GM Recalls Chevy Bolt EV For Fire Risk

By Staff Writer November 17, 2020

General Motors announced last week that it would recall around 69,000 Chevy Bolt EVs. The car’s high-voltage battery, made by South Korea company LG Chem,  is causing a potential fire risk. 

GM’s recall covers Bolt EVs made between 2017 and 2019, including nearly 51,000 in the US. The fires have broken out when the battery appears to be fully charged. In response GM has developed a short term fix with software that limits vehicle charging to 90 per cent of full capacity, and will begin software updates for Bolt EVs this week.

LG Chem also supplies batteries to Tesla and Hyundai. Hyundai issued a recall for the same issue last month.

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