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I bought this Pixel 3 in Nov 2018. The device is out warranty but under the device protection plan. The back of the phone is popping off because the battery is swelling. I am not sure when it started to swell because I am using a phone case. I accidentally took the case off today and noticed the swollen battery. Glad it didn't explode or caught on fire while I was sleeping. Google should do something to solve this ASAP. I am seriously considering switching to an iPhone.
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I'm about to follow your advice for the same problem. What typically happens?
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I have the same issue, the backside started to pop a couple of days ago. Phone bought in October 2018.
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Same here guys.

Just as I posted in another thread, earlier today I took the case off and noticed the same thing. I had to keep using the phone to get in touch with support. They very quickly wanted pictures, chat got transferred to another support person, and within 1.5 hours had a shipping label. The whole experience sort of sucks, but I think they might be in damage control mode.

I also noticed that there are more and more posts about bloated batteries, so it's just a matter of time before they start blowing peoples legs off, and setting houses and cars on fire. From what I saw, battery debacle cost Samnsung 9.7 billion dollars. It doesnt take a lot of imagination to see Google trying to quickly and quietly get these bloated batteries out of peoples hands.
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Funny, when I tried to use swollen battery as reason for support, chat was closed. I then tried with a generic replacement request and chat opened. I was able to get an out of warranty replacement I think since I pasted this thread in my request. They did keep asking where I bought the device - which goes to your point about where you bought it being important. Since I bought the original directly from Google, they said they had more options to help me. 
I am worried about the refurbished horror stories posted, but in the end went with the RMA replacement instead of throwing another $100 plus the effort to find an authorized repair for my current phone. If the replacement is bad, I'll just give up on Pixel and head to Samsung. 
Just glad I found this thread to show it was most definitely a Google pixel pervasive battery issue and just hate to see how many have been hit with the bloat.
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