KIA Niro: Locking/unlocking/remote starting/remote parking with the smart key (Kia Niro EV)

KIA Niro EV, Hybrid - Second generation - (SG2) (2021-2024) - Owner's manual / Features of your vehicle / Keys / Locking/unlocking/remote starting/remote parking with the smart key (Kia Niro EV)

Smart key

Smart key

  1. Lock
  2. Unlock
  3. Tailgate unlock/open
  4. Remote start
  5. Remote Start Parking Assist (Forward)
  6. Remote Start Parking Assist (Backward)

Operation

  • Press the corresponding button.
  • Press the door lock button (1) and hold the remote start button (4) for 2 seconds to start the vehicle remotely.
  • Press the forward/backward buttons (5, 6) to move the vehicle forward/ backward.

Non-operating condition(s)

  • Being close to a radio transmitter such as a radio station or an airport which can interfere with normal operation of the smart key.
  • Being near a mobile two-way radio system or a cellular phone.
  • Another vehicle's smart key is being operated close to your vehicle.

INFORMATION

  • If you press the tailgate unlock/open button for longer than a second, the lock will be released or the tailgate will be opened according to the options of the vehicle.
  • If any door, hood or tailgate remains open, the hazard warning lights will not operate.
  • After pressing unlock button, the doors will lock automatically unless you open any door within 30 seconds.
  • After pressing the Lock/Unlock button, The hazard warning lights will flash.
  • To start the vehicle remotely, the smart key should be detected within 10 m (32 ft) distance from the vehicle, and the remote start button should be pressed within 4 seconds after the doors are locked.
  • If no further action for operating/driving the vehicle is taken, the vehicle will be turned off 10 minutes after starting the vehicle remotely.
  • The driver can move the vehicle forward or backward using the forward/ backward buttons (5, 6) on the smart key. For more details of Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA), refer to "Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) (if equipped)"

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