GM Announces Update for Chevy Volt Software Glitch
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The vehicle can then be successfully restarted after about sitting idle for about five minutes. The issue seems to occur when owners use the delayed charging function, which enables them to program the vehicle to recharge at specific times.
GM spokeswoman Michell 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.”
The problem was only discovered on 2013 model-year Volts, and it does not affect 2011 and 2012 cars in any way. Fixing the problem requires a laptop and reflashing the vehicle’s ECU, an operation which takes less than an hour and will be performed for free, on all the affected cars.
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