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No Proof of Maintenance

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:32 pm
by EricNH
Now I'm looking at a 2017 Soul EV base off a 3 year lease. Cold weather car. Very good condition 15,000 miles. Battery showing 94 miles of range. Car Fax doesn't list any maintenance. Does list registration, inspections, etc. If previous owner did the tire rotations and checked fluids themselves, there is no proof.

Should that give me a reason to hesitate? Hate to have the battery warranty voided four years down the road if battery reaches %69.

Re: No Proof of Maintenance

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:55 pm
by IanL
In the UK, KIA like to have the maintenance done by their dealers, which I believe results in data entry into their central database. But by law, they have to accept evidence from independent repairers. However, I believe some of the maintenance requires the use of KIA test equipment, or maybe some specialised test equipment that can emulate it. Not sure about other countries. Perhaps you could enquire of KIA whether they regard the car as having been correctly maintained, and therefore that the warranty is valid?