General Motors Recalls Chevy Bolt EVs Again Due to Fire Risks

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General Motors  (GM) - Get General Motors Company (GM) Report is recalling over 68,000 Chevy Bolt EVs for the second time due to potential fire risks. On Friday, the automaker company said the decision was made as they identified a “rare manufacturing defect” that caused fires in two Bolts.

As part of GM’s commitment to safety, experts from GM and LG have identified the simultaneous presence of two rare manufacturing defects in the same battery cell as the root cause of battery fires in certain Chevrolet Bolt EVs, the company said. 

"As a result, GM will be conducting a new recall for the previous population of Bolt EVs (2017-2019) to address the risk of battery fires in these vehicles," GM said.

The company also urged customers to follow these steps to avoid any mishap:

  • Customers should return their vehicle to the 90% state of charge limitation using Hilltop Reserve mode or Target Charge Level mode
  • Customers should return their vehicle to the 90% state of charge limitation using Hilltop Reserve mode or Target Charge Level mode
  • Customers should continue to park their vehicles outside immediately after charging and not leave their vehicles charging overnight

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