General Motors Issues Second Chevy Bolt Recall Following Failed Repairs

July 11, 2024
Though previously recalled for the same problem, a software error lead to some vehicles not having repairs fully carried out at dealerships.

General Motors is once again having to recall certain models of its Chevy Bolt EVs due to recall repairs not being fully carried out, according to Green Car Reports.

A review of service records by GM showed that many of these vehicles, which were previously recalled for battery fire risks, did not have their prescribed repairs completed, which was the installation of a diagnostic software.

The reason for this may lie with GM’s service software system. According to the automaker, it would sometimes allow a technician working on a recalled vehicle to process a warranty claim before completing installation of the new software.

Now, 66 models of the 2020-2022 Bolt EV hatchback and 6 models of the 2022 Bolt EUV are being recalled to have the diagnostic software properly installed. 

GM is not aware of any incidents related to the issue, but is advising drivers to set their vehicle’s charge level to 90% and park outside after charging, and to not let the battery fall below 70 miles of range or charge indoors overnight.

Owners will receive recall notices beginning Aug. 5. Some vehicle owners may even be eligible for up to $700 to $1,400 in compensation following a class-action settlement from GM and LG Energy Solution.

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