In a blow to General Motors' future plans, the automaker announced today that it has broadened a 2020 recall of its Chevy Bolt electric vehicle. GM is now recalling every single Bolt ever made. This expanded recall is due to a fire risk tied to faulty lithium ion batteries manufactured by LG. If you have a GM Bolt, you are advised to park it outside and limit charging the battery to 90% to reduce the fire risk. Additionally, GM recommends owners avoid running down the battery below 70 miles of driving range.
This recall now includes all GM Bolt EVs manufactured from 2017 to the present. This is every Bolt still on the road today.
GM says it is working with battery supplier LG to ramp up production of replacement parts. The recall fix includes replacement of the entire battery module with a new design, and GM will advise owners when supplies are available.
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