General Motors recalling nearly 69,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric cars over possible battery fire

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General Motors is recalling nearly 69,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric cars.

The American automaker says the worldwide recall is being done because the batteries in at least five of the vehicles have caught fire.

GM says it doesn't know what is causing the fires but that its engineers are trying to figure out what's going on.

U.S. safety regulators say the cars should be parked outdoors until the recall repairs have been made. And for now, dealers will install software that limits battery charging to 90% of capacity.

The recall covers Bolts from the 2017 through 2019 model years, including nearly 51,000 vehicles in the U.S.

The recall doesn’t cover 2020 Bolts that use an updated battery chemistry.