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by BEC
Thu Jan 12, 2023 12:50 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charging Fault error.
Replies: 346
Views: 513398

Re: Charging Fault error.

Well, until you said it charges if you bypass the timer (reserved charging) it sounded like the same onboard battery charger failure others, including myself, have had. For us it would kick off after a short time, regardless of what level 1 or level 2 EVSE was used, and regardless of it happening un...
by BEC
Wed Nov 16, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21
Replies: 43
Views: 17090

Re: Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21

Well, the Soul EV is back in the driveway, showing 101 miles of range on the GOM with a full charge. If that turns out to be real, I will be well and truly satisfied with the replacement/upgrade (well, as long as the battery holds up, anyway). The plan to help the battery live longer than the first ...
by BEC
Sat Nov 12, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21
Replies: 43
Views: 17090

Re: Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21

UPDATE: I got a call from LInda at Kia corporate on Friday morning (November 11th) reporting that my battery (and 24 others!) had been shipped from the California checkout site on Wednesday. I then called my service adviser at Kia of Puyallup and gave him that information (he had not, apparently, go...
by BEC
Fri Sep 30, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Can a 6yo 2016 KIA Soul EV report SOH 100%?
Replies: 5
Views: 2488

Re: Can a 6yo 2016 KIA Soul EV report SOH 100%?

I think someone even reported a dealer measuring the 12V SoH rather than the main traction battery SoH. Definitely print out that TSB linked above, take it in, and ask for a copy of the screenshots showing the battery state. That happened to me. But I suspect it’s the “resetting the BMS before taki...
by BEC
Sat Sep 24, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Reported battery SOH improving over time, rather than the reverse?
Replies: 13
Views: 13364

Re: Reported battery SOH improving over time, rather than the reverse?

I just realized I haven't been back to this thread for awhile. Quick update: The SOH continued to decline from when I last posted here, as more or less was expected.. I got the official test again in early July and the SOH was well below 70%, so TechLine case was opened. We continued to drive the ca...
by BEC
Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21
Replies: 43
Views: 17090

Re: Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21

Puyallup KIA has finally replaced their dead DCFC with a Tritium dual-standard pedestal, but it's been lit up yet nonfunctional for two weeks now... I was down there today dropping off our Soul EV for its new battery (not yet shipped from California, but hopefully while we are out of town) so that ...
by BEC
Mon Sep 19, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21
Replies: 43
Views: 17090

Re: Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21

Wow — good to hear. When I last spoke with Linda at Kia corporate (9/8) she said there were 10 ahead of me to get a new battery. You must’ve been one of them. How long after the battery shipped did it take for it to be received in Puyallup and then installed? We still have the Soul. I’ve been chargi...
by BEC
Mon Sep 19, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: My Soul EV's Full Charge Is About 10 Miles Less In Colder Weather(below 50 degrees)
Replies: 13
Views: 19187

Re: My Soul EV's Full Charge Is About 10 Miles Less In Colder Weather(below 50 degrees)

Sadly, your battery is dying. Get it into a Kia dealer that has EV certification and get the BMS screens captured and sent off to Kia to see if you’re ready for a warranty replacement (>70% State of health). That (55 miles or so on the GOM) is where I was at the beginning of the year on my 2016. It’...
by BEC
Sat Aug 27, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21
Replies: 43
Views: 17090

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 Ente...
by BEC
Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21
Replies: 43
Views: 17090

Re: Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21

Just back from Kia of Puyallup and the appointment I posted about above. It was interesting in that even though the appointment was about poor range and needing to document battery health, the first thing they did was test and got 76% state of charge and 77% state of health. That was a surprise sinc...

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