Government Delayed Warning About Chevrolet Volt Battery to Boost Sales

Anybody who understands the consequences of marrying government to business will not be surprised to learn this tidbit of information. Government General Motors is receiving some special treatment from the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA):

Yet, almost five months went by before either GM or the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) told dealers and customers about the potential risks and urged them to drain the battery pack as soon as possible after an accident.

Part of the reason for delaying the disclosure was the “fragility of Volt sales” up until that point, according to Joan Claybrook, a former administrator at NHTSA.

“NHTSA could have put out a consumer alert,” he said, according to industry website

They government withheld this warning to boost sales of the Volt. It wasn’t the “greedy capitalist corporation” that withheld this information, it was the government that people falsely believes represents the people. In other words your government withheld safety information to boost sales for a corporation under its care. I highly doubt NHTSA would do the same for Ford if it was discovered one of their new vehicles had a propensity of lighting ablaze after accidents.