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GM to call back 8,000 electric Chevy Volts -- report (ALL 8,000 Volts sold)
msnbc ^ | 1/5/2012 | staff

Posted on 01/05/2012 8:39:34 AM PST by tobyhill

General Motors plans to ask Volt owners to bring their electric cars into dealers to strengthen the structure around the batteries, according to a report.

The move is similar to a recall and involves the 8,000 Volts sold in the U.S. in the past two years.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chevyvolt; china; democrats; envirofascism; fail; fraud; gm; governmentmotors; greenfraud; obama; obamamotors; recall; recallallvolts; revolting; thegreenlie; totalrecall; transfertechnology; typicaldncfailure; volt

1 posted on 01/05/2012 8:39:39 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

What a reVolting situation.


2 posted on 01/05/2012 8:41:59 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tobyhill

It’s a RECALL, but they aren’t going to call it a recall, because it might harm the company’s master, Barack Obama.

How nice...


3 posted on 01/05/2012 8:42:03 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tobyhill
Minus, of course the ones that have spontaneously exploded.

CC

4 posted on 01/05/2012 8:42:14 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Wisdom comes from experience. Experience comes from a lack of wisdom.)
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To: tobyhill

Introducing the electric Pinto.


5 posted on 01/05/2012 8:44:42 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: tobyhill
GM invests Billions into a revolutionary concept. It actually was a good idea on the drawing board. However, because the billions bought an inferior battery and they did not use the best electric motors, they ended up with an 2nd rate hybrid.
6 posted on 01/05/2012 8:45:30 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: tobyhill

Not a recall, but an enhancement. “We’re not “rebuilding” your house because our Volt caught fire and burned your house down. We’re “enhancing” your house with new siding and paint and plumbing and wiring and.....”


7 posted on 01/05/2012 8:45:43 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tobyhill
I wonder if these cars will get the same mileage after Chevy builds a heavy bulletproof safety cage around the batteries? Even after they do this, I still wouldn't want to drive this car. Being familiar with GM recall solutions, they are usually half @$$ed and poorly executed. They will still catch fire after this.


8 posted on 01/05/2012 8:46:25 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: tobyhill

But wait, wouldn’t a strengthened structure reduce precious gas milleage resulting in law suits and money for lawyers?

What if people burn to death as they drive their democrat cars into the designated recall zone!?

This is MADNESS!


9 posted on 01/05/2012 8:47:11 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: tobyhill

I sure feel sorry for the GM engineers that were forced to produce this POS. What a resume killer.


10 posted on 01/05/2012 8:47:20 AM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: tobyhill

Why isn’t Obama’s fleet all electric cars? Why does he not lead by example?

My liberal brother bought one of the early Priuses and got into a minor wreck on the interstate returning to Florida. At first, the mechanics told him it would be fixed in no time but, as they inspected the damage, they realized that the accident bent the housing where the massive battery was kept.

It was later declared a total. Apparently, there was no safe way to repair the housing.


11 posted on 01/05/2012 8:47:42 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: blueunicorn6

It’s not a defect, it’s an undocumented feature.


12 posted on 01/05/2012 8:47:51 AM PST by Brookhaven (Mitt Romney has been consistent since he changed his mind.)
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To: Brookhaven

There’s a future for you with this administration.


13 posted on 01/05/2012 8:50:46 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tobyhill

I’m expecting the Ralph Nader book any day now... /s


14 posted on 01/05/2012 8:51:12 AM PST by MNlurker
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To: tobyhill

Didn’t Fisker Motors just issue a total recall of their $100,000+ cars due to something similar?


15 posted on 01/05/2012 8:54:22 AM PST by bushbuddy
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To: tobyhill

Fifty Billion dollars of taxpayer stimulus money to GM (and the UAW) just doesn’t buy the quality it once did.


16 posted on 01/05/2012 8:55:50 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: OrangeHoof

“Why isn’t Obama’s fleet all electric cars? Why does he not lead by example?”

Just how far do you think a fully loaded armored limo will go on a charge? Methinks an extension cord would make more sense.


17 posted on 01/05/2012 8:56:29 AM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Iron Munro

$250,000 government subsidy per Volt.


18 posted on 01/05/2012 8:58:31 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Gimme that old time fossil fuel.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Is that pic a carbq of a Volt? Was it involved in an accident or did it spontaneously-combust because of this issue around the recall?

They’ve sold eight thousand, seriously? OK, now that everyone in Hollywood owns one, now what?


19 posted on 01/05/2012 8:59:25 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: 11th Commandment
Libs always have dreams, dreams of making things that can't possibly work or are so darn expensive that even with some competition ordinary consumers still can't afford it.
Libs flat out refuse to go with things proved to work and are affordable because it normally contradicts their “causes”.
20 posted on 01/05/2012 8:59:25 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: OrangeHoof

Why isn’t Obama’s fleet all electric cars? Why does he not lead by example?

Whoa that is crazy talk. Don’t you know lib/progs are excluded from the rules they epouse.


21 posted on 01/05/2012 9:01:05 AM PST by Leep
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To: tobyhill

Wonder if GM will pull off the union made label?.


22 posted on 01/05/2012 9:04:59 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: tobyhill
That is the biggest planning success in the entire history of New GM. By failing spectacularly in selling the price-enhanced golf cart they christened the "Volt", Obama's appointed management kept the cost of this recall extremely low. The taxpayer cost per Volt sold is likely to go up only from $250,000 per car to $250,500 each, or perhaps $251,000 per car at most. While those numbers might worry old-style conservatives who still value the idea of making a profit, most Obama voters will be relieved that the total loss on the Volt project is increasing by less than the price of a few dozen zero-emissions cars.

Buy a Volt NOW or the bear will drown!

