Safety Recall N222380031 Improper Urethane Sealing – High Voltage Battery Pack – 2022 BrightDrop EV600 & 2022-2023 GMC Hummer EV Pickup

October 13, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V771000

High Voltage Battery Enclosure Not Properly Sealed

Water accumulation in the high voltage battery pack can cause a loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V771

Manufacturer General Motors, LLC

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 824

 

Summary

General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2022 BrightDrop EV600 and 2022-2023 GMC Hummer EV Pickup electric vehicles. The high voltage battery pack enclosure may not be properly sealed, allowing water to enter the pack.

 

Remedy

The remedy is currently under development. Interim letters notifying owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed November 28, 2022. Second letters will be sent once the remedy is available. Owners may contact EV Concierge at 1-833-HUMMER-EV, and BrightDrop Service Operations and Support at 1-888-987-4377. GM’s number for this recall is N222380031.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Safety Recall N222380031
Improper Urethane Sealing – High Voltage Battery Pack

 

These questions and answers are being provided to help GM dealers respond to inquiries from involved vehicle owners about the Safety Recall identified above.

 

Q1) Which vehicles are involved?

Certain 2022-2023 model year GMC HUMMER EV vehicles

 

Q2) What is the issue or condition?

The high-voltage battery pack enclosure in some of these vehicles may not have been properly sealed.  If the pack enclosure is not sealed, water can enter the pack.

 

Q3) What symptoms may be experienced?  What warning signs may be associated with the issue or condition described?

If water enters the battery pack enclosure and causes a battery pack malfunction, one or more malfunction indicator lamps may illuminate and the driver information center will display a warning message to the driver.

 

Q4) What is the remedy/repair?

GM is working to develop a remedy for this condition.

 

Q5) What is the safety risk?  Is the vehicle safe to drive?

GM is aware of three confirmed reports of this condition causing water to enter the pack.  In two of the cases, the vehicles would not start.  In the third case, the vehicle lost propulsion while driving.   A loss of propulsion while driving can increase the risk of a crash.

 

Q6) Does the customer have to pay for this remedy/repair?

No, this inspection/repair will be done at no cost to the customer.

 

Q7) Is the remedy/repair available now?

No, when a remedy is available and/or sufficient quantity of parts are available, the recall bulletin will be released, and dealers can begin repairing vehicles.

 

Q8) What should customers do until recall repairs can be completed?  Are there any special instructions?

If special instructions are provided, they will be included in the notification letters to customers.

 

Q9) How can customers check to see if their vehicle is involved in this field action?

Customers who own a vehicle involved in the field action will be notified by mail by General Motors, but they may also check their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for field actions in GM Owner Center at https://my.gm.com/recalls or via NHTSA’s website at https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/.

 

Q10) If customers are concerned, can they get a rental car or courtesy transportation?

Courtesy transportation is available for customers whose vehicles are involved in this recall and are within the warranty coverage period for the warranty which is associated with this recall.  Please refer to Warranty Administration Bulletin #17-NA-073:  Field Action Courtesy Transportation Policy for further information.

 


Chronology :

On July 26, 2022 and August 9, 2022, GM received Speak Up For Safety (SUFS) submissions relating to potential electrocoating and urethane-sealing issues in certain Hummer EV battery packs. GM opened product investigations to investigate these related allegations on August 2, 2022 and August 19, 2022. GM’s investigations identified two manufacturing errors—undercured electrocoating along certain portions of the battery tray and improper urethane seal repair—that could result in poor urethane seal adhesion in battery packs built during specific build windows.

GM is aware of two relevant field reports and a relevant report involving a GM-owned test vehicle. In the two field reports, received by GM on June 27 and July 19, 2022, the vehicles would not start. In the third report, a GM-owned test vehicle lost propulsion during a test event at GM’s Milford Proving Grounds on September 24, 2022. All three of these vehicles exhibited water leaks at urethane seals that had been repaired by the battery pack supplier during pack assembly. Water inside the battery packs triggered the vehicles’ onboard diagnostics, and the drivers received notification of a battery-pack malfunction.

GM is not aware of any accidents, injuries, or fires related to this condition. GM’s Safety Field Action Decision Authority (SFADA) decided to conduct a safety recall on vehicles containing packs with potentially improperly repaired urethane seals on October 6, 2022. SFADA decided to expand this recall to vehicles that may have battery pack trays with undercured electrocoating on October 13, 2022.

 


3 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
BRIGHTDROP EV600 2022
GMC HUMMER EV 2022-2023

 


7 Associated Documents

Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Message re Stop Delivery Order for Upcoming Safety Recall N222380030 Improper Urethane Sealing – High Voltage Battery Pack

RCMN-22V771-9763.pdf 64.228KB

RCMN-22V771-9763

 


Miscellaneous Document – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Safety Recall N222380030 Improper Urethane Sealing – High Voltage Battery Pack

RMISC-22V771-5188.pdf 97.57KB

RMISC-22V771-5188

 


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V771-7193.PDF 214.818KB

RCLRPT-22V771-7193

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V771-9080.pdf 752.876KB

RCAK-22V771-9080

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Message re Update on Stop Delivery Order for Upcoming Safety Recall N222380030 Improper Urethane Sealing – High Voltage Battery Pack VINS Moved to new Safety Recall N222380031

RCMN-22V771-6761.pdf 114.42KB

RCMN-22V771-6761

 


Miscellaneous Document – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Safety Recall N222380031 Improper Urethane Sealing – High Voltage Battery Pack

RMISC-22V771-8177.pdf 97.552KB

RMISC-22V771-8177

 


Recall 573 Report – 10/25/22

RCLRPT-22V771-6214.PDF 214.834KB

RCLRPT-22V771-6214

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V771&docType=RCL

 


 

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