About Kia Soul EV
Kia Soul EV is an all-electrical subcompact crossover SUV manufactured by the South Korean automaker Kia Motors since 2014. The first Kia Soul EV was available in South Korea in May 2014, in Europe in July 2014 and in United States in October 2014. As the electric variant of the Kia Soul, Kia Soul EV was produced basically based on the second generation Kia Soul. Given that the Kia Soul has earned so many recognition and awards from the public, the Kia Soul EV is also a very prevalent vehicle.
The first Kia Soul EV was unveiled officially at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show; then at the 2014 SEMA Show, Kia Motors introduced a custom Kia Soul EV with a red and white Smitten Ice Cream livery and a refrigerated trailer. As the variant of Kia Soul, Kia Soul EV also carries over the powertrain of second generation Kia Soul. So it is powered by a 1.6 L Gamma GDi and a 2.0 L Nu MPi inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine as well as a 1.6 L U II VGT inline 4-cylinder diesel engine. And all these engines are fitted along with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Kia Soul EV Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As Kia Soul EV is based on the second generation Kia Soul EV, thus, some problems in Kia Soul would be carried over as well. In order to sustain your Kia Soul EV, you have the need to know about how to diagnose and solve these problems as early as possible:
First, engine failures. Just like Kia Soul, Kia Soul EV is still inevitable to come across this problem. Though engine failure is often the omen of the vehicle is breaking down. According to Kia Soul EV owners, this problem would present as engine performance decreases as loss of power while accelerating, an ability to start the vehicle and poor fuel efficiency. Sometimes, engine overheating would also happen as coolant keeps leaking. Any above signs appear on your Kia Soul EV, and then the oil filter, air filter and radiator deserve a thorough inspection.
Second, electrical and braking problems. After all, Kia Soul EV is an all-electrical vehicle, so electrical parts in it would not be less. In this way, they tend to fail as accumulation of mileage is also very normal. Kia Soul EV drivers told that alternator is an auto part that deserves more attention. Having to jump start your Kia Soul EV frequently, dim lights when operating the vehicle and Battery Light coming on are warning you of replacing the alternator. As for braking failure in Kia Soul EV, you can basically go directly to the brake pad set in your Kia Soul EV.
However, as the Kia Soul EV is made of many kinds of auto parts, so besides above mentioned auto parts, some other vulnerable parts need to be kept in order as well for your comfortable and safe driving experience. First of all, windshield wiper or wiper blade, works as a cleaner of your windscreen. It sweeps of dirt, dust and debris on the windshield by swinging back and forth in order to provide better driving visibility to drivers. Just because of it works mostly under adverse weather conditions such as downpours or snowy, windshield wiper is easy to go wrong. What's more, antenna and cabin air filter in Kia Soul EV also should get maintained well.
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