The high voltage battery could catch fire when charged to full or nearly full capacity, increasing the risk of a fire..
What to do
GM will replace defective battery modules free of charge.
Owners are advised to take the following interim steps:
- Set the Target Charge Level feature in their vehicle to limit the charge level to 90%;
- Charge their vehicle more frequently, avoid depleting the battery to 70 miles range remaining;
- Park outside after charging, and
- Do not charge the vehicle indoors overnight.
Interim lettersnotifying owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed October 4, 2021. A second letter will be mailed once the final remedy is available.
Owners may contact the Bolt EV Concierge Team at (833) 382-4389. GM's number for this recall is N212345940.