KIA Niro: Sunroof / Repair Procedures


Inspect Glass Alignment

  1. Inspect the step height between the roof panel (A) and the glass weatherstrip (B) and then adjust it if necessary.

Alignment adjustment

Standard value (mm(in.))

(1) Front edge : 0 mm (0 in.)

(2) Rear edge : 0 mm (0 in.)

(3) Side edge : 0 mm (0 in.)

  1. Adjust the height of the glass by slightly loosening the screws (A).

When To Initialize The Motor

When To Initialize The Motor

  1. After initial vehicle assembly.
  2. If the initial value is erased or damaged because of short power electric discharge during operation.
  3. After using the manual handle.

Operating The Sunroof Emergency Handle

  1. Use the sunroof emergency handle to close or open the sunroof manually if the sunroof cannot be closed electronically due to motor or controller electrical malfunction.

  1. If needed, initialize the sunroof according to the initialization method.

    Whenever the vehicle battery is disconnected or discharged, or using the emergency handle to operate the sunroof, the sunroof system needs to be reset as follows:

(1) Turn the ignition key to the ON position and then close the sunroof completely.

(2) Release the sunroof control lever.

(3) Press and hold the CLOSE button for more than 10 seconds until the sunroof closes and moves back slightly.

(4) Release the sunroof control lever.

(5) Press and hold the CLOSE button once again for less than 3 seconds until the sunroof operates as follows:

  • Tilt down → Slide Open → Slide Close
  • Then release the lever.

(6) Reset procedure of sunroof system is finished.

Sunroof Glass

  1. Sunroof glass



Put on gloves to protect your hands.

  1. Close the sunroof glass completely by pressing the sunroof switch.
  2. Loosen the mounting screws (A) and remove the sunroof glass (B).


Do not damage the roof panel.

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal.


After replacing the movable glass adjust the alignment if needed.

Sunroof Deflector Repair procedures


  1. Open the glass fully.
  2. Remove the mounting pins (B), and then remove the deflector (A).

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal.


     Sunroof Assembly | Sunroof Sunshade

    Sunroof Assembly Replacement Warning When removing with a flat-tip screwdriver or remover, wrap protective tape around the tools to prevent damage to components. Put on glove to protect your hands. Remove the roof


     Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)

    The Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) alerts the driver behind by flashing the brake lights when braking sharply and severely. Operating condition(s) The vehicle suddenly stops. ABS is activated and the driving speed is over 55 km/h (34 mph).

     Maintenance services

    Owner's responsibility Have your vehicle serviced by a professional workshop. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner. Retain documents that show proper maintenance. Establish your compliance with the se