GM extends recall to cover all Chevy Bolts due to fire risk

Chevy Bolt

2017 Chevrolet Bolt, Photo Date: Jan 11, 2016
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DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling all Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles sold worldwide to fix a battery problem that could cause fires.

The recall raises questions about lithium ion batteries, which now are used in nearly all electric vehicles. President Joe Biden wants to convert 50% of the U.S. vehicle fleet from internal combustion to electricity by 2050 as part of a broader effort to fight climate change. The recall announced Friday adds about 73,000 Bolts from the 2019 through 2022 model years to a previous recall of 69,000 older Bolts.

Gm says in rare cases the batteries have two manufacturing defects that can cause fires.

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