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    12V battery in 2016 Kia Soul EV keeps dying

    Interesting to hear of these 12V battery problems. I just replaced the OEM battery in my 2016 Soul EV yesterday. So we got over 7 years use (and over 72,000 miles) out of it. However the way I was prompted to do it, knowing it was aging, was a little frustrating. We'd been on a flying trip to...
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    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    We just got our 2016 back from the BMS/wiring harness recall update (and the second parking brake recall). It didn't throw a trouble code right away, so we got it back. We shall see what happens. I need to go out and run do a Soul Spy dump just to see where it is. We also apparently have a bad...
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    AC Compressor Died - Suggestions For "Low" $ repair?

    Wow. I just got my 2016 back from the BMS/wiring and second parking brake recalls. While it was there I asked them to look into an odd intermittent noise (sounds like a baby goat bleating) from under the hood, accompanied by an off smell from the A/C vents and less-than-enthusiastic cabin...
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    Car at dealership, waiting for battery. Why?

    When the original battery in our 2016 was dying (2021-2022) we drove it for about five months after the "techline case" was opened, during which time the full-charge range fell from ~50 miles to ~20 miles and finally I got power limited while climbing a hill in the left lane at 55 mph. That was...
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    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    Well....my 2016 is now at the dealer for the BMS software/wiring harness recall (and the latest parking brake one, I suppose). My service adviser is not aware of another version of the software coming. He also said something disquieting....something about battery packs being so hard to get that...
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    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    I too have been to the dealer and then been told they had to order the BMS hardware and such as my car (2016) still has the original. I was hoping that since it got a new battery in November of 2022 that would not be an issue, but apparently it is. Still waiting to hear from them on the next...
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    Charging Fault error.

    Well, until you said it charges if you bypass the timer (reserved charging) it sounded like the same onboard battery charger failure others, including myself, have had. For us it would kick off after a short time, regardless of what level 1 or level 2 EVSE was used, and regardless of it...
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    Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21

    Well, the Soul EV is back in the driveway, showing 101 miles of range on the GOM with a full charge. If that turns out to be real, I will be well and truly satisfied with the replacement/upgrade (well, as long as the battery holds up, anyway). The plan to help the battery live longer than the...
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    Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21

    UPDATE: I got a call from LInda at Kia corporate on Friday morning (November 11th) reporting that my battery (and 24 others!) had been shipped from the California checkout site on Wednesday. I then called my service adviser at Kia of Puyallup and gave him that information (he had not...
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    Can a 6yo 2016 KIA Soul EV report SOH 100%?

    That happened to me. But I suspect it’s the “resetting the BMS before taking the reading even though KIA says don’t do it that way” situation.
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    Reported battery SOH improving over time, rather than the reverse?

    I just realized I haven't been back to this thread for awhile. Quick update: The SOH continued to decline from when I last posted here, as more or less was expected.. I got the official test again in early July and the SOH was well below 70%, so TechLine case was opened. We continued to drive...
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    Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21

    I was down there today dropping off our Soul EV for its new battery (not yet shipped from California, but hopefully while we are out of town) so that we could get the rental car thing started. I poked Gavin behind the desk a bit about that charger, which is now coned off. He said they have been...
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    Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21

    Wow — good to hear. When I last spoke with Linda at Kia corporate (9/8) she said there were 10 ahead of me to get a new battery. You must’ve been one of them. How long after the battery shipped did it take for it to be received in Puyallup and then installed? We still have the Soul. I’ve...
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    My Soul EV's Full Charge Is About 10 Miles Less In Colder Weather(below 50 degrees)

    Sadly, your battery is dying. Get it into a Kia dealer that has EV certification and get the BMS screens captured and sent off to Kia to see if you’re ready for a warranty replacement (>70% State of health). That (55 miles or so on the GOM) is where I was at the beginning of the year on my...
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    Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21

    Heck, I’d settle for a new Niro EV….. Similar story here. I haven’t yet turned ours in for a rental car, though I did discuss that with the folks at Kia of Puyallup this past Monday. In order to do that I have to leave the car there, and was told that there is some delay in getting a car from...
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    Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21

    Just back from Kia of Puyallup and the appointment I posted about above. It was interesting in that even though the appointment was about poor range and needing to document battery health, the first thing they did was test and got 76% state of charge and 77% state of health. That was a surprise...
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    Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21

    Well, I have an appointment to get the dealer to look at the battery SOH on July 1st. I just ran it down to 3% this afternoon (that was not the plan, but that's how it worked out) which got me into flashing turtle mode before I got home. But...since we're finally sort of starting summer here...
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    Battery Backorder? Since Nov '21

    Yike! I guess I'm glad mine is holding around 70% SOH and seems to have flattened out in its deterioration, so the car is still usable. Is yours the white one sitting outside at Kia of Puyallup?
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    Reported battery SOH improving over time, rather than the reverse?

    OK....then I just need to get an appointment and get the official measurement done again. As it's been warm the last week or so for winter in Seattle the GOM range estimate has improved a bit more to as much as 55 miles. I need to do another SoulSpy readout as well. I really want it to be at...
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    Reported battery SOH improving over time, rather than the reverse?

    In the past year the estimated range of our 2016 Soul EV has dropped from the mid 80-mile range where it had been for three years or so to around 50 (or even as low as 47 after a really chilly night). Back in the fall, after I was able to get the BMS to recalibrate after the parking brake and...
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