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Looks like the batch that was moved to recall eligibility starting December 3, 2021 was mostly 2017 cars, with some 2018 and 2019 cars. One 2019 car with a US-made battery is known to be included in this batch. This car had the November 2021 software (80% limit and additional diagnostics) installed, but it has not thrown codes, limited propulsion power, or limited charging to 40% as it is known to do when it flags a risky battery.

But many 2017 and 2018 cars, and some 2019 cars with Korea-made batteries, are still "not yet".
My 2017 is still not yet available, it was built in November of 2017.
 

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So car goes in Friday. My preferred dealer shop is telling me 2-3 days for replacement. I asked about 4-5 hours and was told they have done none in that time. Battery was ordered Monday. Asked them to call me if battery doesn't arrive by Thursday. Don't want car just sitting there for no reason. They are giving me a rental for the time vehicle is in their possession. We will see but I am not that confident. This dealer is 25 miles from my home and has serviced both my Volt and Bolt. Have another dealer 5 miles away but they suck and I don't trust them.
I assumed the 4-5 hours is the actual time it takes to swap them out, they may also be considering the prep time, and charging time afterwards and for the software update and post testing. If they only plan on using a level 2 charger or heaven forbid a level 1 it will take a Loooooong time to charge.
 

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4-5 hr is total which includes unboxing the new pack, replace the battery, charging, and boxing the old pack. If the dealer does not have DCFC, the charging part will take much longer than budgeted... more likely, the dealer may put the Bolt on L2 charging when done and hand it to you will less than full charge.
Hard to believe they can do all that in 4-5 hours. It takes my dealer two hours just to change oil and rotate the tires on an ICE car.
 

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Labor time is 4.5 hours, assuming with a forklift (using engine hoist takes a little more).

However, that assumes that the EV-certified technician immediately gets into the car and drives it straight to an empty lift where the new battery, lifting table, and forklift are all right there ready to use.

This time does not include:
  • Waiting if the car was charged within the last 24 hours.
  • Waiting for the EV-certified technician, who may be doing some other job.
  • Waiting for a lift to raise the car with, if they are all full with cars getting other jobs done.
  • Waiting for the forklift or lifting table that may be in use for some other job.
  • Any charging time afterward.
Hey 54 seconds here LOL
 

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I have a Question. My car is at the 883 recall for the software update, will my car still be able to get the battery recall status to change to 881 and get a new Battery without completing the 883 software update first? I know others have had new batteries without ever getting the 883 status, just wondering about those that have actually moved to 883 and not had the software update done.
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They're probably wrong.

See https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2021/RCMN-21V560-9806.pdf and https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2021/RCSB-21V560-3931.pdf from 2017 CHEVROLET BOLT 4 DR FWD | NHTSA.

Folks should really monitor Fire recalls summary and timeline - Updated 12/21/21 for their car.

I (and numerous others) went thru this nonsense when it came out for the '19s (I have one) and we even received the snail mail and email telling us it was available for our car: Dealers don't know about the Software Update..
Does not answer my question, I wanted to know if the 883 recall programming update is not done can my car still be moved to the 881 battery replacement.
I don’t want the 883 done if possible anyway. Just wanted to know if it was a must be done before the battery replacement will move forward.
 

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I don't know so I don't want to say one way or the other.

Plenty of folks were moved to 881 w/o having 883 applied since it wasn't even available for them.
Thanks
I just got back from dropping off my 2017 to get it's battery tomorrow. I never had the recall status 883. It went right from 880 to 881.
Thanks maybe my question was not clear enough but my question only applies to ones that were at 883 and had not gotten the software update, not ones that never got the 883 status on their recall.
 

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883 status will NOT interfere with changing to 881 status when your turn comes. There have already been a few 883 vehicles that have moved to 881 prior to any software being installed. The 883 software update is strictly voluntary, and you will not be punished for not having it done.
Thanks, I was hoping that was the case.
 

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I had my 2017 in for the software update this morning and asked about how many batteries they had replaced and he said they had done 6 so far. He said their experience it takes one full day for the work, if they can start first thing on one it will be ready to go by closing time.
 

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Just noticed I had not updated this since my battery was ordered on March 3rd. It took 2 weeks for the battery to come in, they scheduled the install a week later. Everything went smoothly, they did have to call GM about the new battery only charging to 80%, they took care of that and charged to 100% everything has been great, no problems with low coolant, Range is where I would expect, I can now do our Day trips of 200+ miles without needing to stop for a booster charge to get home even using the heat. Very happy with how everything went.
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Honestly, I would just arrive with enough charge to get there. No since paying for electricity to charge a battery that you won't get to use. I am sure their requirement for the battery to be only partially charged is due to shipping rules on lithium batteries.
Yeah I dropped mine off with 30% charge.
 
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