You are right Qinsp. I should be careful with my terms. I changed "recall" to service bulletin in my original post.
One of those times, the dealer actually called me and said I should come in immediately to take care of the bulletin or I run the risk of being stranded. I think "recall" is used only for obvious wide spread safety concerns. Being stranded is not a safety concern per se, so they can avoid this term fortunately.
My main point is that given all the reading and personal experience, I was not surprised by the Consumer Union deciding not to endorse the g2 Volt with the coveted "recommended" status. I hope the Volt wins back their vote of confidence soon.