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    NHTSA Investigating Chevrolet Bolt Fires

    The NHTSA administration has begun an investigation of the 2017 - 2020 Chevrolet Bolt model electric vehicles after three vehicle caught fire while parked and unattended: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/bu...les/114270540/

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    Re: NHTSA Investigating Chevrolet Bolt Fires

    Man, that is not good for the little piggies, hopefully for Chevrolet, there was tampering with the thing, but doesn’t sound like that’s the case.. perhaps a component that comes lose and shorts.

    They have built close to 100K units since launch...

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    Re: NHTSA Investigating Chevrolet Bolt Fires

    Reminds me of the growing pains that Tesla had a few years back when some of them were spontaneously going up in flames.
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    Re: NHTSA Investigating Chevrolet Bolt Fires

    Yet still we march blindly forward to a future with no more ICE vehicles. This is the expected outcome. Like, a giant DUH. A scaled-up version of a cellphone or laptop fire.

    In my garage, where there is still gasoline for mowers and snowblowers, it is idiotic to consider buying electric. Not buying. Not even close. The move is years premature, and there will be massive carnage for those too far ahead. Too bad all the wiser heads have left GM.

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    Re: NHTSA Investigating Chevrolet Bolt Fires

    Quote Originally Posted by Chassis Guy View Post
    Yet still we march blindly forward to a future with no more ICE vehicles. This is the expected outcome. Like, a giant DUH. A scaled-up version of a cellphone or laptop fire.

    In my garage, where there is still gasoline for mowers and snowblowers, it is idiotic to consider buying electric. Not buying. Not even close. The move is years premature, and there will be massive carnage for those too far ahead. Too bad all the wiser heads have left GM.
    Chill. There's no evidence EVs catch fire more often than gas cars. It's not that long ago that South Korea banned some BMWs from public roads due to engine fire risk.
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    Re: NHTSA Investigating Chevrolet Bolt Fires

    Quote Originally Posted by Chassis Guy View Post
    Yet still we march blindly forward to a future with no more ICE vehicles. This is the expected outcome. Like, a giant DUH. A scaled-up version of a cellphone or laptop fire.

    In my garage, where there is still gasoline for mowers and snowblowers, it is idiotic to consider buying electric. Not buying. Not even close. The move is years premature, and there will be massive carnage for those too far ahead. Too bad all the wiser heads have left GM.
    You're not concerned about the gallons of flammable liquid in your garage?

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    Re: NHTSA Investigating Chevrolet Bolt Fires

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Man, that is not good for the little piggies, hopefully for Chevrolet, there was tampering with the thing, but doesn’t sound like that’s the case.. perhaps a component that comes lose and shorts.

    They have built close to 100K units since launch...
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    Chill. There's no evidence EVs catch fire more often than gas cars. It's not that long ago that South Korea banned some BMWs from public roads due to engine fire risk.
    Yeah and as stated in mbukukanyau's post, this is three of the out of the stated "close to 1000,000 of them since launch". Caca happens but I don't see it as a trend.

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    Re: NHTSA Investigating Chevrolet Bolt Fires

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    Yeah and as stated in mbukukanyau's post, this is three of the out of the stated "close to 1000,000 of them since launch". Caca happens but I don't see it as a trend.
    I only see any NHTSA investigation as a positive - perhaps they and/or the vehicle manufacturer will determine a root cause for a safety defect and engineer a fix. Some investigations lead to a safety recall - which is done at no cost for the vehicle owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1999 White C5 Coupe View Post
    I only see any NHTSA investigation as a positive - perhaps they and/or the vehicle manufacturer will determine a root cause for a safety defect and engineer a fix. Some investigations lead to a safety recall - which is done at no cost for the vehicle owner.
    Yeah, an investigation is an opportunity to improve on components and safety systems

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    Re: NHTSA Investigating Chevrolet Bolt Fires

    Interesting..."investigations are welcome"..."3/100,000 isn't bad"...I wonder how the comments would read if "Bolt" was switched out for "Model 3" or "Mach E"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chassis Guy View Post
    Yet still we march blindly forward to a future with no more ICE vehicles. This is the expected outcome. Like, a giant DUH. A scaled-up version of a cellphone or laptop fire.

    In my garage, where there is still gasoline for mowers and snowblowers, it is idiotic to consider buying electric. Not buying. Not even close. The move is years premature, and there will be massive carnage for those too far ahead. Too bad all the wiser heads have left GM.
    People don't have a damn clue about how tricky electric cars are. They're going to be fine under warranty but good luck trying to keep them going after 50,000 miles. Only dealers know how to work on them, and they lose value worse than gasoline cars. I've seen 3 year old Tesla Model S's with less than 30,000 miles for sale for $30,000 - ASKING price...... and this is a $120,000 car! That's worse depreciation than Mercedes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastbal1 View Post
    People don't have a damn clue about how tricky electric cars are. They're going to be fine under warranty but good luck trying to keep them going after 50,000 miles. Only dealers know how to work on them, and they lose value worse than gasoline cars. I've seen 3 year old Tesla Model S's with less than 30,000 miles for sale for $30,000 - ASKING price...... and this is a $120,000 car! That's worse depreciation than Mercedes!
    I can get a 2018 Model S for $30k...where? I'd get one for that price.
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    Re: NHTSA Investigating Chevrolet Bolt Fires

    Quote Originally Posted by fastbal1 View Post
    People don't have a damn clue about how tricky electric cars are. They're going to be fine under warranty but good luck trying to keep them going after 50,000 miles. Only dealers know how to work on them, and they lose value worse than gasoline cars. I've seen 3 year old Tesla Model S's with less than 30,000 miles for sale for $30,000 - ASKING price...... and this is a $120,000 car! That's worse depreciation than Mercedes!
    The Model S starts at $70k new, not $120k. Plus I'm guessing the 3-year-old cars you see for $30k are probably ones that have been in major accidents or have other problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emh View Post
    The Model S starts at $70k new, not $120k. Plus I'm guessing the 3-year-old cars you see for $30k are probably ones that have been in major accidents or have other problems.
    I'm calling bull.... if there is a 30k, formerly 120k 2017-2018 Model S for sale, I need to see where because like I said l, I'll ditch the Magnum and Mazda for a 30k P85D with only 30k on the odometer.
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    Re: NHTSA Investigating Chevrolet Bolt Fires

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    I'm calling bull.... if there is a 30k, formerly 120k 2017-2018 Model S for sale, I need to see where because like I said l, I'll ditch the Magnum and Mazda for a 30k P85D with only 30k on the odometer.
    Lol, yeah. $120k in 2017/2018 would be like a P100D Ludicrous or something like that. Not going for $30k with 30000 miles (unless, like I said, it's a salvage or something like that).
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