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GM Announces Bolt Battery Fix Timeline

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Sept. 22, 2021—General Motors will begin fixing defective battery packs in more than 140,00 Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV models in mid-October. 

The automaker on Monday announced battery production at LG has resumed at its two Michigan plants and will increase capacity to meet demand per the Detroit Free Press.

"We’re grateful for the patience of owners and dealers as we work to advance solutions to this recall,” GM executive Doug Parks said. “Resuming battery module production is a first step and we’ll continue to work aggressively with LG to obtain additional battery supply."

GM will install five new battery modules in all units from the 2017-2019 model years, which the Free Press says will essentially give those vehicles "an enhanced battery back." All units from the 2020-2022 model years may get new modules too, though GM is working on software that would allow the company to identify if a vehicle has a faulty battery. 

Production of the Bolt has been shut down for almost a month due to the recall.

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