US NHTSA Recalls: GM Chevrolet Bolt Electric Vehicles


US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Tuesday, July 27, 2021, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, has posted a total of seventy-one (71) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this month.

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Additional information:

Among the seventy-one (71) recalls the NHTSA announced in July, comes news of the following:

Logo - General Motors LLC General Motors LLC (“GM”), a Detroit, Michigan establishment, has recalled an estimated 50,413 model year 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt Electric Vehicles (“EVs”) previously recalled under NHTSA recall number 20V-701 marketed, sold and delivered in the United States.

Recall Category: Electrical System – High Voltage Battery may catch fire

NHTSA Safety Notification 21V560000 reports the High Voltage Battery could catch fire when charged to full or nearly full capacity.

According to the NHTSA, a Battery fire increases the risk of injury. In addition, a short-circuit can increase the risk of a fire, explosion, burns and/or smoke inhalation with consequential life-changing or life-ending results.

Logo - Chevrolet==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat burns, scalds, blast injury, smoke inhalation and/or respiratory and/or cardiac injury.

Please note that under 49 United States Code § 30112(a), it is illegal for anyone, including a manufacturer, distributor, dealer or retailer to sell an item of equipment or vehicle that fails to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.

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US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Tips___________________________________________________________

Proposed Remedy:
Defective Battery Modules will be replaced by General Motors, free of charge. Vehicle owners are advised to take the following interim five (5) steps:

  1. Activate either the Hill Top Reserve (2017 and 2018 models) or Target Charge Level (2019 models) feature in your vehicle to limit the charge level to 90% capacity.
  2. Charge your vehicle after each use.
  3. Avoid depleting the battery to 70 miles range remaining.
  4. Park outside after charging. Do not park underground or close to your house or other structure.
  5. DO NOT charge the vehicle overnight.

Interim notification letters notifying owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed September 6, 2021. A second letter will be mailed once the final remedy is available. Owners may contact the Bolt EV Concierge Team toll-free at 1-833-382-4389 during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) for more information. GM’s designation for this recall is N212343880.

==> You may also contact the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time, or visit https://www.safercar.gov/.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold by General Motors LLC, please search for “General Motors” or more generically, “GM” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Chevrolet brand, please search for “Chevrolet” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Chevrolet Bolt make, please search for “Bolt” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Crash hazards, please search for “crash” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Fire hazards, please search for “fire” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Amputation hazards, please search for “amputation” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Bone Fracture hazards, please search for “fracture” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Burn hazards, please search for “burn” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Concussion hazards, please search for “concussion” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Laceration hazards, please search for “laceration” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Injury hazards, please search for “injury” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Central Nervous System (“CNS”) damage, please search for “central nervous system (“CNS”) damage” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> You can use the NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool to determine if your specific vehicle is affected by this or other recent recall (major light vehicles only): https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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More information about this recall:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V560000
Recalls Direct RIN: 14720-2021
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