i was out of town this weekend and my wife took my car to drop off my mother in law at a bus stop. as she was pulling into a parking spot, she couldn't get the car to brake. end result, the car bumped into a convenience store and stopped. i was out of town so my wife called aaa and they had it towed to an in network facility. i called Kia yesterday to report this and they said they'd have someone get in touch w/ the shop. it would likely be towed to a local dealer.
i searched online to see if i could find any other instances of this happening and didn't find anything (not that i was expecting to since this car is so new that the sample size can't be that big). obviously this is a no joke but i just don't know what to do other than wait to see what they find. i love this car but this is definitely a huge concern. one of the cops at the scene was giving my wife a bit of a hard time saying that cases like this (understandably so) are usually due to the driver hitting the gas and not the brakes but my contention is that this is an EV. if she was stomping on the gas, the car would have totally plowed into the storefront instead of not even cracking the windshield. No airbags were deployed. my wife and mother in law walked out totally fine and even my 3 yr old in the middle in the back wasn't even scared. she told me over the phone later that morning that "daddy, your car bumped into a store!"
this happened around 7:20 in the morning.
anybody experience any issues at all w/ their brakes?
This is exactly what I am experiencing with my Soul EV 2016 here in Norway. It started some weeks ago, and is getting more and more frequent.
It only happens when the car has been left for at least 5-6 hours (typically during night or a working day). When using the brakes for the first time, I can press it to the bottom, but the brakes don't engage until it has been a couple of seconds. Releasing the pedal and trying again it is quite OK. Puming a few times and it is just as normal.
When this happens the pedal feels just as normal (same resistance etc), but I can press it to the end stop without getting any mentionable effect at the brake disks.
So I'm very eager to know if @carverbaby found any solution to this, or if it happened more times. Luckily I have not had any accident with this (yet), but it has been close a couple of times...