KIA Niro: ENGINE START/STOP button (Kia NIRO Hybrid)

ENGINE START/STOP button (Kia NIRO Hybrid)

Operation

  • OFF
  • Press the ENGINE START/STOP button in P to turn the vehicle off.
  • ACC (Accessory)
  • Press the ENGINE START/STOP button once without depressing the brake pedal.
  • The electrical accessories can be operated.
  • Turns off automatically after approximately 1 hour to prevent battery discharge.
  • ON
  • Press the ENGINE START/STOP button twice without depressing the brake pedal.
  • The warning lights can be checked.
  • START/RUN
  • Press the ENGINE START/STOP button while depressing the brake pedal in P (Park).
  • Start the engine in P for the safety.

WARNING

  • Never press the ENGINE START/STOP button while the vehicle is in motion.

    This would result in loss of directional control and braking function, which could cause an accident.

  • Before leaving the driver's seat, always make sure the gear is shifted to P (Park) position, set the parking brake fully and shut the engine off.

    Unexpected and sudden vehicle movement may occur if these precautions are not taken.

  • Never reach for the ENGINE START/ STOP button or any other controls through the steering wheel while the vehicle is in motion. The presence of your hand or arm in the area could cause loss of vehicle control, an accident and serious bodily injury or death.
  • Do not place any movable objects around the driver's seat as they may move while driving, interfere with the driver and lead to an accident.

NOTICE

If you leave the ENGINE START/STOP button in the ACC or ON position for a long time, the battery will discharge.

If you press the ENGINE START/STOP button without pressing the brake pedal, the engine will not start and the ENGINE START/STOP button changes as follow:  OFF ? ACC ? ON ? OFF or AC

ENGINE START/STOP button interlock system (if equipped)

The ENGINE START/STOP button will not change to the OFF position unless the vehicle is in P (Park).

Vehicles equipped with anti-theft steering column lock

ENGINE START/STOP button interlock system (if equipped)

  • The vehicle is in the OFF position
  • The doors are opened

CAUTION

In an emergency situation while the vehicle is in motion, you are able to turn the engine off and to the ACC position by pressing the ENGINE START/STOP button for more than 2 seconds or 3 times repeatedly within 3 seconds If the vehicle is still moving, to restart the vehicle:

  • Press the ENGINE START/STOP button when vehicle speed is 5 km/h (3 mph) or over

NOTICE

  • If the steering wheel doesn't unlock properly, the ENGINE START/STOP button will not work. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button while turning the steering wheel right and left to release the tension.
  • You are able to turn off the engine (START/RUN) or vehicle power (ON), only when the vehicle is not in motion.

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