2 Responses

  1. Steven Goldfein
    Steven Goldfein August 8, 2009 at 2:22 pm |

    No strikes. You override the protection, you lose the warranty. You are violating the built in protection factors of the vehicle designed and implemented to ensure that the battery isn’t over taxed so that the drain from replacing these batteries doesn’t negate any profit made from selling the vehicle. I would also stipulate that disabling this would need a verbal confirmation from onstar and it automatically resets when the vehicle is turned off.

  2. Christopher Price
    Christopher Price August 11, 2009 at 12:56 pm |

    A single instance would not do damage to the Li-Ion battery. Even GM has said this in interviews. As such, if there is no damage from a single instance, GM can’t void the warranty for doing something that they admit doesn’t do damage.

    Prolonged use (more than a few times) can start to have a permanent deterioration on the battery.

    A verbal activation from OnStar would be fine, such a command could be initiated similar to the remote unlock… it doesn’t matter how the customer relays the command, so long as the customer has the option to tap into that remaining power in an emergency.


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