General Motors has released a recall for certain units of the 2022 BrightDrop Zevo 600 due to a problem related to a leaky front-drive unit.
The problem: Affected vehicles may have a condition where the front-mounted Ultium Drive motor unit has the potential to leak oil.
The hazards: If the front-drive unit were to leak oil, a fire could break out in the underhood compartment.
The fix: Certified GM technicians will be instructed to inspect affected models and replace the vehicle as necessary, free of charge.
Affected components: Front-drive unit.
- 2022 BrightDrop Zevo 600
Number of affected vehicles: There are believed to be 66 units of the BrightDrop Zevo 600 affected as of the time of this writing. It’s worth noting that early BrightDrop units were called the EV600, and these have been manufactured by an outside supplier, as production at the GM CAMI plant in Canada kicked off toward the end of the 2022 calendar year. The recall also points out that all affected vehicles are owned by a single fleet customer.
Owners should: General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles by February 15th, 2024 and instruct them to make an appointment with their local GM dealer. 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 BrightDrop 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.
- GM recall number: N232466420
- BrightDrop Customer Service: 1-888-987-4377
As a reminder, the BrightDrop Zevo 600 is motivated by Ultium battery and Ultium Drive motor technologies, which develop 300 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. Ranges figures stand at upwards of 250 miles on a full charge, while standard safety features include Front and Rear Park Assist, Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Following Distance Indicator, Front Pedestrian Braking, and more.