The 120-volt charging cord exchange affects all 2011 models and some of the 2012s. The 240-volt cords will not be exchanged, and recharging time will not be affected.
GM announced on Thursday that it will replace the 120-volt charging cords for most Volts, according to Yahoo Autos. The exchange affects all 2011 models and some of the 2012s. The 240-volt cords will not be exchanged, and recharging time will not be affected.
Chevy has been getting some complaints from Volt owners about overheating cords. However, company spokesman Randal Fox said that isn’t what the exchange is all about. “It's just an effort to offer a more consistent charging experience. It's not a safety recall. It's more of a customer-satisfaction program. We made some enhancements to the design to add some durability and reliability.”
GM has also made several improvements to the battery pack since the much-publicized fires that occurred last year during NHTSA safety testing. As Volt drivers bring in their cars for the battery enhancement they will also receive the new cords, Fox said.