ChevyCustomerCare wrote:Hi everyone,General Motors has decided to voluntarily recall select 2017-2019 model-year Chevrolet Bolt EVs with high voltage batteries produced at LG Chem’s Ochang, Korea facility that may pose a risk of fire when charged to full, or very close to full, capacity. While our investigation into this condition continues, GM has developed software that will limit vehicle charging to 90% of full capacity to mitigate this risk..
I just found out about Tesla's "90%
Range Solution". Didn't know about this: "The owners believe the software update was a way for Tesla to avoid a recall, since it may take care of the potential battery fire issue. However, they believe it's unfair that their Teslas' range was reduced. "https://insideevs.com/news/454662/tesla ... etigation/https://insideevs.com/news/364266/tesla ... ng-update/
GM is taking the high road here with admitting a problem may exist & doing a recall. The 90% range limitation looks similar to what Tesla is doing, but not admitting to. Tesla just updates the car's software over the internet (telematics) without admitting why they just cut the range down to 90%. As I said in previous posts, its unfair when a person pays X dollars for an EV with Y range claims, and the company reduces it down to 90%. Apparently, many Tesla owners & consumer advocates agree. Again, like pointed out earlier, Ford gave owners $550 for a minor EPA MPG disappointment, and I predict GM will end up doing that (maybe $1k though here) for reduced range.