[Note: it's getting hard to tell sarcasm from the insanity of the far left fringe, but I'm hoping Freepers will be able to tell whether I'm serious.]

23 posted on 01/05/2012 9:07:38 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: tobyhill

24 posted on 01/05/2012 9:08:50 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Lx

That pic is the first one that was sitting idly in the garage and somehow the structure burned. No real cause for the fire was given, but with the info we have on the vehicle today, it would not be out of the realm for the Volt to be the cause.


25 posted on 01/05/2012 9:12:58 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: bossmechanic
“Why isn’t Obama’s fleet all electric cars? Why does he not lead by example?”

Just how far do you think a fully loaded armored limo will go on a charge? Methinks an extension cord would make more sense.

Or how about a coal powered steam truck that accompanies the Presidential limo and supplies continuous electric power to it?

I can see it now. . . .


26 posted on 01/05/2012 9:14:00 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Red Badger

Ping.


27 posted on 01/05/2012 9:14:30 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: tobyhill

I hope PACs and Super-PACs are gathering all of these costs and wasted green projects—and corruption—a la Solyndra etc. and hammer the ‘rats and 0bama endlessly. The presstitutes sure aren’t going to tell the truth. MFrs. Traitors to the 4th Estate, the lot of them...


28 posted on 01/05/2012 9:15:15 AM PST by eureka! (Bless Our Troops. D*mn the Left.)
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To: 11th Commandment

My son’s robotics team has a motto. “Everything works on the back of a napkin.”


29 posted on 01/05/2012 9:15:26 AM PST by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: tobyhill

LibTards....they play at building cars...they play at building power plants, they play doctor, banker, commodity broker..mortgage broker...they play at everything....and it all turns to cr%*.....


30 posted on 01/05/2012 9:19:53 AM PST by mo
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To: tobyhill

Goonion management, folks.

Betcha this is the end of GM due to many reasons, with Obamoid management the final straw.


31 posted on 01/05/2012 9:29:50 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Cicero

That old steam-powered truck will still be chugging along, decades after the last Chevy Volt has been recycled into plastic spoons and aluminum foil.


32 posted on 01/05/2012 9:30:52 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: tobyhill

Government Motors POS. Anyone stupid enough to buy one, deserves what they get.


33 posted on 01/05/2012 9:33:08 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: GladesGuru
Betcha this is the end of GM due to many reasons, with Obamoid management the final straw.

Hopefully the Corvette will be preserved, much in the way that the Studebaker Avanti was.

34 posted on 01/05/2012 9:33:43 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Good question, I wonder what the reduction in MPG and range would be.


35 posted on 01/05/2012 9:37:39 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: OrangeHoof

-——Why isn’t Obama’s fleet all electric cars? -——

Although not widely reported, the Obama led government has pumped up the tires of all vehicles and has saved billions of $$$ as a direct result.

There is therefore no need to replace the whole fleet


36 posted on 01/05/2012 9:38:51 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: tobyhill; All
Folks,

In the next week or so at the NAIAS, the 2013 Fusion is supposed to have it's debut.

What we know from the web.

* It will use the very good handling "Ford Mondeo" Chassis ( possibly new or upgraded )
* It will be 4 or 5 star crash Mulally will demand it.
* It will get 10 to 20% better fuel economy, (again Mulally demands ) the green car blogs are rumoring 48 mpg in the city for the Hybrid.
* It will have a good looking skin ergo the "EVOS" Show-car

>

Here is the EVOS of which it will get it's DNA

IMHO this Fusion will make the Volt about as appealing as Rosanne Barr...

37 posted on 01/05/2012 10:05:16 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Brookhaven
“It’s not a defect, it’s an undocumented feature”

Yep, Libs love a 40,000 dollar weenie roast.

38 posted on 01/05/2012 10:16:03 AM PST by DAC21
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To: tobyhill
Add a tamper-resistant bracket to the top of the battery coolant reservoir to help prevent potential coolant overfill.

Why would someone tamper with a bracket? What would be gained by the action?

39 posted on 01/05/2012 10:35:19 AM PST by NautiNurse
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To: tobyhill
from:

Another Oministration Sellout of American Technology and Ingenuity to China

China REQUIRES all foreign investors to give up their technology to them for the "right" to build goods there. Obama-seized GM can deny it till the cows come home, but it's still a lie. Dismantling America, chunk by chunk, piece by piece. Anybody see the tyrant-in-chief's body language, facial expressions and hand gestures, not to mention his words, at his Ohio press conference today? He simply can't hide his hatred for America.

The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America -- read it.

GM deal moves electric car development to China -- a 'shakedown'? USA Today ...

40 posted on 01/05/2012 11:22:19 AM PST by opentalk
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To: NautiNurse

Air bag thefts are a money maker so I’m guessing that battery thefts will be also. It’s not like it’s a regular battery you can pick up at Auto Zone.


41 posted on 01/05/2012 11:24:28 AM PST by USAF80
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To: GonzoGOP

heh heh....”Unsafe At Any Voltage” ?


42 posted on 01/05/2012 11:53:00 AM PST by bigbob
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To: tobyhill
Here's the modified version:


43 posted on 01/05/2012 11:58:53 AM PST by bigbob
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44 posted on 01/05/2012 1:41:16 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: tobyhill

I see..

It’s a “Call Back”- where they bring the cars in for repair

Which is VERY DIFFERENT than a horrible “Recall” - where they bring in the cars for repair

See the difference?


45 posted on 01/05/2012 6:27:45 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Lx

About a year ago one burnt down garage in CT. I see remains of a wood structure, so that may be it.


46 posted on 01/05/2012 9:29:46 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

Volt = Dolt
GM = Loser Company
nobama = anti Free America freak


47 posted on 01/07/2012 5:13:00 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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