Electric cars

GM Reports Stalling Issue in 2013 Volts

Software glitches


General Motors has announced that they will reprogram the engine control software on the 2013 Chevrolet Volt over a concern that the delayed charging feature could cause the electric drive engine to "stall" while being driven – although it should be pointed out that this is not a recall of the electric Chevy.

General Motors believes that about 4,000 examples of the 2013 Chevrolet Volt electric sedan may have a software glitch that could cause the electric engine to shut down or "stall" while being driven. The problem is immediately remedied by letting the car sit for any from 2 to 5 minutes, after which time the 2013 Volt will start up and operate as expected. This issue only affects a small group of Chevy Volt EVs from the 2013 model year – 2011 and 2012 model year Volts are not included in this service bulletin nor are they affected by this problem.