Thursday, 16 September 2021 21:56

GM Asks Chevy Bolt Owners to Park 50 Feet from Other Cars

Written by Steven Loveday, Inside EVs


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We can arguably say GM is taking the necessary precautions to try to keep people safe. It has recalled every single Bolt EV and Bolt EUV ever built.

With the recall, the cars' battery packs will be replaced, they will get more range and the warranty will start fresh.


Added to this, GM has issued several instructions to help Bolt owners assure they don't end up hurt or killed, and others aren't put in potentially dangerous situations. We've also heard GM will supply a loaner and cover gasoline purchases for Bolt owners, though we've read in several forums getting the loaner and the gas paid for has been a huge chore.


Now, GM has asked all Bolt owners to be sure to park on the top level of parking decks, at least 50 feet away from all other cars. Sure, this is a huge inconvenience, but that's not the biggest issue. Rather, it will prove impossible in many situations. Imagine telling a parking attendant you need a spot on the top deck, far away from other cars because your car may catch fire?


According to GM via Reuters, the new safety instructions should work to "reduce potential damage to structures and nearby vehicles in the rare event of a potential fire."


GM had already issued an instruction to Bolt owners asking them to park their vehicles outdoors, to be sure they're not near any structures, and to refrain from charging overnight or while the car is unattended.


Many folks are arguing it's time for GM to buy back every Bolt it ever produced. People can only be inconvenienced and potentially be put in harm's way for so long before it becomes clear there has to be another way to go about this.


We are members of the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV Owners Group on Facebook, and we felt compelled to share...

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