KIA Niro: HEV/PHEV powertrain (Kia Niro Hybrid only)

By following a few simple precautions for the first 6,000 km (4,000 miles) you may increase the performance economy and life of your vehicle.

  • Do not race the engine.
  • Avoid hard stops, except in emergencies, to allow the brakes to seat properly.

Vehicle break-in process (Kia Niro Hybrid only)

By following a few simple precautions for the first 1,000 km (600 miles) you may increase the performance, economy and life of your vehicle.

Do not race the engine.

  • While driving, keep your engine speed (rpm, or revolutions per minute) within 3,000 rpm.
  • Do not maintain a single speed for long periods of time, either fast or slow. Varying engine speed is needed to properly break-in the engine.
  • Avoid hard stops, except in emergencies, to allow the brakes to seat properly.
  • Don't tow a trailer during the first 2,000 km (1,200 miles) of operation.
  • Fuel economy and engine performance may vary depending on vehicle break-in process and be stabilized after 6,000 km (4,000 miles). New engines may consume more oil during the vehicle break-in period.

Risk of burns when parking or stopping vehicle (Kia Niro Hybrid only)

WARNING

Do not park or stop the vehicle near flammable items such as leaves, paper, oil, and tire. Such items placed near the exhaust system can become a fire hazard.

When an engine idles at a high speed with the rear side of the vehicle touching the wall, heat of the exhaust gas can cause discoloration or fire. Keep enough space between the rear part of the vehicle and the wall.

Be sure not to touch the exhaust/catalytic systems while engine is running or right after the engine is turned off.

There is a risk of burns since the systems are extremely hot.

Open Source Software Notice

This vehicle contains software with open source licenses.

Open source software information including the source code, copyright notices and referred license terms may be obtained on the website Kia Corporation will provide the open source code to you in storage medium such as CD-ROM for minimum charge covering the cost of performing source distribution upon email request to opensource@kia.com within a period of 3 years from the date of product purchase.

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