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by DrivingForce
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Resolved: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427, fixed via Kia Service Action 210031
Replies: 136
Views: 134269

Re: Heat pump stopped working, no apparent cause

Thank you for the explanation. I only paid about $14k US for mine so I have low expectations. I suspect my heat pump is not working and I have not noticed any compressor sounds. I will try feeling the refrigerant line when the heat is on. I have a warranty for perhaps 13 or 14 more months.
by DrivingForce
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Resolved: Heat pump stopped working after climate software update SA427, fixed via Kia Service Action 210031
Replies: 136
Views: 134269

Re: Heat pump stopped working, no apparent cause

Sorry noob here, but how would I know if my heat pump were working? I have a 2016 + so it should have a heat pump.
by DrivingForce
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Level 1 charging - climate precondition??
Replies: 8
Views: 13191

Re: Level 1 charging - climate precondition??

One thing I'm also noticing is that if the car preconditions and if I don't drive the car after the preconditioning is done (say I'm running late), the car won't resume charging to replenish the battery. So when I pull away perhaps an hour later, I'm down 3% on charge. Why is this? I wonder if on Le...
by DrivingForce
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Creaking/Crunching Over Dips in Cold Weather
Replies: 7
Views: 11359

Creaking/Crunching Over Dips in Cold Weather

At temperatures under about 50ºF, I notice a lot of crunching sounds that seems like it's either coming from the brakes, chassis or suspension. At first I thought it was brakes but I'm not sure, and the noises don't always seem to be coming from the front. Sometimes it feels like it's coming from so...
by DrivingForce
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???
Replies: 26
Views: 26165

Re: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???

So if I want to calculate my energy consumption most accurately, what is the most accurate way to do it? It just seems like in general, the instrument cluster is overestimating. I would in theory like to multiply that figure (mi/kWh) by the battery capacity (27kWh) to get an accurate figure on my ra...
by DrivingForce
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???
Replies: 26
Views: 26165

Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???

I have a 2016 Kia Soul EV+. I like to reset the "energy consumption" computer daily on the instrument cluster. However, it seems like it is really inaccurate. I have it set to "manual reset". As far as I know, the car has a 27kWh battery. Today, I started at 100%. I reset the ene...
by DrivingForce
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Brakes seized on new Soul EV after 10 months
Replies: 19
Views: 39304

Re: Brakes seized on new Soul EV after 10 months

Any idea if there is a way to test the 12V battery via OBDII scanner? I have a Bluetooth one. I don't know if it's really useful to load test since there is nothing to "crank" like with a gas car.
by DrivingForce
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Whale song backing up?
Replies: 2
Views: 22159

Re: Whale song backing up?

Any resolution?
by DrivingForce
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Brakes seized on new Soul EV after 10 months
Replies: 19
Views: 39304

Re: Brakes seized on new Soul EV after 10 months

I too have had trouble with my parking brake. It was making noise (the whale song sound) while in reverse. Called dealer and he thought dust on the brakes making noise. We live on a dirt road so sounded reasonable. Took my Soul (2016 bought used) to get seat heater repaired and asked to have parkin...
by DrivingForce
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Uh-oh - Gear oil leak
Replies: 9
Views: 15823

Re: Uh-oh - Gear oil leak

How did they know you needed new battery modules? Was there something wrong with your car? I find it interesting that the "reduction gear" mechanism has fluid in it. It makes sense, but I think a lot of people imagine that EVs are maintenance free. Sure, there's a lot less moving parts, bu...

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