JejuSoul
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Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

A comment I posted today on the German forum talking about replacement packs.
Akku nun getauscht ehem. / Soul 2015 lädt bis 94% nach BMS Update / Antrag Akkutausch
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Screenshot taken today from - KiaPartsNow website

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The interesting aside that I take from this is that the SK Innovation E375 cells for the original soul EV were in production from July 2014 to May 2016.
The newer E400 cells for the MY2018 Soul EV began production exactly a year before that car was released. There must have been a considerable stock of the older cells when the changeover occurred. But given that the original cells are no longer produced and presumably no longer in stock replacement battery packs must now use the newer cells. A possible exception to this is the refurbished packs seen in the US. Theoretically they could get the older cells that are in good condition from crashed cars, or from cars that had a replacement battery but only a single cell was bad. I am guessing this has happened based on the fact that my replacement pack is obviously better than the original and yet many US posts have commented that the new battery does not seem to be so good. The part number for those packs is 37510 E4200R REMAN PACK ASSY-BATT.
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JejuSoul
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Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

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Here in Jeju a friend of mine went in for his replacement battery last week.
He only had a 1 week wait between getting an official SOH of 64% and taking the car in for the new battery.
There is still a pile of crates with Soul EV batteries outside the service centre.
It took them 2 hours to do the swap.
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kiaaruba
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Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

HI to all, I am in the process of trying to buy a Remanufactured battery pack with part # 37510-E4200R . As i live in Aruba I have to ship this battery by sea freight to Aruba from USA, for the export I need an MSDS (material safety data sheet) of according to shipping regulations the battery is a HAZMAT item. Can anyone provide me a MSDS of the battery pak with part number 37510-E4200R or 37510-E4200?
Would be great. Thanks in advance
DrivingForce
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Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

Just curious, but this 70% SOH guarantee seems a little ridiculous. In theory, if they gave you a 70% battery and then in a year it deteriorated to 65%, they'd have to replace it again. Makes much more sense to give owners the best replacements available.
IanL
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Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

DrivingForce wrote:Just curious, but this 70% SOH guarantee seems a little ridiculous. In theory, if they gave you a 70% battery and then in a year it deteriorated to 65%, they'd have to replace it again. Makes much more sense to give owners the best replacements available.
It seems that, in Europe, they currently give you at minimum, a complete set of new cells, so you start again at 100%. Although maybe not in the US?
MrFlibble
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Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

So, I just got a call from Kia. Turns out that my battery has failed. My range went from around 90 miles down to 37 in very short order recently. (55535 miles on Odometer) And it cannot run well for long periods on the highway before displaying the “turtle” icon on the dash.

It will be a 6 week wait for the new battery (I will take the car back in the meantime) but I was promised the 30 kWh battery as a replacement.

I am pretty happy about that! :D
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FLKiaEV
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Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

My 2016 Kia Soul EV has been at my local Kia dealer since November 26, 2021 waiting for the replacement battery to arrive. Luckily, a) it's covered under warranty and b) they have supplied me with a loaner car, a 2021 Hyundai Sonata. Nice car, but every day I am reminded why I miss my EV! So next Wednesday it will be two months that I've been waiting. Considering the state of the world right now I'm a little worried that I'm not going to get my car back until later in the year. I hope I'm wrong.
Russell
Kissimmee, Florida USA

"Even 93 miles of range is 3 times farther than the average person drives in a day."
MrFlibble
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Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

So.... It's 3 months later and.... no battery. Car currently has a range of 29 miles max.

Disappointing so far.
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Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

Yep. Twelve more days and it will be 4 months that I've been waiting for a battery. I have been assured that it is being manufactured and then being shipped, but it seems that even Kia Consumer Affairs can't get much more info than that. At least the dealership gave me a loaner car - a gas 2021 Hyundai Sonata - so I can at least still go to work, etc. I can only imagine how much that rental car bill is going to be for them (it's from Enterprise Rent-a-car).
Russell
Kissimmee, Florida USA

"Even 93 miles of range is 3 times farther than the average person drives in a day."
biffidum
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Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

Finally got my battery replacement, so I thought I would offer that hope to anyone still waiting (was ordered Oct 13, 2021 arrived Mar 31, 2022 ). I have not probed the new battery with Soulspy yet, but I'm thinking it is a regular 27kW battery as it has not displayed a range above 145km in three charge cycles. Although, after limping along with 44km range for months now, 144km it feels luxurious!

This time around we will be charging to 80% most of the time. If I can get almost 6 years with a battery that I basically abused (highway speeds, mostly 100% charging all the time, etc..). This should at the VERY least, last another 6 years. That means that I would have owned a car for approx 12 years with 220,000km (estimated) with NO maintenance fees whatsoever. Our brakes are not even half worn!

Win win....
2016 Kia Soul - 42km range and awaiting battery replacement
Eaton 30Amp Power Station charger
122,000kms and counting

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