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by RaleighRon
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: Rumor - 2nd Gen Soul EV not coming to US
Replies: 15
Views: 11508

Re: Rumor - 2nd Gen Soul EV not coming to US

I too am bummed that the Soul EV currently for sale in Europe and Canada, at least, isn't coming to the US. But perhaps Kia is focusing efforts of getting us a real-life version of the electric HabaNiro concept. I've seen pics of Kia test-driving a new body-style Niro-based EV in disguise lately, so...
by RaleighRon
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: Make your own trunk shelf?
Replies: 13
Views: 8331

Re: Make your own trunk shelf?

Ha!

Yes, I tossed that shelf and the cargo cover into a closet the day I bought the car almost 5 years ago, and haven't used them since.
by RaleighRon
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: color matching the roof and trim
Replies: 1
Views: 3013

Re: color matching the roof and trim

I have the same black-body/red-top color as you, and I like the red accents.

Painting the red roof black might be tricky because the black isn't really a solid black -- it's just got a slight bit of reddish flecks or highlights -- so that might be difficult to match at a paint shop.
by RaleighRon
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: 2014-2019 Soul EV Floor Mats
Replies: 3
Views: 2672

Re: 2014-2019 Soul EV Floor Mats

Well, those look nice! Looks like price has dropped to $99.

Since they are "2-ply", do you pull them apart for cleaning, and is that relatively easy?
by RaleighRon
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Good news for buying used in non-compliant state
Replies: 6
Views: 7727

Re: Good news for buying used in non-compliant state

Congrats on your purchase! I have also found that recalls and general warranty work can be done at any Kia dealer -- not just "EV authorized" ones. But it can take some extra work on my part. Just recently I called my local Kia dealer's service dept, asking if they would handle the latest ...
by RaleighRon
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Analysis of a replacement battery.
Replies: 38
Views: 38837

Re: Analysis of a replacement battery.

Thanks for the info. I bought a "KONNWEI KW902 Mini BT Wireless OBD-II" - surprisingly inexpensive - the red one was less than $6 on Amazon, and then purchased Soul EV Spy app (Android only, as you said), and it worked great! It told me I have 63% SOH (State of Health) - below the 70% warr...
by RaleighRon
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Kia Battery Replacement Frustrations [HELP/ADVICE]?
Replies: 20
Views: 11794

Re: Kia Battery Replacement Frustrations [HELP/ADVICE]?

Hi, all. Anybody had a main battery pack replacement under warranty? And how did that go? My 2015 Soul EV, with about 34,000 miles, on a full charge says I only have about 64 miles range - in 70-degree weather. Last year at this time, it would read around 100 miles range. Since 64 is less than 70% o...
by RaleighRon
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Analysis of a replacement battery.
Replies: 38
Views: 38837

Re: Analysis of a replacement battery.

Perhaps this is a stupid question, but how do you decide when it is time to replace your battery under warranty? The warranty for my 2015 Kia Soul EV says it will replace the battery when range drops below 70% within first 10 yrs. Mine has almost 35,000 miles on it, and the max Range (after a full c...
by RaleighRon
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2015 Battery won't charge
Replies: 3
Views: 10959

Re: 2015 Battery won't charge

I visited a nearby Electrify America charging location, and their CHAdeMO Level 3 system worked! At least this can be a short-term solution until I can get my car repaired to accept Level 2 charging again. Thanks!
by RaleighRon
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2015 Battery won't charge
Replies: 3
Views: 10959

2015 Battery won't charge

One morning I noticed my car wasn't fully charged, using my Level 2 charger in my garage. Never had a problem before, but now when I plug it my ChargePoint EVSE, the dash lights flash as if charging has started, but I hear clicks every 5 or 10 seconds (sounds as if the charging process is being inte...

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