Some Chevy Bolt EV fashions are as soon as once more being recalled over a possible difficulty that may result in a automobile hearth. This time it has nothing to do with the battery pack or electrical propulsion.
“GM is voluntarily recalling sure 2017-2023 mannequin yr Chevrolet Bolt EV autos resulting from uncommon situations of entrance seat belt pretensioner exhaust gases coming in touch with flooring carpeting fibers, after a automobile crash,” defined GM in an announcement supplied to Inexperienced Automobile Experiences.
The recall doesn’t apply to Bolt EUV fashions, nor does it apply to Bolt EVs put to make use of by GM’s Cruise autonomous-driving enterprise. The Bolt EV stays one of the vital reasonably priced new EVs out there within the U.S.
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Seat belt pretensioners basically cinch the belt tight simply earlier than or throughout an affect, permitting seat belts to perform as examined, and to maintain passengers in place for different security techniques similar to airbags.
The problem may end in a automobile hearth if the carpet ignites. In response to GM, that’s resulted in three “doubtlessly related area incidents.”
The recall, posted Monday by Transport Canada, has not but been posted by its U.S. NHTSA counterpart. In Canada, the recall impacts 19,898 autos from these mannequin years. GM says that the recall will contain 119,950 autos within the U.S., including as much as 139,848 affected autos in North America.
GM defined that, as an answer, sellers will set up steel foil on the carpet close to the pretensioner exhaust.
2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Chevy Bolt EV house owners—and dealerships—are all too accustomed to large-scale remembers. In 2021, GM tackled a battery-fire-related recall of the Bolt EV that utilized to each Bolt EV made, resulting in a full battery-pack alternative for a big portion of the older automobile inhabitants from the 2017-2019 mannequin years. GM misplaced many months of Bolt EV and EUV manufacturing because it struggled to obtain sufficient battery packs for brand new autos and recall replacements, and finally LG agreed to pay GM $1.9 billion for the manufacturing defects behind the problem.