If anyone cares, my buyback situation, some wrinkles + work Bolt ban situation are at:
https://www.chevybolt.org/threads/repur ... ost-673353
https://www.chevybolt.org/threads/repur ... ost-673718
https://www.chevybolt.org/threads/repur ... ost-675189
https://www.chevybolt.org/threads/repur ... ost-673989
https://www.chevybolt.org/threads/repur ... ost-674898
I have an entry in the table at https://www.chevybolt.org/threads/repur ... vey.41524/
On 12/9/21, I was informed that I will be allowed to bring my Bolt to work now that I got N212343883 (80% temp limiter patch) applied. It's what https://www.chevrolet.com/electric/bolt-recall
under November 19, 2021 news refers to. But, I will need to park it on the roof of the parking structure away from the charging stations, elevator and other cars. And, I won't be allowed to charge it there, for now. It's an improvement over my previous workaround.
I'm on vacation now so it doesn't matter for the next few weeks. But, it's not the end of the world. The cost of EV juice to/from work is far less in $ than what I'd need to spend on food at home if I worked from home, which I don't like doing anyway. Food is free at my work. I also tended to visit free J1772 charging at a mall after work anyway once Bolts got banned at work.
Also, quite a few people (mostly '19 Bolt drivers w/Korean packs) have gotten their packs replaced already or been flipped to "881" where "remedy not yet available" is gone, meaning their VIN is eligible for a pack. See 1st table at https://www.chevybolt.org/threads/batte ... ary.41131/
. '19 w/Korean packs seemed to be the riskiest.
I was surprised I got flipped to that state on 12/3/21 since I have a US-made pack '19. No US-pack Bolts were part of the original Nov 2020 recall where GM/LG originally thought the defects that could lead to fires were confined to Korean-made packs. It wasn't until ~Aug 2021 (https://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/hom ... -bolt.html
) that all Bolts got added to the recall, regardless of where the pack came from.
Revision 02 at https://www.chevybolt.org/threads/new-v ... out.41360/
is the latest pack swap procedure. I've seen numerous reports of errors (high voltage system, I think) after packs have been swapped. In some cases, for sure it was low coolant (I saw a pic of an empty battery coolant tank posted by one person who hit this). The new rev emphasizes the need for the below:
Drain the drive motor battery cooling system. The high voltage battery must be drained completely using
the Vac-N-Fill Procedure before removal from the vehicle, static draining is not sufficient. The Vac-
N-Fill Procedure must also be used when refilling the drive motor battery cooling system. If the Vac-
N-Fill Procedure is not used, the customer will return to the dealership with a low coolant condition.
Refer to Drive Motor Battery Cooling System Draining and Filling in SI.
The previous revs didn't have that verbiage.
Also, Bolt production halt has been extended until end of Jan 2022: https://insideevs.com/news/552069/chevr ... january28/