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I'm a first time poster, although I have been following this forum for quite a while.

I bought my 2019 Bolt EV LT back in early June of this year (2021) from a used car dealer in Milton, Ontario. Build date 12/18. Here's the timeline of my battery replacement:

Nov 5 - noticed the recall status had changed to 881 - INCOMPLETE
Nov 8 - visited my local dealer to see if they could to the job, however, they are not Bolt certified
Nov 8 - called GM Canada, was told an 'EV Specialist' would get back to me
Nov 9 - EV Specialist called, found dealer who could to the work, set up appointment for Nov 17 8:00 a.m.
Nov 17 - dropped off car, was contacted an hour later 'they forgot to order the battery'
Nov 19 - late in the afternoon, contacted again, car is ready.
Nov 23 - picked up car (time gap due to personal circumstances)

With the ambient temperature at 1° Celsius, when I started the car for the first time, the GOM showed 515 km range! I'll never see that again. After driving about 70 km, it is down to 315 km and I expect the computer to get itself sorted out over the next little while.

The new battery pack has a label that shows B2.0.1, followed by 64 kWh.
 

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I'm a first time poster, although I have been following this forum for quite a while.

I bought my 2019 Bolt EV LT back in early June of this year (2021) from a used car dealer in Milton, Ontario. Build date 12/18. Here's the timeline of my battery replacement:

Nov 5 - noticed the recall status had changed to 881 - INCOMPLETE
Nov 8 - visited my local dealer to see if they could to the job, however, they are not Bolt certified
Nov 8 - called GM Canada, was told an 'EV Specialist' would get back to me
Nov 9 - EV Specialist called, found dealer who could to the work, set up appointment for Nov 17 8:00 a.m.
Nov 17 - dropped off car, was contacted an hour later 'they forgot to order the battery'
Nov 19 - late in the afternoon, contacted again, car is ready.
Nov 23 - picked up car (time gap due to personal circumstances)

With the ambient temperature at 1° Celsius, when I started the car for the first time, the GOM showed 515 km range! I'll never see that again. After driving about 70 km, it is down to 315 km and I expect the computer to get itself sorted out over the next little while.

The new battery pack has a label that shows B2.0.1, followed by 64 kWh.
I have a 2021 Bolt with a 66kWh battery.Does it mean that when they replace my battery i will get only 64 kWh?
 

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Nov 17 - dropped off car, was contacted an hour later 'they forgot to order the battery'
We need a checklist for forum members to go through before taking their cars in - it needs to include "confirm they have a new battery on hand". The emphasized new is because another poster asked about batteries, was told they had some, and when he brought the car in discovered that the batteries they had were removed from other Bolts when their batteries were replaced.

Other items on the checklist are: discharge the battery to below 80%, and don't charge it within 24 hours of bringing the car in.
 

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Apparently so. I expected it would take a lot longer. I assume the battery was already "attached" to my VIN.
That and the fact we are about 4 or 5 hours from the LG plant reduces a lot of the logistics.
 

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I’m happy to say that I left my ‘19 this morning at 8:30 and they called me back at 1:30 to tell me that I could get my car, that it was complete. The specific dealer seemed to do 2 Bolt battery replacements simultaneously.
Everything went smoothly, except for waiting 1h to get the loaner.
When I started the car I was greeted with a “445km” range (max: 525). Then, I started the heater :)
 
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