About the Chevy Bolt EV Recall
GM has recalled 141,000 Chevy Bolt EVs due to fires triggered by faulty lithium ion batteries. As of September 20, 2021, 13 fires have been identified to be related to the recall.
According to a press release from GM on August 20, 2021, batteries supplied to GM by LG Energy Solution may have 2 manufacturing defects:
- Torn anobe tab
- Folded separator.
The recall was originally announced for some models in November 2020, but was continually expanded to include all Chevy Bolt EV models.
Which models were recalled?
All Chevy Bolt EVs from model years 2017-2022 have been included in this recall. Check NHTSA’s website for vehicle specific recall information. Production has been halted on all GM electric vehicles until the battery issue is resolved.
What to do if my Chevy Bolt was recalled?
GM says it will replace batteries in affected models when parts are available or consider buy-backs of cars on a case-by-case basis. GM is also offering an exchange for another company vehicle, though no other electric vehicles are available in this deal.
Contact your local Chevy dealership or GM’s concierge line at 1-833-EVCHEVY for specific guidance on your vehicle.
GM has provided guidance on how to keep yourself and your property safe before long-term solutions can be provided:
- Set your vehicle to a 90 percent state of charge limitation using Hilltop Reserve mode (for 2017-2018 model years) or Target Charge Level (for 2019-2022 model years) mode.
- Charge your vehicle more frequently and avoid depleting their battery below approximately 70 miles (113 kilometers) of remaining range, where possible.
- Park your vehicle outside immediately after charging and do not leave your vehicle charging indoors overnight.