Court Largely Denies Motion to Dismiss in Chevy Bolt Battery Recall Lawsuit

On September 30, 2022, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan largely denied General Motors’ motion to dismiss the Plaintiffs’ Consolidated Class Action Complaint in the Chevy Bolt consumer litigation. The lawsuit relates to an alleged defect in its Chevrolet Bolt Electric Vehicles (EV) where the battery poses a risk of fire when it is charged to full, or very close to full. Further, the resulting recall implemented by General Motors was allegedly inadequate, and allegedly diminished the value of the vehicles.

Although the Court dismissed some claims, it found that Plaintiffs stated numerous viable claims under state consumer protection statutes, common law, and for breaches of warranty. Judge Berg, in his written Opinion, acknowledged that GM’s interim recall “continues to substantially limit how the vehicles may be used.”

Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP has been appointed by the court to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee.

If you would like to speak with us about this lawsuit or are a Bolt owner or lessee who has experienced issues related to the battery recall, please contact the lawyers listed below.

Attorneys for this case:

Beena M. McDonald
Samantha E. Holbrook
Alex M. Kashurba