Don’t park them inside or charge them unattended

The Vermont Condition Police unveiled this photo of the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV that caught fire on July 1, 2021 in the driveway of condition Rep. Timothy Briglin, a Democrat.

Vermont State Law enforcement

General Motors is telling owners of 2017-2019 Bolt EVs that had been portion of a recent recall not to park their motor vehicles within or cost them unattended overnight right after two of the automobiles caught fireplace.

The two Bolt EVs were being repaired as portion of a recall of practically 69,000 of the autos that ended up flagged for fireplace pitfalls. The remember was at first announced in November by GM and the Nationwide Freeway Traffic Basic safety Administration.

One of the fires happened when the motor vehicle was charging at the home of a Vermont condition lawmaker previously this month. The other hearth occurred in New Jersey, a spokesman for GM mentioned, adding that it was notified about it earlier this week.

“Typical Motors has been notified of two the latest Chevrolet Bolt EV hearth incidents in vehicles that had been remedied as part of the security remember declared in November 2020,” the business said in an emailed assertion. “Out of an abundance of caution, we are asking entrepreneurs of 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt EVs who were part of the remember populace to park their autos outside immediately immediately after charging and not leave their cars charging overnight when we look into these incidents.”

Clients who have not had the repair finished need to however visit their dealer for the remember whilst the investigation carries on, in accordance to the automaker.

“At GM, protection is our greatest precedence, and we are moving as rapidly as we can to investigate this concern,” GM mentioned.

The NHTSA in Oct opened an investigation into 3 described fires involving Chevrolet Bolt EVs. The automaker is cooperating with the federal auto safety company, a spokesman mentioned.

A further Bolt EV that caught fire was reported by media stores in Might, but not all the remember repairs had been done on the auto.

GM said it truly is acquired back some of the recalled automobiles but declined to say how many. Automakers generally acquire back again recalled cars to appease unsatisfied buyers and avoid triggering point out lemon legislation and litigation.