Kia Niro question - if the car is left unused for say one month, is this a problem for the Hybrid Battery in the Kia Niro?

Asked by Mar 02, 2017 at 12:26 PM about the 2017 Kia Niro EX

Question type: General

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This new it should not have any problems, but get some age on it and it will be, if this is going to be a common thing then check with the dealer for a battery tender system for the vehicle, as this is a hybrid it won't be cheap.

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No, because there is a button in lower left of dash labeled "12 Volt Batt Reset". It holds reserve power to start the car if the Hybrid battery has discharged for any reason.

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Thanks. Can't find this button. My Niro is a left hand drive. This might make a difference??


The 12 V Batt Reset button is right next to the gas filler door button.

Sorry -I have looked everywhere for the button (12 V battery reset). It is not beside the gas filler button on my model -would it be somewhere else>?


I don't know where else it would be. Best thing to do is call the nearest Kia Dealer, or the Kia help-line, and ask.

I did not left my niro unused for more that 10 days. Still, the 12V battery stopped working and we have to take the car to the dealer. They raplaced the 12V battery and after 4 days, same problem. One week later, the mechanic is still running tests to determine were the problem is. If you encounter same problem I will appreciate suggestions.

Happend to me aswell multiple times,it seems the 12 v auxchillery battery is not up to the job. It's a design issue. Kia needs to do a recall and put stronger batteries in. Not going to dealers every time. Plug -- Kia niro 2 - 2017

Didn’t realize my lights were left on for three days. Car died. Took it to Kia, they tried to tell me it was because of my car starter that I had never used. They wanted to take it out at a price on 400 dollars. Told me I would also be responsible for all repairs. removing the car starter. My lights were left on. Coincidence, I don’t think so. Have had the car for 5 months , 1000 miles. They have had the car for a week and still no answers. I am so disappointed, because I really love this car,

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