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nearly 70,000 Chevrolet Bolts recalled

After noting several accidents on the batteries of its electric car, the American giant General Motors has decided to recall tens of thousands of copies of the Chevrolet Bolt.

The battery problems do not only affect Asian and European manufacturers. In the United States, General Motors has just announced the recall of 68,667 copies of the Chevrolet Bolt due to a fire risk.

Battery cell packs from affected vehicles can potentially generate smoke and ignite (…) this can spread throughout the vehicle and create a widespread fire if the car is parked in a garage, or near a house “Said the NHTSA, the American body in charge of road safety, in a statement. In the United States, just over 50,000 vehicles are affected by the campaign.

The NHTSA has recorded five fires with two injured. At least one of the fires spread from the vehicle and set a house on fire. ” Until these recalled vehicles have been repaired, the safest place to park them is outside and away from homes. “Recommends the American organization.

Software update

Produced between 2017 and 2019, the vehicles concerned will have to go back to the dealership for an update. According to Detroit News, this will limit the vehicle load to 90% to limit the risk of overheating. Provisional, the solution must allow the manufacturer to save time until the cause of the problem is more clearly identified.

In the meantime, LG is back in the sights. Supplier of the cells of the Bolt, the Korean group is also associated with the recall campaign affecting the electric Hyundai Kona whose problems appear to be similar.

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