As part of GM’s commitment to safety, experts from GM and LG have identified the simultaneous presence of two rare manufacturing defects in the same battery cell as the root cause of battery fires in certain Chevrolet Bolt EVs. As a result, GM will be conducting a recall of Bolt EVs (2017-2022) and Bolt EUVs (2022) to address the risk of battery fires in these vehicles.
Out of an abundance of caution, GM will replace defective lithium-ion battery modules in Chevrolet Bolt EVs and EUVs with new lithium-ion modules. We will notify customers when replacement parts are ready. When notified, please schedule an appointment with your preferred Chevrolet EV dealership.
As we continue to build battery replacement modules, Chevrolet has informed all Bolt EV and Bolt EUV owners in the recall population (2017-2022MY Chevrolet Bolt EVs and Bolt EUVs) of a software update that will allow owners to remove the parking and overnight charging limitations on their vehicles. To obtain the software update while you wait for your replacement appointment, please schedule an appointment with your preferred Chevrolet dealer to have the software installed.
This software update automatically sets the vehicle’s maximum state of charge to 80%, allowing owners to safely resume:
- Charging indoors overnight;
- Operating below 70 miles (113 km) of range, resulting in greater overall vehicle range compared to GM’s prior interim charging guidance; and
- Parking indoors after charging
Until you have the software updated, we ask that you continue to follow these steps:
- Set your vehicle to a 90 percent state of charge limitation using Hilltop Reserve mode (for 2017-2018 model years) or Target Charge Level mode (for 2019-2022 model years). Instructions on how to do this are available in the videos below. If you are unable to successfully make these changes, or do not feel comfortable making these changes, please visit your Chevrolet dealer to have these adjustments completed.
- Charge your vehicle more frequently and avoid depleting your vehicle battery to below approximately 70 miles (113 kilometers) of remaining range, where possible.
- Park your vehicle outside immediately after charging and do not leave your vehicle charging indoors overnight.
GM provides information on this website for recalls announced on or after August 20, 1999. This information is available for vehicles in which repairs have not been completed. To check for recalls on your GM vehicle, enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) below.
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