The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recalling select 2012 Chevrolet Volt models over a faulty brake pressure moderator valve. Affected vehicles were built between March 1 and April 17, 2012.
The problem: the brake pressure from the front brakes is not relieved during a situation when the antilock brake or traction control systems engage. If this happens, the brakes may lock up, increasing the risk of a crash.
The solution: Volt owners can check their vehicle’s build date on a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb, and GM will notify all affected owners starting Friday (July 12th).Dealers will install a new brake pressure modulator valve free of charge. Owners can call Chevrolet at 866-694-6546 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.