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by jray3
Tue Jan 03, 2023 8:43 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21
Replies: 42
Views: 16740

Re: Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21

Greetings Jdohe and jluigi, I tried different pitches around a cash or credit allowance in lieu of a loaner/rental car, but EVeryone I dealt with behaved like a corporate drone without decision-making authority. I didn't seek a buyback of the '16 SOUL, as owning a 30 kWH car debt-free at no addition...
by jray3
Thu Sep 15, 2022 7:31 am
Forum: Technical Discussions for e-Soul
Topic: Check electric vehicle system warning
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Check electric vehicle system warning

The codes not being stored could be a clue. With the right tool the dealer should be able to read both the stored codes and the "pending" codes. There are faults that need to be triggered multiple times before the code and error light will actually be displayed. This is to eliminate 'nuisa...
by jray3
Thu Sep 15, 2022 6:32 am
Forum: Technical Discussions for e-Soul
Topic: Check electric vehicle system warning
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Check electric vehicle system warning

That's just a general warning, but pulling the Diagnostic Trouble Codes along with listing any past DTCs and what's already been replaced should give more of a clue. Also plz record your 12V actual voltage when that happens.
by jray3
Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21
Replies: 42
Views: 16740

Re: Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21

My SOUL has been restored! After only a test drive, received car at 83% SOC and 107 mi RR. Will exercise over the next few daze and see how it sorts out, and take some SoulSPY readings. Dealer invoice to KIA Corporate was about $25k total, with approx $14,500 worth of battery. They quoted a $2500 co...
by jray3
Sat Sep 10, 2022 7:10 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21
Replies: 42
Views: 16740

Re: Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21

Good news; Corporate says that my battery shipped this week! No updates from Puyallup KIA though. A word on getting a Niro EV. When I turned in the SOUL for a loaner car, they of course wanted to gimme an econobox, but I negotiated up to a Grand Cherokee, since no EVs were available. That beast retu...
by jray3
Fri Aug 26, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2017 Soul battery degradation story
Replies: 9
Views: 13645

Re: 2017 Soul battery degradation story

Calaveras, glad to hear that you’re getting a warranty replacement, but please charge the replacement daily. Driving 92 miles per charge cycle was a recipe for maximum degradation. These batteries should serve best when cycled between 20% and 80% SOC, or charging up to about 72 miles and not dischar...
by jray3
Fri Aug 12, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21
Replies: 42
Views: 16740

Re: Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21

SOULSPY says I’m now down to 40.5% SOC and range has been falling like a rock, rarely above 50 miles at 100% SOC in the past week, so I’m turning it in for a rental tomorrow, which I’ll keep for the months ahead till my SOUL is whole. Took all week to get a car lined up due to low inventory at Enter...
by jray3
Tue Jul 12, 2022 5:31 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Warranty transfer
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: Warranty transfer

Yes, the traction battery warranty definitely transfers to subsequent owners in the USA. I’ve been approved for replacement on my used 2016. Only issue is sllooownnessss.
by jray3
Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: Towing capacity
Replies: 2
Views: 22650

Re: Towing capacity

Being front-wheel-drive and traction-limited to begin with, I have no worries about overstressing the drivetrain by towing. Since weight shifts from front to rear axle during acceleration, esp. when towing, we’ll spin the front tires more than shock-loading the gearbox. Regeneration and steering cou...
by jray3
Tue Jul 05, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21
Replies: 42
Views: 16740

Re: Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21

Wow Bernard, and to think this error was just a few daze after KIA of Puyallup finally approved my battery replacement. You’re making me want to go back and re-read the previous service records for a 12V clue- they had claimed a much higher SOH than my SoulSpy readings 5 months ago, effectively dela...

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