The Bolt is Chevrolet’s award-winning all-electric subcompact car, and it certainly comes with plenty of accolades for a vehicle so young.
In 2017, the vehicle won two awards: 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year and 2017 North American Car of the Year. The Bolt was also named a 2017 All Star by Automobile Magazine. Just as impressive: In 2016, Time named it one of the year’s best inventions.
That’s a lot of praise for such a tiny car—one that also boasts about 250 miles on a single charge. Still, some drivers have found a few flaws in this electric vehicle over the last two years. If you believe your Bolt may have been sold to you with a known defect, reach out to us at 833.4.CARLAW for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.
Yearly Chevrolet Bolt Complaints, Investigations, and Recalls
If you purchased a new Bolt in the last few years, here’s what you should know, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
Driver complaints have primarily focused on:
- Electrical system
- Vehicle speed control
- Propulsion system
- Exterior lightning
- Power train
Seek Legal Assistance for Your Chevrolet Bolt
If you’ve experienced one of the problems above, or something similar, you can report it directly to the NHTSA so they can compile your complaint in their database. If they receive enough complaints on your same topic, they may launch an investigation into the matter—and that could potentially lead to a recall.
As long as the original manufacturer’s warranty hasn’t expired, you may still have the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act working in your favor. This federal law was designed to protect consumers from unethical warranty practices. If a dealership failed to fix a warrantable defect within three or more attempts and/or your vehicle has been out of service for 20 or more days, you may have a viable suit against the manufacturer for breach of warranty.
You may also have state lemon laws on your side. Like the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, these laws exist to extend extra protection to you, the consumer.
Don’t keep driving your Bolt back and forth to the dealership for repairs. Robison Lemon Law Group can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.