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by friendl
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: brakes failed
Replies: 66
Views: 81491

Re: brakes failed

Update: I took my car back to the Kia dealership and they sent out a technician from Kia Canada. They did not find anything wrong with the car and have deemed this to be a driver error. Obviously I do not feel safe driving this car anymore. I live in a very hilly area and having the brakes fail at a...
by friendl
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: brakes failed
Replies: 66
Views: 81491

Re: brakes failed

It was not a panic stop, just coming to a normal stop at a normal red light - like I had done at all the rest of the intersections that day. My travelling speed was maybe 50 km/hr in between stop lights as there was a decent amount of traffic. However, I did not know about that transition between re...
by friendl
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: brakes failed
Replies: 66
Views: 81491

Re: brakes failed

[/quote]Thank goodness nobody was hurt! Cars can be repaired or replaced, of course. Please report this issue to http://www.safercar.gov so that the NHTSA can track it. This certainly seems like it could become a trend with Soul EVs. Following the brake failure and collision were there any warning l...
by friendl
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: brakes failed
Replies: 66
Views: 81491

Re: brakes failed

I just had the same failed brakes problem - was in regenerative brake mode with ECO on. That slowed me to about 10 km/hr then the last bit I applied my brake to stop and the brake did not engage. There was no resistance from the brake pedal whatsoever and the pedal went down to the floor. I am sure ...

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