GM Offering Payments for Bolt Owners Willing to Use Battery Diagnostic Software
It’s important to have recall work done without delay if you can help it. The fixes are free, and in some cases, the work is necessary to keep you and others on the road safe. Chevrolet conducted one of the most significant recalls in recent times with the Bolt and Bolt EUV. Though it’s been a while since the initial recall action, we’re still hearing news on the situation, with the latest being that GM is offering payments to owners for using related diagnostic software.
The automaker is offering a $1,400 Visa gift card to Bolt and Bolt EUV owners in the United States to incentivize using its diagnostic software. Earlier this year, GM announced that it would halt its battery replacement efforts in the 2020-2022 EVs and said that it would instead rely on diagnostic tools to monitor battery condition and monitor for a need to replace. The software monitors the battery for 6,200 miles while limiting capacity to 80 percent.
GM has already replaced batteries in several model years, and some owners found a slight boost in range with the new components. The automaker announced that it would discontinue the Bolt at the end of 2023 but later backtracked with a statement that the vehicle would return with new Ultium battery technology.
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