2016Electric wrote:Darklight wrote:Dayum. Maybe sticking to my Leaf is the best strategy given issues like these and the whining sound I just read about. I have never set foot near my dealer in two years with my 2014 Leaf.
I have to give all you folks serious props for being early adopters and doing KIA's QC in the field for them when they should have done it at the factory.
What are you talking about?
First, we have yet to see an actual report on a car with "failed" brakes to see what (if anything) went wrong.
Second, what whine? I own a 2016 Soul EV and it is the quietest car I've ever owned or driven.
Third, QC? Zero issues with mine. Every car, especially first gen, will have some issues. That's what the warranty is for. OBC issues experienced by some, which were covered under warranty and replaced with a newer version unit, hopefully of a more robust design. It's not like the Leaf, or any other car for that matter, didn't have a few issues on the first model.
Please don't spread FUD, especially if you've nothing to contribute and don't actually have any experience with one of these cars.
FUD? Calm down. I WANT to like and perhaps get a Soul EV and have owned many Soul ICE models. Seems like you are glossing over or in denial about the reported problems I've read on here. There is a thread complaining about high pitched whining sounds. Did you not read it? And this thread claims at least one and perhaps two owners have had apparent brake failure. The biggest issue for me as time goes on and vehicles like the Chevy Bolt come to market is that the range on these early models won't make them wise options. I wish that KIA and Nissan and every other EV mfg made their batteries to be easily plugged in and swappable so when the larger capacity upgrades came out they could just be plugged in. Now THAT would be cool!