Insurers Maintain Top Safety Pick For Chevrolet Volt

Posted on December 12, 2011

According to news sources, the Chevrolet Volt still continues to receive the Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety despite continued concerns surrounding the vehicles batteries catching fire in the midst of serious collisions.

The announcement comes as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration continues its investigation regarding the faulty batteries after reports first surfaced that the vehicles battery caught on fire after a serious collision. The battery fires that did occur have reportedly usually taken place several days after the crash.

The IIHS has said that should a recall of the vehicle model take place that those fixed by recall repairs will continue to receive the high safety marks. The IIHS reportedly does not think that any change in the safety ranking should take place since there were no incidents that arose during tests of the batteries and that the area that holds the batteries is contained.

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