GM issues new Chevy Bolt electric car recall, now for danger of floor mat catching fire

GM is in the black with its Chevrolet Bolt electric car, as it issues new recall notice

General Motors has added a new episode to its series of nightmares, as the Chevy Bolt is once again in the spotlight, after detecting danger from a burning floor mat after an accident. As a result, GM has been forced to issue a recall of 140,000 units in the US (120,000) and Canada (20,000) of Chevrolet’s popular electric car.

Many of you are probably already familiar with the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV battery fire story, which began last year and led to a series of actions by the Group: a recall to replace the batteries, a production shutdown, and a corresponding recall months later. Eventually, GM and LG reached an agreement on who would bear the costs of the defective batteries. Last summer, GM approached Chevy Bolt owners with an offer of $6,000 in exchange for not suing.


Just when it looked like it was all over, along comes this new recall notice, which again refers to a potential fire hazard, but this time it’s not the batteries, but the floor mat that can catch fire after a crash in which the front seatbelt pretensioner is deployed. This would occur when gases from the pretensioner come into contact with the fibres of the floor mat.

According to the company, the affected models are those between 2017 and 2023. For the moment, GM has not said how many fires have been caused by this, but it is clear that it has learned its lesson from the events of 2021 and does not want to risk it happening again. If you own a Chevy Bolt vehicle within those years, you can check if your vehicle is affected here.

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