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GM: We’ll Replace Chevrolet Volt 120-Volt Charging Units
Business Insider ^ | March 23, 2012

Posted on 03/23/2012 10:02:36 AM PDT by jazusamo

General Motors announced yesterday that it would replace the 120-Volt charging unit provided with every Chevrolet Volt, to provide what GM spokesman Randy Fox called a "more consistent charging experience."

Back in July, we reported that some of the charging units provided in Volts were overheating, becoming too hot to touch and in one case, even giving an owner a second-degree burn.

Thicker cord

Now, after complaints from Volt owners, General Motors has agreed to swap out the unit for a beefed-up unit of the same design. Fox said upgrades to the design include a thicker cord from the unit to the wall socket.

Every 2011 or 2012 Chevy Volt built through last Friday, when the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant halted production for five weeks, will receive the new unit.

"It's not a safety recall," Fox told Reuters. "It's more of a customer satisfaction program."

Carried in car

The 120-volt charging unit, which GM often calls a “convenience charging cord," comes as standard with every Volt and is fitted into a recess under the load-bay floor.

The unit is comprised of a 120-volt domestic plug on one end, an electric charging unit in the middle, and a 16-foot cable with a J-1772 connector that plugs into the Volt's charging socket on the other.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chargingcord; chevyvolt; gm; governmentmotors; overheating; recall
After all the misleading info GM has put out regarding the Volt since its debut I find it difficult to believe this is not a safety recall due to overheating charging cords.
1 posted on 03/23/2012 10:02:45 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
"General Motors announced yesterday that it would replace the 120-Volt charging unit provided with every Chevrolet Volt"...
2 posted on 03/23/2012 10:07:31 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: jazusamo

Made in china.


3 posted on 03/23/2012 10:08:20 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

That little fellow would be a great improvement.


4 posted on 03/23/2012 10:09:51 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: jazusamo

How about switching out the Volt for a car that actually works.

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5 posted on 03/23/2012 10:12:34 AM PDT by flatfish
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Heh, Heh, Heh

They could connect a AA battery to the cage and make him run faster.


6 posted on 03/23/2012 10:14:51 AM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
After all the misleading info GM has put out regarding the Volt since its debut I find it difficult to believe this is not a safety recall due to overheating charging cords.

GM is probably doing this ASAP before it gets to the NTSB which will most likely require a safety recall.

7 posted on 03/23/2012 10:15:39 AM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: FreedomOfExpression

I’ve no doubt at all you’re right.


8 posted on 03/23/2012 10:22:37 AM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

LOL!


9 posted on 03/23/2012 10:25:44 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: FreedomOfExpression
My guess is that Obama will be visiting a GM VOLT plant soon.

Not a safety matter?? Of course it is....I'm guessing there are already lawsuits.

10 posted on 03/23/2012 10:25:57 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: jazusamo

At least GM won’t have replace that many units. Rather than millions, just a few thousand. :-)


11 posted on 03/23/2012 10:35:53 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Sacajaweau
"Jeez! I wonder how soon America will catch on to the fact this tin can is a piece of crap?"...
12 posted on 03/23/2012 10:52:05 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: jazusamo

What does GM care? It’s not their money anyway.


13 posted on 03/23/2012 11:18:57 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: jazusamo
"It's not a safety recall," Fox told Reuters. "It's more of a customer satisfaction program."

"Eeet's not a gang. Eeet's a club."

14 posted on 03/23/2012 11:23:45 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: jazusamo
To make electric cars we:

To make gas cars we:

BWA HA HA HA HAAA

15 posted on 03/23/2012 11:26:55 AM PDT by conservativeimage.com (Civil War II)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Obama has a lot to learn about central-planner factory inspection visits! But he's learning from the best.


16 posted on 03/23/2012 11:29:15 AM PDT by pogo101
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I suppose this will resolve the current resistance to the Volt.

(blink)

Watt??

17 posted on 03/23/2012 11:46:41 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

http://www.aboutlawsuits.com/topics/chevy-volt/


18 posted on 03/23/2012 11:50:25 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jonah Hex
"I suppose this will resolve the current resistance to the Volt."

In duck tents.


19 posted on 03/23/2012 11:54:26 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Now don't everyone rush to the dealers all at once! They only make so many Dolts a month...and there's that matter of sending out notices to area fire stations when you do!

Pahleeeez! Just go a-way...far,far, far a-way.

20 posted on 03/23/2012 12:25:23 PM PDT by Mobilemitter (We must learn to fin >-)> for ourselves.........)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

Not only is the car ludicrous, even the charger is. EPIC FAIL, nobama! Don’t you copmmies ever learn?


21 posted on 03/23/2012 12:25:50 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

Not only is the car ludicrous, even the charger is. EPIC FAIL, nobama! Don’t you commies ever learn?


22 posted on 03/23/2012 12:25:59 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Jonah Hex
I suppose this will resolve the current resistance to the Volt.

(blink)

Watt??

Ohm-my-goodness! Did you really have to say that?

23 posted on 03/23/2012 12:31:00 PM PDT by Bob
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24 posted on 03/23/2012 2:03:47 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
The Chevy Revolt, our slogan for November 2012!
25 posted on 03/23/2012 2:06:09 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: org.whodat

The design was likely meddled with by an accountant that did not understand that resistance produces heat and large resistance produces large heat. The money saved by GM in using a too small gage wire is spent by the customer in energy waste.

The heat by the way is wasted energy. The amount of charging juice wasted to heat rather than charging is money just thrown away.


26 posted on 03/23/2012 2:21:05 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: bert

Maybe true!


27 posted on 03/23/2012 2:55:58 PM PDT by org.whodat
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