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who has a MBP warranty that will cover the hybrid system + battery ??

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who has a MBP warranty that will cover the hybrid system + battery ??

I was about to purchase this used VOLT & use APCO’s membercare.

The 3-page brochure says ELITE covers “hybrid”

thank god I confirmed that this does NOT cover the high voltage battery.

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The car is 1-owner & in good condition but I would feel better if I had coverage for the battery. It is a 2013 with 101,000 miles so the GM warranty has expired

if any1 knows of a warranty that will cover the VOLTEC system, it would be much appreciated. I expec to covers tires, brakes, etc on a car this old.

Thank you in advance,

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there is no warranty that will cover the Volt's battery other than the oem warranty or a warranty by a refurbisher like Greentec Auto.
only 31 mile range fully charged as of today.
Sounds normal
I was also shocked to find that no 1 has an extended warranty that will cover the VOLTEC battery.
Given that a replacement battery pack could cost $6k up to $25k and that this event will happen around years 10 to 15, the warranty would need to make enough money to cover that expense, plus profit. Think of a home fire insurance policy where the home is almost guaranteed to burn down somewhere between years 10 and 15. Few if any would insure against that fire, and if they did, it would be extremely expensive. You'd be better off self-insuring via a forced savings plan.

Expecting an automotive extended warranty to cover a near certain (and expensive) event is unrealistic. They'd want you to pay $25k or more for it to avoid going bankrupt.No way you'd pay that, hence, no warrantees like that are offered.

Most car buyers do not want to pay $60-80k for some sporty EV SUV. I think the model Y is the best thing out there but I’d rather have 2 volts/bolts + solar panels for $80k.
The Chevy Bolt EV is in the $26k -$31k range. The upcoming 1 LT Chevy Equinox EV will be in the 30k-ish range. The new Ultium-based EV's like the Equinox EV are designed to allow bad battery bricks to be replaced with new ones coming from the factory, something the Volt can't do.
multiple youtube videos featuring the Chevy Volt's battery and how to disassemble and replace individual cells.
I can't find a single one showing someone replacing individual cells, obermd. Modules can be replaced, sections can be replaced, but an individual cell? I'll say not possible until someone shows otherwise and the Volt driving on the resulting hack job.

I'm not saying people at GM's technical center could not do it, heck, they could probably make a few new cells by hand. I'm saying a dealer can't and an owner can't.

I'm happy to be proven wrong... :)
Sandy had a battery cell out of the module
Thanks, yes at about 22 seconds in, obermd.

The cells pouches are welded together. Note he said he cut it out of the cell group, That's a destructive process. I've seen this done in other videos where they cut through the welded tabs. What I have not seen is a reassembly with a new cell obtained from....somewhere (but let's say from another salvaged module), re-welding the cut-off tabs, reassembling the module and then the section it was in and then re-installing in the car and all is good. No one has yet got further the destructive tab cutting stage. Some have said they think it might be possible to rewed the cells somehow, but no one has done it.
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