Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Bolt EUV owners whose vehicles have received replacement battery modules or software updates following last year’s Bolt EV and EUV recall will be given a Chevrolet Certified Battery Update window cling to prove that their vehicle has received an update.
Per a recent report from The Detroit News, the new window clings will be sent to owners later this mont, and will include a QR code that will allow parking lot attendees and garage owners to confirm which Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Bolt EUV units have received the recommended updates.
“We decided to make this cling available as the result of direct feedback from our owners. These clings will be available to owners who have completed the software update or battery module replacements from the dealer,” said Chevrolet spokesman Kevin Kelly.
Back in August, General Motors extended an existing recall for the Chevy Bolt EV to include all remaining model years, as well as the newly released Chevy Bolt EUV. The recall is for a manufacturing defect in the models’ battery pack, which may have a torn anode tab and folded separator in the same battery cell. The defect increases the risk of a fire.
A total of 18 fires globally have been tied to the manufacturing defect, with minimal injuries and no deaths. GM’s battery supplier, LG Electronics, will cover the majority of the recall costs, which is expected to total upwards of $2 billion.
As a reminder, the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV and 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV feature a 65 kWh lithium-ion battery, with the former rated at 259 miles per charge, and the latter rated at 247 miles per charge. Both models produce 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, and are based on the GM BEV2 platform. Production takes place at the GM Lake Orion plant in Michigan, however, production has been suspended through February.