Normal Motors declared Wednesday that it will extend the generation shutdown of its Chevrolet Bolt by two weeks, as generation of new battery modules from LG ramps up. The automaker will prioritize recall-associated repairs on older Bolts just before hitting the restart button at its assembly vegetation.

Recall that GM expanded its Bolt recall to extra than one hundred forty,000 models this previous August to swap battery modules to deal with the a lot-publicized fire hazard triggered by faulty batteries provided by LG Chem and LG Electronics. GM’s Orion plant in Michigan has been shut down due to the fact August 23 and will be until finally at minimum the conclude of Oct.

GM also explained it will do away with 3 extra weeks of generation for its Equinox product, this time at the Ramos, Mexico plant. In this scenario the worldwide semiconductor scarcity is to blame.

In regard to the Bolt, there is also good information for GM, as spouse and supplier LG has agreed to decide on up a lot of the invoice for the recall, which is approximated to be close to $2 billion. An announcement by LG confirms it will take up about $one.2 billion of that.

GM explained on Sept. twenty that battery generation for the Bolt had resumed and that replacement of the models in existing designs was anticipated to start out in mid-Oct. LG has founded new production procedures and has been functioning with GM to “review and improve its excellent assurance courses to provide self-assurance in its batteries shifting ahead.”

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