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by warren55
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Selling 2012 Leaf for used 2017 Kia Soul EV
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: Selling 2012 Leaf for used 2017 Kia Soul EV

I made a similar move about 6 months ago, but from a 2013 Leaf to a 2016 Soul EV with 8600 miles. I find that my range is right around 100 miles, give or take depending on weather. It's starting to cool down here in the PNW, so my range is showing about a 10% drop into the high 90's lately. I think ...
by warren55
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 170
Views: 23881

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

When you get the dongle hooked up and open the app, look for Car Information. Within a few seconds it should report the SOH in %.
by warren55
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Soul Spy?
Replies: 682
Views: 205265

Re: Soul Spy?

I have a bad dongle that does the same and gives the same error in Soul Spy. It's a small blue translucent dongle, and on the forum you can find other people where it doesn't work. I think you probably need another one. Can you try the ELM327 identifier app? The one I have doesn't even have all the...
by warren55
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Soul Spy?
Replies: 682
Views: 205265

Re: Soul Spy?

I tried out the new updated program yesterday, and sure enough my SOH went from 107% to 100%. Does it still go up to 110% with a new battery?
by warren55
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Soul Spy?
Replies: 682
Views: 205265

Re: Soul Spy?

I have the Panlong also, and so far it works for my purposes, with some issues. At least you know that it does work, unlike some you might get that don't work at all. I had that issue when I used LeafSpy. Just did a quick search on Amazon, and they do have the Konnwei KW902 in stock. https://smile.a...
by warren55
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Strange buying opportunity
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Re: Strange buying opportunity

I highly recommend that you download the Soul Spy app and get an appropriate dongle, assuming you have an Android device you can pair it to. It will give you a good idea what the battery condition is. Bear in mind that there is a 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty on the battery in the U.S., which trans...
by warren55
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Looking for my Second EV
Replies: 16
Views: 2620

Re: Looking for my Second EV

I bought one off eBay, but this is cheaper than the one I got! https://www.ebay.com/itm/2016-Kia-Soul- ... .l4275.c10
by warren55
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Looking for my Second EV
Replies: 16
Views: 2620

Re: Looking for my Second EV

Typical of dealer misinformation, but the owners manual makes it pretty clear. I bought a CPO just so there was no question about it!
by warren55
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Looking for my Second EV
Replies: 16
Views: 2620

Re: Looking for my Second EV

Everything I have read says that the EV system (which includes the battery and OBC) is covered for 10 years/100,000 miles to any owner. The powertrain warranty is only good for 5 years to the second owner and on. That would be axles, trans-axle, bearings, etc.
by warren55
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Looking for my Second EV
Replies: 16
Views: 2620

Re: Looking for my Second EV

A couple things to consider: Is there a Kia dealer near you that is certified to work on EV's? As you know, there isn't a lot of maintenance with an EV, but if your OBC goes bad (which does seem to be common with these) you'll need to get it to a dealer who can deal with it. The other thing to consi...

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