Software Glitch Could Strand Volt Owners.

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Windsor, Canada

#2 Jan 14, 2013
Curious---why no recalls when these issues are clearly in recall country?

"Customer Satisfaction Program??"

Windsor, Canada

#4 Jan 14, 2013
Something strange is going on here.
The above cutpasted quote from Fox News was posted here 3 prior times (this is the 4th), and each time it magically dissappeard after being posted.
Someone involved with Topix is deliberately and selectively censoring posts.
Could this be our resident editor?

Windsor, Canada

#7 Jan 14, 2013
Now 7 times that the above quote has been removed.
It's just news--a direct quote from a media website.
Why is this happening?

Windsor, Canada

#8 Jan 14, 2013
A software bug in the 2013 Chevrolet Volt could cause the plug-in hybrid's electric engine to shut off while driving.

General Motors Co is updating the software on about 4,000 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid vehicles to fix a problem that could cause the electric motor to shut down while driving.

The glitch only affects 2013 Volts when owners use the delayed charging function, which allows them to program the vehicle to recharge at specific times.

When the motor shuts down, the steering and brakes still work, allowing drivers to safely coast to a stop. The vehicle functions properly again after being off for two to five minutes, GM spokeswoman Michelle Malcho said.

"We have received a few reports from owners that their electric motor has temporarily stopped working, resulting from a software anomaly when their vehicle is in the delayed time and rate charge mode," Malcho said.

The problem, first reported by The Detroit News, is not an issue on the 2011 and 2012 Volts. Three days ago, a Volt owner posted about the problem on , a website for Volt owners that is unaffiliated with GM.

GM is asking dealers to take their vehicles to "re-flash" the vehicle's control system, which takes less than an hour.

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