Chevrolet Bolts are back in the news – this time for another consumer alert from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, less than a year after the agency issued a recall for a similar issue.
NHTSA recommends that 2017-2019 model year owners park their bolts outside of homes due to the risk of fire. These are the same vehicles that were recalled in November 2020 due to the possibility of a fire from the battery under the rear seat cushion. The recall affected 50,932 Chevy Bolt vehicles in 2017-2019.
But that recall appears to have been triggered by two recent vehicle fire incidents that were allegedly resolved as part of this earlier safety recall, General Motors said on its website.
“Out of the utmost caution, we ask owners of 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt EVs who were part of the recall population to park their vehicles immediately after charging and not to charge their vehicles overnight while we are investigating these incidents.”
GM says it may have found a solution to the battery anomalies that customers can access by visiting a participating Bolt dealer. Bolts 2019 customers were able to access this remedy from April 29th, and 2017 and 2018 Bolts owners were eligible from May 26th. The diagnostic software that GM is using to identify the anomalies will be standard in 2022 Bolts and other future GM vehicles, automaker said.