Owners of select Model Year 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt vehicles should park their cars outside and away from homes until their vehicles have been repaired, due to a new recall for the risk of fire.
This alert applies to all affected vehicles, even if the owner has had the previous recall repairs completed.
GM has issued a new recall affecting the 50,932 Model Year 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt vehicles covered under the original recall announced in November 2020 and revised in May 2021. NHTSA is aware of one fire with the interim remedy and two fires with the final remedy.
Due to the risk of fire, vehicle owners should continue to park these vehicles outside, away from structures, and not charge them overnight.
Additionally, GM is instructing owners of these affected vehicles to take the following actions:
- Set their vehicle to the 90% state of charge limitation either using Hilltop Reserve mode (2017 and 2018 model years) or Target Charge Level mode (2019 model year).
- If owners are unable to set their vehicles to the 90% state of charge limitation mode, or if they feel uncomfortable making the change, GM is asking owners to visit their dealer immediately to have the change made.
- Recharge the battery on their Bolts after each use and avoid running down the battery below an estimated remaining 70-mile range where possible.
NHTSA opened an investigation in October 2020 (pdf), and continues to evaluate the recall remedies and reported incidents.
For more information on this recall, visit www.chevy.com/
NHTSA encourages all consumers to report any safety concerns to the agency online or by calling our Vehicle Safety Hotline (Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236 / Hearing Impaired (TTY): 1-800-424-9153).