Recently, General Motors, LLC (GM) recalled an estimated 111,242 2017-2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV vehicles for a fire risk. The specific problem is that after a crash with seat belt pretensioner deployment, the pretensioner exhaust may ignite carpet fibers near the B-pillar, causing a fire.
To fix the problem, dealers will install metal foil at the carpet near the pretensioner exhaust, and install a pretensioner cover as necessary, at no cost to owners.
Owner notification letters will be mailed Jan. 30. Owners can reach Chevrolet customer service at (800) 222-1020. GM’s reference number for this recall is N222383790.
More than 50 million vehicles in the United States have unrepaired safety recalls, according to the National Safety Council. Many safety recalls impact fleets, including recalls of electric vehicles, which are growing in popularity.