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    Default Volt Battery Fix

    Fedex just delivered a letter from GM. They will be enhancing vehicle structure and battery coolant system.

    [edit] - scottf added below [/edit]

    Details, animation, presentation text, pictures (very bottom) etc at: http://media.gm.com/content/media/us.../Jan/0105_volt

    Here is the animation:
    http://brightcove.vo.llnwd.net/pd19/...n-Solution.mp4

    Step 1. Shows that there already existed a brace and they are beefing it up (only 2-3 lbs total for all braces)

    BIG picture link of above: http://media.gm.com/content/Pages/ne...llation115.jpg

    Step 2. Notice brace from above is attached now.

    BIG picture link of above: http://media.gm.com/content/Pages/ne...llation084.jpg
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    Wow !! They are really quick to address the issue ... that shows GM's commitment overt the Volt success !!
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    Default Volt update media advisory

    There is a conference call from GM president, Mark Reuss accompanied by Mary Barra senior vice president, Global Product Development at 11:00 EST today

    The contents is: Chevrolet Volt update. Opening statements followed by moderated Q&A

    Reference: http://media.gm.ca/content/media/ca/..._MediaAdvisory

    I can't attend to it, but for those interested, there certainly will be interesting news about the Volt.

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    I hope this isn't mandatory, I don't want them taking my baby apart to fix something that ain't broke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwmort View Post
    I hope this isn't mandatory, I don't want them taking my baby apart to fix something that ain't broke.
    Great job GM (as long as it has the NHTSA approval)

    I'd imagine there could be implications if you dont, say you have a crash and the insurance company is paying out for repairs. You may have insurance issues or even a shop not willing to fix it unless you had the modifications performed. I suspect that they will either swap out the battery for an exchanged/modified one or bolt some pieces of metal shield to the chassis in certain areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwmort View Post
    I hope this isn't mandatory, I don't want them taking my baby apart to fix something that ain't broke.
    I feel the same way. I agree with Slyastro. GM is really committed to the Volt and its owners. Consider how many 'ordinary' cars get recalled each year. It is a tribute to GM, its engineers and assembly line people that there have been no recalls on this amazing car.
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    Interesting that it hasn't appeared on our internal websites yet.

    Pete Foss
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    I just received my letter, too. I am also not excited about my baby being operated on.

    This is my first post. We received our Black Volt on November 28th and are in love. I just wanted to thank all of you. Your information, passion and commitment for the Volt has infected my husband and I.

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    I'm certainly not an engineer and so I don't see how this would solve the problem of the batteries shorting out after an accident. I was expecting something along the lines of a retrofit that would quickly discharge the battery in the event of a serious collision.

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    I'm going to take mine in. Just for insurance purposes and resale value. But I'm not going to be the first person to take it in. And I'm going to make sure the dealership that I go to has done a few of these already with no problems.

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