General Motors recalls 6,700 Chevy Bolt EVs

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Deployment of the seat belt pretensioner may cause a fire.

General Motors is recalling 6,746 model year 2017-2023 Chevrolet Bolt Evs, including those recalled in late 2022.

After a crash in which the seat belt pretensioner is deployed, exhaust from the pretensioner may ignite carpet fibers near the B-pillar, causing a fire.

What to do

Dealers will inspect both front seat belt pretensioners and -- if necessary-- install metal foil at the carpet near the pretensioner exhaust.

Certain vehicles will also need a pretensioner cover installed. Repairs will be performed free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 29, 2024.

Vehicles previously recalled will need to have the new remedy performed.

Owners may contact GM EV Concierge at (833) 382-4389) (TTY 711 / (800) 833-2438) or Customer Service at (800) 222-1020.

GM's number for this recall is N232421970.   

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