The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 30 plaintiffs in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan this week, according to The Detroit Free Press. The suit alleges the defective battery modules have reduced the resale value of the plaintiff’s vehicles and limited their usefulness. Plaintiffs are represented by Powell Miller, managing partner at the Rochester, Mich.-based Miller Law Firm.
GM initially recalled 2017 to 2019 model year Chevy Bolt EV models after it received numerous reports of customer vehicles catching fire. It was then forced to extend the recall campaign to all Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV units this summer, with the recall now including roughly 140,000 vehicles. The fires were traced back to a manufacturing defect in the battery modules, which are produced by LG Energy Solution at two facilities in Michigan and South Korea.