CHEVROLET VOLT 2012: SERVICE BRAKES

Make : CHEVROLET Model : VOLT Year : 2012
Build Dates : 2012-03-01 - 2012-04-17
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V271000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 2013-06-27 Date Added to Database: 2013-07-01
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 13184
Component: SERVICE BRAKES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4
Summary:
      General Motors "GM" is recalling certain model year 2012 Chevrolet Volt vehicles manufactured March 1, 2012, through April 17, 2012. Due to a brake pressure modulator valve problem, the vehicles do not relieve brake pressure from the front brakes during an anti-lock brake system "ABS", electronic stability control "ESC", or traction control event. One or both front brakes may lock up and not release. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards "FMVSS" No. 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems"' and No. 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
Consequence:
      If the brakes lock up it could cause a loss of steering control and/or a lengthened distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will install a new brake pressure modulator valve free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 12, 2013. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-866-694-6546. GM's recall number is 13184.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 126
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.