Chevrolet Volt Gets First Formal Recall; Only Four 2012 Volts Affected

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 2

2012 Chevy Volt

2012 Chevy Volt

According tot he Detroit News, four 2012 Chevy Volts are being recalled due to a “defective brake pressure modulator valve.

Chevy Volt

Chevy Volt

This is the first formal recall for the Chevrolet Volt and, since it’s only linked to 4 vehicles, we’d say the Volt’s reputation for stellar reliability remains wholly intact.

GM did conduct a customer satisfaction campaign on the Volt back in 2012 to address some battery pack-safety concerns.

That “defective brake pressure modulator valve” could cause the Volt’s electronic stability control to malfunction, which in turn to “increase the possibility of a crash in an emergency braking incident,” report the Detroit News.

No injuries or accidents have been reported in relation to this recall.

General Motors apparently became aware of the issue when it inspected a “returned warranty part of an exported Volt.”

Source: Detroit News

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2 responses to "Chevrolet Volt Gets First Formal Recall; Only Four 2012 Volts Affected"

  1. GeorgeS says:

    I don’t get it. Why only 4??

    1. taser54 says:

      I proffer that the batch of parts in question was culled from installation by quality control on Day X; however, on Day W, 4 of them made it on cars and somehow the numbers in the recalled batch weren’t verified (via talking to the worker that obained the parts)until the broken warranty part arrived.