GM has announced a new recall of an additional 59,000 model-year 2020-22 Bolt EVs and EUVs that were left out of the previous June recall of over 50,000 model-year 2019 EVs due to a battery fire risk. The reason for the recall is two manufacturing defects in some battery cells, a torn anode tab and a folded separator, which can lead to fires, increasing the risk of injury.
An owner notification schedule has not yet been announced. GM expects replacement battery modules to begin shipping to dealers in mid-October. Owners can call the automaker at 833-382-4389 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
GM is still advising owners to set the vehicle to a 90% charge limit by using the Target Charge Level mode of visiting a dealer for assistance. GM also recommends charging the vehicle more frequently, avoiding depleting the battery below 70 miles of range, parking outside after charging, and avoiding charging the vehicle indoors overnight.
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.