Motoramic is reporting that General Motors will replace around 9,500 120V power cords that came with the Chevy Volt since its launch after complaints about the cords overheating. GM spokesman Randal Fox told the Yahoo! Autos blog that the new cords are meant to “offer a more consistent charging experience,” and GM does not consider a recall or a safety issue. Interesting.
Either way, Volt owners will be notified of the swap by letter in the next few weeks. To note, the latest Volts off the line are shipped with the updated cords. Additionally, Volt owners can also contact their local Chevy dealers to begin scheduling appointments to have fortifications added around the vehicle’s battery pack — a modification that was a result of the NHTSA investigation. It’s uncomfirmed to us at the time of this writing whether or not the new cord is part of the fortification package, but a forum thread on GM-Volt indicates that it’s indeed the case.