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by mtndrew1
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Kia found OBC unit & battery cells to be faulty!
Replies: 88
Views: 44491

Re: Kia found OBC unit & battery cells to be faulty!

While this is no doubt frustrating there is a small chance you’ll get the new 2018 pack with new chemistry and greater capacity. Potential silver lining?
by mtndrew1
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 468
Views: 189290

Re: Battery Ageing Model

I turned my Soul back into Kia and my final readings were:

Odometer: 45,030 miles
CEC: 15,391
CED: 14,749
Min det: 12.6%
Max det: 15.0%
Min cell: #19
Max cell: #3
by mtndrew1
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Kia found OBC unit & battery cells to be faulty!
Replies: 88
Views: 44491

Re: Kia found OBC unit & battery cells to be faulty!

It’s just reading a value off the Kia scan tool, there’s no “servicing” really involved. I would press the issue or consult another service dept.

In any event it sounds like you’re likely to get a new battery under warranty.
by mtndrew1
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Kia found OBC unit & battery cells to be faulty!
Replies: 88
Views: 44491

Re: Kia found OBC unit & battery cells to be faulty!

Why not have the dealer in Arizona run the SOH check before shipping? Their diagnostic equipment should be able to read the values.
by mtndrew1
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Kia found OBC unit & battery cells to be faulty!
Replies: 88
Views: 44491

Re: Kia found OBC unit & battery cells to be faulty!

The warranty packet is pretty clear that any state of health below 70% within ten years or 100,000 miles is eligible for a warranty repair regardless of whether or not it is for the original owner. I’d take it to the dealer, tell them the range has dropped dramatically, and ask them to check the sta...
by mtndrew1
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Range from 100% Charge Dropping
Replies: 45
Views: 33681

Re: Range from 100% Charge Dropping

I have a 2015 Kia Soul EV. I drive the freeway at around 65mph (or higher Im in LA area! :shock: ) and use the highway regularly for my commute. w/ battery at 100% my car started with 105 Miles after owning the car for 3 years... Down to 100% charge giving me 70 Miles (w/ AC Off) Dropped by approx ...
by mtndrew1
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Full Charge Yields 16kWh added
Replies: 2
Views: 5793

Re: Full Charge Yields 16kWh added

A 0%-100% charge on a nearly new battery should be ~27 kWh + charging losses. Original battery capacity is ~30.5 kWh with 27 usable. I did a range test when my car was brand new (you can find it on YouTube) and at 3.9 mi/kWh the car could do about 105 miles on a charge. Therefore on a fresh battery ...
by mtndrew1
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: EV Range
Replies: 9
Views: 7416

Re: EV Range

If you did this drive at 4.8 mi/kWh it's my opinion that your main traction battery is severely degraded. If it were my car I would have it in for a State of Health (SOH) check at a local Kia dealer ASAP. If SOH is below 70% you are likely to qualify for a new traction battery under the 10 year, 100...
by mtndrew1
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: EV Range
Replies: 9
Views: 7416

Re: EV Range

How many miles did you drive and what was the mi/kWh reading on the dash for the trip? To determine whether it's a degradation or instrumentation issue you should: 1) Charge to 100% 2) Reset trip odometer 3) Reset mi/kWh meter Then drive a given distance and make note of the distance traveled, the r...
by mtndrew1
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: EV Range
Replies: 9
Views: 7416

Re: EV Range

Fully charge the car to allow the cells to balance then make an appointment at a Kia dealer to have the battery's SOH (State of Health) read by their diagnostic tool. If the SOH is below 70% the battery will be eligible for a warranty replacement under the 10/100 battery warranty.

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