Last week the news broke that GM has recently started recalling Chevy Bolts due to the risk of the battery catching fire, GM is recalling a lot of cars, 68,677 of them and only ones manufactured earlier than 2020 due to the new model having improved battery chemistry. Detroit News broke the news last week and the recall will aid GM in getting to the bottom of five fires between 2017 and 2019.
In order to fix the issue, GM will change how the Bolt charges via a new firmware update, which isn’t handled over the air due to the need to take it to the dealer. The new update will limit the Bolt to only charge to 90%, which will “reduce the risk” of a fire occurring.
The new update is available starting today.