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General Motors Rejected Buyback Request From Chevy Bolt Owner

Stan Goldberg, 78 requested a buyback for his 2017 Chevrolet Bolt, which he bought used two years ago. General Motors rejected his buyback, and Goldberg said he was not provided with a reason.

Goldberg, of San Francisco, California, parked his Bolt on his driveway instead of his garage. General Motors has instructed Bolt owners to park their vehicles outside, away from flammable structures, while the automaker finds a remedy for the battery fire problem. But when his vehicle was parked in his driveway, a rodent chewed up his charger cord. He had to pay $300 to replace the cord.

Once General Motors announces a permanent fix, Goldberg is prepared to wait another six months before getting new battery modules in his Bolt. General Motors announced that it will start fixing Chevy Bolt batteries in mid-October. The automaker said it will prioritize Chevy Bolts that were manufactured during specific time frames – time frames that the automaker declined to share publicly.

Before General Motors’ announcement, Goldberg told the Detroit Free Press that General Motors should offer better solutions in the meantime, such as offering a traditional gasoline car or an incentive for the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV.

Other Chevrolet Bolt owners felt far less patient about the matter. One considers his Bolt EV to be a potential “firebomb.” Another owner drove his Chevrolet Bolt to the dealership and refuses to take it back.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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