Looking forward to seeing how mine works out in this harsh Canadian climate.
IanL wrote:...What are you using to get SOH? Would it work with a 2018 model?...
EVDee wrote:Hopefully in the next while I'll get to join the club of getting a new battery replacement. So far the ordeal has been quite the test of my patience, but hopefully today is the final step before getting approved.
It took 3 days to get a hold of the dealership and had I not known what others have shared here, I would have been passed off as "there's no error light, so everything's fine." non-sense. So Kia took my car in to do their scans and something that was only supposed to take a few minutes ended up taking the entire day. Whatever, I work all day so it didn't matter. After that, they told me that they had to wait for Kia to get back to the them - fair enough. Two weeks and nothing from them, so I call..
Dealer: Yeah, they wanted us to do more scans
Me: ..well when were you going to tell me that?!
Dealer: We can take you in at 2. (It's noon, I'm at work and my job is on the road)
So after getting my friend to do me a huge favor, they scanned it, updated the BMS and called me to tell me it's ready.
Dealer: All good to go!
Me: Is there anything I need to know?
Dealer: Nope, the tech did an update and now everything is fine.
Me: Schedule an appointment for Monday morning, because it most certainly isn't okay.
Took the car in this morning and I got the sense that they really didn't think the scan would reveal anything (and frankly had I not ensured that the BMS recalibrated, it wouldn't have) only to have the tech act surprised when the reading is worse than before. I was told the same story: Kia has to take a look at the data and will get back to them with how to proceed. However he really tried to downplay the idea that they'd replace the battery - no error codes, it's high mileage (still in warranty) and still works fine, yada yada yada.
I've clocked ~146,000km and am at ~65% SoH - they damn well better replace the battery!
Wish me luck.