Bolt Recalled for Potentially Faulty Caliper

DETROIT – General Motors (GM) is recalling certain 2020 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles which  have a front left caliper which might fracture under heavy braking.

The recall covers 464 cars, all of which received front left calipers from a single manufacturing lot and was discovered by the caliper manufacturer during a high-pressure leak test.

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According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Part 573 Safety Recall Report 20V-808, “If the front-left brake caliper fractures and brake fluid is lost, the vehicle may experience reduced brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash.”

Dealers were notified Dec. 22, 2020 of the recall and owners will be notified beginning Feb. 5, 2021.

Notified owners will be asked to bring their Bolts to franchised dealers which will inspect the casting lot number on the front left brake caliper and replace if necessary. All inspections and repairs will be done without charge to the consumer.

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