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I have a 2012 gen1 42,000 miles no issues. No bearing failures, no battery capacity loss. Hate to get rid of such a great car but now the 2014s are coming off leases. Thinking of pulling the trigger for the nicer cosmetics of the ELR.

Have any ELRs had the bearing failure?

With the decreased battery buffer (6KW buffer on Volt vs 4KW buffer ELR) is there any concern about eating into the battery life on the ELR? It looks like the gen1 volt buffer (6KW) will protect the battery for the life of the car?

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Just get the ELR and stop overthinking it.

I think bearing failure could happen with an ELR just like it does on the Volt since the drivetrains are almost identical. They opened up the SOC on the battery a little on the ELR after they realized the gen1 volt was overengineered. They opened up the SOC a little on the gen 2's also.

I wouldn't worry too much. Just drive the car, listen carefully for any popping noises when switching from accelerating to braking/regen back to accelerating, and get someone to torque your nuts if that popping occurs.
 

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I thought by 2014 they had corrected the bearing failure issue in the Gen 1s. If so, I would assume the ELR would have whatever fix was applied. I could be mistaken though.
 
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