June 16, 2024

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GM tells some Bolt owners to park 50 feet away from other cars

General Motors urged some house owners of Chevrolet Bolt electric powered cars and trucks to park and keep the autos at least fifty feet absent from other cars and trucks to cut down the chance that a spontaneous fireplace could distribute.

The Detroit automaker has recalled all of the around 142,000 Bolts marketed due to the fact 2016 due to the fact the battery can capture on fireplace. GM has taken a $1.8 billion cost so considerably for the value of the remember and has been shopping for cars and trucks back from some disgruntled house owners. The organization expects to recoup significantly of the value from battery supplier LG Corp.

The new information is probable to rankle house owners who are already limiting their use of the Bolt to stay away from overheating the battery and jeopardizing a fireplace. The parking guidance — recommending a length of fifty feet from other parked cars and trucks — is especially tricky for house owners in urban locations. GM has confirmed 10 fires.