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General Motors to begin replacing recalled batteries in Chevy Bolt EVs

Posted at 4:56 PM, Sep 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-20 16:56:27-04

General Motors announced it will start replacing recalled batteries in Chevy Bolt electric vehicles.

The company said replacement batteries will begin shipping to dealerships as soon as mid-October.

The current batteries in Chevy Bolts were recalled due to a fire hazard.

“The root cause of the rare circumstances that could cause a battery fire is two manufacturing defects known as a torn anode and a folded separator, both of which need to be present in the same battery cell,” General Motors said.

The maker of the battery, LG, has implemented a new manufacturing process to fix the defect, General Motors says.

The new batteries will come with an 8-year/100,000-mile limited warranty.

General Motors said it has a “notification process” that will inform people when they need to take their car in to have the battery replaced.

Last month, General Motors expanded its recall to include 2017-2022 Bolt EVs and the new EUV.