General Motors has announced a new recall, this time for the Chevrolet Volt, because of some software issues.
According to the North American based automaker, no less than 50,249 units of the Chevrolet Volt are the subject of a new recall which has been announced recently by General Motors. The models in question have a software issue which can lead to the internal combustion engine kicking in, if the vehicle is left while running on electric power, and if this happens in an enclosed space, the carmaker says that carbon monoxide can fill the area and lead to potential exposure to dangerous gas.
“If a driver exits the vehicle and inadvertently leaves the vehicle “on” by failing to react to cues and warning chimes emitted by the vehicle, the vehicle’s high-voltage battery will drain after a period of time and the gasoline engine will begin to run. If the gas engine runs for a long period of time within an enclosed space, such as a garage, carbon monoxide could build up”, says GM in its official press release.
The affected Chevrolet Volt vehicles are from the 2011 to 2013 model years and General Motors is apparently aware of two injuries, related to carbon monoxide build up. The total number of affected cars, including Canada and exports, stands at 64,186 units. Owners of these will be notified by General Motors and the company’s dealers will be making a software updated, free of charge. For any extra details on the topic, owners should contact their local Chevrolet representative.