GM Held Liable for $12K Debt After Bolt EV Battery Ignites in Owner’s Garage

GM Held Liable for $12K Debt After Bolt EV Battery Ignites in Owner’s Garage

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The recent string of Chevy Bolt EV fires has raised concerns about the safety of these vehicles. In the past year, more than a dozen fires have occurred, with at least one caused by a battery fire, according to GM. As a precaution, the company has advised owners not to charge their vehicles unattended and to park them outside and away from other structures.

While some may dismiss EV fires as less common than gas car fires, the 2019 Chevy Bolt EV is more than ten times more likely to catch fire than a 2019 gas car. This is a worrying statistic that should not be ignored.

Electrek spoke with several owners of Bolt EV fires, and it is clear that they all loved their vehicles. One owner recounted his experience when his car caught fire while parked at a body shop. Despite the eight-year battery warranty and full insurance, he was left with a little under $12,000 in debt after settling with his insurer due to a lack of gap insurance.

GM has stated that it is investigating the fires and is working to update Bolt EV owners as quickly as possible. It is important for Bolt EV owners to stay informed and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety and the safety of others.

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