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by dgpretzel
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General / Main Kia e-Soul Forum for Owners
Topic: Just picked up Soul EV 2020 Limited in Vancouver
Replies: 31
Views: 39448

Re: Just picked up Soul EV 2020 Limited in Vancouver

This is the second thread on the forum I have seen that indicates the 2020 Soul EV is available in Canada. So, it appears that the halt by Kia of sales of the 2020 Soul EV apply only to the USA, and not North America, in general. Is that correct, or do I just have erroneous information about the lac...
by dgpretzel
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: OBC became dysfunctional
Replies: 2
Views: 13485

Re: OBC became dysfunctional

Similar experience. We leased a 2017 Soul EV+ in spring of 2017. In November the OBC failed. It took 4 months, but Kia paid to barge the vehicle to Seattle (we live in Alaska, and Kia does not sell any EVs in Alaska), fix it, and barge it back. Haven't had any problem since. Some internet sleuthing ...
by dgpretzel
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: MY2020 Soul EV. 64kWh.
Replies: 52
Views: 80516

Re: MY2020 Soul EV. 64kWh.

Berthogendoorn , So, do I understand you live in Canada and have either purchased or leased a 2020 Soul EV? I am in the U.S., and have a lease on a 2017 Soul EV+ expiring in about 5 weeks. I contacted our dealer and told them we'd like to lease a new 2020 model, and were told that Kia will not sell ...
by dgpretzel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "
Replies: 8
Views: 10583

Re: Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "

For those near a Costco, here is a much less expensive option for purchase of the 12V aux battery: https://costco.interstatebatteries.com/home/results?key=auto&ZipCode=99801&l=99801&Program=100500&choice1=1542020&choice2=1543132&choice3=1543187&choice4=1543188&choice5...
by dgpretzel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12V Battery Replacement ?
Replies: 40
Views: 21041

Re: 12V Battery Replacement ?

Found it here: https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b/premium-4988/battery-accessories-16452/battery---automotive-16864/battery---best-fit-16245/ec27e4e51018/super-start-premium-group-size-121r-top-post-battery/121rprm/4742359/2017/kia/soul-ev?pos=0 Looks like a Group Size 121R will do the trick. Here...
by dgpretzel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12V Battery Replacement ?
Replies: 40
Views: 21041

Re: 12V Battery Replacement ?

Does anyone know whether the 12V battery is just an "old school" sealed lead-acid battery? Or a gel battery? Or maybe (unlikely I think) AGM?

Thank you.

DG
by dgpretzel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Schedule Charging
Replies: 8
Views: 16202

Re: Schedule Charging

I had a problem, and one of the symptoms was the charging schedule was not being saved when I entered a new one. https://www.mykiasoulev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1167 Fixed for me when I got under the hood and disconnected the negative terminal of the auxiliary (12V) battery, let it sit fo...
by dgpretzel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "
Replies: 8
Views: 10583

Re: Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "

Thank you for the further comment,

I think I'll just replace it. It probably isn't well. It's been deeply discharged at least twice (and car batteries are not deep-cycle batteries).

DG
by dgpretzel
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "
Replies: 8
Views: 10583

FIXED-- Re: Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "

PROBLEM FIXED First, to respond to notfred's suggestion: The voltage measured at the 12V aux battery before starting the car was 11.99V. The voltage measured at the 12V aux battery after starting the car was 14.40V. That tells me that the car started OK, and the normal charger for the aux battery is...
by dgpretzel
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "
Replies: 8
Views: 10583

Re: Error Message: "Cannot start engine... "

Just some more "grist for the mill"... When I press the "EV" button, no electrical information is available. It shows charge = 0%. All the other numeric data fields are filed with dashes. But, when I turn the car off, the charge percentage on the dashboard display shows the state...

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