GM is expanding the recall of Chevy Bolt electric vehicles due to the potential of battery fire.




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More than 10,000 automobiles in Canada are affected by the most recent recalls. On Feb. 25, a 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV is showcased with 2020 vehicles in Saline, Mich. General Motors has announced that a recall of its Chevy Bolt electric vehicles has been expanded to encompass all model years due to a danger of battery cells catching fire.

General Motors has announced that a recall of its Chevy Bolt electric vehicles has been expanded to encompass all model years due to a danger of battery cells catching fire.

About 73,000 Bolts from model years 2019 to 2022 are included in this current recall, with little over 10,000 in Canada. A recall was previously notified in July for 69,000 Bolts manufactured between 2017 and 2019.

Two manufacturing faults in the battery cells, according to the manufacturer, can cause a fire in rare situations. It warns that charging should be limited to 90% of battery capacity, that vehicles should be parked outside soon after charging, and that vehicles should not be left charging indoors overnight.

The Detroit-based manufacturer announced that it will replace the battery modules in all impacted vehicles at a cost of approximately $1 billion US.

After receiving complaints that five of the vehicles had caught fire, the business issued a recall in November. A house was set on fire, and two people were sent to the hospital with smoke inhalation.