KIA Niro: Vehicle safety system

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

The Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) prevents the wheels from locking to steer and stabilize the vehicle.

If the ABS warning light ( ) stays on, contact a professional workshop as soon as possible. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.


  • A click sound may be heard in the vehicle compartment when the vehicle begins to move after the vehicle is started. These conditions are normal and indicate that the Anti-lock Brake System is functioning properly.
  • When you jump start your vehicle because of a drained battery, the vehicle may not run as smoothly and the ABS warning light may turn on at the same time. This happens because of low battery voltage. It does not mean your ABS has malfunctioned.
  • Do not pump your brakes!
  • Have the battery recharged before driving the vehicle.


 Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is designed to stabilize the vehicle during cornering maneuvers. ESC is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver ste

 Multi-Collision Brake (MCB)

Multi-Collision Brake controls the brake automatically in the event of an accident where the air bag deploys to reduce the risk of additional accidents that may occur. System operation From the time the air bag deploys, Multi-Collision Brake m

 Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) provides further enhancements to vehicle stability and steering response. Operating VSM Operation Press the ESC OFF button to turn VSM off and the ESC OFF indicator light ( ) is appeared. Press the


 Resolver Sensor Repair procedures | Motor Temperature Sensor Repair procedures

Inspection Hybrid Drive Motor Inspect the resolver sensor resistance. If the resolver sensor needs to be replaced, replace the hybrid drive motor assembly.   (Refer to Hybrid Motor Assembly - "Hybrid Drive M

 Replacing the front wiper blade (Kia NIRO Hybrid)

Operation Turn off the vehicle. Move the wiper switch to the single wiping (MIST/1x) position. Hold the wiper switch for more than 2 seconds. Type A (if equipped) Raise the wiper arm. Lift the wiper blade clip up. Pull dow