Thousands of electric cars recalled after risk of battery catching on fire

On Behalf of | Nov 23, 2020 | Uncategorized |

There are many people in Louisiana who drive electric cars. Whether they are concerned about the environment or they want to save money on gas, electric cars can be a great option. But a recent recall on a popular electric car model has caused some alarm.

Thousands of electric cars recalled

General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced that they are recalling more than 68,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric cars for the years 2017-2019. The company says that the cars have a battery that can catch on fire. So far five cars have started on fire and two people have been injured.

What owners of the Chevrolet Bolt should do

Dealers will be able to make a software fix to the cars but in the meantime people who own this car should change the settings so that the battery does not charge more than 90%. General Motors is also advising owners not to park the car in the garage or near a building.

Contact a products liability attorney

Most of the time product manufacturers take the time to make sure products are safe for consumers. But occasionally a consumer can suffer from an unexpected injury or even death because of a dangerous product. If a person believes they have suffered an injury due to a faulty product they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury. An attorney can investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident and help determine who is at fault. An attorney can also use the legal process to hold a manufacturer responsible for their negligence.