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by ottsoul
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Brakes seized on new Soul EV after 10 months
Replies: 9
Views: 4109

Re: Brakes seized on new Soul EV after 10 months

Are you referring to the electric parking brake? It is the button located in the center console above the ECO button identified as "((P))". Yes, I do use the electric parking brake when the car is parked indoors. The dealer said the seized brakes were not covered under warranty by KIA. But...
by ottsoul
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Brakes seized on new Soul EV after 10 months
Replies: 9
Views: 4109

Brakes seized on new Soul EV after 10 months

I'm located in Ottawa (Canada) and got my new Soul EV in April 2016. 10 months later and with only 11575km (7234 miles) on the odometer, I found out today that the brakes on the car are seized. The dealer estimated about $200-$300 CAD to fix the issue. I only found out after bringing in the car for ...
by ottsoul
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: 15 inch or 16 inch winter tires?
Replies: 10
Views: 6643

15 inch or 16 inch winter tires?

Hi, I need to get winter tires for my Soul EV, the dealer says to buy 16 inch tires and steel wheels (the same as the gasoline model): 205/60R16 or, 205/55R16 But I did some research and found Tire Rack recommends the following 15 inch tires and wheels: 205/70R15 I would prefer to go with the 15 inc...
by ottsoul
Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charging Fault error.
Replies: 310
Views: 109080

Re: Charging Fault error.

I got the same charger error, my car car stopped charging.....tried both Level 1 and Level 2 charging but no luck. I'm in Ottawa with the base model Soul EV, had the car for only 2 months with 2875km on it, wasn't happy to see the charging error. Had the car towed to the dealership, they kept it for...
by ottsoul
Thu May 19, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Prices in Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 4317

Re: Prices in Canada

I've got the white with blue roof driving up and down March Rd to and from work. It's great to see other Soul EVs on the road! I leased my car (base model) 6 weeks ago and I'm enjoying it. I haven't visited a gas station in 6 weeks! The car is a great commuter car, we use it all the time for inner c...
by ottsoul
Wed May 18, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Can I safely charge to 100% with my L2 home charger?
Replies: 16
Views: 8884

Re: Can I safely charge to 100% with my L2 home charger?

My lease is for 3 years. I live in Ottawa (Canada), the winters are long and cold. In the summer I can get away with only charging to 80%. But I'm not sure what will happen to the range when the car is sitting outside all day at -20 degrees Celsius, and I have to run 2 errands after work. In that ca...
by ottsoul
Wed May 18, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Can I safely charge to 100% with my L2 home charger?
Replies: 16
Views: 8884

Can I safely charge to 100% with my L2 home charger?

Hi, Leased my first electric car Kia Soul EV (base model) last month. I've been reading that it's bad practice to always charge lithium-ion batteries to 100%, over the long-term it will reduce the battery capacity. So, I've set the schedule on my car to charge every night but only to 80% full. But t...

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