Obama Administration Still Looking for a Fix for the Chevy Volt Fire Problems

Note: This first appeared in Breitbart.com's Big Government.

I guess the first one didn’t take after all.

The scope of the (January 18) hearing was a bit too narrow - leaving out some fairly important attending facts. Like, say, the (at least) five other Chevy Volt fires that have occurred besides the one being discussed.

After that woefully truncated convening, the Barack Obama Administration declared General Motors (GM) and the fire-prone Chevy Volt good to go.

As we have since seen, the Volt fire situation is nowhere near rectified.

In January, GM “called back” every single Volt ever sold in the U.S., to fix the allegedly already “fixed” battery....

But that didn’t fix the problem either.  So in March Chevrolet announced they were replacing the power cords for nearly every single Volt ever sold in the U.S....

(And o)n Wednesday (April 11), a General Motors (GM) lithium-ion battery exploded and caused a fire at a research facility near its Detroit headquarters.  Most unfortunately, ...one employee faces life-threatening injuries.

Lithium-ion batteries like this one are used by GM in the Chevy Volt.  Making this just the latest in a long line of Volt fire problems.

After the explosion, GM issued a statement - then an updated statement - in which they asserted:

The battery tested and the incident have no connection with the Chevrolet Volt or any other GM production vehicle.

Really?  Why, then, is the Administration now having another hearing?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today a meeting May 18 in Washington to convene government officials and auto and battery-industry representatives to talk about “safety considerations” for cars powered by lithium-ion batteries.

Cars like the Chevy Volt.  So it appears there is a connection.  Yet another Obama Administration claim with a painfully short shelf-life.

Problem(s) still not solved.  Oh, and look - yet another entirely new problem.

A123 Systems Inc. (AONE) said last month it was recalling electric batteries it made for Fisker Automotive Inc. and other automakers after a $107,000 Fisker Karma shut down because of a battery defect during testing by Consumer Reports magazine.



President Obama has made the $30+ billion-losing auto bailout a signature “success” that allegedly merits his reelection.

So we’re sure that in May of his reelection year his Administration will be much more thorough than it has thus far been in examining the Chevy Volt, its fires and the myriad attending problems tied to the lithium-ion battery.


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Comment by Rich Knoch on April 26, 2012 at 1:36pm

The "Free Citizen" Stockholders of GM/Fiat are a tiny minority; i.e., our corrupt Government owns around 30%, Unions were given around 17% of Chrysler and 65% of GM . . few citizens have ownership in either company.


It would be interesting to be at labor negotiations between the Unions and the Unions - - - - the face-off would be humorous . . . . . . as two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner . . . but it will probably make absolute sense the the demented Left.  Unions put these companies into bankruptcy through Union negotiations.

Don't forget . . . . obama gave GM another $30 Billion in Corporate Tax Credits to sweeten the theft from private owners which should tide them over until they go bankrupt again . . . . .


Their next bankruptcy should be under a Conservative government which should simply let go out of business.

Investors will buy and resurrect various operating divisions . . . . and those divisions will succeed and be owned by private investors who always attempt to invest their capital where there's a profitable return.  

In a decade, after they go bankrupt, again, we will have a healthy auto industry . . . . only after the government reads and understands our Constitution; i.e., protecting the USA from foreign assaults, attempting to run a postal service and eliminating useless departments; i.e., EPA, Energy, Education, etc.

Comment by Rich Knoch on April 26, 2012 at 11:39am

Bernanke's economic solution will be to insulate each cell by wrapping it tightly in hundred dollar bills☺☺

Comment by USARogue on April 24, 2012 at 11:45pm


General Motors had a great year last year, making a record profit and reclaiming its crown as the world's biggest automaker, but some lawmakers aren't happy about its plans to reward its workers. The company plans to pay bonuses of at least $182 million to white-collar workers today, on top of $332.5 million in profit-sharing it's paying factory workers, reports AP. The bonuses, of 8% to 14% of base pay, will go to most of the company's 26,000 salaried employees, many of whom make more than $100,000 a year. Some Republicans believe the government should get back the money it spent to save GM before anybody gets a bonus.

"As the company gives out bonuses, the Treasury Department needs to have an exit strategy for getting GM to repay the taxpayers for helping the company survive," says bailout critic Sen. Charles Grassley. The government has recouped more than $22 billion of the $50 billion it spent to rescue GM, but it still owns close to a quarter of the company. Its shares are worth $13.2 billion, and will have to more than double in price for the government to get all its money back. GM argues that the bonuses, which are being offered instead of pay raises, are necessary to prevent rivals from poaching its talent.

And of course I'm sure the goonions will get their "fair share" also, won't they?

Comment by Rich Knoch on April 24, 2012 at 2:19pm

The Chevy Dolts Lithion-Ion battery, when unstable, is a cousin of WP (veterans know it as Willy Peter; White Phosphorous) which is a very effective incendiary device. 

Japanese electric autos seem to be safer, so far, as they've been on the road longer and haven't experienced  major recalls, as of this date (a quick Google® search).

There is, however, a common thread between GM and the Regime; i.e, the Regime is fiddles as the Mid-East and North Africa burn down and the Chevy Dolt . . . . . . simply burns down, on occasion☺

Comment by Bill on April 24, 2012 at 1:24pm

Spanish Company Will “Count” American Votes Overseas In November                                        http://www.westernjournalism.com/spanish-company-will-count-america...

Comment by Dr. Ronald W. Cutburth on April 24, 2012 at 12:51pm

All fraud to cover the big fraud of stopping our oil, gas, coal production. All to help destroy America and help fund the Muslim Brotherhood. Not complicated. Just extremely sinister. 

Comment by Janet Dobbs on April 24, 2012 at 12:21pm

Obama lies and expects every to accept it. Only the uninformed and delusional believe him.

I read that the new Cadillacs are going to be made in China, creating thousands of jobs over there. How nice of Obama Motors.

November can't come soon enough!

Comment by MUG on April 24, 2012 at 12:07pm

Bill your facebook link has been disabled.  When they get complaints that something discredits the Far Left, Facebood disables the link.  When they get complaints that discredits Conservatives they do nothing.

Comment by Bill on April 24, 2012 at 11:40am


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By the way, I didn't see the ABC, CBS,
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Those who have visited Chicago may recognize the downtown area.

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