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by IanL
Fri May 20, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2014 won't charge AC or Chademo
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: 2014 won't charge AC or Chademo

Since it happens with ac and dc charging, it sounds like it is a fault in the OBC or the BMS. The OBC is supposedly only concerned with ac charging, so the BMS may be the one. I fear a costly replacement. May be better to trade it in.
by IanL
Sat Apr 23, 2022 12:16 am
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: buying a used 2016 kia soul from carvana - does this look right
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: buying a used 2016 kia soul from carvana - does this look right

I agree. Unless the price is really so low that it's worth taking a chance that you can get a replacement battery under warranty, walk away. You have to ask why the owner hasn't already done that. Perhaps KIA has refused because the periodic maintenance has not been done?
by IanL
Tue Apr 19, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Roof top carrier vs trailer hitch cargo rack? Effect on mileage
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Re: Roof top carrier vs trailer hitch cargo rack? Effect on mileage

Ah, sorry I meant a trailer hitch-mounted cargo box that sits behind the rear bumper, not a trailer. That way the frontal area of the car isn't changed. Its not just an issue of the frontal area. A protrusion at the rear may create a fair amount of turbulence in the airflow, which causes drag. Ask ...
by IanL
Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Roof top carrier vs trailer hitch cargo rack? Effect on mileage
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Re: Roof top carrier vs trailer hitch cargo rack? Effect on mileage

I think that a trailer (unless it was very streamlined) would create more wind resistance than a nicely faired roof box.
by IanL
Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: SOH not matching estimated range... cold or another issue?
Replies: 1
Views: 901

Re: SOH not matching estimated range... cold or another issue?

I have a 30 kWh model with 102% SOH. The GOM shows 150 miles in Summer (average say 25degC) and 120 in Winter (say 5degC), without heating and aircon (the GOM typically shows 8 or 10 miles more in that case). So, for your car, those values would be multiplied by 93/102*27/30, i.e. 197 and 157km with...
by IanL
Sat Apr 09, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?
Replies: 39
Views: 81138

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

My understanding is that the 30kWh capacity is the usable capacity, and so excludes the buffer. Therefore the 28.8 also excludes the buffer.
by IanL
Fri Apr 08, 2022 4:25 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Air Bag Recall
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Re: Air Bag Recall

stevensmarkd wrote: Thu Apr 07, 2022 1:53 pm Makes me wonder how a software update fixes what looks like a hardware/manufacturing defect.
It could be something like a correction to the diagnostic software to address false alarms.
by IanL
Thu Apr 07, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?
Replies: 39
Views: 81138

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

I expect you will still get a 96 cell-pairs battery. The 30kWh battery has 100 cell-pairs, so you should have 96/100x30 = 28.8 kWh . Not bad!
by IanL
Thu Apr 07, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?
Replies: 39
Views: 81138

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

...... Besides, it wouldn't make sense for them to give me one that is close to the "replace" threshold since I have more than 4 years left on the vehicle warranty and they'd probably be replacing it again. So, again, fingers crossed! Your car is a 2016, with the old technology cells. You...
by IanL
Tue Apr 05, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Slow Level 2 charging
Replies: 10
Views: 9523

Re: Slow Level 2 charging

Here, its only seven years. If you're sure its ten years for you, you could go direct to KIA USA and challenge that decision.

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