GM Will Start Fixing Chevy Bolt Batteries In San Diego
GM has announced that they will start fixing Chevy Bolt batteries. The company had been silent on the issue for months but is announcing a plan to fix more than 20,000 Chevrolet Bolts in North America with defective battery packs. GM says it’s still too early to estimate the repair costs but said that the repairs should last at least ten years or 150,000 miles.
What Caused The Chevy Bolt Recall?
The Chevy Bolt vehicles were recalled after GM discovered two manufacturing defects in the battery cell.GM has not yet revealed what caused the Chevy Bolt recall but said it’s related to a 2017 issue where battery cells were damaged during manufacturing. The company also mentioned an unspecified 2018 issue when GM first started noticing problems with the batteries in some of its fleet vehicles. That may be why GM is now saying that these new batteries should last at least ten years or 150,000 miles.
What Is The Battery Fix For The Chevy Bolt?
GM says that it will replace defective battery cells on any new Chevrolet Bolts with less than eight capacity bars displayed in their infotainment system. The company also promises to pay $500 toward a Lyft ride each month if the owner is left without a vehicle because of the recall.
What Does This Mean For Future Electric Vehicles?
The Chevy Bolt recall is not the first time that GM had to fix an electric vehicle. Last year, the company announced it would replace defective batteries on Chevy Volts after finding out about a possible fire risk at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This means that even though EVs are more reliable than traditional cars in many ways, battery issues can still arise.
Does A Defective Battery Mean Your Car Is A Lemon?
If you purchased a Chevy Bolt EV or EUV that has been recalled due to the defective battery issue, you might be concerned about what it means for your vehicle. However, defective batteries are not the same as buying a car that’s considered to be “lemons.” GM will replace any battery cells on Chevy Bolt EVs with less than eight capacity bars displayed in their infotainment system.
If Your Car Has Been Recalled, Contact an Experienced Lemon Law Attorney.
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