KIA Niro: Ignition switch (Kia NIRO Hybrid)

Ignition switch (Kia NIRO Hybrid)

  1. LOCK
  2. ACC
  3. ON
  4. START


  • LOCK
  • The ignition key can be removed.
  • ACC (Accessory)
  • The electrical accessories can be operated.
  • ON
  • The warning lights can be checked.
  • Turn the ignition switch to start the engine. The brake warning light can be checked.


  • Never turn the ignition switch to LOCK or ACC while the vehicle is moving.

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

  • Do not attach small purses, multiple keys, or any other heavy accessories to the driver's key chain used to start the vehicle. This may cause the driver to accidentally make the key inserted in the vehicle to change the ignition position to the ACC position while the vehicle is moving thereby increasing the risk of an accident and causing the deactivation of several safety features.

Ignition switch (Kia NIRO Hybrid)

  • NEVER reach through the steering wheel for the ignition switch, or any other control, while the vehicle is in motion. The presence of your hand or arm in this area may cause a loss of vehicle control resulting in an accident.
  • Do not place movable objects by the driver's seat. Not only does it interfere with driving, but it could also cause an accident.
  • To avoid unexpected or sudden vehicle movement, never leave your vehicle if the gear is not locked in the P (Park) position and the parking brake is fully engaged. 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.


If you leave the ignition switch to the ACC or ON position for a long time, the battery may discharge.


     Starting the vehicle (Kia Niro EV)

    Power button Operation OFF Press the EV button in P to turn the vehicle off. ACC (Accessory) Press the EV button once without depressing the brake pedal. The steering wheel is unlocked. The electrical accessories ca

     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.

     Starting the engine with smart key

    The vehicle will check for the smart key when: The vehicle doors are opened The ENGINE START/STOP button is pressed If the smart key is not in the vehicle, the indicator ( ) and the message will appear on the instrument cluster. WARNIN


     Oil Cooler Repair procedures | Oil Pressure Switch Repair procedures

    Removal Remove the engine room under cover.   (Refer to Engine and Transaxle Assembly - "Engine Room Under Cover") Drain the engine oil and then remove the oil filter.   (Refer to Lubrication

     Evasive Steering Assist function (if equipped) (Kia Niro EV)

    Warning and control The Evasive Steering Assist function is warned and controlled by the following level. Emergency Steering Emergency Steering (Driver steering assist) A: Emergency Steering To warn the driver that emergency stee