General Motors recalls 2011-2013 Volt vehicles over potential buildup of carbon monoxide

General Motors is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Volt vehicles manufactured August 25, 2010, to June 26, 2013. If the driver exits the vehicle without turning off the electrical system, the battery may drain low enough that the gasoline engine will automatically start itself to recharge the electric battery.

If the engine runs for an extended period of time in an enclosed space, there may be a buildup of carbon monoxide, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Approximately 50,236  vehicles are impacted by the recall

GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine management software to limit the time that the stationary vehicle can be left in the ON position, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.