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by notfred
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Alternative tires to NEXEN N Blue EV
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Alternative tires to NEXEN N Blue EV

There's a big thread on the Leaf forum https://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?t=18857
The Leaf originally came with an OEM version of the Ecopia's that were almost as terrible as the Nexen's that we have, but the consensus seems to be that the retail version of the Ecopia's is a lot better.
by notfred
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427
Replies: 92
Views: 20126

Re: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427

Ottawa gets hot in the summer, it's going to be more air conditioning than heating soon, particularly during the hours when the dealership is open. According to 2016Electric the heat pump only works with temperature set below 22C.
by notfred
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427
Replies: 92
Views: 20126

Re: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427

The dealer found an issue in the DCDC converter so they are going to replace that. They couldn't explain to me how that would cause an issue with the heat pump, but Kia wants to replace that first before digging in deeper. So the good news is I'm getting a $6000 5 year old part replaced under warran...
by notfred
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427
Replies: 92
Views: 20126

Re: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427

Thank you for that. Mine is going on to the dealer on Monday so that they can see the behavior. Unfortunately it is warming up here so I'm not sure how many more days we will have for then to get to the bottom of this before October. Agree on the software version being European only, but at least it...
by notfred
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427
Replies: 92
Views: 20126

Re: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427

NorSoul wrote:Yes this update fixes the heat pump according to Kia. The update was released in Norway today, so I will hopefully get a call from my dealer tomorrow.

Any news? Do you have the update on your car? Any pointers to version numbers that we can quote to Kia Canada?
by notfred
Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427
Replies: 92
Views: 20126

Re: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427

My OBC died so I had to take it in. They replaced that, plus did the FATC and EPB updates. I complained about the AC and they found the thermal expansion valve was leaking so replaced that and recharged it. My parking brake switch was also playing up (broken internally) so they replaced that. The me...
by notfred
Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427
Replies: 92
Views: 20126

Re: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427

Mine was updated a couple of weeks ago to the bad version. I opened a case on the Kia Canada website yesterday and I'm waiting for the initial reply from them - website says it could be up to 48 hours.
by notfred
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: The Internet Turned on the Kia Soul Today and Things Got Mean
Replies: 3
Views: 1287

Re: The Internet Turned on the Kia Soul Today and Things Got Mean

Not many Soul EV's, the gasoline powered ones are common enough for memes.
by notfred
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Has anyone replaced their 12V battery with lithium?
Replies: 16
Views: 7917

Re: Has anyone replaced their 12V battery with lithium?

It seems to last 3-5 years, perhaps because of the way it is charged via the DC/DC converter from the main battery versus a gasoline engine alternator. I know one of the early firmware changes was to how the 12V was being charged. One of the nasty things is that you get no warning of it being about ...
by notfred
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers
Replies: 74
Views: 98862

Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

The battery temperature also has to be above 10C as well as charging from below 20% to 100% in one continuous charge for the BMS to recalibrate.

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