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So far, so good. Ok, it's GREAT so far!!
Today I placed my order for a LOADED 22 EV LT2, in trade for my current 21 LT with near 1100mi. I am still at the early stage so I read, just have the 9xxxxxxxxx number, not the 6dig yet so who knows.
I was told to build my new Bolt up to the MSRP of my current 21 (40k), found out that the 22's with the price reduction from 21 model that I can't get to 40k,So a fully loaded out 22 LT2 with ALL add on's in blue came to $36800 per the order for the dealer gave me. So, for the 28k car I bought I "should" soon get a new 22 that would have cost up to 45k last yr, that's crazy, but ok with me :)
Went to my dealer with a build printout per my GM guy and had it ordered in short order... They called the GM guy and seemingly got both sides ducks in a row and told me as I left that it would be at least a couple mo for the new car to arrive (duh) and it would be not much different than a normal sale as far as signing off and just trade keys. This all started 9/17/21 from the 1st email wanting the basics (buyers order, license, registration, ect). If this goes through like it seems I am frikin' amazed as I have read SO many horror stories from others....
Don't want to bite the hand per se but hope, and plan to ask if the offer of the 240v install still would apply with this kind of deal.
I will follow up on this.
Funny that if not on here, I would not have known to ask for the swap and might have been a LONG time to just get a "maybe" battery scramble.
 

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So far, so good. Ok, it's GREAT so far!!
Today I placed my order for a LOADED 22 EV LT2, in trade for my current 21 LT with near 1100mi. I am still at the early stage so I read, just have the 9xxxxxxxxx number, not the 6dig yet so who knows.
I was told to build my new Bolt up to the MSRP of my current 21 (40k), found out that the 22's with the price reduction from 21 model that I can't get to 40k,So a fully loaded out 22 LT2 with ALL add on's in blue came to $36800 per the order for the dealer gave me. So, for the 28k car I bought I "should" soon get a new 22 that would have cost up to 45k last yr, that's crazy, but ok with me :)
Went to my dealer with a build printout per my GM guy and had it ordered in short order... They called the GM guy and seemingly got both sides ducks in a row and told me as I left that it would be at least a couple mo for the new car to arrive (duh) and it would be not much different than a normal sale as far as signing off and just trade keys. This all started 9/17/21 from the 1st email wanting the basics (buyers order, license, registration, ect). If this goes through like it seems I am frikin' amazed as I have read SO many horror stories from others....
Don't want to bite the hand per se but hope, and plan to ask if the offer of the 240v install still would apply with this kind of deal.
I will follow up on this.
Funny that if not on here, I would not have known to ask for the swap and might have been a LONG time to just get a "maybe" battery scramble.
I am also about the same timeframe as your buyback status, not yet the 6 digits case number. I haven't heard from my Case coordinator for a week.
So you will surrender your car once the new car you ordered comes right?
 

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Today I placed my order for a LOADED 22 EV LT2, in trade for my current 21 LT with near 1100mi. I am still at the early stage so I read, just have the 9xxxxxxxxx number, not the 6dig yet so who knows.
I was told to build my new Bolt up to the MSRP of my current 21 (40k), found out that the 22's with the price reduction from 21 model that I can't get to 40k,So a fully loaded out 22 LT2 with ALL add on's in blue came to $36800 per the order for the dealer gave me.
How were you able to order the 2022 model? Aren't they under a stop sale order? I just started the process and asked for a swap for my fully loaded 2021 Premier with 3k miles on it... sent all the info and waiting for them to get back to me. I'd like to swap into the 2022 EUV... and due to low mileage I could probably get the fully loaded trim as well if I was given the option to order it.
 

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I started July 27th and still waiting on an offer. Am I reading this correctly that you haven't yet been made a repurchase or MSRP swap offer? If so, who told you to place an order (the EV concierge or your dealership)?

I tried to use the website the other day but it wouldn't let me build a Bolt EV or EUV to check on pricing, but I haven't attempted to do this at the dealership.Figured I wanted to look through the options. I drove a 2022 EUV and sat in the EV, but didn't like a few things (I hate that they removed the silver unlock buttons on the rear doors) when they first hit the lots. Now I don't recall the feature packages well enough to know what it is I would order if my swap gets approved.
 

