Approximately 900 model-year 2019-20 Chevrolet Bolt EV hatchbacks are being recalled because the rear door-handle cables may be too long, allowing contact with the window when it’s opened and possibly damaging the cable. A damaged cable could cause the rear door to open unintentionally while driving when the rear window is opened, increasing the risk of injury. Also, the inside door handle may become inoperable if the cable snaps.
Chevrolet manufacturer GM will begin notifying owners on May 11. Owners can call the automaker at 800-222-1020 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the rear inside door-handle cables.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.