Chevy Volt Recalled, Crash Could Rupture Batteries

Jonathan SeelyWXMI-TV, Grand Rapids, Mich.

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General Motors is asking people who bought a Chevy volt to bring it back to the dealership for a safety enhancement.

The recall comes after government tests discovered a possible issue during crash tests of the car.

GM wants to reinforce the battery cage in the vehicles to make sure the batteries don not rupture and catch fire during an accident.  It has happened twice in severe crash tests.

GM says they are focused on doing what’s right by their customers, and they are as confident as ever that the battery design is among the safest on the market.

There are currently about 8,000 Chevy Volts on the street.

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