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    Default PIP5081 Rotor/Stator bearing replacement on my 2012 Volt with 78K miles

    Arrived home after work on Tuesday afternoon to hear a buzsaw sound coming from under the car (2012 78K miles). Took a video of the sound, went in the house to find it's a rather common issue with 2011, 2012 and some 2013 vehicles due to the plastic/nylon race/cage used for the bearings within the 'transmission'. GM replaces them with a metal version under PIP-5081.

    I drove right to the dealer that afternoon, within 24 hours my 5 star Chevy dealer calls to tell me the car is repaired and ready to pick up. This was covered under the Voltec 8 yr / 100K warranty (Michigan). He stated if I paid out of pocket, it would have been around $850 to me, much less than most estimates I've seen on this forum an elsewhere online by users.

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    1 - 24259842 - BEARING ASM-DRV MOT ROT - Approx $90 retail
    1 - 12978390 - Coolant
    8 - 8882156 - Fluid (Not sure what this is, maybe to refill the Electric Drive Unit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe67 View Post
    Arrived home after work on Tuesday afternoon to hear a buzsaw sound coming from under the car (2012 78K miles). Took a video of the sound, went in the house to find it's a rather common issue with 2011, 2012 and some 2013 vehicles due to the plastic/nylon race/cage used for the bearings within the 'transmission'. GM replaces them with a metal version under PIP-5081.

    I drove right to the dealer that afternoon, within 24 hours my 5 star Chevy dealer calls to tell me the car is repaired and ready to pick up. This was covered under the Voltec 8 yr / 100K warranty (Michigan). He stated if I paid out of pocket, it would have been around $850 to me, much less than most estimates I've seen on this forum an elsewhere online by users.

    From the R.O.

    1 - 24259842 - BEARING ASM-DRV MOT ROT - Approx $90 retail
    1 - 12978390 - Coolant
    8 - 8882156 - Fluid (Not sure what this is, maybe to refill the Electric Drive Unit?
    Wow, I wouldn't have expected that part to fail after that many miles. It was my understanding that that particular failure was from it being slightly misaligned when installed. I have a 2012 as well with 46k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe67 View Post
    Arrived home after work on Tuesday afternoon to hear a buzsaw sound coming from under the car (2012 78K miles). Took a video of the sound, went in the house to find it's a rather common issue with 2011, 2012 and some 2013 vehicles due to the plastic/nylon race/cage used for the bearings within the 'transmission'. GM replaces them with a metal version under PIP-5081.

    I drove right to the dealer that afternoon, within 24 hours my 5 star Chevy dealer calls to tell me the car is repaired and ready to pick up. This was covered under the Voltec 8 yr / 100K warranty (Michigan). He stated if I paid out of pocket, it would have been around $850 to me, much less than most estimates I've seen on this forum an elsewhere online by users.

    From the R.O.

    1 - 24259842 - BEARING ASM-DRV MOT ROT - Approx $90 retail
    1 - 12978390 - Coolant
    8 - 8882156 - Fluid (Not sure what this is, maybe to refill the Electric Drive Unit?
    Wow, that's some fast service. My dealership took a good 3 days to fix my Volt's failed bearing cage once they got it up on the lifts. Called each day, and they were like "Hold on......yup, it's still on the lift. The area your Volt is in is still cordoned off with orange cones."

    Luckily they seemed to do it right the first time, because no issues with the replacement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firehawk72 View Post
    Wow, I wouldn't have expected that part to fail after that many miles. It was my understanding that that particular failure was from it being slightly misaligned when installed. I have a 2012 as well with 46k.
    From what I read online, cars experienced this failure with half as many miles as I have. Sounds like a poor design they corrected sometime during the 2013 model year.
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