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At the 2 year maintenance on my 2017 Bolt, I asked the service dept. to update all software. They refused my request, unless I could describe a problem requiring a software update. Chevy has a long way to go to match the Tesla OTA software updates. BTW - I traded the 2017 for a 2020 Bolt; new software the hard way.
The stealership strategy worked! Sounds like a win-win. Congrats! :)
 

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At the 2 year maintenance on my 2017 Bolt, I asked the service dept. to update all software. They refused my request, unless I could describe a problem requiring a software update. Chevy has a long way to go to match the Tesla OTA software updates. BTW - I traded the 2017 for a 2020 Bolt; new software the hard way.
While upgrading a car is always nice, one could have also googled the latest firmware version, look for articles of the symptoms the firmware fixes, and then complain to the dealer that's what happens in your car.

I would LOVE to upgrade my Bolt to a 2020 model and can do it for no increase in payments per month with the offers currently at my local dealer. However, I'm 2.5 years into my 5 year purchase and I do not want to start over. I need that payment in 2.5 years for my Model Y or CyberTruck purchase as I am also keeping the Bolt.
 

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In 2.5 years, 400 miles may be the new standard. At that time, the Bolt would be considered a City Car. ;)
 

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At the 2 year maintenance on my 2017 Bolt, I asked the service dept. to update all software. They refused my request, unless I could describe a problem requiring a software update. Chevy has a long way to go to match the Tesla OTA software updates. BTW - I traded the 2017 for a 2020 Bolt; new software the hard way.
That's simply an awful excuse for not updating the software by them. Shame on that dealer. Did you ask other dealers if that was the norm or just an exception with that dealer?
 

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Do Over-The-Air OTA software updates work on the new model Bolts? Or all Bolts with updated software? If so, is via your home wifi or the OnStar system?
I think there are many answers to that question but sadly I also don't believe anyone is certain at how GM is truly handling updates. IF in fact they are doing any. More importantly is this OTA used for bug fixes, feature enhancements or both? Has it been used recently fleet wide? How does GM notify the owners and are the consistent at notifying? At what point do they stop supporting a model year? I know, they will address safety defects and issues that can save them money. I'm sure most realize by now that GM puts their interest ahead of the customers in regards to technology updates. It's been that way for the 20 years I've owned their products, I was foolishly hopeful the EV world was different.
 

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not to hijack this thread, but I use Md5 summer all the time at work. What do you mean it has been compromised?

Again, I鈥檓 happy this has worked for folks. The standard practice where software is distributed from sites other than the vendor鈥檚 site is to have the vendor post a hash value that can be computed by a known algorithm. We used to use MD5 but it鈥檚 been compromised. Many times now code is signed using public key cryptography, with the public part of the key published by the vendor in lieu of a hash value. If the update file is downloaded from GM directly then this is not as much of an issue, but I thought the files were being downloaded from sites other than GM itself. I stand corrected if the downloads are from GM...
 

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not to hijack this thread, but I use Md5 summer all the time at work. What do you mean it has been compromised?
It's been shown that an attacker can reverse-engineer the MD5 checksum and come up with a different payload that still matches the same checksum. This means that it's possible, at least in theory, for an attacker to maliciously modify a file and still have it pass the MD5 checksum test. Which means that MD5 is no longer a solid guarantee that the file hasn't been deliberately tampered with.

However, if your expectation of the MD5 checksum is simply to verify that a file hasn't suffered from any bit errors in the process of being copied from a trusted source to you, then it's still perfectly viable to use.
 

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Mary Barra's GM is not your father's GM. She's pushing the envelope on EVs and AVs because she's an engineer, not a salesman or bureaucrat. Refreshing!
I almost threw up in my mouth hearing you praise Mary Barra. This woman couldn't give a **** about electric cars. She was just dragged kicking and screaming to the altar, and never put any love into the marriage. Never did she put a single ad or a single dollar into selling this car. How disappointing. I love my Bolt in spite of MB.
 

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I had hopes that MB would improve GM but looks just the opposite. Not sure what clown committee picked her but she hasn't made many smart moves. Still can't believe she canceled the Volt - a fantastic platform that was never pushed by the dealers in my area. The Volt drivetrain was very unique and only Honda copied it that I know of. They could have scaled up or down, the owner satisfaction was incredibly high as well. They never did anything to promote it. Same with the Bolt, a great platform but not advertised or pushed by GM. GM is still a fat lazy company that is not focused on making great products - well maybe the Corvette group is. My 2013 Volt was the most trouble free car I've had and the 2nd best I've had. When I bought my Bolt from Donohoo was very impressed with the folks at the dealership. Lots of energy and enthusiasm, knowledgable and they knew how to make it happen. Pretty much opposite of the local dealers.
 

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The article mentions 14.4.2 as a current version. What features are available in that? One annoyance for me is having the car come up on radio and having to manually select my phone's bluetooth every time.
This is the same problem the Volt had over a decade ago and I just saw someone complaining about it with the current 2022 model. I can鈥檛 believe GM hasn鈥檛 fired or replaced the guy responsible. Do they even use their own cars?! It really is inexcusable.

It does this because the stereo skips unused inputs/sources and the car hasn鈥檛 connected to your phone yet when you first turn it on. The fix is simple: Distinguish between a fresh start and the user cycling inputs. At start up, give it several seconds BEFORE doing that input-hunting routine鈥 or don鈥檛 do it at all.

Maybe they haven鈥檛 done this because it dumps millions of people on sat radio to sell more subs. Does GM get any sort of kick-back?

The way my brother dealt with this on his Volt was to plug in his own AUX cable Bluetooth adapter. The Volt has jack-sensing so it will remain on that AUX input even without a phone connected. It was much lower latency than the car鈥檚 built-in Bluetooth anyway. I鈥檓 noticing that the 2022 Bolt has ridiculous Bluetooth latency with Bluetooth A2DP profile too.
 

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This is the same problem the Volt had over a decade ago and I just saw someone complaining about it with the current 2022 model. I can鈥檛 believe GM hasn鈥檛 fired or replaced the guy responsible. Do they even use their own cars?! It really is inexcusable.

It does this because the stereo skips unused inputs/sources and the car hasn鈥檛 connected to your phone yet when you first turn it on. The fix is simple: Distinguish between a fresh start and the user cycling inputs. At start up, give it several seconds BEFORE doing that input-hunting routine鈥 or don鈥檛 do it at all.

Maybe they haven鈥檛 done this because it dumps millions of people on sat radio to sell more subs. Does GM get any sort of kick-back?

The way my brother dealt with this on his Volt was to plug in his own AUX cable Bluetooth adapter. The Volt has jack-sensing so it will remain on that AUX input even without a phone connected. It was much lower latency than the car鈥檚 built-in Bluetooth anyway. I鈥檓 noticing that the 2022 Bolt has ridiculous Bluetooth latency with Bluetooth A2DP profile too.
I cannot think of any other reason for the Bolt's braindead infotainment design other than GM getting a kickback from Sirius.

It's the ONLY headunit I've ever used that did not wait for a Bluetooth reconnection on startup as opposed to auto-switching away from it.
 

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The article mentions 14.4.2 as a current version. What features are available in that? One annoyance for me is having the car come up on radio and having to manually select my phone's bluetooth every time.
Hello, I buy a Carlinkit 4.0 and works excellent..: still take like 37 seconds to come on, but only one touch on the screen to play you phone music. In reality bring you phone wireless. Is smooth.
 
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