More than 140,000 Chevy Bolt electric vehicles have been recalled by General Motors due to defective batteries that could start a fire or limit the ability of drivers to make use of their vehicles.
If you purchased or leased one of the Chevy Bolt vehicles that were recalled – even if you have already sold or returned your automobile – you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation.
Which Chevy Bolt Models Were Recalled?
General Motors has recalled more than 140,000 Chevy Bolt EV and EUV models that were equipped with defective LG lithium ion batteries that have been linked to at least a dozen fires.
Chevrolet’s “fix” for the defect causes limits the battery charge, significantly reducing the driving range that consumers expected when they purchased their vehicles.
The following Chevy Bolt models were included in GM’s recall announcements:
- 2017-2022 Chevy Bolt EV
- 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV
Do I Qualify to File a Lawsuit?
Although GM recalled its 2017-2022 Chevy Bolt EV and EUV models due to the risk of fire from the defective batteries in these vehicles, your car does not need to have caught fire in order to be eligible to file a claim.
If you owned or leased one of the Chevy Bolt electric vehicles that were recalled by General Motors, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation. You may still qualify to file a lawsuit even if you have already sold or returned your vehicle.
At least eight class action lawsuits have already been filed against GM and Chevrolet on behalf of Chevy Bolt EV and EUV owners. These lawsuits have been combined in a consolidated class action complaint that is currently underway in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Although the Chevy Bolt litigation is already underway, there is still time for drivers whose vehicles were affected by the recall to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for the fire risk and lost use of their vehicle they have experienced because of the defective battery issue.
Should I Accept GM’s Rebate Offer?
GM has offered Chevy Bolt owners whose vehicles were recalled a rebate of up to $6,000 for the battery issues with their automobiles. However, in order to accept this rebate, drivers must permanently waive their right to file a lawsuit, even if their vehicle later catches fire or is subject to another defective battery recall.
If you have already accepted GM’s rebate offer, you no longer qualify to file a lawsuit. If you have not accepted the rebate, you should immediately contact our experienced automotive litigation attorneys, who can advise you regarding your rights and explain all of your legal options.
Start Your Claim Today
Drivers who owned or leased a 2017-2022 Chevy Bolt EV or EUV model that was recalled by GM may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation.
To start the process of filing your claim, contact the law firm of Heygood, Orr & Pearson by filling out our free claims form located at the top of this page.