Official NHTSA Recall - All Chevrolet Bolt EV - Risk of Battery Fire
AUTO CENTRAL Louisville, KY - August 20, 2021: GM is expanding the current Chevrolet Bolt recall to include model year 2017-2022 Chevrolet Bolt vehicles. With this expansion, all Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles are now recalled due to the risk of the high-voltage battery pack catching fire.
The recall applies to all Bolt vehicles, including those that may have received an earlier recall repair for the fire risk issue.
At this time, GM is asking all Chevrolet Bolt vehicle owners to park their vehicles outside and away from structures, and to not charge the vehicles overnight.
Additionally, GM is instructing owners of these vehicles to take the following actions:
- Set their vehicle to the 90% state of charge limitation using Hilltop Reserve mode (2017 and 2018 model years) or Target Charge Level mode (2019-2022 model years).
- If owners are unable to set their vehicles to the 90% state of charge limitation mode, or if they feel uncomfortable making the change, GM is asking owners to visit a local dealer immediately to have the change made.
- Recharge the battery on their Bolts after each use and not wait until the battery is almost run down (deep discharge mode) before charging it back up.
This new recall affects an additional 59,392 model year 2019-2022 vehicles which were not covered in previous recall announcements in November 2020 and July 2021. The earlier recalls for model year 2017-2019 vehicles involved 50,932 vehicles. NHTSA is aware of one fire with the interim remedy and three fires with the subsequent remedy. NHTSA opened an investigation in October 2020, and continues to evaluate the recall remedies and reported incidents, including fires.
NHTSA encourages all consumers to report any safety concerns to the agency online or by calling our Vehicle Safety Hotline (Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236 / Hearing Impaired (TTY): 1-800-424-9153).