GM is recalling 140,000 Chevrolet Bolt EVs because they may catch fire.

General Motors Co. said Tuesday that it is recalling 140,000 Chevrolet Bolt EVs in North America because the carpet could catch fire if a front seat belt pretensioner goes off in a crash.

The US automaker said that the recall includes some Chevrolet Bolt EVs from model years 2017 through 2023 because, in rare cases, after a crash, front seatbelt pretensioner exhaust gases could come into contact with floor carpet fibres and start a fire.


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The recall affects about 120,000 cars in the United States and 20,000 cars in Canada.


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