2021 Bolt LT
General Motors on Friday said it is expanding its recent recall of Chevrolet Bolt EVs to newer models of the electric car due to potential fire risks.
Because the 2020 Bolt burned, and maybe because of the ID3 too. LG, and the entire legacy auto industry may have a problem...Houston.Interesting...
That certainly sounds like they found something that they have addressed (or believe they have)...
Otherwise, why recall the newer models???
Yep, I get that...Because the 2020 Bolt burned, and maybe because of the ID3 too. LG, and the entire legacy auto industry may have a problem...Houston.
This is more information, and specific information, than we've had before. I have no idea how a dealer service technician will be able to diagnose a torn anode tab and a folded separator inside a cell. The only thing that can be done is to implement improved QA / QC processes at the factory to detect these defects so that newly manufactured packs are known to be without these defects.The press release indicates that the two defects they've identified are "a torn anode tab and folded separator":
General Motors is voluntarily expanding the current Chevrolet Bolt EV recall to cover the remaining 2019 and all 2020-2022 model year vehicles, including the Bolt EUV. In rare circumstances, the batteries supplied to GM for these vehicles may have two manufacturing defects – a torn anode tab and...media.gm.com
Perhaps because I have a 1H2019 but I'm rather encouraged by this announcement. Certainly seems like they're on top of something as they would not replace all 2020 - 2022 with the same batteries. They're proactive, that's a good thing.This feels sort of landscape-changing. I am deeply bummed out by this news.