The US automaker General Motors has another problem with its Chevy Bolt electric car.
General Motors has to order the car back to the workshops for the second time due to the risk of fire.
Last week, GM advised Chevy Bolt owners to park their vehicle outside as a precautionary measure after two recently repaired vehicles caught fire. They were also advised not to leave their cars on at night.
The investigations of the fire have shown that manufacturing defects in certain battery cells were the cause, GM announced.
General Motors announced Friday a second recall of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt to address a battery defect blamed for recent car fireshttps://t.co/0eNpLacqg6
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GM recalled just under 69,000 model year 2017-2019 bolts to repair shops in November, including 51,000 that were sold in the United States. At that time, the group announced that there was a risk of fire for the plug-in models in connection with the lithium-ion batteries. As part of the recall, the loading capacity should be limited to 90 percent until a permanent solution can be found.
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“Unfortunately, the software update was not effective enough to eliminate the safety risks in the vehicle, hence the second recall,” said a GM spokesman.
GM shares then temporarily fell 0.47 percent to $ 55.38 on the NYSE.