For owners who have placed orders for their new Lyriq, it is not clear how long they’ll have to wait. GM notes that it is illegal to deliver a new car until this defect has been fixed, so any Lyriqs sitting with dealers can’t be delivered to customers, released to auction, or even be used for demonstration purposes.
The Lyriq is one of several modern EVs that have had to deal with electronic gremlins. While actual EV motors seem quite sound, the advanced technologies inside all-electric vehicles have let them down. That much was evident in a Consumer Reports reliability report that was published late last year.
Hopefully, the otherwise excellent Lyriq’s first recall is also its last.