Chevrolet is facing at least eight lawsuits over allegations that Chevy Bolt EV and EUV models have battery issues that can increase the risk of fire and affect the ability to use these vehicles. Chevrolet’s “fix” for the defect limits the battery charge, significantly reducing the driving range that consumers expected when they purchased their vehicles.
If you owned or leased a 2017-2022 Chevy Bolt EV or EUV – even if you have already sold or returned your vehicle – you may qualify to file a lawsuit and receive compensation.
Class Action Lawsuits Consolidated in Michigan
Chevrolet has recalled more than 140,000 Chevy Bolt electric vehicles from the 2017-2022 model years due to problems with the LG batteries in these vehicles. These battery problems not only create a risk of fires for Chevy Bolt EV and EUV models, they also limit the ability of vehicle owners to use their cars.
Since the Chevy Bolt recalls were announced, eight class action lawsuits have been filed against Chevrolet and General Motors. These lawsuits allege that Chevy and GM have been aware of potential battery problems with the Chevy Bolt for years, but continued to fraudulently market and sell these vehicles until they were forced to issue a recall.
In 2022, these class action lawsuits were consolidated before a federal judge in Michigan. Chevrolet tried to have the class action lawsuit dismissed, but the judge has ruled that the automaker must face allegations that it knowingly sold Chevy Bolt electric vehicles with battery problems that could lead to fires, or limit the ability of drivers to use these vehicles.
Although the litigation against GM and Chevrolet is already underway, there is still time for drivers who owned or leased one of the recalled Chevy Bolt models to take legal action by contacting an attorney to start the process of filing a claim.
GM Offers Rebate – If Owners Waive Their Right to Sue
General Motors has offered a $6,000 rebate to Chevy Bolt drivers whose vehicles were recalled because of defective batteries.
However, in order to accept this rebate, Chevy Bolt owners must permanently waive their right to file a lawsuit, even if their vehicle catches fire or if there is another recall.
Rather than accepting GM’s rebate, you should speak to a qualified attorney to learn more about your legal rights and find out whether you qualify to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for defective battery issues that could limit your ability to use your vehicle.
Get Started With Your Claim
If you owned or leased a 2017-2022 Chevy Bolt EV or EUV – even if you have already sold or returned your vehicle – you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for the risk of fire associated with these models.
To begin the process of filing a claim, contact the lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson by filling out our free claims form located on the top right side of this page.