Chevrolet Bolt Production Resumes In The Spring

The brand’s dealers are still under a stop-sale order for the EV.

Chevrolet halted manufacture of its zero-emissions model shortly after announcing a recall of all Bolt electric vehicles ever produced in August of last year, citing worries about a fire hazard. We had no idea at the time that this would turn into the company’s longest safety-related production pause, but there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. General Motors confirmed yesterday that the Bolt will resume production on April 4th.

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Everything began in November 2020, when Chevy announced a recall for a handful of Bolts, followed by a second recall in July of last year. It was stated in August that around 140,000 vehicles, representing the total production run of the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, would be inspected. After that, GM developed new diagnostics software to help them identify which battery components were causing problems and replace them.

In a statement to Automotive News, Dan Flores, a GM spokesman, stated, “We appreciate the patience customers have shown during the recall.” “We are dedicated to the Bolt EV and EUV, and this move will enable us to repair battery modules while also quickly resuming retail sales, which were high before to the recall.”

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Beginning April 4, the Orion Assembly in Michigan will resume manufacture of the Bolt family. The plant’s final new Bolt EV assembly was in November 2021, when Chevrolet constructed numerous Bolts to provide vehicles for customers while recall repairs were being completed. Currently, the company is working with its battery supplier, LG Energy Solution, to replace problematic battery modules.

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You’ll have to wait until at least April 4 to order a new Bolt hatchback or Bolt crossover. Until production resumes, Chevrolet dealers are subject to a stop-sale order. Customers cannot be supplied recalled Bolts that have not received new modules or have not been tested with diagnostics software. According to Automotive News, the recall may cost GM and LG up to $2 billion, depending on the quantity of battery modules replaced.

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