DETROIT-- General Motors is expanding its Chevrolet Bolt recall to include all model years, including the new 2022 Bolt EUV and the redesigned 2022 Bolt EV.
The automaker will spend about $1 billion (all figures USD) on the recall, on top of the $800 million it already spent last quarter.
"Our focus on safety and doing the right thing for our customers guides every decision we make at GM," Doug Parks, GM executive vice president, global product development, purchasing and supply chain, said in a statement Friday. "As leaders in the transition to an all-electric future, we know that building and maintaining trust is critical. GM customers can be confident in our commitment to taking the steps to ensure the safety of these vehicles."
The new recall includes 9,335 2019 model year Bolt EVs that were not included in the previous recall (6,989 in the United States and 1,212 in Canada) and 63,683 2020–2022 model year Bolt EVs and EUVs (52,403 were sold in the United States and 9,019 in Canada).
Batteries manufactured by LG in Korea and supplied to GM may have two manufacturing defects, a torn anode fab and a folded separator, in the same battery cell, which increases the risk of a fire, GM said. The defects have caused at least nine GM-confirmed fires.
GM will replace all modules in the 2017-2019 models, but only defective modules in the 2020-2022 Bolts.
Batteries with the new modules will come with an 8-year/100,000-mile limited warranty — or 8-year/160,000 km limited warranty in Canada — GM said.