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NHTSA Consumer alert: Chevrolet Bolt Recall

November 20, 2020

Owners should park their vehicles outside until they are repaired

Owners of select Model Year 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt vehicles should park their cars outside and away from homes until their vehicles have been repaired, due to a new recall for the risk of fire.

GM has issued a recall of 50,932 Chevrolet Bolt vehicles for the potential of an unattended fire in the high-voltage battery pack underneath the back-seat’s bottom cushion.  The affected vehicles’ cell packs have the potential to smoke and ignite internally, which could spread to the rest of the vehicle and cause a structure fire if parked inside a garage or near a house.

These vehicles can catch fire even if they are turned off, parked, and disconnected from a charging unit.  NHTSA has confirmed five known fires with two injuries; at least one of the fires spread from the vehicle and ignited a home.  Until these recalled vehicles have been repaired, the safest place to park them is outside and away from homes.  

For more information, visit www.chevy.com/boltevrecall. 

Vehicle owners can visit NHTSA.gov/recalls and enter their 17-digit vehicle identification number to see if their vehicle is under recall.  If it is, vehicle owners should call their nearest dealership immediately to schedule a free interim repair.

Owners can also download NHTSA’s new SaferCar app for Apple or Android.  Enter the vehicle, tires, car seat, or other vehicle equipment, and the app will push a notification if a recall is issued.