KIA Niro: Warning and indicator lights (Kia Niro EV)

Once you set the vehicle to the ON position, the symbols shown below will light up. If these symbols remain on or malfunction, we recommend having the vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

The information provided may differ according to which functions are applicable to your vehicle.

Warning and indicator lights

Warning and indicator lights

Warning and indicator lights

READY

Continuously

  • Ready indicator appears when the vehicle is ready to be driven.

Off

  • Normal driving is not possible, or a problem has occurred.

Blinking

  • Emergency driving, there is a problem with the system.

6 seconds

  • Service warning light appears for approximately 3 seconds and then goes off.

Continuously

  • When there is a problem with related parts of the electric vehicle control system, such as sensors, etc.

3 seconds

  • Power down indicator light appears for approximately 3 seconds.

Continuously

  • The high voltage battery level is too low or voltage is decreasing
  • The temperature of the high voltage battery is too high or too low
  • The temperature of the motor is high

Continuously

  • Charging indicator light appears when the charging connector is connected to charge the high voltage battery.

Continuously

  • High voltage battery level warning light appears when the high voltage battery level is low.

    When the warning light turns ON, charge the battery immediately.

3 seconds

  • Charging system warning light appears for approximately 3 seconds and then goes off.

Continuously

  • Whenever there is a malfunction with either the LDC (Low DC-DC converter) or electrical charging system.

Continuously

  • Seat belt warning light informs the driver that the seat belt is not fastened.

    Refer to "Seat belts"

6 seconds

  • The air bag warning light appears for about 6 seconds and then turns off.

Continuously

  • There is a malfunction with the Safety Restraint System (SRS) air bag operation.

3 seconds

  • Parking brake & brake fluid warning light appears for approximately 3 seconds.

Continuously

  • Red: When the parking brake is applied.
  • Red: When the brake fluid level in the reservoir is low.
  • Red: When the regenerative brake does not operate.
  • Yellow: Regenerative brake warning light appears when the regenerative brake does not operate and the brake does not perform well.

3 seconds

  • The ABS warning light appears for about 3 seconds and then goes off.

Continuously

  • Whenever there is a malfunction with the ABS.

Continuously

  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) system warning light appears when there is a problem with the Electronic Brake Force Distribution system.

3 seconds

  • Electric Power Steering (EPS) warning light appears for about 3 seconds and then goes off.

Continuously

  • Whenever there is a malfunction with the electric power steering.

Continuously

  • Master warning light appears when there is a malfunction in various vehicle functions. To identify the details of the warning, refer to the LCD display warning message.

3 seconds

  • Electronic Parking Brake EPB warning light appears for about 3 seconds and then goes off.

Continuously

  • Whenever there is a malfunction with the Electronic Parking Brake EPB

3 seconds

  • Low tire pressure warning light appears for approximately 3 seconds and then goes off.

Continuously

  • When one or more of your tires are significantly underinflated.

Blinking

  • When there is a malfunction with the TPMS.

Refer to "Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (if equipped)"

3 seconds

  • Forward Safety warning light appears for approximately 3 seconds and then goes off.

Continuously

  • Yellow: When Forward safety/Forward cross-traffic safety of Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist is Off/Disabled/Malfunction.

Refer to "Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) (Sensor Fusion) (if equipped)"

Blinking

  • Red: When Forward safety/Forward cross-traffic safety of Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist is operating

Refer to "Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) (Sensor Fusion) (if equipped)"

3 seconds

  • Emergency Steering warning light appears for approximately 3 seconds and then goes off.

Continuously

  • Yellow: When Forward/side safety of Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist is Off/Disabled/Malfunction.

Refer to "Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) (Sensor Fusion) (if equipped)"

Blinking

  • Red: When Forward/side safety of Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist is operating

Refer to "Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) (Sensor Fusion) (if equipped)"

Continuously

Lane safety indicator light appears:

  • Green: When Lane Keeping Assist operating conditions are satisfied.
  • White: When Lane Keeping Assist operating conditions are not satisfied.
  • Yellow: Whenever Lane Keeping Assist is off or there is a malfunction with Lane Keeping Assist.

Refer to "Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) (if equipped)"

Continuously

Lane Following Assist indicator light appears:

  • Green: When Lane Following Assist is activated
  • Gray: When Lane Following Assist operating conditions are not satisfied

Refer to "Lane Following Assist (LFA) (if equipped)"

Continuously

Highway Lane Change Assist indicator light appears:

  • Green: When Highway Lane Change Assist is ready for operation.
  • Grey: When Highway Lane Change Assist is in standby.

