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Chevy Bolt fire risk: GM warns owners of older models to park outside

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DETROIT - General Motors is telling owners of some older Chevrolet Bolts to park them outdoors and not to charge them overnight because two of the electric cars caught fire after recall repairs were made.The company said Wednesday that the request covers 2017 through 2019 Bolts that were part of a group that was recalled earlier due to fires in the batteries.The latest request comes after two Bolts that had gotten recall repairs caught fire, one in Vermont and the other in New Jersey, GM spokesman Kevin Kelly said.Owners should take the steps "out of an abundance of caution," he said.

The steps should be continued until GM engineers investigate and develop a repair, he said.FILE - The Chevrolet Bolt drives onstage during a press conference.

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