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    Kia dealer has my SoulEV for 3+ months

    Even if you could get the dealer to do that, it wouldn't help. KIA will only accept the SOH read by the KIA Diagnostic Unit.
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    Kia dealer has my SoulEV for 3+ months

    There is no mathematical relationship between EPA range and SOH. The range depends on climate, driving style, traffic patterns how much use is made of the heating and aircon and probably some other factors. If all the above are on the debit side, you could experience a range well below the...
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    Alarm type tone with no visual indication.

    Thanks, but I do not seem to have a Safety icon on the Nav page. Perhaps mine (2018 MY) is a later edition? My Setup is called Settings.
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    Alarm type tone with no visual indication.

    Thanks, but mine was above 70%.
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    Questions about purchasing a 2016 Soul EV.

    If that is a deal-breaker for you, it would seem you should not consider buying any KIA SoulEV with E400 cells.
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    Questions about purchasing a 2016 Soul EV.

    ....others are claiming may ...., not will. And I have the impression that the issue is a detection of a potentially hazardous battery, thus requiring replacement, not a false alarm. So I would say that "buy and ignore" is not a sensible option. Why not tell the seller you'll buy it after the...
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    Alarm type tone with no visual indication.

    This morning, as I was turning into a side road, I got a dong, dong, dong.... noise, lower pitched than the proximity tone. No indication of any fault, the proximity diagram did not appear, and it did not stop when I cancelled the turn signal. I stopped the car, tried a few things but to no...
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    Questions about purchasing a 2016 Soul EV.

    Sounds reasonable. My 2018 has just reached 6 years old, and still shows 100% SOH on Spy, and my records suggest 102%. (I think the BMS will not report over 100%)
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    Questions about purchasing a 2016 Soul EV.

    The recall is to apply an update to the BMS software, to detect an abnormality in cells which can give rise to a battery fire. So it should matter to you, perhaps more so in a warm climate.
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    Questions about purchasing a 2016 Soul EV.

    A 2016 with a replacement battery with E400 cells gets a useful 6% increase in capacity. The EPA range is not necessarily reflected in the value shown on the GOM. If the BMS has recently been reset, it will be close to the default value. You can place little reliance in the GOM unless you...
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    Questions about purchasing a 2016 Soul EV.

    You could use SoulEV Spy with a Konnwei KW902 bluetooth dongle and a bluetooth equipped Android phone/tablet to read the battery SOH (State of Health). Hopefully, it will be in the high 90s. I would walk away if it is below 80. I understand that the E4200R pack uses the new (much better and...
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    In a 'Treat Others As You Want To Be Treated' world...........

    That's good to know. If you ever consider buying another used EV, be sure to get a statement in writing of the SOH (State of Health) of the battery before you buy.
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    80% or 100% charge scheduling not starting when programmed. 2016 Soul EV+

    It was not KIA's fault! The EPA made a rule that, if the car has an 80% setting, the EPA approved range had to be decreased. Since that would have hit sales, KIA took away the 80% setting. The frustrating thing is that the EPA has since done away with that rule, but KIA has not reinstated the...
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    Kia dealer has my SoulEV for 3+ months

    No, if the dealer has submitted the case for a replacement battery to KIA, and they have accepted it, you will be ok, however long the delay.
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    Odd Acceleration Behavior

    Perhaps the car is in "ECO Off" mode? (Button on the centre console two behind the Parking Brake button) ECO Off is supposed to reset when the car is switched off, but maybe it isn't doing that? Could the button be stuck in?
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    Inaccurate energy consumption calcs on trip computer???

    The car's consumption figure represents only the energy expended when driving. The energy expended when charging is heat losses in the wiring between the meter and the car, the heating in the car's ac/dc conversion and the voltage increase to match the battery voltage, plus the heating in the...
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    Trouble Getting Reduction Gear/Gearbox

    The update has apparently resulted in the BMS being reset. Until it has been through several (maybe 5 or 6?) cycles, the values it provides (GOM and SOH) are heavily weighted by the default values, i.e. they do not reflect reality.
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    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    I believe that's correct. And, afaik, refurbished replacements have not been employed in Europe.
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    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    Could the reman. pack be new E400 cells in a re-used housing?
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