2018-2022 Chevy Bolt EV & EUV | Urgent Battery Recall

Urgent recall due to defective batteries

Updated on Author: Brian Jones

Updated on Author: Brian Jones

Consumers should know that GM has issued an urgent recall pertaining to 2018-2022 Model Year Chevy Bolt and 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV vehicles due to defective batteries.

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What Cars are Covered by the Urgent Recall?

Originally, the recall began in November 2020 when GM determined that 50,930 Bolt EVs from 2017 through 2019 could have been equipped with defective batteries. Then, the number enlarged to 68,700 recalled vehicles. However, in July 2021, the automaker identified two defects that could be present in the same battery cell. As a response to this investigation, the company added all 63,680 Bolt EVs and EUV models from 2020, as well as the 9,340 Bolts from 2019 that weren’t recalled yet, to the list of affected vehicles. This occurred at the same time that the Bolt EUV was arriving at dealerships, so all launch activities were suspended.

In total, there are 141,000 electric vehicles spanning six model years that are part of the recall. Yet, there is no repair for the problem yet, leaving customers in the dark and at risk.

Reason for this Urgent Recall

It turns out that the LG batteries used in the Chevy Bolt models may have manufacturing defects that lead to car fires. The problem results from two possible manufacturing defects, one is a torn anode tab and the other is a folded separator. However, both of these defects can occur simultaneously in the same battery cell.

At this time, some parking garages have banned Bolts from parking inside, claiming “public safety” as the reason.

Is there a Remedy?

GM states it is working on replacing the defective battery modules but that it will take time to ensure the new design doesn’t come with the same defects. In the meantime, all Bolt production is suspended and there are no new Bolt models available to purchase. GM has also issued the following guidelines to owners awaiting replacement. Read full details from Chevrolet.

  • Use Hilltop Reserve Mode with 2017 and 2018 models or Target Charge Level for newer Bolts to set the vehicle at a 90 percent state of charge limitation.
  • Charge the vehicle frequently to avoid depleting the battery below 70 miles of remaining range.
  • Park the vehicle outdoors when charging is complete and don’t leave it indoors charging overnight.

What are your Rights?

It is possible that your 2018 to 2022 Chevy Bolt EV or EUV is a lemon. If you own one of them, your rights may be impacted. Allow our experts to work on your lemon compensation at no cost to you. The law requires GM to pay the legal fees for your claim and you might be able to get rid of your lemon car. Every year, automakers buy back, replace and pay cash settlements because of thousands of lemon cars. You just need the right professional working on your side.

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About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 30 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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