The recall was caused by fires in the 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt.
General Motors has announced a recall of 68,677 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles worldwide. The cause was identified as the risk of spontaneous combustion: five cars of this brand had fires; in two cases, they caused burns. According to preliminary data, in all cases, the batteries were fully charged or 90%.
The recall concerns 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles with high-voltage batteries manufactured at the LG Chem Ltd plant in South Korea.
The national highway traffic safety administration also announced the beginning of an investigation into the fires.