I asked my buy back contact about the cold weather update and she told me anything beyond the "fix" is between me and the dealer. The same dealer that told me they didn't have a Bolt certified mechanic.
I'm with you on that. Gets the range back and it sounds like only diagnostic software but they may have identified, by studying those damaged cars, some specific thing(s) to watch for and then GM and/or the owner will be notified to go to the dealer for some module replacements. Presumably with the parts from Michigan.I will most certainly have that "fix" applied in April, assuming I still have this Bolt at that time. I just would not accept that as a "final fix". The battery would still potentially have the same issue, which could become a problem at any time. The April fix only helps in terms of fire prevention.
Sorry but I think that "what ifs" are an endless loop and not worth the time to dream them up.What if the software counts the number of cycles to 100% with a finite limit. Or gives unlimited 100% charges but prevents charging to 100% if the battery temperature exceeds a predetermined threshold? Just throwing out some random thoughts on the subject.
Hi Jerry .. what state are you in?Well, I got a surprise call. I thought with the solution roll out date of April my conversation with GM about buying back my Bolt was over. Nope, they just called and are planning on presenting my options by the end of this week.
We'll see what they offer.
Same manufacturer. But you're right, it does not mean they are identical.Because the batteries and packs are different?
My Q also. There are threads elsewhere on this forum where the dealer has refused to apply the cold wx DCFC fix for free. I suspect they are totally separate fixes, and we may not automatically get the DCFC fix when we get the smoking battery fix. Anyone have more info on how that might work?Any idea if this upgrade will include the cold weather DCFC in it? Or does it over write it? I never got the upgrade, but if I am bringing it in anyway...
Will GM Give 2017-2019 Bolts The 2020 DCFC Updates? – All EV Info has a copy of the bulletin.20-NA-053 is the reference number I was given. My repurchase contact said since it's not recall connected I would have to talk to the dealer. I called my local dealer and they had no idea what I was talking about and would have to contact GM (or is it "gm"?) and get back to me. But it would not be free.
That was the other day and haven't heard anything.