General Motors will buy back the Chevy Volt from customers who have the car and are worried about the recent fire issues. Earlier this week GM offered to loan their customers vehicles until the safety concerns with the electric car were resolved. Why the change?
According to GM spokesperson Greg Martin, "While the investigation is going on, we will do whatever it takes to allay concerns and keep our customers happy, and if that includes repurchase, we will work individually with any customer." That really seems to show that the manufacturer stands behind its Chevy Volt.
Once the issue is settled, the company will recall and retrofit every single Chevy Volt if the issue requires that type of solution. So far 6,000 of the cars have been sold, so it would be a fairly large undertaking, but it wouldn't be millions like some recent car recalls.
Are you one of the few people who already has a Chevy Volt? If so, are you concerned? GM assures customers that the vehicles are safe. Martin said, "The Volt's a safe car. These concerns are based on three incidents up to three weeks after a severe test crash."
So far only 30 owners have gotten a loaner car from GM as a result of the unexplained fires. Hopefully this problem is quickly resolved because the world needs this type of technology to catch on and be successful. Fire concerns could end up slowing things down, which would make it even hard to get sustainable vehicles on the road.
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