Interesting seeing what’s inside.
We got our Soul EV back this afternoon - so repair diagnosed, OBC acquired by the dealer and installed from Thursday afternoon to Monday afternoon. I saw the service invoice....the OBC was priced at something like $2290. They also performed a couple of other updates: SA 297 Battery Management Logic Improvement and SA 306 OBC update/inspection. It was probably doing this latter that confirmed my OBC was kaput.
The new one is version P14.1R (made 20170427). The old one was version V12.2R (made 20151214)
I wasn’t feeling well and was resting when they called, but after I listened to the voice mail and was able to verify the state of charge at 98% via the UVO app it was clear they’d gotten it done.
I plugged it in a little while ago and it’s now full again, so things appear to be working.
The only cost to me was putting $22 of gas in the 2017 Soul loaner before taking it back (well, and the time, of course). Driving that gas Soul sure made me miss the EV’s quiet strong responsiveness where the 1.6L engine/6-speed automatic was noisy, hard to control smoothly and nowhere nearly as responsive.
So - all smiles again now. I still hope against hope that the 2020 Soul EV will be in the Seattle area in September of this year (and with this OBC failure mode designed out). If not....we may wind up in a Niro EV. We shall see.
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2016 Caribbean Blue/Clear White EV