More than 10,000 Chevrolet Bolt EVs and EUVs are recalled by the automaker General Motors (GM) for defective batteries likely to set off fire-related issues.
According to GM, the battery cells of the previously-mentioned units have faulty separators and anode tabs, which can cause fire trouble in the long run.
The recall is aimed at replacing the defective batteries with new ones to keep untoward incidents at bay. The fresh batteries reportedly will have an eight-year/160,000-kilometre limited warranty.
Doug Parks, GM’s executive vice president of global product development, purchasing, and supply chain, stressed that the company’s primary focus is “on safety and doing the right thing for our customers.”
The recall is said to cost GM an extra $1 billion in overheads.