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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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PHEV Battery warranty question

I'm confused about Kia's warranty on the PHEV traction battery (2018 model).

The 2017 Canadian warranty (https://www.kia.ca/content/Owners/wa..._Manual_en.pdf) has an explicit statement that the battery is warrantied for deterioration to less than 70% of new capacity in the the first 8 years or 160,000km.

However this statement is missing from the 2018 American warranty (https://www.kia.com/us/k3/content/me..._in_hybrid.pdf). I see no statement at all about an EV capacity warranty.

Am I missing something, or is Kia US indeed offering no warranty related to loss of battery capacity?

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Im sure the language is required by the Canadian gov.

It must not be required by the USA gov..
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 09:41 PM
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Nor in Britain or Europe. Quite the mystery there. Great that Canada mandates an actual number. Mostly 70% is the number that comes up in discussions and I think some other manufacturer's specify it specifically.

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