General Motors has issued a recall for the Chevrolet Bolt EV hatchback due to an issue with the vehicle’s front left brake caliper.
The problem: vehicles involved in this recall campaign have an improperly cast front left brake caliper that can fracture during a high-pressure raking event. A fracture of the brake caliper can result in a loss of brake fluid in half of the vehicle’s braking system and reduce brake performance. If the front left brake caliper fractures and brake fluid is lost the vehicle may experience reduced brake performance increasing the risk of a crash.
The hazards: a fracture of a brake caliper can result in a loss of brake fluid in half of the vehicle’s braking system and reduced braking performance. If the front left brake caliper fractures and brake fluid is lost, the vehicle may experience severely reduced brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash.
The fix: dealers will inspect the casting lot number on the front left brake caliper. If the caliper is from the same lot of suspected faulty units, the dealership will replace the caliper. These repairs will be performed at no cost to the vehicle’s owner.
Affected components: front left brake caliper, brake fluid.
- 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Owners should: GM will notify Chevrolet Bolt EV owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealership for repairs. If owners are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected, they can visit my.gm.com/
- GM Recall Number: N202321400
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153