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GM Extends Bolt Production Shutdown

GM previously stopped production in August.

On Friday, General Motors announced another production shutdown at a Michigan plant that makes the Chevrolet Bolt.

The Orion Assembly plant will be down for three weeks, according to Reuters

GM previously stopped production in August amid a battery recall over fire risks that impacted more than 140,000 Bolts.

The work stoppage will begin on November 15, the plant will resume production on December 6, 2021. 

The recall remains a priority for GM, which is swapping out battery modules following reports of fires. 

GM previously said that the Orion facility would have limited capacity this month to optimize battery production and make loaners available to customers requiring recall repairs. 

The Bolt recall will cost GM an estimated $1.8 billion.

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