General Motors has finally uncovered its plan to fix the issue at the point of convergence of a year prior’s Chevy Bolt audit, which the automaker issued considering an unobtrusive bundle of battery pack fires.
General Motors Tackles The Battery Fires Issue
Affected customers need to convey their Bolts to a dealer so the battery packs can be examined, and GM says a bit of the modules that make up the pack may be replaced expecting to be any “anomalies” are found. Regardless, dealers will in like manner present “advanced onboard diagnostic software” on the sum of the affected vehicles. That software, GM says, will really need to “recognize potential issues related to changes in battery module execution before issues can make.” The association says the software will be standard on all new Bolts pushing ahead.
Following a year prior’s audit, GM conveyed a software update to dealers that confined the affected Bolts’ full battery capacity to just 90% with a ultimate objective to hinder fires. The association says dealers have been advised to dispense with that limit when customers get their Bolts to get the new fix. While there were simply around five reports of fires, the issue with the Bolt’s battery pack was unsettling because it uses the very cells from LG Chem that are at the point of convergence of a near issue with Hyundai’s Kona EV.
Hyundai audited the Kona EV as of late in South Korea and in the US after more than twelve reports of fires, and it has since totally dropped the electric SUV in its home market following a drop-off in bargains. Hyundai’s survey incorporated a more electrifying fix, notwithstanding, as the automaker is trading entire battery packs for affected customers.