Recall Alert: Kia Soul EV Fire Risk

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2019 Kia Soul EV in grey.Kia has issued a recall for about 2,700 Soul electrical autos (EVs) from model years 2015 by way of 2019 as a result of their high-voltage battery packs can brief circuit whereas driving. In a worst-case situation, Kia says, “a fireplace could outcome whereas driving, thereby growing the danger of damage.”

The recall applies even to autos which have had their batteries changed beneath guarantee.

Kia hasn’t remoted the reason for the brief circuit downside.

To appropriate it, sellers will set up new software program that detects irregular battery cell voltage. If the software program detects an issue, Kia says, “the EV warning mild will illuminate, charging capability shall be restricted to 80% and the car shall be positioned right into a reduced-power limp dwelling mode.”

Sellers will then substitute all the battery pack.

Kia warns that earlier than the brief circuit downside develops, drivers could discover that the battery doesn’t cost utterly, the vary fluctuates, or the EV warning mild could illuminate. In case your Soul EV is exhibiting these behaviors, we’d advocate you attain out to a dealership preemptively.

Recall repairs are at all times free. Producers try and contact each proprietor, however they don’t at all times attain all of them with the information. Discover out in case your automotive has ever been recalled at our recall heart.

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