Chevrolet Bolt EV Gets Software Update to Address Battery-Fire Problem

The upgrade will allow owners once again park in garages, cost inside overnight, and run their cars up until lower than 70 miles of continuing to be array, but battery substitutes are still intended.

GM announced it will present a software program update to aid address issues with the battery pack on its Chevrolet Screw EV and Screw EUV for owners whose batteries have actually not yet been changed under recall.
The automaker provided a recall of every Bolt made from the 2017 via 2022 model years because the battery might catch fire.
After the upgrade, Bolt proprietors will certainly once more be able to park inside a garage, bill the automobile over night inside your home, and drive their EVs when there is less than 70 miles of array left– all points they had actually been advised not to do throughout the recall period.
General Motors has actually revealed that it will certainly roll out a software program upgrade for owners of the 2019 Chevrolet Screw EV over the next thirty days. This update is meant for cars that haven’t yet had their batteries changed under the ongoing Screw battery recall, GM said. Owners of Bolt EV and EUV cars from 2017– 2018 as well as 2020 or later model years will likewise get the software update at some time in the next one month as well.

After the software update, those lorries can once more be parked and also charged indoors, such as in a garage, as well as will certainly be able to be driven till array is less than 70 miles– all things that proprietors had actually been cautioned not to do under the recurring recall. This will certainly end up being feasible due to the fact that the upgrade will certainly limit the battery’s state of charge to 80 percent. The upgrade will additionally run diagnostics “made to detect particular irregularities that may indicate a rare battery concern,” GM claimed.

GM’s declaration claimed that full battery substitutes will certainly continue. This software application upgrade is a step taken “while we work on structure substitute battery components,” the business stated. In late July, the firm provided a statement saying battery shipments were “on hold” as well as reiterated in September in a consumer letter filed with NHTSA that components were not offered.

Proprietors of 2019 Bolt cars that have not yet had a complete battery substitute ought to contact their dealers, GM stated. They or others who want more info can go to www.chevy.com/boltevrecall or the NHTSA recall web site.