GM warns owners of 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt EVs not to park inside or charge overnight after two fire incidents.
The two electric vehicles were recently repaired by US Autogiant, General Motors (GM).
They were part of the 69,000 Chevrolet Bolt EVs recalled in November to address these fire hazards.
GM has instructed owners of 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt EVs not to park their electric vehicles inside or charge them overnight after two recently repaired vehicles caught fire while before charged.
The two vehicles were recently repaired by GM as they were part of the 69,000 Chevrolet Bolt EVs recalled in November to address these fire hazards.
The first vehicle, owned by electric car-loving Vermont state lawmaker Timothy Briglin, caught fire while charging. The second fire incident occurred in New Jersey earlier this week.
In a statement, GM said :
“General Motors has been notified of two recent Chevrolet Bolt EV fire incidents in vehicles that were remedied as part of the safety recall announced in November 2020”
“Out of an abundance of caution, we are asking owners of 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt EVs who were part of the recall population to park their vehicles outdoors immediately after charging and not leave their vehicles charging overnight while we investigate these incidents.”
Recall that last year, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) banned the Opel Ampera-e EV on the Nigerian roads due to battery problems that may cause fire.
The decision came after Opel’s former parent, GM, which built the Ampera-e as Chevrolet Bolts in the U.S., told Opel that the battery pack can under certain conditions begin to smoke, melt or catch fire.