Vermont Police has released this photo of the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV, which ignited on the driveway of Democrat Timothy Briglin State Assembly member on July 1, 2021.
General Motors We have instructed owners of the 2017-2019 Bolt EV, which was part of a recent recall, not to park or charge the vehicle overnight after the two vehicles ignite.
The two Bolt EVs were repaired as part of a recall of approximately 69,000 vehicles that were flagged as at risk of fire.Initial recall Announced in November According to GM and National Road Traffic Safety Bureau.
One of the fires broke out while the vehicle was charging at home Vermont General Assembly Early this month. A GM spokesman said another fire broke out in New Jersey and added that he was notified earlier this week.
In a statement in an email, the company was informed of two recent Chevrolet Bolt EV fire incidents on vehicles that were corrected as part of a safety recall announced in November 2020. “. “With great care, the owners of the 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV, which was part of the recall population, parked their car outdoors shortly after charging and parked their car outdoors while investigating these incidents. Please do not leave it charged overnight. “
According to the car manufacturer, customers who have not completed repairs will need to visit the dealer for a recall while the investigation continues.
“At GM, safety is our number one priority and we are working as quickly as possible to investigate this issue,” said GM.
In October, NHTSA began investigating three reported fires related to the Chevrolet Bolt EV. Automakers are working with the Federal Vehicle Safety Agency, a spokesman said.
It was reported that another Bolt EV ignited in May, but not all recall repairs were done on the vehicle.
GM said it had bought back some of the recalled vehicles, but did not reveal some. Automakers often buy back recalled vehicles to soothe unhappy customers and avoid triggering state lemon laws and proceedings.