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by niik
Sat May 14, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 94
Views: 23044

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

You may want to post that all over media that the battery is discontinued. Who is "they" that's offering you a buyback, is it the dealer, or GM themselves that contacted you? They are GM corporate. However, GM said they would talk with the dealer to determine what the offer will look like.
by niik
Fri May 13, 2022 9:25 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 94
Views: 23044

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

Update from GM on my battery replacement. GM received the part that we were waiting on (95418638). However, the part failed QA checks and is not usable. According to my GM rep that was the last one anywhere and it has been discontinued. So now they are going to offer me a "buyback." I have...
by niik
Sat Apr 30, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 94
Views: 23044

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

interesting. Though I didn't expect them to truly discontinue the battery packs since they are still legally required to support their warranty for about 4 more years. So I can believe that it was caused by a communication issue. I have had to deal with a few GM communication issues myself while try...
by niik
Sat Apr 23, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 94
Views: 23044

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

Wow. That article said GM only sold 7400 spark EVs.

I didn't realise how few there were. I guess I should cut GM and the dealers some slack on not being familiar with them.

Also now I need to take my spark to Cars and Coffee since its more rare than some ferrari's 😀
by niik
Fri Apr 22, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 94
Views: 23044

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

I received a call back from GM and they said their system shows that my parts are in transit. So we are going to wait a few more days to see if they actually arrive. It's already been 9 months so I figure what's a few more days. Wow ... This is really big news. So the theory that cars have to be sup...
by niik
Tue Apr 19, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 94
Views: 23044

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

I talked to my service adviser today and they provided me with the service bulletin stating that GM is no longer providing replacements for 2014 Spark EV batteries.

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Now I need to call GM and see what they plan to do to resolve this issue.
by niik
Sun Apr 17, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 94
Views: 23044

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

Can you find a source on that? Cause I have been waiting for like 5 months for parts and they denied my buyback request previously.

I would like to ask again if I can show them some reason to change their mind.
by niik
Mon Mar 21, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 94
Views: 23044

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

I have been following this entire thread with much interest. I am still looking at potentially buying a little Spark, trying to learn as much as I can. My question, can't the dealer simply run a test on the HV battery and determine the capacity remaining? Seems like a simple procedure that the manu...
by niik
Sun Feb 20, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 94
Views: 23044

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

Have they told you what parts they are waiting on? I'm still waiting for the new shocks (new battery weighs less so suspension needs mods) Last week they said they are still on global backorder with no ETA. However they have received the new battery and other parts. Also I agree that some kind of st...
by niik
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 94
Views: 23044

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

quick update on the Battery replacement status. Still waiting on parts. I talked to GM about doing a warranty buyout instead of the repair, since the repair cost is more than the value of the vehicle. GM seemed open to it but said that I needed to work through the dealer to see if it's something the...

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