pixel

Chevy Bolt
Recall Information

Whether you own a Bolt or know someone who does, we’ve created this page as your one-stop source for helpful, fact-checked information about the Chevy Bolt recall.

Here’s what we know as of Tuesday, November 16th:
  • On Friday 20 August, General Motors announced it was expanding its Bolt recall to all model years of Chevy Bolts.
  • The reason: there is a rare manufacturing defect in some of the vehicle batteries which increases the risk of fire, especially if the battery is fully or near fully charged.
  • There are about 140,000 Bolts on the road.10 battery fires have been reported.
  • EV battery experts note that fires in electric vehicles occur less frequently than fires in gasoline cars. For example, there were 212,000 gas-vehicle fires in 2018, among 290 million vehicles. That’s about 10 times the frequency of fires reported in the Bolt.
If you own a Bolt, in the short term, GM recommends:
  • Set your Bolt to a 90 percent state of charge limitation using Target Charge Level mode. Instructions on how to do this are available on chevy.com/boltevrecall. If you’re unable to successfully make these changes, or do not feel comfortable making these changes, GM is asking you to visit your dealer to have these adjustments completed.
  • Charge your vehicle more frequently and avoid depleting your battery below approximately 70 miles (113 kilometers) of remaining range, where possible.
  • Park your vehicle outside immediately after charging and don’t leave your vehicle charging indoors overnight.

You can visit chevy.com/boltevrecall or contact the Chevrolet EV Concierge 1-833-EVCHEVY (available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.–midnight ET; Saturday and Sunday from noon–9 p.m. ET) or contact your preferred Chevrolet EV dealer for more information.

We’ll update this page with more information as it becomes available.

Since 2018, Drive Clean has been an unbiased, brand-neutral clearinghouse for all things EV.