Search found 150 matches

Go to advanced search

by ksoul2084
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Resolved: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427, fixed via Kia Service Action 210031
Replies: 127
Views: 40220

Re: Resolved: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427, fixed via Kia Service Action 210031

If it is too low on coolant it won't start the compressor (which does save power), but it doesn't throw any error codes then either, for some reason. I had this happen on my car last year. Once they refilled the coolant it was fine, but is running low again. Wish they could have found the leak but I...
by ksoul2084
Mon May 10, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Analysis of a replacement battery.
Replies: 41
Views: 40932

Re: Analysis of a replacement battery.

Those are some truly impressive numbers. :) FYI. My battery was replaced (well, the cell packs were swapped out) last August. Since then I've only put on approx. 6,000km of mileage, usually charging using Type 1 to 80% max. Last night I did an uninterrupted charge from 7% to 100% to reset the SOH, a...
by ksoul2084
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Trying to implement EV battery claim (updated w/ soulEV info)
Replies: 17
Views: 4820

Re: Trying to implement EV battery claim

hyperactiveme wrote:I was about to leave to go pick up my soul and service department called saying they sent to k tech file (?) to Kia Canada and are waiting a response.

I'll post back when I have more info. At least I didn't leave the house yet.

That's a good sign. Fingers crossed.
by ksoul2084
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Accelerating as much as possible as often as possible ok?
Replies: 4
Views: 2129

Re: Accelerating as much as possible as often as possible ok?

Yep, the 10-60 km/h time is more important than 0-60 mph any day. :)
by ksoul2084
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Trying to implement EV battery claim (updated w/ soulEV info)
Replies: 17
Views: 4820

Re: Trying to implement EV battery claim

That is critical advice (test the battery BEFORE updating the firmware). I went through the same process last summer with my Soul, though it started out with a road-side assistance call for a front seal leak, once they had the car transported from Alberta to the closest dealership in Vernon, BC I sp...
by ksoul2084
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: No Proof of Maintenance
Replies: 5
Views: 3625

Re: No Proof of Maintenance

What maintenance would you have expected? I have a car at the end of the 3 yr lease and I've not once done maintenance. No oil to change, no transmission to check, no engine air filter to change, even brakes are not used much with regen. You mentioned checking fluids, the only fluids needing to be ...
by ksoul2084
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Has anyone replaced their 12V battery with lithium?
Replies: 19
Views: 12270

Re: Has anyone replaced their 12V battery with lithium?

How long is the stock 12v likely to last? It's commonly said that 3-5 years is typical for 12v batteries in cars, but the #1 stressor is being used as a starter battery in an ICE car. Perhaps it'll last even longer in an e-car? The main killer of lead acid batteries is draining them below 50% capac...
by ksoul2084
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Issues after recent recall/software update
Replies: 4
Views: 3229

Re: Issues after recent recall/software update

EVDee wrote:Sounds silly but, have you or they checked the 12V battery? Often issues like this whether EV or Hybrid, that's the problem.

Yes, this would be the first thing to check.
by ksoul2084
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers
Replies: 78
Views: 112445

Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

I'll let others more knowledgeable than I answer the technical details around calculating the SOH, but the fact that all the cells balance out during driving is a good sign I think. When my battery was failing there was a set of cells that were always quite far out of range vs the rest of the pack, ...
by ksoul2084
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers
Replies: 78
Views: 112445

Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

Hi - I bought a 2018 30Kwh Soul back in November with 14k (miles) on the clock. Been loving the experience (last car Merc ML500!!). Been a little concerned as over the winter the GOM gas dropped from 120 to 94 miles. During this time the temperature has dropped to around 0'C, I've started doing 2 x...

Go to advanced search