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Niro - longer term reliability

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Probably not an easy one to answer since the Niro was only first released in 2016, but here goes anyway..
I was wondering how well the Nero models generally (including ICE variants) are holding up after 4 or 5 years ? Not thinking just about battery or drivetrain, but more general things like suspension, tyres, rust, paintwork, water ingress etc. Has anyone out there got an early Niro ? Have any specific problems developed ?
I'm looking at getting an e-Niro 3, but would expect (hope) to keep it for at least the full seven years of the warranty - and maybe even longer if I'm still about and able to drive.. !
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I have a 20-month-old Niro PHEV+3, very well built and until last week reliable. Sadly the Infernal Combustion Engine threw a wobbler and fault light appeared. Dealer took a couple of days to declare it is a Lambda sensor problem (under warranty) but the part is on backorder and could take 21 days**!! All cars have problems from time to time (this is my first breakdown in some 20 years as I've had newish cars & all properly serviced) The real test is how the dealership(s) resolve the problem. I now have a hire car from KIA but the absence of my Niro is holding up a part exchange and the extended wait is not causing any concern as far as I can tell (they were not prepared to take a part from another car). I realise this could happen to anyone but it's very frustrating.
Update - just had a call to say the part has appeared, get the chariot back on Wednesday.
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