KIA Niro: The Air Cleaner Element


  1. Remove the air cleaner element.
  2. Check that the air filter is excessively dirty.

    If the air filter is excessively dirty, replace the air cleaner element.

  3. If the air cleaner element needs to be cleaned, blow compressed air as shown in the illustration to clean it.



Be careful with the direction of the compressed air on the air cleaner.

  1. Reinstall the air cleaner element.


  1. Open the air cleaner element cover (A) by unlocking the clamps

  1. Replace the air cleaner element (A) with a new one.



Grab the handle (B) then pull out the air cleaner element.

  1. Close the air cleaner element cover by hooking the clamps.


Battery Voltage and Status

Check the battery voltage and status using the battery tester.


     Battery Terminal

    Move back and forth to check that the battery terminals (A) are loose or corroded.If the terminals are corroded, clean them. If battery positive connection is loose, disconnect ground(GND) cable first before attempting to remove

     Vehicle parasitic current inspection

    Using the Ammeter Turn the all electric devices OFF, and then turn the ignition switch OFF. Close all doors except the tailgate, and then lock all doors. Disconnect the tailgate latch connector. Wait a few minutes until the vehicle's electr

     Radiator hoses

    Inspection Check radiator hoses for the following (1) Improper attachment (2) Leaks (3) Cracks (4) Damage (5) Loose connections (6) Chafing (7) Deterioration Coolant level Check the coolant level in the coolant reservoir. Make sure


     Front Wiper Motor

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     Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist operation

    Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist will warn and control as following operation. Vehicle detection Collision warning Collision-avoidance assist (while departing) Vehicle detection The warning light on the outside rear view