GM spokesman Randal Fox told Reuters that the new cord will be larger and more durable and that charging time will not change. “It’s just an effort to offer a more consistent charging experience. It’s not a safety recall. It’s more of a customer-satisfaction program,” Fox said.
This update comes on the heels of the battery enhancement program announced earlier this year. In that case, GM decided to strengthen the structural elements that protect the battery in a side collision, as well as add a new sensor to the coolant system reservoir and install a tamper-resistant bracket to prevent overfilling.
Volt owners will be notified of the cord exchange in the next few weeks.