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Chevy Volt Recall May Set New Record

A handful of GM plug-ins face first-ever recall.

by on Jun.28, 2013

A glitch affecting the stability control system of a handful of 2012 Volts triggers a recall.

There’s been some major recalls during the past year, Chrysler agreeing, just this month to fix about 1.5 million Jeeps due to potential fire risks.  And there’ve been small ones measuring barely into the triple digits, such as the 689 Aston Martins that must be fixed because their brake pedals can, well, break.

But an admittedly incomplete search of the records suggests that this week’s recall of the Chevrolet Volt may set an all-time record.  Marking the first time General Motors’ much-ballyhooed extended-range electric vehicle has been subject to such an action, a grand total of just four vehicles are on the target list for repairs.

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The problem, it appears, involves an electronic glitch with the electronic stability control system on the four vehicles, all sold during the 2012 model-year. In an emergency braking situation, the issue could lead to a crash – though GM says it is unaware of any incidents involving the vehicles.