Battery Capacity Warranty... for capacity loss below 70%
of the original battery capacity. This warranty
covers repairs needed to return battery capacity to
70% of original battery capacity....
If necessary, the EV Battery will be
replaced with either a new or remanufactured
Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery. Any repair or
replacement made under this Lithium-Ion Polymer
Battery Capacity Coverage may not return your
Lithium-Ion Battery to an “as new” condition with
the original 100% battery capacity."
Gene White wrote:The car would drive but have limited range due to the battery degrading. And the battery is unavailable because Kia chose to discontinue production so they could focus on the new battery packs for the second generation Kia EV‘s. Kia has no additional batteries and is having to re-manufacture the batteries for the first generation cars so you’re getting used components when they replaced the battery rather than all new.
Great news that you got your car back and it is good as new.RubberToe wrote:...
I also texted the dealer who did the battery replacement if the replacement battery was also under warranty to the same 100,000 mile or 10 year deadline, but they never got back to me on that. ..RT
I just got my car back today (2015) and it is a remanufactured 96 cell, verified with Soul EV Spy. Estimated SOH is 110%.JejuSoul wrote:-
I still have no proof that battery replacements for the 27kWh cars are now being doing with 30kWh packs.
But there are certainly many stories about this now.
There is a 2014 here in Jeju that just had its battery replaced after 110,000km.
Kia told the owner that the new battery was 30kWh.
I want to go and check with SoulEVSpy to see if there are really 100 cells.
It is also possible that a new 100 cell 30kWh usable pack could be software limited to behave like a 27kWh pack.
Battery prices can be found in USD at KiaPartsNow.com
For the 2015 there are no more batteries available - Kia Parts: 2015 Kia Soul EV > Engine > Battery & Cable
For the 2018 a battery pack costs $15,457.75USD - Kia Parts: 2018 Kia Soul EV> BATTERY HV