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Chevrolet Bolt Recalls For Possible Battery Related Fire Issues in the Middle East

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Notice to all Chevrolet Bolt owners in the Middle East! The recall announcement made by General Motors recently does affect the Bolts in the region. If you have not been contacted by your local dealership, we urge you to follow the below steps highlighted by General Motors, and to contact your dealer as soon as possible. We were told that regional dealers are well aware of the situation and are taking the necessary steps to get Bolt owners in for the software update.

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began investigating a few reports from Chevrolet Bolt owners in the US about potential fires. While that was taking place, General Motors already began their own investigations about said fires. The big American company decided to voluntarily recall select 2017 – 2019 model year Chevrolet Bolt EVs that may pose risk of fire when charged close to full or more capacity.

Beginning November 17, all dealers will receive a software update from the manufacturer that will limit the charge of all vehicles to 90% as they continue the investigation.


If you have a 2017 or 2018 MY Bolt, then change the vehicle charge settings to use the Hill Top Reserve option.

If you have a 2019 model-year Bolt EV Change the vehicle charge settings to enable Target Charge Level at 90%.

For instructions on how to activate these settings, you can watch the video here

If you are unable to successfully make these changes, or do not feel comfortable making these changes, then keep it parked in open space until you visit the dealership.

We recommend scheduling a service appointment with your dealership beginning November 17th to update the vehicle’s battery software to automatically limit the maximum state of charge to 90 percent. General Motors engineers are working on a permanent fix and then will remove the 90% capacity limitation.

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