DoninLAlaland
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Re: Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign

Tue May 16, 2017 7:35 am

iletric wrote:
DoninLAlaland wrote:On the positive side, I was able to do my typical 3 mile run on Saturday morning pain-free after not driving the Bolt for almost two weeks.
Hilarious!

Keep at it in Lalaland. We need to get the message out. I can't believe no one here has come up with anything creative so far.

Facebook anyone? Twitter? There has got to be a way.

As far as your Bolt, just plunk down the money and get the seats feathered. It's cheaper down there in LA than in SF. Up here, general price is 450-500 per seat. I knew nothing was going to happen for months and took the plunge, enjoying the results.

Overall, I expected much better from Chevy. Now we know...

Only 5 months wait for Leaf 2. Hooray! Cruise control on the right side. Wipers down down down, instead of up up up.

Can't wait.

Thanks, iletric. I did Twitter over the weekend -- reactivated my account, actually. That's where I hit-up @GMCustomerSvc. They're a joke. GM does not care. Really a shame. :evil:

I also posted a review of my dealer on Yelp. He's angry, but what more can I do.

People are posting reviews on Edmunds.com about how horrible the seats are. It's too late, however, for those who have already purchased or leased. (sigh)

iletric
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Re: Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign

Thu May 18, 2017 3:43 am

DoninLAlaland wrote:People are posting reviews on Edmunds.com about how horrible the seats are. It's too late, however, for those who have already purchased or leased. (sigh)
Gotta take your lumps. I'm sure you can get them fixed in LA for about $700 or less. There are shops galore down there. Get it done and live happily.

My peeve is the suspension now. It's awful, but it seems we'll have to live with it. Sophisticated it is not. There may be no upgrade (or downgrade) shocks available yet for replacement.

scbolt
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Re: Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign

Thu May 18, 2017 3:24 pm

Tttait wrote:
Soon I'll fill you guys in on telescopic sun visors, but that's another day and another thread!



Any update on the telescopic sun visors? Were you able to locate any? Would be very interested in any updates you may have on those.

LeftieBiker
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Re: Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign

Thu May 18, 2017 9:02 pm

scbolt wrote:
Tttait wrote:
Soon I'll fill you guys in on telescopic sun visors, but that's another day and another thread!



Any update on the telescopic sun visors? Were you able to locate any? Would be very interested in any updates you may have on those.


The Leaf uses optional Nissan Sentra extendable visors, which are also available (for the Sentra, not the Leaf) with lighted mirrors. It might be easiest to adapt those. Someone just installed the lighted ones in his Leaf.

scbolt
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Re: Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign

Fri May 19, 2017 2:25 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
scbolt wrote:
Tttait wrote:
Soon I'll fill you guys in on telescopic sun visors, but that's another day and another thread!



Any update on the telescopic sun visors? Were you able to locate any? Would be very interested in any updates you may have on those.


The Leaf uses optional Nissan Sentra extendable visors, which are also available (for the Sentra, not the Leaf) with lighted mirrors. It might be easiest to adapt those. Someone just installed the lighted ones in his Leaf.


For now I have ordered this ... will see how it works:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IBZNH88

(if the link above does not show, go to Amazon and search for item "B00IBZNH88")

Tttait
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Re: Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign

Sun May 21, 2017 2:15 am

Tttait wrote:Give me a week or two on the sunvisors, waiting for the final ones to come in... I'll start a new thread.



Sorry guys - have been going back and forth to Pandora to get it ready for guests...

as promised: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=6512&p=20379#p20379

Lothar
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Re: Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign

Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:06 pm

Had the opportunity to try the Bolt, and the concerns expressed here are more than accurate. In some ways I feel sorry for the brave Bolt owners- seeking to do right by environment, being swindled in marketing. My friends whom bought one had no opportunity to test one as none were available.

After years driving Japanese cars, and happily German cars more recently, took me 20 seconds to realize the Bolt seats are back-killing atrocious. Myself, elite athlete frame, felt the lumbar area shredding and stretching in just a 3 km test drive. That sort of thing can cause permanent damage over tens of thousands of kms. They are even worse than the terrible VW Passat seats, and they make my former Acura Civic type seats feel superb- and I used to think them bad. Compared to my performance German car, with proper sport seats, Bolt does not register. Ther concern on the suspension is also warranted. What shocks me for Bolt owners is why spend 90,000$ to get injured? Because looking at size vs value, dimension vs cost, comfort vs cost, at 36,000 CAD after rebates it is the equivalent of a 90,000$ sports European car. granted, no gas costs, oil etc. But the injury cost? Years ago lots of Japanese mileage injured my lower lumbar area, and took me, no word of a lie, 3 years to work my back up into no issues. 30 seconds sitting into the Bolt reminded me how dangerous bad posture is. Do not care if A or B seat- they are also narrow- my German with 'wrap mode' seat tightening is nothing like the narrow bolt seats. In the end, bad bad oversight by GM and I steered and made sure anyone I know stays away from a back breaking 36,000$ micro car. Cheaper to buy a second hand Merc and the money saved from medical bills evens it. Or a new e- type German, with proper seats.

PV1
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Re: Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign

Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:55 pm

I've sat in five Bolts so far, two with leather. I only found one to have uncomfortable seats, but it was just that the bolster was more pronounced than I'd like.

Do the seats differ that much between Bolts? What trim level do most complaints stem from? Having driven LEAFs, 2 Teslas, i-MiEVs, a C-Max, Volt, and an F-150, I find my Bolt's seats are 2nd only to the i-MiEV. By far, the most uncomfortable seats I've encountered was a Mazda RX-8 at the car show several years back.

I'm not doubting anyone's complaints about the seats, as my experience of a Model X would definitely have some people scratching their heads. I'm simply curious what extent of Bolt's have bad seats, and whether it was only an issue on earlier builds. Mine was built in June of 2017.
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EldRick
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Re: Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign

Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:48 pm

The perceived comfort seems to vary more by individual than by car.
For me, with a long-term bad lower back, at 5'9" and 150, the seats in my Premiere are quite comfortable, even after hours on the road.

TimBolt
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Re: Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign

Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:13 pm

EldRick wrote:The perceived comfort seems to vary more by individual than by car.
For me, with a long-term bad lower back, at 5'9" and 150, the seats in my Premiere are quite comfortable, even after hours on the road.


I'm a similar height and weight, and the seats were fine on a five hour drive without a break. I have the LT cloth seats.

I do wish the seat back angle had a finer adjustment, for me one notch is a bit too upright and the next notch back is not upright enough. There may be a middle setting I'm missing, but I haven't found it yet.
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