  • The air conditioning system should only be used with the windows and sunroof closed to prevent condensation inside the vehicle that may cause damage to electrical components.

NOTICE-  (Kia Niro Hybrid only)

  • Replace the filter according to the maintenance schedule. If the vehicle is being driven in severe conditions such as dusty or rough roads, more frequent air conditioner filter inspections and changes are required.
  • When the air flow rate suddenly decreases, have the system checked by a professional workshop. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.


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