Exclusive Report: Shocking Details of Chevy Bolt EV Fires Unveiled – Is Your Car at Risk?

Exclusive Report: Shocking Details of Chevy Bolt EV Fires Unveiled – Is Your Car at Risk?

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The Chevy Bolt EV has recently faced two recalls due to the risk of battery fires, with a total of twelve fires reported in just over a year. The first recall was in November, and although a fix was provided in May, it did not fully resolve the issue. As a result, the automaker recalled affected vehicles again in July after additional fires occurred. On August 16th, General Motors announced that it would replace all battery modules in impacted Bolts. However, this recall has limited vehicles to around 60% of their battery capacity, and they should not be charged unattended or parked indoors. Unfortunately, no permanent fix is currently available.

While GM has not confirmed the causes of all reported fires, they are believed to be battery-related. However, it is not known for certain other than that GM has confirmed nine of the fires as battery-related. There are also four other fires under investigation by GM. It’s worth noting that electric vehicle fires are rarer than gasoline car fires, but the 2019 Bolt EV with the Korean-manufactured battery is approximately 35 times more likely to catch fire while parked at home than a 2019 gasoline car.

Details of a fire on August 25, 2020, and one in Monroe, New Jersey, are still unknown. There are two Bolt EV Fires with unknown years, one possible battery fire, four 2017s, one 2018, eleven 2019s, and one 2020. It’s important to stay informed about these recalls and take necessary precautions if you own a Chevy Bolt EV.

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