General Motors is recalling the Chevy Bolt for a second time in 2021, after at least two electric vehicles burst into flames.
GM and LG Energy Solution, which supplies the vehicle’s batteries, have identified a second “rare manufacturing defect” in the EVs that increases the risk of fire when they are being recharged.
The recall covers models from 2017 to 2019, which is about 69-thousand cars globally.
GM is planning to replace defective battery modules in the vehicles free of charge for owners.
Owners are being told not to recharge the vehicles indoors, or overnight without oversight, due to the threat of fire.
FILE – This Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo shows a Chevrolet Volt hybrid car charging at a ChargePoint charging station at a parking garage in Los Angeles. If U.S. consumers ever ditch fuel burners for electric vehicles, then the United Auto Workers union is in trouble. Gone would be thousands of jobs at engine and transmission plants across the industrial Midwest, replaced by smaller workforces at squeaky-clean mostly automated factories that mix up chemicals to make batteries. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
July 23rd 2021