General Motors has announced that it has issued a stop-sale on the Chevy Blazer EV in order to develop a fix for software glitches.
Following this decision, GM Authority reached out for an explanation, to which a spokesperson explained that a select few Blazer EV customers have been experiencing software quality-related issues. Due to this, the Detroit-based automaker felt it necessary to voluntarily pause sales of the all-electric crossover as it works on developing a fix to these software-related concerns. Moving forward, owners will be contacted with further information on how to schedule their software update, once it’s been released.
“We’re aware that a limited number of customers have experienced software-related quality issues with their Blazer EV,” Chevy Vice President Scott Bell stated in a prepared statement. “Customer satisfaction is our priority and as such, we will take a brief pause on new deliveries.”
It’s worth noting that these software quality issues are not safety related, nor related to the Ultium platform or Google built-in operating system. In addition, General Motors has not released a timeline on when sales of the all-electric crossover are expected to resume.
As a reminder, the Blazer EV rides on the GM BEV3 platform – which it shares with the Chevy Equinox EV and Cadillac Lyriq, among others – and is motivated by GM Ultium Drive motor and GM Ultium battery technologies.
Production of the 2024 model kicked off in June 2023 at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico. Looking forward, the 2025 Blazer EV is currently scheduled to commence production at the same facility in June 2024. Notably, the facility was pumping out 65 units of the electric crossover every hour as of July 2023.