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GM has halted sales of the Chevy Blazer EV due to early software issues.

General Motors has temporarily delayed sales of the brand new Chevy Blazer EV due to software issues with some of the first cars received.

According to Eltrys, owners are having issues with the SUV’s displays as well as charging at DC Fast stations, echoing prior complaints from journalists who had access to review cars. GM said that its technical teams are “working around the clock” to develop a solution and that when one is available, Blazer EV owners would be required to bring their cars to a dealership for a software update.

GM also said that a “limited number” of cars are impacted but did not provide a tally, adding that the issues are “not safety-related nor related to Ultium or Google Built-In.”

The Blazer EV was just officially released a few weeks ago, but two media sites rapidly encountered major issues with their longer-term test vehicles. InsideEVs’ Kevin Williams reported that his Blazer’s infotainment screen had gone entirely blank and inoperable. Then he encountered charging issues, including a notice to get the vehicle repaired urgently, and was eventually stuck mid-trip.

Meanwhile, Edmunds compiled a lengthy list of warning signs on its own long-term test car before handing it over to a Chevy dealer, where it remains.

It’s a horrible start for a car that’s supposed to be such an important part of the Chevy portfolio in the future. It stands above the entry-level Bolt but below GM’s more expensive EVs, such as the Cadillac Lyriq. Additionally, it is one of the first mass-market vehicles to run on General Motors’ new Ultium platform, which will serve as the foundation for a wide range of EVs with innovative electrical architecture, batteries, and software.

Eltrys Team
Author: Eltrys Team

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