SageBrush wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:59 pm
cwerdna wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:41 pm
i'm not particularly worried at the moment [about the Bolt]
The Model X is a dumpster fire when it comes to reliability.
Car shudder Vs going up in flames. Yeah, I'm not surprised you harp on the former and ignore the latter depending on the manufacturer.
Pot calling the kettle black? For the Edmunds Model X:
We learned something about Tesla maintenance from owning a Model S: There can be a lot of it. The general theme will feel familiar. During 20 months of ownership, our Model X went in for service seven times, spent 19 days out of commission, and had a total of 32 issues addressed.
In comparison, my Bolt has been to the dealer for any type of service 0 times, so far and I'm past 20 months.
I don't recall slamming Tesla for incidents like these, when they happened:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tesla-elec ... ack-tweet/
https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... california
- this made local news
https://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-b ... ngs-2019-7
https://www.thedrive.com/news/28420/par ... l-in-sight
- includes the above 3 incidents
And, Tesla issued updates after fire incidents like https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/16/1862 ... -model-s-x
Seriously, let's see what further incidents happen (if any with Bolt) and what the investigations find. The outcome could be anything from minor/few vehicles affected to something quite bad financially and in terms of PR for GM or GM & LG Chem.
It's been known for a very long time that Tesla reliability is rather questionable, which was what WetEV's pointer was to. And, to be fair, the reliability of GM vehicles across their whole lineup isn't particularly good either.
Again, I have some criteria for myself as to when/why I might start to get worried about my own Bolt, some of which I've listed. We will see. I personally know other pre-'20 Bolt drivers. We have a bunch at my work but almost nobody's going to the office now due to COVID. There are also 3 other Bolts on my street (one got replaced by a '20, probably due to end of lease of their 1st one). Two of them had Bolts longer than me by quite a bit. None of us had fires as so far as the numbers are tiny vs. the entire Bolt population.