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GM recalls Chevrolet Bolt EVs

The high-voltage battery may catch fire

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General Motors is recalling all model year 2017-2018 and 50,932 model year 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EVs.

The high-voltage battery could catch fire when charged to full or nearly full capacity, posing an injury risk.

What to do

GM will notify owners and, as an interim repair, dealers will reprogram the hybrid propulsion control module 2 (HPCM2) to limit the full charge to 90% free of charge.

Owners are advised to activate either the Hill Top Reserve (2017 and 2018 models) or Target Charge Level (2019 models) feature in their vehicle to limit the charge level to 90%, or park outside, until the software update is completed.

The final remedy is still under development.

Owners will be notified of the interim repair beginning November 23, 2020. A second notice will be mailed when the final repair becomes available.

Owners may contact the Bolt EV Concierge Team at (833) 382-4389. GM's number for this recall is N202311730.

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