GM expands recall of Chevrolet Bolts

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The high voltage battery may catch fire

General Motors is recalling another 52,403 model year 2020-2022 Chevrolet Bolt EVs and model year 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUVs, expanding an earlier recall.

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.

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