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by marspilgrim
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: RECALL
Replies: 68
Views: 26304

Re: RECALL

Yes, I hope we find out some details. But it also seems to be another case of someone discharging pretty low fairly often. So that could be a trigger also. But the main point would still be that the final software update was unaware of a cell problem and didn't warn the owner. Then the "alarm&q...
by marspilgrim
Sun Jul 04, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: RECALL
Replies: 68
Views: 26304

Re: RECALL

No issues found with my 2017 (26K miles). I suspect they aren't finding very many given the handful of cars that burned. Other than needing to fix a lot of my settings once back from the dealer it is back to normal and I can charge away from home again. With the temp fix, communication problems prev...
by marspilgrim
Wed Jun 30, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Software Update For Range
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Software Update For Range

I found this. It's for the Volt but probably it applies.

https://www.gm-volt.com/threads/chargin ... ed.290633/
by marspilgrim
Wed Jun 23, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Chevy build & price is deceitful
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Re: Chevy build & price is deceitful

Nothing deceitful about it and no reason to panic, or even post about it. GM isn't a small organization you know. The information has to filter through a lot of departments. Then their IT department has to work through what is changing, test it, and then schedule the production change through their ...
by marspilgrim
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Did I do Any Damage?
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

Re: Did I do Any Damage?

Yes, perfectly normal. Mine does too on our slight slope of a driveway. Even our Forester makes a racket when it self-applies braking. I don't know how cars apply braking but much more dramatic than me stepping on the pedal.
by marspilgrim
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: RECALL
Replies: 68
Views: 26304

Re: RECALL

Yes, I just made an appointment at the area Bolt-certified dealer but then got my notice in the mail a few days later. They're working on it today.
by marspilgrim
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Extension cord use for 2020 Bolt
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

Re: Extension cord use for 2020 Bolt

A 110v 15AMP cord will work using the home wall socket. Just get a good contractor grade cord, not some cheap $15 one. Set the car to 12amps (which is 80% of 15amps, the safety rating), or the 8amp setting and that will work. The 8amp setting especially in older homes that could have marginal wiring...
by marspilgrim
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Keeping the 2020 Bolt plugged in
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: Keeping the 2020 Bolt plugged in

As a side note for new owners in cold areas (I'm in Chicago), I get a text alert when it hits 0 degrees F that I should keep the car plugged in to prevent battery damage. Now that is a generic warning since the battery, if above 40% SOC, can keep itself warm. But you may have it parked for days at a...
by marspilgrim
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: The Chevy Bolt Requires Little Maintenance
Replies: 56
Views: 30281

Re: The Chevy Bolt Requires Little Maintenance

Ah, no. Got my 2017 used which now has 26K miles and my under hood looks basically new, including Chicago winters. I could almost eat off it in there. I just remove a few leaves up at the vent intake. Might depend on the area since if I still lived in AZ I'd probably need to blow some dust out of it...
by marspilgrim
Tue May 11, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: RECALL
Replies: 68
Views: 26304

Re: RECALL

As to the urgency, since there was just another fire supposedly with the temp fix in place, I'd get it scheduled the moment your model year can be worked on. From what I've seen in some posts, it appears to take a few hours for the diagnostic tool to run so if there are no issues with the pack expec...

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