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I started July 27th and still waiting on an offer. Am I reading this correctly that you haven't yet been made a repurchase or MSRP swap offer? If so, who told you to place an order (the EV concierge or your dealership)?

I tried to use the website the other day but it wouldn't let me build a Bolt EV or EUV to check on pricing, but I haven't attempted to do this at the dealership.Figured I wanted to look through the options. I drove a 2022 EUV and sat in the EV, but didn't like a few things (I hate that they removed the silver unlock buttons on the rear doors) when they first hit the lots. Now I don't recall the feature packages well enough to know what it is I would order if my swap gets approved.
I used the website today. I was able to configure a Bolt EV and an EUV. On the summary page, it did indicate no vehicles matching.
 

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So far, so good. Ok, it's GREAT so far!!
Today I placed my order for a LOADED 22 EV LT2, in trade for my current 21 LT with near 1100mi. I am still at the early stage so I read, just have the 9xxxxxxxxx number, not the 6dig yet so who knows.
I was told to build my new Bolt up to the MSRP of my current 21 (40k), found out that the 22's with the price reduction from 21 model that I can't get to 40k,So a fully loaded out 22 LT2 with ALL add on's in blue came to $36800 per the order for the dealer gave me. So, for the 28k car I bought I "should" soon get a new 22 that would have cost up to 45k last yr, that's crazy, but ok with me :)
Went to my dealer with a build printout per my GM guy and had it ordered in short order... They called the GM guy and seemingly got both sides ducks in a row and told me as I left that it would be at least a couple mo for the new car to arrive (duh) and it would be not much different than a normal sale as far as signing off and just trade keys. This all started 9/17/21 from the 1st email wanting the basics (buyers order, license, registration, ect). If this goes through like it seems I am frikin' amazed as I have read SO many horror stories from others....
Don't want to bite the hand per se but hope, ankind of deal.
I will follow up on this.
Funny that if not on here, I would not have known to ask for the swap and might have been a LONG time to just get a "maybe" battery scramble.
Wow
The GM rep asked about a swap today. I did not think you can swap a 21 for a 22 as the 22 is also under the recall. ???? ?????
So not all 22’s are under the recall ??
So this is really a option?
 

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Sounds like too good to believe. I recently spoke to my EVC and he told me if a swap was to happen it would have to be for an ICE vehicle. I told him ok and I would be glad to order and wait up to 6 months. He said anything is possible but that seems to be a nice way of saying he would do his best. I still don't think I will get a new battery for my 2021 for about 2 years.GM needs to restart the factory as it is costing them millions a week. By restarting the factory with the intent of swapping out 2021 for 2022 it would resolve this long-term issue and a payout for the lawsuit that is in the works.

Back in the spring and summer, GM should have never continued selling vehicles knowing they did not really understand the problem. Did they really check the Michigan factory for defective batteries and did LG know they may have had a problem and hid it from GM. All this will come out in the lawsuit as documents are discovered.
 

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Sorry for delay on getting back.
All I know at this point is that the GM rep said I could do a MSRP trade for a new 22 Bolt so it was a no brainer. Went to the dealer and the manager quickly ordered my new 22 Bolt, handed me the copy of my order then the salesman got with their "buyback" guy who had a call with my GM guy and in the end all seems good for the trade. I guess that by the time that they really make my new car the new batteries would be available so the reason for the dealer order for the car going through.
The GM guy I'm dealing with mentioned that the new battery production was slated to go roughly half to recalls and half to production so I get that my car was at the end of the list for a new battery since it was 1:Not the high risk group and 2: They do want to get back to selling Bolts again. So I would be waiting a longer time, I guess that's the thought process in this mess.
At this point my GM guy is not the 1st contact, that was the main hotline, that led to 1 email asking for the basic purchase info then my GM guy has been "on call" since, not sure if or when I will get handed off to the next person.
 

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Oh. And at the start, I was told that I could do either a buyback or swap for the MSRP(was thinking Trail Blazer) then next call he made it sound like it was only a swap for a Bolt. Not sure and never questioned because I wanted a new Bolt over any other GM icer..

And now, the day after going to the dealer and them talking the GM guy emailed me to say he was sending my case in.
we'll see.
 

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I am also about the same timeframe as your buyback status, not yet the 6 digits case number. I haven't heard from my Case coordinator for a week.
So you will surrender your car once the new car you ordered comes right?
Yes, when new car is ready we trade off. They do a collateral swap with the bank so my payment just carries on till paid as it was from the start.
 

