Washington (Reuters)-General Motors (NYSE :) said on Monday that battery production for the recalled Chevrolet-Bolt electric vehicle will resume and battery replacement will begin next month.
GM said LG battery plants, a battery supplier in Hazel Park, Michigan, in the Netherlands and Michigan, have resumed production, adding the ability of LG to offer GM more battery cells.
Last week, the largest US automaker announced that it would extend the closure of its Michigan assembly plant to mid-October after a new recall of a Chevroletbolt electric vehicle due to battery problems after 13 fires were reported. GM declined to say on Monday when it might resume car production.
In August, GM expanded bolt recalls to more than 140,000 units and replaced battery modules. The cost is currently estimated at $ 1.8 billion. The automaker said it would seek a refund from LG.
“Replacement battery modules will begin shipping to dealers in mid-October,” GM said Monday.
According to GM, the root causes of rare situations that can cause a battery fire are two manufacturing defects known as anode tears and separator folding.
GM said LG will implement a new manufacturing process and work with GM to “review and enhance its quality assurance program and give confidence to future batteries.”
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