GM Extends Recall to All Chevy Bolts
August 24, 2021—After recalling around 69,000 of its Chevrolet Bolt vehicles, General Motors on Friday announced it would recall all remaining units due to fire risk.
The recall adds about 73,000 Bolts from the 2019 through 2022 model years, according to a report from the Associated Press. The addition will cost GM around $1 billion, bringing the total cost of Bolt recalls to $1.8 billion.
The company said in rare cases, the batteries used in the vehicles have two defects that can start a fire. Until units are fixed, GM recommends owners only charge their Bolts to 90 percent capacity. GM spokesman Dan Flores said the company is working with LG to produce more batteries and will notify owners once replacement parts are available. No timeline on when that might happen was provided.
As of August 2021, 10 Bolts have caught on fire since November 2020.