Posts tagged Bolt
GM Recalls Cruze, Equinox, Volt, Impala and Bolt for brake issue

From NHTSA and GM:

GM Recall #: N182167900 NHTSA # AWAITING# Date Issued: Aug 30, 2018 Recall Title:

Trapped Hydrogen Gas Rear Brakes

Recall Description:

General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2018–2019 model year GMC Terrain vehicles; 2018 model year Chevrolet Malibu vehicles; 2018–2019 model year Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox, Volt, Impala, and Bolt vehicles; 2018–2019 model year Buick Lacrosse and Regal vehicles; and 2018–2019 model year Cadillac XTS vehicles. In a small number of these vehicles, the rear-brake caliper pistons may contain trapped hydrogen gas that could be released into the vehicle’s brake system.

Safety Risk Description:

If gas is present in the brake system, rear-brake performance may be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.

Repair Description:

Dealers will “bleed” the brake system to remove any gas from the rear brake system free of charge.

Chevy issues Customer Satisfaction Bulletin for reduced propulsion due to battery for the BOLT

After a few consumer complaints, Chevrolet has issued a Customer Satisfaction Bulletin for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt.  While not rising to the level of a compulsory recall, Chevy is taking the additional step to inform all owners of 2017 Chevrolet Bolts via mail and even phoning a few.  

The Bulletin combats a "reduced propulsion" issue that is due to the battery and the repair is a ECM reprogram.  The bulletin details are:

GM Program #:  N172127150
Date Issued:  Apr 03, 2018
Program Title:  Loss of Propulsion High Voltage Battery Without Notification - Expires 4/30/2020
Program Description:
Certain 2017 model year Bolt EV vehicles may have a condition where the calibration will not detect the difference in the state of charge between the cell groups of the battery. This condition may not provide sufficient warning prior to a battery cell low voltage condition, which may result in a loss of propulsion. Only certain vehicles will experience the battery low voltage cell condition.

Repair Description:
Reprogram hybrid powertrain control module 2.

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