Model Year 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt Recall
Chevrolet Bolt vehicles that should be parked outside are those that were originally recalled in November 2020 for the potential of an unattended fire in the high-voltage battery pack underneath the back seat’s bottom cushion. The affected vehicles’ cell packs have the potential to smoke and ignite internally, which could spread to the rest of the vehicle and cause a structure fire if parked inside a garage or near a house. This recall affected 50,932 MY 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt vehicles.
According to General Motors, owners of these vehicles should park their vehicles outside away from homes and other structures immediately after charging, and should not leave their vehicles charging overnight.
Vehicles should be parked outside regardless of whether the interim or final recall remedies have been completed. NHTSA opened an investigation in October 2020 and continues to evaluate the information received. NHTSA is aware of two recent Chevrolet Bolt EV fires in vehicles that received the recall remedy.
Vehicle owners can visit NHTSA.gov/recalls and enter their 17-digit vehicle identification number to see if their vehicle is affected under this recall. If it is, vehicle owners should call their nearest Chevrolet dealership immediately to schedule a free repair. For more information on this recall, visit www.chevy.com/boltevrecall.
NHTSA encourages all consumers to report any safety concerns to the agency online or by calling our Vehicle Safety Hotline (Toll-Free: 888-327-4236 / Hearing Impaired (TTY): 800-424-9153).