KIA Niro: Warning and indicator lights (Kia NIRO Hybrid)

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.

Warning and indicator lights (Kia NIRO Hybrid)

Warning and indicator lights (Kia NIRO Hybrid)

Warning and indicator lights (Kia NIRO Hybrid)

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.

Continuously

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

    Refer to "Seat belts"

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 Anti-lock brake system (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

  • Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) warning light appears for about 3 seconds and then goes off.

Continuously

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

3 seconds

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

Continuously

  • Whenever there is a malfunction with either the alternator or electrical charging system.

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

  • Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) appears for approximately 3 seconds and then goes off.

Continuously

  • Whenever there is a malfunction with either the emission control system or the engine or the vehicle powertrain.

Continuously

Engine oil pressure warning light appears until the engine is started.

  • When the engine oil pressure is low.

3 seconds

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

Continuously

  • Whenever there is a malfunction with hybrid vehicle control system or hardware.

Continuously

  • When the fuel tank is nearly empty.

Continuously

  • When there is a malfunction with Gasoline Particulate Filter (GPF) system.

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 under inflated.

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

  • Whenever there is a malfunction with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist.

Refer to "Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) (Front Camera Only) (if equipped)"

Continuously

Lane safety indicator light appears:

  • Green: When Lane Keeping Assist operating conditions are satisfied.
  • Gray: When Lane Keeping Assist operating conditions are not satisfied.
  • Yellow: Whenever 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)"

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.

Continuously

  • Charging cable connection indicator (Plug-in hybrid vehicle) light appears in red when the charging cable is connected.

Continuously

  • EV mode indicator appears when the vehicle is driven using the electric motor or the gasoline engine is stopped.

Continuously

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

Blinking

  • Whenever there is a problem with the system.

3 seconds

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

Continuously

  • Whenever there is a malfunction with ESC system.

Blinking

  • While the ESC is operating

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 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 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 High Beam Assist (HBA) is activated.

    Refer to "High Beam Assist (HBA) (if equipped)"

Continuously

  • When AUTO HOLD is activated.

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 (if equipped)"

Continuously

  • Drive mode indicator light appears when you select each mode as drive mode.

    Refer to "Drive mode integrated control system"

Blinking

  • Overspeed warning light blinks when you drive the vehicle more than 120 km/h.

    The overspeed warning chime also sound for approximately 5 seconds.

Continuously

  • Green zone drive mode indicator light appears when you entering the inner road under as entering the inner road of a large hospital or school, registered favorites (Home/Office) and (Ultra) Low emission zone (For Europe/Plug-in hybrid vehicle only).

    Refer to "Green Zone Drive Mode for Europe"

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.

  • Engine oil pressure warning light - When the engine oil pressure is low
  • Drive carefully to the nearest safe location and stop your vehicle.
  • Turn the engine off and check the engine oil level (For more details, refer to "Engine oil").

    If the level is low, add oil as required.

  •  If the engine oil pressure warning light ( ) remains on after adding oil or if oil is not available, have the vehicle inspected by a professional workshop as soon as possible. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner. Continued driving with the warning light on may cause engine failure.
  • Exhaust system (GPF) warning light
  • Exhaust system (GPF) warning light ( ) may turn off after the vehicle speed is over approximately 80 km/h (50 mph), or above 3rd gear with 1,500~4,000 rpm for a certain time (approximately 30 minutes).
  •  If this warning light blinks in spite of the procedure (at this time the LCD warning message will be displayed), have the system checked by a professional workshop. Kia recommends to visit 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.

CAUTION

  • Low fuel level warning light
  • Driving with the Low fuel level warning light on or with the fuel level below "E (0) (Empty)" can cause the engine to misfire.
  • Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)
  • If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) appears, potential catalytic converter damage is possible which could result in loss of engine power.

    In this case, have the vehicle inspected by a professional workshop.

    Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

  • Exhaust system warning light
  • If you continue to drive with the exhaust system warning light ( ) blinking for a long time, the system can be damaged and fuel consumption can worsen.

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.
  • Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)
  • Driving with the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) on may cause damage to the emission control system which could affect drivability and/ or fuel economy.
  • If the enhanced engine protection system becomes activated due to lack of engine oil, engine power will be limited. If such condition continues repeatedly, the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) will appears.
  • 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 MDPS 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.
  • Electronic Parking Brake warning light EPB
  • The Electronic Parking Brake warning light (EPB) 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.
  • f 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.
  • Engine oil pressure warning light
  • When engine oil pressure decreases due to insufficient engine oil, etc., the engine oil pressure warning light ( ) will appear.
  •  The enhanced engine protection system which limits engine power will be activated. If the engine oil pressure is restored, the engine oil pressure warning light and the enhanced engine protection system will turn off.

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