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Discussion in 'Clarity' started by bpratt, Dec 17, 2018.
Yes, that's my theory, too, and I'm banking on that.
Sorry to hijack this thread, as most are talking about the PHEV. Just picked up a 2018 Clarity Electric and am wondering if there is a list of Service Bulletins that apply to the Electrics?
You certainly are NOT hijacking this thread. Anyone interested in any Clarity is certainly welcome here (trolls excluded, of course).
I read every post and I don't believe any Clarity Electric drivers have mentioned any service bulletins for that car. I wonder if the lack of the Plug-In Hybrid's complexity makes the Electric less prone to the kinds of problems that require updating for the hybrid? However, I don't remember reading about any service bulletins for the Clarity Fuel Cell, either, and that's probably more complex than the Plug-In Hybrid.
The other possibility might be the quantity of Clarity Electrics out there. It is available only in California and Oregon. Most cars are sold within a few hours of hitting the dealership. Mine was made 11/18 in Japan (so shipping time needs to be factored in) and the VIN ended in 000648. It was at the dealership for a day or two only.
Those Clarity Electrics are lease-only aren't they? Were you on a list at your dealer or just lucky to find one on their showroom floor?
Yes, lease only and no option to buy at the end. One is also given a long document from Honda saying that information from the Clarity Electric is transmitted to Honda, etc. If one moves out of CA or OR, then you may have to terminate the lease, as the dealers outside those states are not trained to maintain the Electric.
I guess most dealers do have a wait-list, but I get the impression that they just call everyone on the list, and whoever gets there first gets it. I had contacted the dealer that I got mine from about a month ago, and the salesman who handles EV said that there was no wait-list, and that I need to just monitor the website. But, it looks like they don't even bother to list it, as mine was not. Anyway, I had seen someone mention on another forum saying that this dealer is suppose to get some that week, so I contacted them. They had one left, and the color I wanted. This was Galpin Honda (which I believe is the 2nd largest Honda dealer).