Chevy Volt Owners: GM Will Lend You A Car For Free After Fiery Battery Debacle

Do you own a Chevrolet Volt? If so, your battery might be in danger of catching fire. Instead of taking that risk, maybe you should accept General Motors’ offer of a free loaner car while they check out that whole safety issue thing.

After a probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which found that the plug-in hybrid’s battery caught fire during three crash tests, GM says they’ll give Volt owners a free loaner until the investigation is completed, says the San Francisco Chronicle.

“GM and Chevrolet believe in the safety of the Volt,” Mark Reuss, president of the automaker’s North American operations, said on a conference call today with reporters. “We will take every precaution to ensure the driving public of the safety of the Volt.”

If you own a Volt, GM should be sending you a letter to fill you in on the details of the investigation and how to claim a free loaner.

GM Offers Loaner Vehicles to Volt Buyers After Battery Fires [San Francisco Chronicle]