Congressional micromanagement - Chevy Volt fires
There are many things that Congress should be doing today. Playing Mr. Goodwrench isn’t one of them. I know GM fired Mr. Goodwrench and he is now unemployed but the case of GM Chevy Volt battery fires does not rise to the level of Congressional scrutiny.
This is a matter for civil courts and consumers to pursue, maybe in class action.
Battery coolant leaked, causing a short that caused some fires. GM Chevy must stop the leaks and therefore stop the fires.
“GM CEO To Face House Subcommittee For Volt Fires
DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has agreed to testify before a U.S. House subcommittee about battery fires in Chevrolet Volt electriccars.
Company spokesman Greg Martin says Akerson will speak to a subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Jan. 25.
The committee is looking into why federal safety regulators waited five months before telling the public that a Volt battery caught fire three weeks after a government crash test. The fire happened in June but was not made public until November. Subsequent tests caused two more fires.
GM says no real-world fires have occurred. Coolant leaked from the batteries and caused a short circuit, sparking the fires. GM is advising Volt owners to take the cars to dealers for repairs that will better protect the batteries.”