Refer to "Highway Driving Assist (HDA) (if equipped)"

Blinking

  • Green: When Highway Lane Change Assist is operating.
  • White: When Highway Lane Change Assist is canceled.

Refer to "Highway Driving Assist (HDA) (if equipped)"

3 seconds

  • LED headlight warning light appears for approximately 3 seconds and then goes off.

Continuously

  • Whenever there is a malfunction with the LED headlight.

Blinking

  • Whenever there is a malfunction with a LED headlight related part.

Continuously

  • Icy road warning light and outside temperature gauge blinks and then appears. Also, the warning chime sounds 1 time.

3 seconds

  • Electronic Stability Control indicator light appears for about 3 seconds and then goes off.

Continuously

  • Whenever there is a malfunction with ESC system.

3 seconds

  • The ESC OFF indicator light appears for approximately 3 seconds and then goes off.

Continuously

  • When you deactivate ESC system by pressing the ESC OFF button.

Refer to "Electronic Stability Control (ESC)"

Continuously

  • When the vehicle detects the smart key in the vehicle in ACC/ON position

Blinking

  • When the key is not in the vehicle
  • Whenever there is a malfunction with the immobilizer system.

2 seconds

  • When the vehicle cannot detect the smart key.

Blinks

  • When the turn signal light is on

Continuously

  • When high-beam headlamps are on.

Continuously

  • When low-beam headlamps are on.

Continuously

  • When the light switch is in the ON position

Continuously

  • When the front fog lights are on.

Continuously

  • When the rear fog lights are on.

Continuously

  • When HBA is activated

Continuously

  • When AUTO HOLD is activated.

Continuously

  • When i-Pedal is activated

Refer to "i-Pedal"

3 seconds

  • SOS warning light appears for approximately 3 seconds and then goes off.

Continuously

  • Whenever there is a malfunction with the eCall system.

Refer to "Pan-European eCall System"

Continuously

When you select each mode as drive mode.

Refer to "Drive mode integrated control system"

INFORMATION

  • Dual-diagonal braking system

Your vehicle is equipped with dual diagonal braking systems. This means you still have braking on two wheels even if one of the dual systems should fail.

With only one of the dual systems working, more than normal pedal travel and greater pedal pressure are required to stop the vehicle. Also, the vehicle will not stop in as short a distance with only a portion of the brake system working.

Ready Indicator READY

When the ready indicator goes OFF or blinks, there is a problem with the system.

In this case, Kia recommend that you have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer/service partner

WARNING

  • Parking brake & brake fluid warning light
  • Driving the vehicle with a warning light ON is dangerous. If the parking brake & brake fluid warning light appears with the parking brake released, it indicates that the brake fluid level is low.
  • In this case, have the vehicle inspected by a professional workshop.

    Kia recommends visiting an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

  • Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) system warning light
  • When both ABS and parking brake & brake fluid warning lights are on, the brake system will not work normally and you may experience an unexpected and dangerous situation during sudden braking.
  • In this case, avoid high speed driving and abrupt braking. We recommend you have the vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer/service partner as soon as possible.
  • Safe stopping
  • The TPMS cannot alert you to severe and sudden tire damage caused by external factors.
  •  If you notice any vehicle instability, immediately take your foot off the accelerator pedal, apply the brakes gradually with light force, and slowly move to a safe position off the road

NOTICE

  • Make sure that all warning lights are OFF after starting the vehicle. If any light is still ON, this indicates a situation that needs attention.
  • Power down indicator light
  • Do not accelerate or start the vehicle suddenly when the power down indicator light is ON.

    When the power is limited for the safety of the high-powered parts of an electric vehicle, the power down indicator light appears. Your vehicle may not be driven, or may roll back on a slope with the indicator light ON.

  • Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) system warning light
  • When the ABS warning light is on or both ABS and Parking Brake & Brake Fluid warning lights are on, the speedometer, odometer, or tripmeter may not work. Also, the EPS warning light may appear and the steering effort may increase or decrease.
  • In this case, avoid high speed driving and abrupt braking. We recommend you have the vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer/service partner as soon as possible.
  • The Electronic Parking Brake EPB warning light may appear when the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) indicator light comes on to indicate that the ESC is not working properly (This does not indicate malfunction of the EPB).
  • Continuous driving with the LED Headlight warning light on or blinking can reduce LED headlight life.
  • If the icy road warning light appears while driving, you should drive more attentively and safely refraining from over-speeding, rapid acceleration, sudden braking or sharp turning, etc.

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