GM Issues A Chevy Bolt Recall Over Faulty Batteries That Can Start Fires
If you have a Chevy Bolt you might want to check your vehicle out. General Motors is now recalling some older Chevrolet Bolts in order to fix persistent battery problems that can set the electric cars ablaze.
This recall comes after some Chevy Bolts that had been fixed under a previous recall caught fire. One of the incidents was in Vermont and the other in New Jersey. This recall covers about 69,000 Bolts worldwide from 2017, 2018, and part of the 2019 model year. All have batteries made by LG Chem in South Korea.
Until repairs are done, GM says owners should park the cars outdoors, limit charging to 90% of battery capacity, and not deplete batteries below 70 miles of range. The company says the Bolts should not be charged overnight and should be parked outside immediately after they are charged.
This is now the second recall of its Bolt electric vehicles, over a battery issue that can cause fires. The first recall came after the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation into the fires last year. The company said in a statement Friday that it is evaluating GM’s recall repairs and the fires.