2022-2023 Chevy Bolt Charging Cords Recalled in Canada
Transport Canada has issued a recall notice, numbered 2023-486, for 1,241 SUVs in the country, specifically affecting the Chevrolet Bolt EUV models from the years 2022 and 2023. The recall was initiated by General Motors on August 31, 2023, and last updated on September 13, 2023.
The issue centers around the portable charging cord that comes with certain vehicles. According to the recall details, the cord could have incorrect software, posing a risk if the ground connection is lost during charging. “The portable charging cord may not stop charging the vehicle,” stated the recall notice.
This malfunction presents a safety risk, as a charging cord that isn’t properly grounded could lead to a risk of injury from an electric shock.
As a corrective measure, General Motors will notify affected owners by mail and advise them to take their vehicles to a dealership for inspection of the portable charging cord. If necessary, the cord will be replaced. “General Motors recommends not to use the portable charging cord until it has been inspected,” the company advised.
The recall is categorized under the ‘Electrical’ system and has been labeled as a ‘Safety Manufacturer’ type of notification by Transport Canada.
This same Chevy Bolt EUV charging cord faced a recall in the U.S. back in September, and as expected, the recall has followed suit in Canada.