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1st Gear: NHTSA Probes Chevy Volt Harder After More Fires
Bloomberg reports that the Chevrolet Volt is now the subject of an official U.S. safety probe after three more of its lithium-ion batteries, supplied by LG Chem Ltd., were damaged in crash tests last week, two of the damages causing fires. This comes after a Volt caught fire three weeks after a side-impact crash test May 12 while parked at a testing center in Wisconsin. Chevy Volt owners whose vehicles have not been in a serious crash should not be concerned, the agency said.