One of the many development tests done on the Chevrolet Volt is to ensure the lithium-ion battery pack is protected from water. Watch as the car drives through a water trough at different depths and speeds.
A little over a month ago GM brought to everyone's attention efforts by GM and NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) to better understand the cause of a post-crash electrical fire that occurred after NHTSA crash tested a Chevrolet Volt. We are posting this information today to inform you of GM's solution to this issue.
GM remains firm in their belief that the Volt is a safe car - before, during and immediately after a crash. Although there have been no real world customer incidents, GM is taking precautionary steps to ensure your peace of mind. The focus of this investigation has been on what happens days or weeks after a severe side pole impact test, followed by a roll over. GM is enhancing the vehicle structure and battery coolant system to improve battery protection after a severe crash. GM will notify current Volt owners in February 2012 to schedule service to make these modifications.
If you have any questions, GM will be hosting a web chat on Friday, January 6, 2012, at Noon EST that will specifically address details. Please join the chat at ChevroletVoltAge.com http://www.chevroletvoltage.com/index.php/volt-blog/18-volt/2564-chevrolet-volt-battery- web-chat.html. If you aren’t able to join the web chat, you can read it later at the link above.
If you have any additional questions, please contact your Courtesy Chevrolet Volt advisor. The contact information is 877-4-VOLT-INFO (877-486-5846) or Voltda101@gmexpert.com.
GMs mission is to provide its customers with the best vehicles on the road. Among the many benefits and attributes GM strives to provide its customers, safety is the most important. It’s the ultimate piece of standard equipment GM can offer.
General Motors is tremendously proud of our owners’ overwhelmingly positive response to the Volt. There is no greater compliment to GMs Volt team than to have its owners rate Volt the highest of all makes and models on Consumer Reports Annual Satisfaction Survey.
Thank you for standing by the Chevy Volt during this experience. It’s been very gratifying to read the supporting comments many of you have posted on Volt’s Facebook page and other forums.