The Worst 2017-2020 Bolt Problems

Chevrolet Bolt Fires

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GM is asking 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt owners to temporarily limit their battery's charging capacity so the battery's defective cells won't spark a flame and make the EV extra crispy as it charges to 100%. A more permanent solution is expect…

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What Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Timeline of 1st Generation Bolt News

By the Numbers

  1. 3 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 7 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 12th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 80 eligible generations.