GM Software Update Killed the Voltage in the Volt

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Scott McCracken
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carcomplaints.com
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The 2013 Volt is being recalled after reports of reduced engine power and propulsion. General Motors says a previous software update to improve the car actually did the opposite by disabling the cell balancing function, resulting in a low-voltage condition. Killing the voltage of the volt? Classic Chevy move.

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  1. 1st Generation Volt

    Years
    2011–2015
    Reliability
    37th of 80
    PainRank
    4.81
    Complaints
    54
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