Small issues/quirks

Discussion in 'Hyundai Kona Electric' started by Brennan Raposo, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    Oh wow, that is uncool.

    I remember something, where somebody had some issue and they unplugged the 12V battery while the car was off to "reset" something.

    Not necessarily the best way, but might be an option?

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  2. Brennan Raposo

    Brennan Raposo Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Thanks! I’ll definitely remember that for next time - which I hope there will never be!
  3. CJC

    CJC Well-Known Member

    I saw something similar from someone on FB Kona EV group. I think she just turned the car off for a few minutes and started up and all was well. I will try to find her post.

    Edit: This is what I found and there was no follow up from her after she took it to dealership. "Has anyone had the door open icon remain on when all the doors are closed? This has happened twice in less than a week. The car is still driveable but no speedometer. The dealership says it might be a door sensor. I have not had a chance to get her in yet."

    I wondered if she had screwed in those black stoppers on the rear hatch that caused all the problems in the UK with open door messages. It was an easy fix with just screwing them tight. I did that with our Kona right away as we were having to slam hard to get it to close properly.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019
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  4. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

    First thing I would do is check the 12V battery see if it is at least 12.6 V and monitor the recharging voltage if it is lower ( small load applied)
  5. CJC

    CJC Well-Known Member

    Can you say that in non electrician lingo please? lol
  6. KonaTom

    KonaTom Active Member

    That's the screen saver that you can customize in settings. Analog or digital clock
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  7. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

    Basically to eliminate the 12V battery in the case of a lower than acceptable state of charge as the cause of intermittent electronics functions.
    By applying a decent voltmeter to the contacts of the battery terminals in an idle condition and then turning on some functions in the car (not climate control which is supplied by the big battery ) and measuring to see if the big battery is charging the little one ( lights, stereo, accessories etc).
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  8. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    So here is a weird thing that I have experienced a few times:

    When I start the car and the HUD comes up, right towards the end of it I hear a squeeky sound. At first I thought it's the HUD but it's not there all the time and it's not always "synchronized" with the HUD, so it must be something else.

    Did anybody else have that sound?

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  9. EnerG

    EnerG Active Member

  10. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    Good point. I'll check that.

    Also I just noticed something interesting:
    If you hold the left paddle just before you use the brake the Regen level increases. But if you touch the brake just before you hold the paddle it'll not.

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  11. Wildeyed

    Wildeyed Well-Known Member

    In the Alex on Autos Kona EV review he mentioned that the 0 Regen level was true coasting and that it was more efficient than using Regen. I was sceptical as I have been driving with a goal of maximizing Regen. But today I tried 0 level coasting. Man, I think he was right. You can roll forever! So different from a ICE car where the drive train drags so hard when coasting. In highway situations where I could see an upcoming traffic light a kilometre away or where I was approaching a speed reduction zone or on a big hill I simply coasted through. No Regen, no brakes, just very gradual slowing. Pretty amazing. Was it MORE efficient? I don't know. But I do know I used zero power for a loonooog time. I'm still going to use regen 2 and 3 for urban driving but I'm a coasting convert on the highway.
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  12. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    Need to try that.

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  13. BlueSal

    BlueSal Member

    Here's a small issue. There are two equally spaced dents (width of a pinky) about five inches outboard of the badge and two inches down on the tailgate. Since there is no paint loss (scratch) and the two are equally spaced, we wondered if they might be spot welds that have warped? Anyone else have two little dents? This is one that has warped the shadow of the bush outside (on the top). Thanks. hyundai dent.jpg
  14. Brennan Raposo

    Brennan Raposo Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Which stoppers are you referring to? The little black ones? Or the large ones by the hatch lock? The little black ones are simply press-fit in, there’s no screws.
  15. Brennan Raposo

    Brennan Raposo Well-Known Member Subscriber

    I honestly haven’t had a close look at the car at all. Still waiting for the weather to get warmer so I can wash it by hand and have a closer examination. I’ll definitly be keeping an eye on this though.
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  16. CJC

    CJC Well-Known Member

    They are the lift door itself. One on each side of the lifted door. Like two big black gum drops that you twist and tighten up.
  17. Oilberta

    Oilberta Member

    I shone a light at an angle (in a darkened garage) and ran my finger in the area you describe --- nothing detected.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2019
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  18. Oilberta

    Oilberta Member

    Mini question --- Our cars have Bluetooth hands-free phone system, and Bluelink Telematics. So what's up with the forward side body badges claiming "Blue-Drive" ?
  19. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    Blue drive is just a term for environmentally friendly engines I believe. I've even seen terms like that on VWs combustion engine cars.

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  20. CJC

    CJC Well-Known Member

    Brennan I tried to post a photo of the black stoppers on the lift gate, but couldn't get it off my phone.
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