GM Issues A Chevy Bolt Recall Over Faulty Batteries That Can Start Fires

DETROIT, MI – JANUARY 9: The all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV is shown on stage after winning the Car of the Year Award at the 2017 North American International Auto Show on January 9, 2017 in Detroit , Michigan. Around 5000 journalists from around the world and nearly 800,000 people are expected to attend NAIAS from January 8 to January 22 to see more than 750 media and multiple interactive displays. (Photo by Bill Pugliano / Getty Images)

If you have a Chevy Bolt, you might want to check your car. General Motors is currently recalling some older Chevrolet Bolts to fix a persistent battery problem that could cause electric vehicles to catch on fire.

This recall comes after some Chevy Bolts that were repaired in the previous recall caught fire. One of the incidents happened in Vermont and the other in New Jersey. This recall covers approximately 69,000 Bolts worldwide from 2017, 2018 and part of the 2019 model year, all with batteries made by LG Chem in Korea.

GM said car owners should leave the car outside until the repair is complete, limit charging to 90% of the battery capacity and not let the battery drain below a 70 km operating range. The company says the Bolt should not be charged overnight and should be parked outside immediately after it is charged.

This is now the second recall for the company’s Bolt electric vehicle, because of a battery problem that could cause a fire. The first recall comes after the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation into the fires last year. The company said in a statement Friday that it is evaluating GM’s recall fixes and the fires.

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