General Motors has expanded its recall of Chevrolet Bolts to encompass all model years.
The voluntary recall was made by the manufacturer on Friday, informing customers that steps were being taken to repair defective lithium ion battery modules that might cause a fire. Car owners will not be charged for the repairs.
Bolts made between 2017 and 2019 were included in the initial recall announced last month. The current recall affects all Bolts with model years up to and including 2022.
GM said it will notify customers when replacement parts are ready to make the repairs. In the meantime, the automaker is asking customers to set their vehicle to a 90% state of charge limitation, charge their vehicle more frequently and avoid depleting their batteries below about 70 miles.
The recall comes after at least two vehicles caught fire.
Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warned Bolt owners to not park the cars inside.
“The affected vehicles’ cell packs have the potential to smoke and ignite internally, which could spread to the rest of the vehicle and cause a structure fire if parked inside a garage or near a house,” the NHSTA said.