Chevrolet Bolt Car Fire Class Action
On May 21, 2021, Klein Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit against General Motors Company for alleged defects in its Chevrolet Bolt Electric Vehicle (Chevy Bolt EV) resulting in car fires.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of consumers who purchased or leased 2017 through 2022 Chevy Bolt EVs and 2022 Chevy Bolt EUVs. These vehicles suffer from battery defects that result in a risk of fire. Specifically, when the batteries are charged to full, close to full, or are drained below 30%, they pose a risk of unexpectedly catching on fire. Due to GM’s actions, the defect creates a significant safety risk and caused damage to Canadian consumers.
In response, General Motors downgraded the battery capacity, thereby reducing the available mileage and decreasing the value of the vehicles. Canadians ended up with a product that was negligently designed, carelessly manufactured, and deceptively marketed to them.
If you purchased or leased a 2017 through 2022 Chevy Bolt EV or 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV in Canada, please fill out our Do You Qualify form.