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General Motors recalls Chevy Bolt EVs to fix issue causing vehicle fires

*The company directs dealers to use the newly developed diagnostic tools to identify problems in vehicle batteries so that faulty assemblies can be replaced

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Reports indicate that several automakers are still struggling to contain the scourge of vehicle fires.

ConsumerConnect learnt General Motors (GM) in the week announced the next step in a recall process for select 2017-2019 model year Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles (EVs).

The automaker originally issued the recall back in November following reports that the vehicles’ high-voltage batteries can catch fire if fully charged or near full capacity. Now, the company says it has a solution that will fix the issue.

The company said dealers would use newly developed diagnostic tools to identify problems in vehicle batteries so that faulty assemblies can be replaced.

Meanwhile, affected owners are urged to visit a Chevrolet EV dealer to have the service performed, and technicians will also remove a 90 percent charging limitation that was put in place via a software patch.

GM says it will make its diagnostic software standard in all its future electric vehicles.

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