Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Chevy Facing Volt Cord Woes
Chevrolet appears to have a problem on its hands with its Volt plug-in hybrid. It seems as though many owners of the sedan have reported overheating and melting of the cord used to charge the car from standard 120-volt household electrical sockets. While GM says the cords are safe and blames the problems on the owners’ wiring, it has replaced an unknown number of cords and made changes to its design, Yahoo News reports.
The cord that plugs into household outlets is an alternative to charging stations that Chevrolet suggests Volt owners install at their homes.