General Motors on Friday gave the second review in under a year for its 2017-2019 Chevy Bolt EVs after a portion of the cars that had effectively been fixed still emitted into flames.
Officials with GM and LG, which supplies the electric car’s battery cells, have distinguished a second “uncommon assembling imperfection” that expands the danger of a fire, the Detroit-based automaker said.
The review covers around 69,000 cars globally, incorporating very nearly 51,000 in the US.
GM said it will supplant the imperfect battery in the reviewed cars at no expense for customers.
The company asked that proprietors put a 90 percent condition of charge limit on the cars until the review fix can be executed.
The declaration comes seven days after GM and federal regulators asked proprietors to park the Chevy Bolts outside and away from their home because of the danger of fire.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said last week that the battery cell packs in the 2017-2019 Bolt EVs “can possibly smoke and ignite internally.”
The fire could then spread to the remainder of the vehicle and cause a design fire if the vehicle is parked inside a carport or close to a house, the NHTSA cautioned.
The federal regulator opened an examination concerning the matter in October and gave a review for the 51,000 influenced cars in the US in November.
In any case, the agency recognized last week that it’s currently mindful of two separate episodes of flames in the electric cars that had effectively “got the review cure.”
One of the flames happened while the car was charging at the home of a Vermont state legislator recently, media announced.