Risk of fire | General Motors to replace batteries on all Chevrolet Bolts

(Washington) General Motors announced on Friday the recall of all Bolt electric vehicles from its Chevrolet brand from model years 2020 to 2022 and those from 2019 that had not yet been recalled, due to two manufacturing defects in the battery that can cause fire.

Posted on August 20, 2021 at 5:22 p.m. Updated at 6:14 p.m.

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The American car manufacturer, which had already carried out two series of recall in November 2020 and last July, explains doing it “voluntarily”. “As a precaution, GM will replace the faulty battery modules of the Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV with new modules, with an expected additional cost of around $ 1 billion,” the brand said in a statement.

“After further investigation of the manufacturing processes at LG and the disassembly of the battery packs, GM discovered manufacturing defects in some battery cells produced at LG’s manufacturing facilities beyond the factory. Ochang, Korea, ”explains the manufacturer.

In Canada, this new recall phase involves 10,231 additional vehicles.

GM says it is working with OEM LG to increase battery production to complete this new recall.

Owners of these Chevrolet Bolts must meanwhile avoid recharging their vehicle beyond 90%, keep the charge beyond a range of 113 km and avoid parking their vehicle indoors.

On the stock market, the title GM dropped 2.19% in trade after the close of Wall Street.

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