Undoubtedly one of the biggest GM-related headlines to drop last year was a massive recall put in place for all units of the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV to address a potential fire risk in the vehicle battery pack. Now, according to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), GM has replaced more than 27,000 Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV battery packs thus far.
Per new documents published by the NHTSA, GM has remedied some 27,586 units of the Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Bolt EUV thus far. The documents account for figures collected as of April 22nd, 2022.
One of the recall documents refers to 2017 through 2019 Chevy Bolt EVs, while the second recall document refers to the 2020 through 2022 Bolt EV and 2022 Bolt EUVs. According to these documents, 26,925 units of the 2017 through 2019 Chevy Bolt EV have been remedied out of a recall population amounting to 57,414 units, while 661 units of the 2022 Bolt EV and 2022 Bolt EUVs have been remedied of a recall population amounting to 52,414 units.
Essentially, nearly half of the affected 2017 through 2019 Chevy Bolt EVs have received a replacement battery pack, while progress with regard to newer Bolts EVs and Bolt EUVs is still progressing. Taking both recall populations together (57,414 units and 52,414 units) amounts to a total of 109,828 vehicles tagged for a battery replacement.
As GM Authority has covered extensively, General Motors voluntarily extended an existing recall for the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV in August to include all models and model years.
“In rare circumstances, the batteries supplied to GM for these vehicles may have two manufacturing defects – a torn anode tab and folded separator – present in the same battery cell, which increases the risk of fire,” General Motors said in August.
The NHTSA closed an investigation into the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV fires in February.