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GM Issues Second Recall on Chevrolet Bolt EVs

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July 27, 2021—General Motors issued a second recall on 2017-2019 models of the Chevrolet Bolt EV after the company identified a "second rare manufacturing defect" that increase fire risk.

According to a report from CNBC, the recall affects about 69,000 cars globally, 51,000 of which are in the U.S. After focusing on a software defect for the first fix, GM said it will replace defective battery modules in the recalled vehicles. 

“We’re working with our supplier and manufacturing teams to determine how to best expedite battery capacity for module replacement under the recall,” GM spokesman Dan Flores said in an email.  “These teams are working around the clock on this issue.”

Until replacement parts are available, GM is asking affected drivers to set their Bolts to a 90 percent charge limit, not allow their battery to drop below 70 miles of remaining range, keep parking them outside overnight and to not charge them while unattended. 

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