Chevy Bolt EV & EUV Recalled Again for Software Update


Chevy Bolt EV and EUV models are facing yet another recall for a software update related to diagnostic software issues. This recall affects specific 2020-2022 model years where the diagnostic software was incorrectly installed in the Hybrid Powertrain Control Module 2, Battery Energy Control Module, and the Body Control module.

Why does it matter?

This recall is part of ongoing efforts to address safety concerns, particularly the risk of battery fires in certain Chevrolet Bolt EVs. Previous recalls aimed to reduce the risk of fires caused by rare manufacturing defects in the battery cells, with 2017–2019 model year Bolt EVs receiving a higher capacity battery pack, and 2020–2022 models receiving a software update for battery monitoring.

For some owners, this marks the third time they are receiving a diagnostic software update, highlighting the challenges in resolving these safety issues. The initial recall in 2020 introduced monitoring software to detect defective battery cells early, but subsequent fires prompted further updates.

How is it going to shape the future?

This latest recall underscores the importance of ongoing vigilance in addressing safety issues in electric vehicles, particularly concerning battery technology. Manufacturers like Chevrolet are working to improve diagnostic software and monitoring systems to prevent potential risks such as battery fires. Moving forward, owners of affected Chevy Bolt EV and EUV models can expect continued efforts to ensure the safety and reliability of their vehicles through software updates and recalls.