Chevy Volt Recalled for Carbon Monoxide Risk

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Chevrolet Volt is being recalled for a possible carbon monoxide risk.

The recall affects about 64,000 units from the 2011-2013 model years and the American automaker is aware of two injuries that occured due to carbon monoxide exposure. Affected vehicles will get a software update that will limit how long the car can be left idling in order to prevent carbon monoxide buildup if the vehicle isn’t shut off. The problem occurs if the driver unintentionally leaves the Volt running while it’s in electric mode, causing the battery to fully drain and the gasoline engine to turn on.

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Currently the Volt will emit a warning chime to alert the driver if they exit the vehicle and it hasn’t been turned off. The software fix as a result of the recall will limit the time that the idle Volt can be left in the “on” position.

[Source: Automotive News]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Mar 13, 2015

    now that is ironic. The Volt poses more of a Carbon Monoxide threat than a Hellcat! Happy Friday The Thirteenth.

  • Cyberpine Cyberpine on Aug 09, 2015

    Does anybody know how long the 2015 can idle with the A/C on before it shuts off?

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