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Chevy Bolt HVB problems

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#1 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:39 PM

It would appear that the Bolt is having HVB problems too. Link: http://www.greencarr...ms-electric-car

 

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#2 OFFLINE   stolenmoment

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 02:54 PM

TL;DR: some cells have dropped below threshhold voltage, and the car decides to stop NOW.  Chevy claims to be able to tell which cells will do this (a bad batch?) and is actively recalling them.



#3 OFFLINE   HotPotato

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 01:58 AM

Apparently it affects only about 100 early-build cars.

Pretty sure the thing could not be more troublesome than the C-Max...several issues on my C-Max never got addressed under warranty because there were too many recalls to attend to first. The Max has still got creaky doors, intermittent AC, and a door latch recall that apparently still doesn't have parts available, off the top of my head...but the worst of it is over. I've had my transmission and CV joint replaced finally...plus, the 12 volt battery no longer dies every year, and the infotainment finally mostly works, so all those software updates did something useful in the end. I really enjoy the C-Max overall, and I know it's financial insanity to keep a new car less than 10 years...I just hate the feeling that another shoe could drop--e.g. OMG, What if the door creaking isn't because of dry seals but a cracked frame? What if the trans goes out again? etc.-- and my confidence in the dealer's service department is asymptotically approaching zero.

#4 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 09:43 AM

Now don't go getting paranoid on us, I have 166K mi. with 68K mi on second Trans and everything is working so far and getting great MPG's. :) Hope to make it to 300K, what a inexpensive car to own. :happy feet:

 

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