According to Justin Hyde over at Motoramic, GM will replace about 9,500 charging cables on 2011 and 2012 Volts. A GM spokesman told Motoramic that this is to “offer a more consistent charging experience.”
The issue has been very limited, with only a few cords actually ending up melted. The 120-volt charger comes packaged with the car, but it is not meant to be the primary charging cord. Most Volt owners have a 240-volt station installed to charge the car quicker.
Even so, Chevy is taking a preemptive step to provide a higher level of confidence to the owners. Volt drivers will start receiving letters about the new charging cords over the next few weeks.
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