I'm in Canada too. Same thing here on my 2012 Rio EX. Told about it to my dealer and the answer was the same: since your lights go out automatically, no need for a chime. I have auto lights. But I never tested the system. What is automatic is me turning off the lights before leaving my car!!!Hello,
I have a 2012 Kia Rio SI hatch.
When I open the car door there is no alarm to advise that the external lights are still on.
Is this common in these Kia's these days.
My 13 LX Rio5 does not operate this way, first couple of times I've gotten out at night and forgot to turn off my lights. I noticed after I closed the door, and my key was removed, the headlights were still on.Even without the auto switch, lights go out when you remove the key and open the driver door. Has been this way in Kia vehicles for a long time. Even my nearly base model Rondo and Sedona do that, they do not have automatic setting on the headlights.
Thought I read in one of these threads that it seems to be only the sedans which don't have LED's only as DRL's. Even then, it's not consistent. Some sedans do and some don't. In my hatch the LED's are the DRL's and when the headlights come on the LED's go dimmer. I'd be pissed if mine didn't work that ways since that is how the car is promoted in the brochures.willywidget,Your Hatchback SX LEDs are your daytime running lights without the headlamps being on? My SX Sedan has both on in the "On" position & in "Auto" just the headlamps are the DRLS. Kia Canada & my dealer says that the way it is & won't help me change anything.Never seen any other vehicle DRL'S with LED'S & headlamps on together. Nice weather today if you drive a snowplow for a living?