Recalls for 2012 Chevrolet Volt

There are currently 3 recalls for your car.


What Should You Do?

Bring your car to a dealer immediately. Recalls are issued because the defect might make the car unsafe in some way. Your nearby service center can help verify if the repairs can be performed free of charge.

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 15V145000

Recall Date: 03/13/2015

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

Problem Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Volt vehicles manufactured August 25, 2010, to June 26, 2013. If the driver exits the vehicle without turning off the electrical system, the battery may drain low enough that the gasoline engine will automatically start itself to recharge the electric battery.

Consequence: If the engine runs for an extended period of time in an enclosed space, there may be a build up of carbon monoxide, increasing the risk of personal injury.

What Owners Should Do: GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine management software to limit the time that the stationary vehicle can be left in the ON position, free of charge. The recall began April 15, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14617.

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Recall Number: 13V271000

Recall Date: 06/27/2013

Component: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Problem Summary: GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CHEVROLET VOLT VEHICLES MANUFACTURED MARCH 1, 2012, THROUGH APRIL 17, 2012. DUE TO A BRAKE PRESSURE MODULATOR VALVE PROBLEM, THE VEHICLES DO NOT RELIEVE BRAKE PRESSURE FROM THE FRONT BRAKES DURING AN ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS), ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC), OR TRACTION CONTROL EVENT. ONE OR BOTH FRONT BRAKES MAY LOCK UP AND NOT RELEASE. THUS, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS (FMVSS) NO. 126, "ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEMS"' AND NO. 135, "LIGHT VEHICLE BRAKE SYSTEMS.

Consequence: IF THE BRAKES LOCK UP IT COULD CAUSE A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND/OR A LENGTHENED DISTANCE NEEDED TO STOP THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: GENERAL MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW BRAKE PRESSURE MODULATOR VALVE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN JULY 12, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-866-694-6546. GM'S RECALL NUMBER IS 13184.

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Recall Number: 13V271000

Recall Date: 06/27/2013

Component: SERVICE BRAKES

Problem Summary: GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CHEVROLET VOLT VEHICLES MANUFACTURED MARCH 1, 2012, THROUGH APRIL 17, 2012. DUE TO A BRAKE PRESSURE MODULATOR VALVE PROBLEM, THE VEHICLES DO NOT RELIEVE BRAKE PRESSURE FROM THE FRONT BRAKES DURING AN ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS), ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC), OR TRACTION CONTROL EVENT. ONE OR BOTH FRONT BRAKES MAY LOCK UP AND NOT RELEASE. THUS, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS (FMVSS) NO. 126, "ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEMS"' AND NO. 135, "LIGHT VEHICLE BRAKE SYSTEMS.

Consequence: IF THE BRAKES LOCK UP IT COULD CAUSE A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND/OR A LENGTHENED DISTANCE NEEDED TO STOP THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: GENERAL MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW BRAKE PRESSURE MODULATOR VALVE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN JULY 12, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-866-694-6546. GM'S RECALL NUMBER IS 13184.

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