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by notfred
Thu May 13, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Resolved: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427, fixed via Kia Service Action 210031
Replies: 114
Views: 27643

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

Here's a link to the actual document https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2021/ ... 0-0001.pdf
It doesn't say what has actually changed, just gives new software version numbers. It's mainly the instructions to the techs on which buttons to press on the KDS to do the update.
by notfred
Tue May 11, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Resolved: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427, fixed via Kia Service Action 210031
Replies: 114
Views: 27643

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

Just to confirm, I had the update done on Monday and it was cool enough to verify today - the heat pump is fixed! :D
by notfred
Tue May 11, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Recalls/Technical Servise Bulletins
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Recalls/Technical Servise Bulletins

See the thread in the Technical Discussions forum
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1554#p11323

TLDR It fixes when the heat pump operates. Kia broke it with an earlier update SA427.
by notfred
Sun May 09, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Level 1 vs level 2 charging
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: Level 1 vs level 2 charging

While there's no problem with the battery there are a coupe of things to be aware of with level one charging. First if you are preheating or precooling then it may not be able to supply all the power required, so some of your battery charge may be used. Secondly it is not as efficient. There's a fix...
by notfred
Tue May 04, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Resolved: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427, fixed via Kia Service Action 210031
Replies: 114
Views: 27643

Re: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427

That's promising. I got my new epcu last Monday but the heat pump still isn't running. It's going back in next Monday so hopefully they can fix it this time.
by notfred
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Trying to implement EV battery claim (updated w/ soulEV info)
Replies: 15
Views: 1899

Re: Trying to implement EV battery claim

Lots of short trips really hits the range. I think that a lot of it is the climate control having to get the cabin to the right temperature and then you are stopping driving. The climate control is actually very efficient at maintaining the temperature on a longer trip. I think that you should be fi...
by notfred
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Accelerating as much as possible as often as possible ok?
Replies: 4
Views: 880

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

I think you'll find that most EV owners enjoy this. Here's an ad for the Smart EV that plays on this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1iJJZfB7i0 It's added wear to the battery to be doing high power in and out. In the overall scheme of things you are only accelerating for a few seconds at a time, so...
by notfred
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Trying to implement EV battery claim (updated w/ soulEV info)
Replies: 15
Views: 1899

Re: Trying to implement EV battery claim

Ask them to do a battery State of Health report before doing any BMS update that may be required. The correct procedure is to take the State of Health report first, but many dealers skip this when they see it needs a BMS update. When the BMS update is done it clears out the saved values that the BMS...
by notfred
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Range for Fully Charged(?) 2017 Soul
Replies: 10
Views: 3618

Re: Range for Fully Charged(?) 2017 Soul

It helps to say where you are. From "13amp household plug" that sounds like you are in the UK, so that would be 240V and mild temperatures. That range does sound a bit low for a UK Soul EV. Is this just the reported range or is this the actual range if you try driving close to that distanc...
by notfred
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Alternative tires to NEXEN N Blue EV
Replies: 3
Views: 1465

Re: Alternative tires to NEXEN N Blue EV

There's a big thread on the Leaf forum https://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?t=18857
The Leaf originally came with an OEM version of the Ecopia's that were almost as terrible as the Nexen's that we have, but the consensus seems to be that the retail version of the Ecopia's is a lot better.

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