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  1. kimdavi

    Car stuck at dealer for 3 months awaiting warranty battery replacement (2017 Soul EV)

    Is Kia suggesting that with the recent BMS software update, which resolved the turtle-mode issue caused by the original BMS update, you no longer need a replacement battery?
  2. kimdavi

    Car stuck at dealer for 3 months awaiting warranty battery replacement (2017 Soul EV)

    A question for those who had the turtle mode issue fixed with the newer BMS update: Has anyone had this update applied to a Soul that experienced a second turtle mode after receiving a replacement battery due to the first turtle mode triggered from battery fire recall?
  3. kimdavi

    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    Will applying the second version of the BMS software fix the 'limp mode' issue on my re-manufactured pack that was replaced due to a safety recall?
  4. kimdavi

    Car stuck at dealer for 3 months awaiting warranty battery replacement (2017 Soul EV)

    During the three months my Kia Soul EV was in the dealership's service, they offered me an ICE vehicle, the "Sportage," with abysmal MPG. This compelled me to spend over $500 on gas during that period. Adding to the frustration, when I submitted all receipts to Kia Corporate upon retrieving my...
  5. kimdavi

    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    I've been testing my BMS recall SC267 replacement battery in Power-Limp Mode and noticed a consistent downward trend in charging capacity. I conducted three Car Scanner readings of the BMS SOC after completing a full charge till it stopped. My observation is that voltage cell difference is...
  6. kimdavi

    Car stuck at dealer for 3 months awaiting warranty battery replacement (2017 Soul EV)

    My Kia dealer didn't impound my car. I got the BMS failure detection twice. Once after BMS recall, second after BMS "fixed" replaced battery. Frustrated with the lack of response, I demanded my car back after 3 months sitting idle. Dealer complied and returned my car with written paperwork...
  7. kimdavi

    BMS Battery recall - False warnings.

    I'm speaking from experiencing the Battery Recall for six months. Kia updated my BMS software and harness, but soon after, I got battery fire warnings. They replaced the battery, but the warnings on the "Fix" battery returned. When I returned the car, it sat inactive for three months with no...
  8. kimdavi

    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    North America Kia Service has no knowledge of a BMS software "Fix". You apparently are the only one that has reported this. I'm not sure how the new harnesses differ from the original. The Service Manager suggested that the updated BMS harness connectors might be at fault, leading to the...
  9. kimdavi

    BMS Battery recall - False warnings.

    I believe you missed the essence of my argument: the software is faulty, wrongly predicting dire issues and leading to many perfectly operational Kia Soul EVs being sidelined unnecessarily.
  10. kimdavi

    BMS Battery recall - False warnings.

    BMS recall added safety logic warning of impending battery fire. I've been driving my Soul now for 6 weeks with the warnings. I've experienced no fire. If you're listening, Kia, we kindly request that you rollback our vehicles to the previous BMS software version, reinstating full power instead...
  11. kimdavi

    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    I want to keep this thread going. On March 4, 2024, when picking up my Kia Soul, the service manager informed me that Kia is currently investigating defective BMS harness connectors as a potential cause of numerous failures that occurred after the BMS recall update. Initially, we all presumed...
  12. kimdavi

    Kia buy back

    Same situation. I have a 2015. Battery pack was replaced twice then got the BMS battery fail again in November. Left to rot at the Kia dealership with no repairs or communication, I reached my breaking point after four months and demanded my car back. For the past four weeks, I've been driving...
  13. kimdavi

    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    My battery's charging capacity has been progressively decreasing. For instance, today I charged it at level 1 all day, yet it only reached 68% State of Charge (SoC) according to Car Scanner. What's intriguing is that the Display SoC indicated 100%, which is quite puzzling. Furthermore, I've...
  14. kimdavi

    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    Yes, second picture was taken early morning after charging overnight.
  15. kimdavi

    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    Original="E400 recall battery" 1) After the BMS and Harness update, Kia diagnostics reported error code P1AD1 following the triggering of the warning. 2) I used a Car Scanner App to check the error code on my current battery (a replacement due to a recall triggering for the second time) and...
  16. kimdavi

    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    I'm skeptical about the assumption that a high cell voltage difference is the sole cause of triggering BMS recall warnings. As evidence, I present a side-by-side cell voltage comparison between my original (left) battery and the replacement battery (right), both taken at a similar State of...
  17. kimdavi

    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    Your observations align perfectly with my current situation. Following a full day of Level 1 charging, I conducted another Soul Spy battery cell map and discovered that certain cells, namely 54, 61, 68, 71, 79, 93, 94, 95, and 96, exhibited a higher voltage of 4.18 volts compared to the rest...
  18. kimdavi

    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    I'll drain the battery to 1% and slow charge it to 80% over a few days, then check voltage differences and share my findings.
  19. kimdavi

    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    Thanks for the suggestion, I will do that and retake cell voltage readings to see if there is any improvement. My sole chance of exiting power-limp mode is to strive to balance cell voltages, ensuring they differ by no more than 0.14 volts.
  20. kimdavi

    Battery Recall for cars with E400 high-voltage battery.

    Today, I wanted to evaluate the replacement battery pack that Kia installed on 10/31/2023 to resolve the power-limp mode warnings following the BMS update. Using Soul SPY, I compared the battery cell map readings at both 4% state of charge and maximum state of charge, the latter of which was...
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