Sources: InsideBayArea, CNN
quote: This particular Volt issue has yet to occur in the real world.
quote: Toyota's issue on the other hand was repeated higher than expected cases of unintentional acceleration.
quote: If a Volt is fully charged and in a side impact crash with a much stiffer object and is then placed in a storage facility and ignored for weeks counter to the manufacturers user guide and recommendations there is a chance that it will catch fire. Of course, this is not really a reasonable test for the real world post the actual impact.
quote: If there was no issue here, why the recall at all?
quote: If I damaged the fuel system in my car, and parked it someplace sitting full of fuel, then no one would question I was in the wrong if the car/building caught on fire. In fact, I am almost positive that most manufacturers recommend not even using emergency lights or flares if you suspect your car is leaking fuel.