Issue resolved - Apple Carplay and charging work fine now. CAFE means we have to compromise car design to squeeze out every last mpg, I’d rather have more reasonable angle on windshield. Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (18%). I met another 2017 bolt driver who uses the car as a Lyft driver that has 143,000 miles does dc fast charging about 80-90% of the time and still gets 225-miles on a charge. That's just fuel savings...not to mention the savings in oil changes, tuneups, transmission fluid, and the other maintenance associated with regular gas cars. Unsubscribe any time. I can see how the much more upper surface area of the third gen Taurus would be FAR worse without measures taken to reduce it. Why would they do that? "" ®, "Autobeef", "What's Wrong With YOUR Car?" Reproduction of this information, in whole or in part, by any means is prohibited without the express written consent of J.D. GM reportedly went out to around 100 early owners to diagnose and remedy the cell leveling problem, so that those who follow them would never experience the issue. If that's not enough the dealership can't figure out what is wrong so they call GM and involve the GM engineers. If you have a for-profit service, contact us. No doubt there is eyestrain from this and probably a few crashes also. Although GM’s Voltec powertrain was established and widely respected by the time the Bolt EV came along in 2016, the automaker had no track record with all-electric cars -- the EV1 fiasco notwithstanding. More and more of what you see is a reflection of the top of the dashboard. The Bolt EV is an amazingly reliable vehicle that is a blast to drive! genetik Posts: 3 Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:31 am. 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Long-Term Verdict: Award Worthiness Confirmed One year and nearly 17,000 miles with our fully electric 2017 Car of the Year This catastrophic power failure is frightening. Screw in tire - not repairable. For some 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV drivers, that scenario has happened in real life., Yes, please bring up the ignition switches that rotate when torque is applied to them. RECALL: Hyundai Kona Electric Fires: Park Away From Structures, read stories from drivers who praise our work. It is GM’s fault!!! It sure isn’t for decoration, it damn sure isn’t for holding/storing things, its gotta be to reduce glare. I was accused of being a Tesla shill when I suggested a few humble improvements to the Bolt EV I drive every day, so this balances things out nicely, cheers! We're very happy with our Bolts. The thermal management system is likely to negate some of the problems that afflicted the first-generation Nissan Leaf models and which continue to dog the brand to this day. Driving my 2017 Bolt EV now with close to 40k and LOVE this car! Best vehicles we have ever owned...period. All things considered, out of more than 50,000 Bolt EVs sold to date, the relatively small number of battery-specific problems - and the fact that they have largely occurred in early production vehicles - can be taken as a positive sign that General Motors has a firm handle on the monitoring and maintenance of its EV platforms. The Bolt is a car for the people. When the car reached about 6,000 miles, it developed a rattle and squeak in the front suspension. This comment section is already full of happy owners saying much the same as you and me. Bump the Bolt problem graphs up another notch. We reached out to GM for comment, but the automaker has not yet issued a response. AC would not come on. GM takes fall for everything that is wrong in America. Front ¾ vehicle photos © 1986-2018 Autodata, Inc. dba Chrome Data. July 21st, 2017 at 4:36 pm; Best option for GM: discontinue the light colored dash (but the rest of the package could stay so long as it doesn’t pose the same issue), replace the light colored dashes on Bolts new on the lot, and offer (and recomend) to replace those already sold. Worried about potential repair costs? Indeed, the Chevy Bolt is mostly out of the Sonic parts bin. I've had my bolt since april and have just started experiencing the intermittent problems with the lights turning on for no reason. I hope GM steps up and does the right thing here. The dealer service department with the help of GM engineers eventually determined that the main battery fuse blew, but they couldn't determine why. This does underscore the need to test drive a vehicle you intend to buy (in the daytime) prior to purchase. I mean we have a couple writers left with personality greater than a soda machine but that’s not enough to stave off the site from its current projectory. Power and Associates. Chevrolet Bolt EV in Wisconsin, United States. For what it’s worth, the video below documents one high mileage owner’s attempt to calculate degradation and current battery reliability on his 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. Our reliability score is based on the J.D. People who want style would probably buy a Tesla model 3. It works well in most regards, but one aspect has proven troubling. And for the record it was probably my favorite car yet - right up until now. This is a good place to start. Where is the logic in these? Lots of mud, snow, dirt, etc. Probably a lot of prospective Bolt purchasers don’t care a lot about what the car looks like as long as it performs required tasks. I would rather have a black dashboard than have the glare but I do agree after having a black interior I do not want another–black is much too hot during the Summer. $2500/ea, minus dealer markup, isn’t that much to pay since not too many of them have been sold yet, especially to avoid a bad reputation early in the car’s life. After a week in the shop, the dealer informed us that they are still working with the Detroit engineers to try and understand what is wrong. In fact, the Bolt EV was the first of its kind for any manufacturer at this mid-range price point, with Tesla still a year away from widespread delivery of the Model 3 and the first-generation Nissan Leaf’s range unable to stretch past the 200-mile mark. They do not represent a sketchy first release. FCA cars recalled because of fire hazard, BIG STORY! If you continue to use this site, you consent to this use of cookies. If Chevy assistance has my car towed, only the first 25 miles are covered and I pay the rest. Tracking battery degradation is not as simple as it could be on the Chevy Bolt EV. Tesla is a status symbol. And yes, those dash carpets, towels and other makeshifts have always been common sights. What we do know is that drivers with almost 100,000 miles under their belts report remarkably little degradation, even after potentially debilitating user habits such as regular DC fast charging and driving in extreme heat. Would take some load off of the A/C system as well. Dealer is looking for a loaner today, will call me tomorrow. I explained we were way beyond that point. We would still recommend this car to others looking for a basic, no frills electric vehicle with a very good range (average of about 200 miles per charge). 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Warranty. If you continue to use this site, you consent to this use of cookies. This entire site is an advertisement for GM products.....don't believe a word they say...GM is headed for the toaster. But how many people think about doing anything for themselves any more? A visit to any Chevy or GM electric vehicle forum should confirm the reliability of the Chevy Bolt EV, as well as highlighting a few niggling issues that owners still experience. UV- and IR-blocking film on the glass. All three of my cars have gray dashboards and a recent family purchase of a Parchment interior ES 350 was specifically to avoid a black dashboard. Only items on wish list: Need to rename the website to “The (half) truth about cars – we only report on stories that advance our narrative (and cash flow)”. Power steering failure. Here in Arizona the car’s AC is like Sisyphus, using car’s power to push out large thermal load from hot dashboard. Covercraft better get on it. A manufacturer of a recalled vehicle can still be sued, and evidence of injuries, testimony of experts etc. July 21st, 2017 at 4:36 pm; Best option for GM: discontinue the light colored dash (but the rest of the package could stay so long as it doesn’t pose the same issue), replace the light colored dashes on Bolts new on the lot, and offer (and recomend) to replace those already sold. Your experience may vary. So far my visits to the dealership are limited to Tire rotations and a software update. I installed a special electric meter in my house to measure exactly how much I use (purchase). Better to disable the airbag entirely than to re-start production on an obsolete component like the airbag cover on the steering wheel. The list goes on and on. If I get fewer miles on a full charge than expected, it’s unlikely to show battery degradation. They kept the car a long time waiting for the replacement part which they did not have in stock.

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