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GM begins repairing Chevrolet Bolt EV recalled next month due to fire risk

According to the local fire department, the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV ignited at his home in Cherokee County, Georgia on September 13, 2021.

Cherokee County Fire Department

Detroit – General Motors The company announced on Monday that it plans to begin replacing the recalled Chevrolet Bolt EV battery module soon next month due to the risk of fire.

Timing comes after the car manufacturer’s battery supplier LG Chem According to GM, the manufacturing process has been updated at the Michigan plant and battery cell production has resumed.Cell production fell last month following two rare manufacturing problems that forced GM to recall Over 140,000 EVs Because there is a risk that the battery will ignite spontaneously.

GM has confirmed 13 battery fires worldwide. Automakers have identified the problem as a broken anode and a folded separator. Both of these must be in the same battery cell.

Recall is expected to be expensive Automaker $ 1.8 billion, According to GM, some of them are negotiating recovery from LG Chem.

In addition to shipping new battery modules to dealers starting next month, GM plans to publish a software diagnostic update for battery monitoring within the next 60 days.

GM said diagnostic software is designed to detect certain anomalies that may indicate damage to the Bolt EV’s battery by monitoring battery performance. Warn customers of anomalies. Priority is given to replacing a damaged battery module.

Vermont police have released this photo of the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV, which ignited on the driveway of Democrat Timothy Briglin on July 1, 2021.

Vermont Police

GM prioritizes Chevy Bolt EV and EUV customers whose batteries were manufactured during a specific time frame in which battery defects appear to be concentrated.

Vehicles subject to recall include all Chevy Bolt EVs manufactured after 2016. This includes a recently released large version of the vehicle known as the Bolt EUV.

GM says owners with questions should visit, 1-833- Please contact the Chevrolet EV Helpline at EVCHEVY or contact your preferred Chevrolet EV Dealer.

GM begins repairing Chevrolet Bolt EV recalled next month due to fire risk GM begins repairing Chevrolet Bolt EV recalled next month due to fire risk

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