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Chevy To Repair Software Glitch On 4,000 Volt Models

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On: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 11:34AM | By: Chris Weiss


Chevy To Repair Software Glitch On 4,000 Volt Models

You know how software requires constant updating and can quickly render your computer a useless block of plastic? Well, with automobiles relying more and more on electronics, we may be in for a future where software does the same thing to our cars. GM is currently dealing with one such glitch on the Chevy Volt.

According to the Detroit News, GM has FedExed letters to some 4,000 2013 Volt owners about bringing their hybrids in for a free software update. A problem with the software threatens to shut the Volt engine down during driving, requiring owners to pull over, shut the car off, and restart the engine several moments later - obviously more than just a minor inconvenience while driving. According to the newspaper's information, the brakes and steering continue to work and the problem only affects drivers that make use of the Volt's delayed charging function.

Chevy is asking the 4,000 Volt owners to bring their cars into local dealerships for a reprogramming that it estimates will take under an hour. In the meantime, those owners that use the delayed charging mode should switch over to immediate charging mode to prevent the engine shut-off issue.

GM told Detroit News that no crashes or injuries relating to the glitch have been reported.




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