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GM upgrading 2013 Volt software to address glitch

General Motors Co. said Monday it is upgrading the software on about 4,000 2013 plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt cars because a glitch could cause the electric motor to shut down.

GM said the issue only affects owners that use the delayed charging function that allows users to recharge the vehicle at certain times.

A Volt owner on a fan site reported receiving a call from a GM adviser “that there has been a problem with some of the 2013 Volts mysteriously turning off the electric motor while driving. Apparently the steering and brakes will still work, but you have to safely coast to a stop, turn the car off and then power it up again 2-5 minutes later.”

GM confirmed the owner’s comments were accurate and said it sent letters Friday by Federal Express to all 4,000 owners. But GM spokeswoman Michelle Malcho said the glitch only could affect the small number of owners that have used the delayed charging option. She said no crashes or injuries have been reported and that the issue isn’t safety related.



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