The problem: affected vehicles may have a condition where the high-voltage batteries pose a risk of fire after a complete, or very close to complete, charge.
The hazards: if the affected vehicle is charged to full capacity, a fire could erupt. In fact, GM has advised owners to park outside and away from structures until the defective battery modules are replaced.
The fix: certified GM technicians will be instructed to inspect affected vehicles, and install an advanced diagnostic software that will monitor battery performance and identify defective battery modules that require replacement. Notably, it should take techs roughly an hour to perform this safety recall. In short, not all Bolt units initially rounded up in previous battery replacement recalls will need a battery replacement.
Affected components: high-voltage batteries.
Number of affected vehicles: GM did not specify the exact number of vehicles affected by this recall. However, GM Authority previously reported that The General extended the original recall to include all 2019-2022 Bolt EV and 2022 Bolt EUV units.
Owners should: Any owners that are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall can visit my.gm.com/recalls and type in their VIN to see any open recalls or other actions that may be active on it. Owners can also reach out to Chevy or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) directly with any questions or concerns they may have using the recall number and contact information included below.
Notably, General Motors released two safety recall numbers for this fix.
- GM recall number: N212345944
- GM recall number: N212345945
- Chevy Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020