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How were you able to order the 2022 model? Aren't they under a stop sale order?
Now that LG can make assuredly non-defective batteries, any new Bolt EVs and EUVs that are made from now on should not be part of the recall, even though pre-existing inventory is under recall and stop-sale.

Of course, how GM allocates new battery production between new car production and replacement for recalled cars is another thing entirely. If dealer service departments are the bottleneck (i.e. battery production is faster than dealer service departments can remove and replace them), then any excess can go to new car production. But if battery production is the bottleneck, then GM has to choose between remedying existing cars and new car production with what batteries are produced, and whatever choice it makes will be criticized by someone.
 

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Now that LG can make assuredly non-defective batteries, any new Bolt EVs and EUVs that are made from now on should not be part of the recall, even though pre-existing inventory is under recall and stop-sale.

Of course, how GM allocates new battery production between new car production and replacement for recalled cars is another thing entirely. If dealer service departments are the bottleneck (i.e. battery production is faster than dealer service departments can remove and replace them), then any excess can go to new car production. But if battery production is the bottleneck, then GM has to choose between remedying existing cars and new car production with what batteries are produced, and whatever choice it makes will be criticized by someone.
Yes, I had my own "Whaaaaat" moment when I heard it too.
I get the fixing the suspect recalls and I get selling new cars but all I can guess in my case is that they figure it's gonna be a few months for me to get a "new" car, to say the least and they get a nearly new car back to refurb(1090mi now). Just guessing at this point....
 

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GMs is paying 80% of factory workers and needs to get the factory open and maybe they can do some swaps. So my guess is they will do both and try to increase production at both LG battery facilities in Michigan. How many they can make per month is probably a secret. They also have to fill up a full trucks of batteries for California where the most Bolts were sold.
 

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So far, so good. Ok, it's GREAT so far!!
Today I placed my order for a LOADED 22 EV LT2, in trade for my current 21 LT with near 1100mi. I am still at the early stage so I read, just have the 9xxxxxxxxx number, not the 6dig yet so who knows.
I was told to build my new Bolt up to the MSRP of my current 21 (40k), found out that the 22's with the price reduction from 21 model that I can't get to 40k,So a fully loaded out 22 LT2 with ALL add on's in blue came to $36800 per the order for the dealer gave me. So, for the 28k car I bought I "should" soon get a new 22 that would have cost up to 45k last yr, that's crazy, but ok with me :)
Went to my dealer with a build printout per my GM guy and had it ordered in short order... They called the GM guy and seemingly got both sides ducks in a row and told me as I left that it would be at least a couple mo for the new car to arrive (duh) and it would be not much different than a normal sale as far as signing off and just trade keys. This all started 9/17/21 from the 1st email wanting the basics (buyers order, license, registration, ect). If this goes through like it seems I am frikin' amazed as I have read SO many horror stories from others....
Don't want to bite the hand per se but hope, and plan to ask if the offer of the 240v install still would apply with this kind of deal.
I will follow up on this.
Funny that if not on here, I would not have known to ask for the swap and might have been a LONG time to just get a "maybe" battery scramble.
Hi thanks for sharing. What state are you in? I’m in So. CA and have been in the trade repurchase process since august. My GM coordinator is telling me that they have to wait until local dealers to me call them with available EUV inventory. She never mentioned ordering a build I was looking for.
 

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Hi thanks for sharing. What state are you in? I’m in So. CA and have been in the trade repurchase process since august. My GM coordinator is telling me that they have to wait until local dealers to me call them with available EUV inventory. She never mentioned ordering a build I was looking for.
The (IN) was stating Indiana :)
From what I have seen a LOT depends on the state you live in and somewhat when you do what. I have my fingers crossed that my deal goes through as is, never know what could change/go wrong.
All I know at this point is that my dealer has ordered my 22 and has had a phone call with the GM guy I have been working with.
 

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The (IN) was stating Indiana :)
From what I have seen a LOT depends on the state you live in and somewhat when you do what. I have my fingers crossed that my deal goes through as is, never know what could change/go wrong.
All I know at this point is that my dealer has ordered my 22 and has had a phone call with the GM guy I have been working with.
fingers crossed. I love the EUV compared to my EV.
 
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