All 8,000 of them.
Straining mightily to avoid the word “recall,” General Motors (GM) is “ask(ing) owners to return (Chevy Volts) to dealers” in what is being called a “customer satisfaction program call back” – of every single Volt ever sold.
“The cars are covered by a ‘customer satisfaction program’ run by GM, which is similar to a safety recall but allows the carmaker to avoid the bad publicity and federal monitoring that come with a recall.”
How ingenuous and straightforward of GM. But what’s to be expected, given that GM and the Barack Obama Administration covered up their knowledge of the fires for at least half a year?
There were multiple Volt fires in 2011. Two private fires in April. Three government fires in National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) testing. And another private fire in November.
Remember: The two fires in April and the one in November involved Volts that were not involved in crashes. Yet GM and the Obama Administration are now claiming that the Volt fire problems only arise “days or weeks after a severe crash.”
Remember: There have been many different reasons cited as possible causes for the fires not caused by crashes. Is it the charging station? Is it the charging station cable? Is it the battery? These questions still seem to be outstanding.
GM started selling the Volt in late 2010. So the fire problem has been a problem from just about the outset.
Less Government President Seton Motley:
“The Chevy Volt is an unprofitable, unpopular, electric nightmare. A ‘Worst Product Flop of 2011’ winner. And with each passing day – despite GM and Barack Obama Administration cover-ups and withholdings of information – we learn more and more about just how combustible-ly unsafe the Volt is.
“From all appearances, GM and the Obama Administration have been sacrificing the safety of the American people on the altar of Leftist Green ideology. Continuing to only trickle out more damaging information of the inflammable dangers of the Chevy Volt – all the while continuing to sell it, and promote it as their warped vision of the future.
“GM and the Obama Administration first refused to admit there was a Volt fire problem. Then they said there was only one fire. Now they say it was three fires – but only after crashes. When there have been multiple additional fires involving Volts that were never in accidents.
“This is but the latest in a long line of examples of the Obama Administration being disingenuous about their plans and policies. And – like Fast & Furious, amongst others – the Administration’s disingenuousness about the Chevy Volt is placing We the People in danger.
“GM and the Obama Administration have repeatedly withheld information regarding the Chevy Volt fire problems. And they are doing it still. So how much confidence can We the People have in the safety of the Volt – based upon the ‘call back’ ‘fix’ they are now proclaiming? Answer: Hardly any at all.”
We the Taxpayers own more than 500 million shares of GM stock, on which we are poised to lose about $16 billion. Less Government tracks the looming loss – and offers the solution for how we can extricate ourselves from GM – at www.BailoutCost.com.