All Chevrolet Bolts are now Covered by GM’s Battery Recall

General Motors has expanded the recall of Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles to encompass all model years.

The automaker announced the voluntary recall on Friday, informing consumers that defective lithium ion battery modules that might cause a fire were being replaced. Car owners will not be charged for the repairs.

Bolts made between 2017 and 2019 were included in the first recall issued last month. All Bolts with model years up to 2022 are included in the latest recall.

Customers will be notified when replacement parts are available to complete the repairs, according to GM. In the interim, users are encouraged to set their vehicles to a 90 percent charge limit, charge their vehicles more frequently, and avoid depleting their batteries below 70 miles.

At least two automobiles have caught fire, prompting the recall.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a warning to Bolt owners earlier this month, advising them not to park their automobiles inside.

“The affected vehicles’ cell packs have the potential to smoke and ignite internally, which could spread to the rest of the vehicle and cause a structure fire if parked inside a garage or near a house,” the NHSTA¬†said.

Source: UPI

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