12 Jan '12, 6pm

GM Volt Battery Fix Part of an Industry Evolution: General Motors just announced a quasi-recall of the 8,000 V...

GM Volt Battery Fix Part of an Industry Evolution: General Motors just announced a quasi-recall of the 8,000 V...

General Motors just announced a quasi-recall of the 8,000 Volt plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) made to-date in order to address the battery fire issue. Technically, it is a “Customer Satisfaction Program,” done proactively in advance of any government requirement, and not an actual recall. A Volt that had been crash-tested, without an immediate incident in the LG-manufactured lithium-ion (Lion) battery, erupted into flames caused by a battery fire days later. The cause was a cracked line in the battery liquid cooling system, which eventually resulted in a short circuit. At about the same time, Fisker Automotive and battery maker A123 Systems announced an unrelated recall of the approximately 37 Fisker Karma PHEVs on the road (no fires). The reason? A poorly attached liquid cooling clamp for the battery. A123 Systems stock rose 22 percent on news of the solution. The common thread ...

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