Chevrolet Bolt EV Recalled for Unusual Defect

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A recall may be unusual at times but as long as it puts safety at risk, it will be worth issuing.

Such is the case for General Motors, which just announced a recall for select 2019 and 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EVs because their doors could open when the window is rolled down.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the company is recalling a total of 897 units of the Chevy Bolt EV due to the safety issue.

Blue Chevrolet Bolt EV parked outside
A total of 897 units of the Chevrolet Bolt EV are affected by the recall.

The institute says the rear door-handle cables of the EVs may be too long, causing the window to come into contact with them. If this happens, it could result in damage to the cable and cause the door to open on its own.

Moreover, a damaged cable could also lead to the door handle failing to open the door. This puts passengers at risk of being trapped inside the vehicle.

GM said it has instructed dealers to replace the door handles of the vehicles at no cost to customers.

The company will begin notifying all owners of the affected cars soon, with the recall expected to begin on May 11.

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