mgs333
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I always get shocked when exiting and closing the door in the Bolt

Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:26 pm

I've had my share of cars over the years but the Bolt is the first car where I get shocked nearly every single time I touch the door to close it after getting out of the car. This happened regardless of the weather, we've had 100 degree days as well as chillier (for the bay area) damp mornings as well. Is anyone else experiencing this?

My last car was a Leaf and I don't ever remember having this happen.
-Matthew
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GetOffYourGas
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Re: I always get shocked when exiting and closing the door in the Bolt

Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:58 pm

I have never been shocked by my Bolt. What kind of seats do you have? I have leather. Maybe the fabric is prone to creating static as you slide out of the car?
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mgs333
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Re: I always get shocked when exiting and closing the door in the Bolt

Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:29 pm

Yes, I have the LT with the fabric seats. I suppose if it really ends up bothering me, seat covers might be a solution.
-Matthew
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Re: I always get shocked when exiting and closing the door in the Bolt

Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:33 pm

mgs333 wrote:I've had my share of cars over the years but the Bolt is the first car where I get shocked nearly every single time I touch the door to close it after getting out of the car.

Perhaps you need to install an anti-static strap?

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Re: I always get shocked when exiting and closing the door in the Bolt

Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:01 am

Maybe stop wearing polyester pants?

PackardV8
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Re: I always get shocked when exiting and closing the door in the Bolt

Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:33 am

Never a tickle with the leather seats.

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Re: I always get shocked when exiting and closing the door in the Bolt

Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:37 pm

Grab the exterior of the car (metal) as you are exiting (before you turn in your chair).

dandrewk
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Re: I always get shocked when exiting and closing the door in the Bolt

Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:36 pm

I had an older version of a Camry with an electronic "passive restraint system" that operated the seat belt upon entry/exit. It glided up and down along the door frame. You wanna talk about static shock? *ZAP!* It could darn near stop a heart! When exiting, I learned to make a fist and tap something metal with a knuckle to neutralize the lightning bolt.

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Re: I always get shocked when exiting and closing the door in the Bolt

Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:55 am

I installed Wet Okole seat covers and I haven't had a shock since the install. nice side effect.

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