Chevy Bolt EV Recall: Software Update + 2017 Bolt Guidance

From Plug and Play EV.

Battery replacements are well underway and the updates on the Chevy Bolt EV recall keep on coming. New software from GM is a partial remedy that helps some but might not suit everyone, while the acceleration of pack replacements in the 2017 Bolt EV population brings a new item for owners to watch for.

Our last update of the year on this topic looks at all of those items, offers a few practical tips for owners still awaiting their Bolt EV battery pack replacement, and shares why we don’t intend to get GM’s new software in our 2020 Bolt.

If you have dealer recommendations for this process, please share them in the comments below so that we can build a full list/map for other Bolt drivers. Thanks in advance!

Map of Dealers w/ Positive Reports on Bolt EV Battery Pack Replacements:

Full breakdown of recall/replacement training from Donohoo Chevrolet in Alabama, one of the dealers recommended by Bolt owners in the area:

0:00 – Start
0:12 – Intro
0:50 – Progress Update on Pack Replacements
1:42 – Replacement Breakdown by Bolt EV Model Year
3:12 – How Can I Find a Suitable Dealership?
4:26 – Specific Advice for 2017 Bolt EV Owners
5:15 – A Note on 80% Software Partial Remedy (N212343883)
7:00 – Why We Don’t Intend to Get the Software Update
10:31 – Conclusion + Questions

Part # for 2017 Chevy Bolt Hose Fitting: 42557402
(Check with dealer if they need/have this prior to pack replacement)

Weber Auto in-depth look at Bolt EV coolant system:

News Coulomb Channel (Eric) on Recent 2017 Bolt EV Road Trip:

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