Chevrolet Bolt Batteries Lose Charge As Result of Recall

March 05, 2021
By: Robert Silverman

Chevrolet Bolt Batteries Lose 10% of Charge; Owners Could Be Entitled to Compensation to Reflect Diminished Value

Electric vehicles continue to heap praise for their ability to reduce pollution and improve our climate. However, one of the more popular models in the EV market is driving its owners crazy. A recent recall involving 2016-2019 Chevrolet Bolts have caused a 10% decrease in battery charge.

According to, there have been at least five fires involving the 2016-2019 Bolt EV model, prompting over 68,000 Chevy Bolts to be recalled. The cause of these battery fires is believed to be connected to a full battery charge. In response, GM developed software that would limit the battery charge to 90%.

Many consumers are outraged by this, as having a battery that is limited to only a 90% charge restricts the battery effectiveness. According to, with a normal full charge, the Chevy Bolt EV battery was promised to last an average of 259 miles without needing to recharge. Now, with only 90% of battery charge, drivers are reporting that the amount of miles they can travel has reduced.

If you are a Chevy Bolt owner experiencing a decrease in your battery charge, make sure you report your problems to a Chevrolet authorized dealer and keep a record of any and all repairs. In light of the diminished value of the vehicle, you may be entitled to significant compensation. And best of all, under the laws we work with, the representation is 100% cost-free. To take advantage of consumer protection laws to get you back on the road of recovery, fill out our Get Rid of Your Lemon form or call 1 800 LEMON LAW ( 1-800 536 6652). We will be glad to discuss your situation and see if we can help..

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One Response to “Chevrolet Bolt Batteries Lose Charge As Result of Recall”

  1. #1 Gary D Lee says:

    I have two 2019 Chevy Bolt EVs

    • State: KS

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