astroboy wrote: i didn't realize there was a lease return fee but..
I was the first 2017 Bolt EV off the lot of my dealer. Their Term Sheet never mentioned this fee which was a new addition to the GM Financial lease terms, as they knew.
As I was signing all the paperwork to finalize the deal, I blew a cork when I read it!
We compromised by their reducing the down payment by $200.
I ultimately got the $395 fee waived when I purchased a 2019 Bolt EV
Did you make Tesla aware of this fee when to came over to their side of the street?
Are there miles left on your current Bolt EV lease? Maybe you can get some value out of their failure to accept it back and get some use for your $395 return fee.