GM: We’ll Buy Your Volt Back, Fix if Needed

The Chevrolet Volt earned a five-star crash test rating from the NHTSA.

The Chevrolet Volt earned a five-star crash test rating from the NHTSA.

There’s no doubt that when it comes to electric vehicles, especially the Chevrolet Volt, they’ve sure made some sparks in regards to news-making events. One might even say sparks fly and catch fire!

Bad puns aside, we’re hoping the trend of the Chevrolet Volt dominating the automotive press is coming to a close. And we’re sure General Motors agrees, even if potentially negative coverage seem to have had minimal impact on their extended-range, gasoline-electric vehicle.

First, GM offered any Volt owners who were concerned over the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation into risk of Volts catching on fire post-crash a free rental car. Just a mere 34 accepted.

And now they’re making a real attempt at guaranteeing customer satisfaction by offering to buy back any Volt. GM says interested owners should contact their dealers for more details. Thus far, only 12 owners have taken the offer, reported the Wall Street Journal.

We won’t be shocked if the number of Volt owners who take the offer remains insignificant. According to Consumer Reports, those who bought and drive the electric Chevy are the most satisfied of all car owners. A resounding 93 percent of all Volt owners would purchase the car again – highest of any car in the survey.

Regardless of the option a Volt owner takes, GM says that if a fix is ultimately needed to address the potential for fires after a significant collision, they’ll immediately modify production of the electric vehicle. And it would also be an easy retrofit to those already on the road.

Will a recall notice be coming soon?


About Cecil Helton

Cecil Helton Cecil Helton is a U.S.-based writer and editor with passions for cars, motorcycles, boats, technology and social media. Much of his professional life since 1996 has been web-centric, and he’s written and developed content on a variety of subjects. His work in the houseboat industry received wide acclaim, such as winning the 1999 Cisco Systems Growing with Technology award and being named one of five finalists in the manufacturing sector of the 2000 Computerworld-Smithsonian Awards. As an Air Force brat, he spent much of his childhood in a two-year cycle of moving to a new place, making new friends, establishing a life, and then moving again. Destinations included: Kentucky, Illinois, Texas, the Greek isle of Crete, California and Ohio. Today you’ll find Cecil coping with his 15 year old son’s decision to pursue a motorcycle license at the same time he gets his driver’s license, being active across the web on multiple social media sites, and of course, writing articles and creating content on automotive and car insurance related topics right here at CarInsurance.org.


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