Chevy on the Verge of “Final Remedy” for Bolt EV Fires

Three months ago, Chevrolet announced it would be recalling over 68,000 Chevy Bolt EVs due to fire risk in the battery. The automaker temporarily fixed the issue via software update which limits the charge to “90%.” 

Last week, Chevrolet finely broke their silence regarding the matter with a brief FAQ-esque post on the Chevy Bolt EV Owners Facebook Group:

“We wanted to comment here to address some of the common questions in this thread about the Bolt EV recall. While our engineers continue to work around the clock to make progress on a permanent fix, it’s important that impacted owners take steps to mitigate any risk. To learn if your Bolt EV is impacted, please visit: my.gm.com/recalls

Now, we are getting even more information pertaining to the Bolt EV recall. According to the Chevy Bolt EV Recall page, the following update has been made, in bold, at the bottom of the page:

“A team of GM engineers has made substantial progress in identifying the root cause and potential remedies for this issue. They are in the process of validating state-of-the-art software that can diagnose potential issues early and restore 100% charge capability. A final remedy for this recall is anticipated for April 2021. Until that time, if you have not already done so, we recommend scheduling a service appointment with your dealership to update the vehicle’s battery software to automatically limit the maximum state of charge to 90 percent.”

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