Now Chevrolet Is Modifying The Volt To Calm Fire Fears

Chevy Volt

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Hot on the heels of a federal investigation of fires that occurred after crash tests, Chevrolet will now be making modifications to all Volts in order to prevent something similar from happening again.According to The Los Angeles Times, Chevy will be be reinforcing the area around the Volt’s battery to prevent the puncturing that occurred in the previous crash tests.

For those that don’t know, the Volt caught on fire weeks after a crash due to a coolant leak that ended up causing a short circuit. This was partially because GM’s own recommendation of draining the coolant after an accident wasn’t followed.

Now, GM is adding reinforcement to all new cars as well as sensors to track coolant levels. They have also made a tamper-proof cap to prevent overflow.

These modifications will add a negligible amount of weight to the car.

Hopefully, this will also calm down the irrational fear that had overwhelmed the Volt since the fires were disclosed.

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