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Monthly Update for February 2018 - 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Long-Term Road Test

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edited March 2018 in Chevrolet

imageMonthly Update for February 2018 - 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Long-Term Road Test

We managed to add only 774 miles to our 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV this month, mainly because it spent a week in the shop getting a replacement battery.

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  • kirkhilles1kirkhilles1 Member Posts: 863
    That's scary about the battery pack, but I guess if it's just limited to early production models then I guess that is understandable. The $15 fee for the windshield wiper fluid??? Unacceptable.
  • gslippygslippy Member Posts: 514
    I once had a car die on me in similar circumstances, but it was the ICE computer - pretty scary at night in the fast lane with traffic. But that was 25 years ago. Failures like this give EVs a bad name, but as long as the issue has been identified and fixed, it's forgivable.
    I suppose you'll need to footnote your findings from now on because of the new battery. Degradation will be less, for example.

    $15 for wiper fluid - that's just stupid and mean-spirited of them. It's stupid because the stuff is so readily available elsewhere. It's mean because they know some poor sucker will fall for it.
  • jim_i_17_boltjim_i_17_bolt Member Posts: 1
    edited March 2018
    The Android Auto screen scaling issue has been corrected by the GM Service Bulletin # 17-NA-071

    Just have them install it the next time you are at the dealership.

    And I am surprised that if you had one of the early release battery packs that there was no notice from GM about having it checked. But I am glad it was corrected for you.
  • actualsizeactualsize Member Posts: 451

    The Android Auto screen scaling issue has been corrected by the GM Service Bulletin # 17-NA-071. Just have them install it the next time you are at the dealership.

    And I am surprised that if you had one of the early release battery packs that there was no notice from GM about having it checked. But I am glad it was corrected for you.

    Funny thing about that Android update - the car sat at the dealership for seveal days. You think they'd see what else it needed as far as software updates go. It's not something a consumer would know to ask for.

    And as for the early-release battery pack, it's worse than you think. Stay tuned for the full story.

    Dan

    Twitter: @Edmunds_Test

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