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.

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