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Old 11-13-2020, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Chevy Bolt EV Recall

At least 5 Bolts have caught fire while nearing charge completion, and a recall is issued that limits maximum charge to 90%. Owners can set charge limits themselves too.

https://electrek.co/2020/11/13/gm-re...ial-fire-risk/

I'm wondering if that means it's a good time to buy? My friend bought a dieselgate Golf early on in the scandal and was able to negotiate a good price because of it, then VW purchased the vehicle back for very nearly the same amount 3 years and 100k miles later.

I expect the permanent remedy to at the very least restore full safety and functionality. There is some possibility of a new battery pack.

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Old 11-14-2020, 10:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would wait a bit for the market to depress, probably after Xmas when sales generally slow. The sheeple need time to absorb the consequences then publish their anguish on social media

Hmmm no mention of the cause but sounds like they went with a less stable chemistry
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The lead battery engineer released a video saying they expect a fix in January. That means I should probably buy before the fix.
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Latest I have seen is the import batteries catch fire, the 'Murican ones don't, but no mention of how to tell in the sales lot.
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Bolts have been flirting with the $10,000 mark on and off all year.

Now if I could unilaterally eliminate the excessive title fee and eliminate or reduce the registration hikes it would be a good buy

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