For the Volt - Read the News on GM/Chevy recalls lately? I have a friend that just had his recall on the ignition switch done and they made him sign a waiver that they would not be liable if he had anything attached to his ignition key. And this was after they fixed it! I know this does not apply to the Volt, but these recalls are for 10 year old defects. I'll pass.
That's crazy re: that waiver AFTER the fix.
GM's been taking an intermittent pounding in the media lately, similar to but maybe not quite as bad as Toyota during the SUA PR disaster (where the bad press and coverage seemed relentless). As I posted elsewhere:
GM CEO axes 15 over switches, says 'no conspiracy':
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/car ... e/9985709/
GM's Mary Barra Fires 15, Says More Recalls Are Coming:
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/20 ... are-coming
General Motors (GM) has fired 15 employees over its protracted recall disaster and is preparing another wave of recalls, Chief Executive Mary Barra told GM employees at GM’s technical center in Detroit this morning.
At the same time, Barra ruled out any high-level conspiracy in the 2.6 million-vehicle debacle...
I wouldn't be surprised if the initial set of recalls coming rapid fire was Mary Barra ordering fast tracking of safety complaint investigations along w/erring on the side of caution to recall in order to try to get as much bad news out there at once.
Get it all out of the way as quickly as possible so that it passes instead of having protracted slow motion train wreck spread out over a long period.
GM is now at recall #34 so far this year: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101739417
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One could use some reverse logic. GM is probably under very great scrutiny by NHTSA and internally, probably wanting to err on the side of caution and issuing recalls that they (and other automakers) might not've considered recall class/safety issues.