The Infotainment software and associated subsystems have had at least one major update released that fixed a number of a problems. The version that you are probably running is 13.4.0 and the updated version should be at least 14.1.0. To check the software version you have, you need to do the following on the Infotainment screen: Home -> Icons ->Settings -> Software Information -> Software Update. Follow the prompts to have it check for an update (there won't be one available, Chevy hasn't activated over the air updates yet) and it will return the version of what the current one is.So I bought my Bolt in early January and am only now approaching 3 k miles. I won't need service for quite a while and it is 50 miles to the dealership. Has Chevy upgraded the Bolt operating system and should I make a effort to get mine upgraded?:nerd:
I took delivery of my Bolt at the end of Feb and since then I've had a couple of the system modules updated... allegedly. I'm not convinced the techs that were working that day understand about flashing firmware, but they say it was done. Specifically it was the HPCM (motor speed controller) and I forget what the other was. They say they also updated the FW in the infotainment system also but it still reports the same ver 14.0.5 that it has since I got the car.So I bought my Bolt in early January and am only now approaching 3 k miles. I won't need service for quite a while and it is 50 miles to the dealership. Has Chevy upgraded the Bolt operating system and should I make a effort to get mine upgraded?:nerd:
A friend of mine tried to update her Honda navigation system and indeed bricked the motherboard. It was $7 k and after a lot of effort, Honda paid for it. OK, no hurry on any upgrades.^ Think of it like the BIOS on your computer motherboard but 300X more expensive...
Many updates have likely been released since it's initial sale date, but due to the potential to brick the MB during the flash update procedure it's generally not advisable to update the BIOS unless you have a specific problem that one of the updates addresses.
Like you said, don't fix it if it's not broken!
Nope, Although theoretically Chevy can push an update remotely, to date they have not done so. To get the Infotainment update I had to go in to the dealer and have the Service Dept. do the update.Soooo, Infotainment updates are done by us, or automatically for us, but "system" or "module" updates are the province of the service personnel, right?