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Chevrolet Recalls 2019-2022 Bolt EV and EUV for Fire Risk

Safety is always a matter to be taken seriously, especially when there is the potential for injury. While GM has the wind in its sails with the arrival of Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV 2022, here is a black cloud coming to darken the reputation of the model. Indeed, GM has just extended the recall which aims to replace the battery modules of the 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt EVs to all Bolts, including the newly arrived Bolt EV and Bolt EUV 2022.

According to what can be read in the press release of GM concerning the recall of Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV 2019 to 2022, “In rare circumstances, batteries supplied to GM [par LG Chem] for these vehicles may have two manufacturing defects – a torn anode tab and a bent separator – present in the same battery cell, increasing the risk of fire. “

A total of 10,231 Bolt EV and Bolt EUV models for the 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 model years are added to the 7,983 2017 to 2019 vehicles recalled. The faulty battery modules on these new recalled vehicles will be replaced at GM’s expense. Additionally, GM is suspending the sale of Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV until further notice due to this issue.

Chevrolet Bolt EUV 2022

The extension of this recall follows an investigation by GM into the battery manufacturing process that powers the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV. The manufacturer found that some batteries manufactured by LG Chem at the Ochang plant in South Korea had manufacturing defects that put owners at risk.

Battery Chevrolet Bolt EV 2018

Temporary measures

Until they are notified by the manufacturer that replacement parts have arrived, Bolt EV and Bolt EUV owners should limit the battery charge to 90% via the on-board computer, charge their vehicle more frequently to prevent the range from dropping below 113 kilometers and to park their vehicle outside immediately after loading. GM will contact owners

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

The estimated bill will be around US $ 1 billion, an amount on top of the US $ 800 million already spent on the previous recall. GM says in its statement that it is in discussions with LG Chem for a refund.

 

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