The Chevy Volt, an electric car manufactured by General Motors, can spontaneously burst into flames in the event of a collision. This past June, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened a formal investigation testing the safety of the Chevy Volt vehicles.
The investigation is aimed at the safety of the Volt’s lithium-ion batteries, which can explode and catch on fire in the event of a collision. During crash tests, the Volt’s lithium-ion battery packs caught on fire upon a side-impact collision. GM is looking into design changes that can better protect the lithium-ion battery packs in these vehicles.
General Motors has sold approximately 5,000 Volts in the United States this year. General Motors plans on contacting all Chevy Volt owners to apprise them of the investigation. Additionally, General Motors will offer free loaner vehicles to Chevy Volt owners during the investigation and until the issue resolves. Despite the investigation, General Motors insists that their Chevy Volts are safe.
If you are the owner of a Chevy Volt and are concerned about the possibility that your Chevy Volt can burst into flames if involved in a collision, contact the experienced lemon law attorneys at Consumer Law Experts today. The Chevy Volt lemon law attorneys at Consumer Law Experts can inform you of your rights and help get you out of this vehicle and/or receive monetary compensation.