Chevrolet Bolt EV recalled again over battery fire concerns

Yes No one wants their EV catching fire spontaneously.


it’s not a good day for General Motors, nor Chevrolet Bolt EV owners. Friday, the automaker officially released a second call back for a group of Bolt EV from 2017-2019 model years afflicted with manufacturing defects of the battery cells. These vehicles already went in for a fix, but in the awakening of new fires the company is targeting fix the batteries for good – replacing them.

The automaker has said it will either replace the faulty battery modules or that the owners will receive a whole new the uncharged battery after previous updates was not “100% effective in dealing with the safety risk in all vehicles. “GM also updated the auto with software limit the charges to 90%, as battery fires looked like occur in EV bolts loaded to completion, or almost completely. GM still says owners should park theirs vehicle outside is owners solicited not to leave them vehicle connected in charge overnight.

The car manufacturer declined for comment beyond the call announcement.

The vehicles included in the recall population counts 69,000 and GM has confirmed eight fires it is aware of of surrounding these manufacturing defects of battery cells. The cells for the EV comes from LG Chem of South Korea, e in particular, it looks like the batteries in the question was made in LG Chem’s plant in Ochang, in Korea.

Up of a further abundance for caution, GM added a new Note for owners of the vehicles as well as limiting charge levels to 90%. The automaker said drivers should do not run out of battery below 70 miles and solicited drivers to load the vehicle after each trip a ensure the range does not fall below 70 miles.

GM said it doesn’t have a timeline yet for when the replacement parts ready and will send out notice when it is ready to initiate the recall.

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