GM Recall: Chevy Bolts That Can “Catch Fire When Charged To Nearly Full Capacity”

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(TJV NEWS) General Motors is recalling tens of thousands of Chevrolet Bolt vehicles after the company became aware of “five fires involving the cars” that resulted in two injuries from smoke inhalation, Zero Hedge pointed out. 

A notice was issued on Saturday for 50,932 of the vehicles in the U.S. dating from 2017 to 2019. General Motors said the battery could “catch fire when charged to full or nearly full capacity,” according to Bloomberg.

In total, the measure covers about 69,000 Bolt vehicles, according to WSJ.

As a temporary fix, the company is reprogramming its battery’s “hybrid propulsion control module 2” to only allow charging to 90%. The company is exploring a permanent solution to the problem.