Monday, April 02, 2012

Seriously: Chevy Volts Recalled Again, This Time Because XM Radios Won't Pick Up... Fox News [Update: Nope, Leftover April Fool's Day Joke]

Update: Well, I got pwnt. This was a leftover April Fool's Day, according to Seton.

I s*** you not. I'm sure it's just a coincidence. This makes, what, recall #3 (after the exploding batteries and melting power cords)?

The North American based automaker Chevrolet has recently announced a recall for the popular Volt model, because of a problem with its XM satellite radio.

After the Chevrolet Volt has been under an NHTSA investigation, not too long ago, because of a potential fire risk on its battery pack, influencing its sales targets, the “green” model is once again placed into the spotlights, in another negative light, because of a problem with its XM satellite radio. Even if this might seem like a minor issue on the Volt, the fact that it was investigated by the NHTSA because of a fire risk, adding the problem with the satellite radio can only decrease the model’s sales.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, owners of the Chevrolet Volt with XM satellite radio installed can’t pick up the Fox station and after some complaints were received by GM from loyal Fox News audience, the recall became a possibility. We won’t say anything about “life threating situations, injuries or crashes” related to this incident because this is not the case. Owners of the Chevy Volt, with the XM satellite radio installed, will be notified soon by the car manufacturer, and they will have to take a trip back to the dealers where the problem will be solved free of charge.

Oh, and more good news from Government Motors: the Volt manufacturing shutdown just got extended another week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

March 2012 set a new Volt sales record! 2289! thats about 1,000 more than the Corvette.