The Chevrolet Volt

GM issues service bulletin for 2013 Chevy Volt electric stalling issues

General Motors has announced that they will reprogram the engine control software on the 2013 Chevrolet Volt over a concern that the delayed charging feature could cause the electric drive engine to “stall” while being driven – although it should be pointed out that this is not a recall of the electric Chevy.

General Motors believes that about 4,000 examples of the 2013 Chevrolet Volt electric sedan may have a software glitch that could cause the electric engine to shut down or “stall” while being driven. The problem is immediately remedied by letting the car sit for any from 2 to 5 minutes, after which time the 2013 Volt will start up and operate as expected. This issue only affects a small group of Chevy Volt EVs from the 2013 model year – 2011 and 2012 model year Volts are not included in this service bulletin nor are they affected by this problem. I should also point out that an electric motor cannot actually stall as that is a function of a combustion engine but for the average consumer – stalling is the best way to describe the sudden loss of drivetrain power while driving their vehicle. GM reportedly issued this bulletin after receiving a “few reports” from owners who ran into this stalling issue with their brand new Volt. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries stemming from this problem with the 2013 Volt.


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In some ways this is nostalgic.
What a joke!!! Recalling nearly half of the production is considered a SMALL amount. You have to bring your vehicle in to the dealership to have it corrected, but is ISN'T a recall!!! What is going on?