Lumpy12
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Re: RECALL

Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:31 pm

Has anyone heard how many cars caught on fire?

charge
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Re: RECALL

Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:39 pm

Lumpy12 wrote:Has anyone heard how many cars caught on fire?
5 out of 69,000 worldwide .. Seems only the Korean made batteries are the issue. The latter half of the 2019 model year up to present day are not under the recall, as they have American made batteries.

That's not many, about 1 in 11,000 odds, and about on par with some gasoline cars. Just enough to scare us.

Charging up to 90% "should", they think, lower the risk even further, so don't charge past 90% for now.

trevmar
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Re: RECALL

Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:53 pm

So, by this time next week we should know..........

"A final remedy for this recall is anticipated for April 2021"

marspilgrim
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Re: RECALL

Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:57 pm

I'll prefer they finish getting the update through QA rather than rush it to meet an estimated deadline set some months ago. Supposedly some of us will be notified around now and the rest in mid-May. For any individual car it should show up in the app or website under the recall section after the notice went out to that owner.
2017 Bolt EV Premier

cwerdna
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Re: RECALL

Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:53 am

Lumpy12 wrote:Has anyone heard how many cars caught on fire?

It's stated in https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2020/R ... 1-6414.PDF which is 1 of 19 docs at https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2017/CHEV ... WD#recalls. Still waiting for it to grow beyond 19.

cwerdna
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Re: RECALL

Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:10 am


cwerdna
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Re: RECALL

Wed May 05, 2021 7:41 am

https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2017/CHEV ... WD#recalls grew to 20 and in the past day, 27 associated docs.

From docs like https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2020/R ... 1-4039.pdf and https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2020/R ... 1-4039.pdf, the final remedy has only been made available for '19 Bolts and not yet '17 and '18. So, the stop sale on the '17 and '18 Bolts can't be lifted yet.

trevmar
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Re: RECALL

Wed May 05, 2021 2:09 pm

See also this latest fire reported....

https://insideevs.com/news/505346/chevy ... e-ashburn/

cwerdna
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Re: RECALL

Fri May 07, 2021 7:17 am

cwerdna wrote:https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2017/CHEVROLET/BOLT/4%20DR/FWD#recalls grew to 20 and in the past day, 27 associated docs.

From docs like https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2020/R ... 1-4039.pdf and https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2020/R ... 1-4039.pdf, the final remedy has only been made available for '19 Bolts and not yet '17 and '18. So, the stop sale on the '17 and '18 Bolts can't be lifted yet.

I hadn't noticed until tonight that https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2020/R ... 1-5306.pdf was one of the added docs w/the actual procedures for dealer techs to follow for recalled '19 Bolts.

wwhitney
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Re: RECALL

Fri May 07, 2021 3:18 pm

cwerdna wrote:I hadn't noticed until tonight that https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2020/R ... 1-5306.pdf was one of the added docs w/the actual procedures for dealer techs to follow for recalled '19 Bolts.

The interesting part is below, it involves checking whether any modules are 80 mV or more below average while the SOC is between 30% and 50%. Is there an easy way for an owner to download this info directly from the car without going to the dealer?

Cheers, Wayne

3. Vehicle ON, use GDS2 to view the following data screens while connected to the vehicle:
• From Module Diagnostics, select Hybrid Powertrain Control Module 2.
• Data Display Folder
• Data Display Icon
• Voltage Data
• Observe and record the parameters
Hybrid/EV Battery Voltage Sensors Average and Minimum Hybrid/EV Battery Module Voltage.
Hybrid/EV Battery Voltage Sensors Average (Value A) :___________
Minimum Hybrid/EV Battery Module Voltage (Value B) :___________
4. Subtract the minimum voltage from the average voltage.
Value A – Value B : ___________
• If the voltage difference is less than or equal to 0.08V, proceed directly to Procedure 3: Software Flashing Procedure.

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