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    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    Percentages are nice but what are the number of actuals responses for each category?
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    Accelerating as much as possible as often as possible ok?

    Yeah one of my favourite aspects of this car is the ability to "just go" at low speeds and get out in front of the pack. :) It does seem though that these cars eat gearboxes, unfortunately. It's a single gear-gear box, couldn't be more simple, but I've had to replace mine off warranty and when...
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    Questions about purchasing a 2016 Soul EV.

    You realize that the reason their battery needs to be replaced after the recall is because it was detected to be at risk of a fire, right? Without the recall your car won't suddenly cripple itself when it detects a problem with the battery, but it may very well ignite. Here's an original...
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    Alarm type tone with no visual indication.

    There is a sound like that when your battery gets below 20%, I believe.
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    In a 'Treat Others As You Want To Be Treated' world...........

    My personal experience with 3 out of the 4 KIA dealers I've had to deal with with his car has been uninspiring, at the least. For this reason I would not consider another KIA vehicle in the future (and the fact that I've had to deal with 4 KIA dealers in 4.5 years). I don't regret getting the...
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    Questions about purchasing a 2016 Soul EV.

    The recall installs an upgraded BMS system that over time, can detect "bad cells" in the battery that they've found can lead to serious fires. So after the recall there is a chance at some random point in the future that the new BMS will detect this problem in your battery, THUS SAVING YOU FROM...
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    In a 'Treat Others As You Want To Be Treated' world...........

    Wait, did you create that letter yourself, or is it real? Perhaps Oregon has a "lemon law" or other form of buyer protection program you can leverage. According to a quick AI search, the Consumer Protection Act in Oregon prohibits deceptive, unfair, or fraudulent business practices, and the...
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    Book value on older models of other EV's

    You are correct, you do need to be careful about the model features on any used EV you consider importing, and also the warranty. BTW, my Soul EV is in fact an ex Teo Taxis from Quebec. :)
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    Book value on older models of other EV's

    There is at least one small business car dealers up here in Calgary that make a living importing used EVs out of California, Oregon, and Washington state and selling the here. If you're up for the adventure importing your own would be a good way to get a great deal on a used EV.
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    Car stuck at dealer for 3 months awaiting warranty battery replacement (2017 Soul EV)

    Nice! How do you like the Volvo compared to the Soul?
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    Car stuck at dealer for 3 months awaiting warranty battery replacement (2017 Soul EV)

    When my 2016 Soul EV needed a battery replacement in June of 2020 @ 164,000 km (so only 6K from out of warranty), KIA had it from June 2nd, 2020 until I picked it up in mid September. And AFAIK they took the battery pack apart at the dealer and swapped out individual cells themselves, from what...
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    AC Compressor Died - Suggestions For "Low" $ repair?

    My A/C was working poorly/barely when my car went into the shop for a battery refurbishment back in 2020, under warranty. They claimed that no leaks could be found in the A/C system and recharged it. It worked well for about 6 months and then lost enough coolant to prevent the compressor from...
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    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    Hmm, tempting fate are you?! :)
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    12V battery in 2016 Kia Soul EV keeps dying

    Perhaps it cuts out when it considers the 12v battery "charged"? Turning on the headlights adds some significant load to the 12v circuit, causes the voltage to drop, and triggers the charger to re-engage?
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    Trouble Getting Reduction Gear/Gearbox

    Mine went out earlier this year. Dealers all quoted me $15K+ to do the job. I searched online and on the phone throughout Canada and US for a gearbox at a wrecker, but they had all been sold already, so I guess this is a common problem with these 1st gen Soul EVs. I ended up buying one online...
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    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    Yes, we are paying the price, at least in terms of time and inconvenience, for being early adopters. I'm fine with that, I guess I expected as much going in.
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    Refurbished or reconditioned EV battery for 2016 soul, EV

    Ah yes, the Singularity is upon us! ... I guess I expected more than seemingly random and overly wordy milquetoast posts to message forums, but perhaps there's more going on under the covers. ;)
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    Replacing the single cells in the battery pack?

    Hello. First let me say that I admire your willingness to try to solve your problem yourself. btw, I can see the original photo you posted, by I'm using Safari and am also a iCloud user so maybe that has something to do with it. In my layman's opinion, I believe that only #4 or #5 of your...
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    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    Yes, you are right, 83%. Your explanation makes sense.
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    2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

    I've seen mine do about 63 kW DC charging also using a newer fast charger. AFAIK Chademo is a spec and if the charger and the car decide it can take 63 kW, then 63 KW it is. 8-) Maybe with the newer battery packs (and now BMS and wiring harnesses) my car is "upgraded".
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