The Chevrolet Bolt EV has been recalled in the United States for an issue that may cause the vehicle’s rear doors to swing open while the vehicle is in motion. This recall comes after the electric hatchback was recalled in Canada for the exact same problem last week.
The defect: according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “the door-handle cable inside the rear doors may be too long, allowing contact with the window when it is opened, possibly damaging the cable.”
The hazards: if the door handle cable becomes too worn down, it may snap, which can cause the vehicle’s rear doors to swing open while it is in motion. Additionally, this damage could cause the rear inside door handle to not work.
The fix: General Motors will notify owners of the recall and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealership. GM service centers will then inspect and replace the inside door handle cable in both of the rear doors. These repairs will be done at no cost to the owner.
Affected components: rear door handle cables.
- 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV
- 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Number of affected vehicles: a total of 897 Chevrolet Bolt EV vehicles in the United States are affected by this problem. Additionally, a total of 153 vehicles are believed to be affected by the same problem in Canada.
Owner’s should: General Motors will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealership for repairs. The recall is expected to begin on May 11, 2020. If owners are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected, they can visit my.gm.com/
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V184000
- GM Recall Number: A202298320
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153