Part of the Niro’s hybrid system is overheating to the point where it might start a fire, leading to a recall of 27,000 vehicles.
The power relay assembly tested by Kia is located underneath the rear seat, but a bad connection between the main relay contacts can cause increased electrical resistance that generates heat.
Don’t let anyone tell you that the Niro comes with seat heaters in the back row.keep reading article "Niro’s Rear Seats Might Get Torched by Overheating Power Relay Assembly"
mall number of Niro CUVs need new power steering connectors.
Kia is recalling 135 model year 2017 Niro crossover SUVs that can lose power steering due to damaged motor driven power steering connectors.
This is a small recall, but affected owners shouldn’t wait to get it resolved when the recall starts on April 7, 2017.keep reading article "A Sudden Loss of Electric Power Steering for Certain Niro CUVs"