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by IanL
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Should we buy this 2016 for $11K (US) ?
Replies: 7
Views: 16816

Re: Should we buy this 2016 for $11K (US) ?

That's interesting. It was my understanding that the ability to set 80% charge was removed with the 30kWh battery introduction - there had to be a new BMS because of the extra four cell-pairs. Do you have a 96 cell-pair battery, not 100? Should be visible in SoulSpy.
by IanL
Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:47 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?
Replies: 50
Views: 83874

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

It's 7 years in Europe for the whole car, including the battery. The why - I think it's driven by marketing. They pitch it where they think is high enough to get the market share they want.
by IanL
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:29 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?
Replies: 50
Views: 83874

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

After 7 months + waiting, I would not be happy to find that it's a used battery with only 80% capacity or something like that. Although KIA reserve the right to do that, everyone who has reported a replacement in the last 2 years or so has been given a new battery, or new cells in their original ho...
by IanL
Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: 2022 Soul EV Navigation Question
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: 2022 Soul EV Navigation Question

You seem to be falling into the trap of believing the GOM. It is clearly giving an erroneous estimate. There is no possibility that the capacity of the battery is being reduced instantaneously when you engage guidance. If you feel insecure with the GOM showing rubbish, don't use the guidance, and, w...
by IanL
Mon Jun 06, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: My Charge cable don't works.
Replies: 1
Views: 602

Re: My Charge cable don't works.

If the cable was supplied with the car, it is covered by the warranty, provided is has not been damaged. The dealer should replace it.
by IanL
Mon Jun 06, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Fault when using stock level 1 charger
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Fault when using stock level 1 charger

Try a thorough cleaning of the contacts of the plug and socket between charger and car, using contact cleaning spray with no lubricant. A bad contact on the sensing line could cause the drop-offs.
by IanL
Mon May 30, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Range meter vs actual miles
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: Range meter vs actual miles

A BMS reset returns the GOM to a preset value, after which it slowly adapts to real world data.
by IanL
Mon May 30, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: Help! Fully charged car dies on highway.
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: Help! Fully charged car dies on highway.

Once the car is ON, the 12V dc requirements are met by the dc-dc converter, and the 12V battery condition does not matter. The 12V battery is only crucial to "starting up" and recharging. It would have to be a dual fault, both the 12V battery and the dc-dc converter. As the car does restar...
by IanL
Sun May 29, 2022 1:29 pm
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: Help! Fully charged car dies on highway.
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: Help! Fully charged car dies on highway.

You need a KIA dealer to access the stored history to identify the problem area.

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