So GM is offering to loan all 5000 Volt owners a non-Volt auto while the Volt battery problem is researched. OR GM will by back your Volt. Plus GM will recall and fix all 5000 Volts when the problem is found and a fix is determined. Sounds like GM is taking no chance on screwing up customer relations for the Volt.
Why is GM doing all this…read on.
It is amazing that people are concerned about the volt catching file SEVEN DAYS after side impact crash testing. The Vold is not starting to burn during the crash, or seven seconds after the crash or even seven minutes after the crash. The fire starts seven days after the crash.
Mind you that when a normal gas engine car is tested all the gas is removed form the test car. The all electric battery cars are tested with fully charges battery packs and there are NO fires during the actual crash test. To date there has also been on Volts catching fire in real file auto crashes. GM is notified, by the On-Star computer whne a Volt is envolved in a crash. As a precaution GM is sending out team to drain the Volts battery with in 48 hours of being notified by On-Star of a crash.
So the big question is why all the concern. A Gasoline powered car can explode and burn on crash impact. In fact there are over 200,000 fiery crashes every year. Where is the out cry of who dangerous a car is caring around 10 to 50 gallons of flammable liquid?