JejuSoul wrote:You posted these numbers for your car last week. From this and your latest report, I too would guess that your battery is fast approaching 70% SOH. The battery warranty ends at 150,000km in Canada. To hit that deadline you will have to hope you reach 70% SOH before then.
Fast driving in the Soul EV isn't just less efficient; it also degrades the battery fast. Unlike my assumption that for beanman his used Soul EV will suit his needs for a decade or more, I doubt yours is going to keep you happy for more than a few months. Unless you get the new battery, and then look after the car better than the previous taxi driver did.
The warranty is Canada is actually 160,000km. I'm thinking driving it for another few months "normally" and see how it goes. I would hope to get a replacement battery well before the warranty expires.
Another problem is that there are no EV certified KIA dealers in my province (Alberta). I haven't tried to bring it in to one here to see what they say but I kind of assume that I might need to transport the vehicle to a dealer in BC if I require warranty work.
Oh, and KIA Canada mentioned that the vehicle hasn't had this recall done yet:
"Campaign #170069 - PSEV OBC Logic Improvement and inspection and replacement"
I wonder if they might want to apply that and then make me drive it for awhile before they'd approve a battery replacement? Very inconvenient if I have to take it out of province to have it done.
ksoul2084 wrote:- Replacement side-mirror (used from a wrecker), this will correct a broken signal light and worn out mirror adjuster.
The motor on one of my side mirrors has worn out also. How much did you pay for a replacement?, was it from a gasoline Soul?, how easy was it to replace?[/quote]
Yes, any Soul mirror 2015-2018 that has the correct features (heated, retractable, signal light, etc.) will fit. Cost from the wrecker was $150Cdn (about $110 USD). Dead simple to change just remove the plastic cover on the door with a screwdriver, 3x10mm bolts and 1 wiring plug to remove/attach.