White House Denies Delaying Chevrolet Volt Fire Announcement
Obama! Socialism! Taxes! Jesus! Faith! Guns! Now that you’re paying attention, it’s time for our regularly scheduled programming. A Detroit News article claims that NHTSA is denying any interference on the part of the White House with respect to the Chevrolet Volt fires that resulted from government crash test procedures.
“shortly thereafter informed the Executive Office of the President regarding the June fire and NHTSA’s test plans to determine if the fire indicated that there is a risk of post-crash fires in Chevrolet Volts. No one from the Executive Office of the President requested or in any way suggested that NHTSA delay public release of information related to the Volt fire,”
GM previously announced a fix for the Volt’s battery pack and leaky coolant, which is said to have caused the fires. GM has yet to restart production of the Volt since the line went idle in December, and won’t be able to apply the new safety measures to the Volt until some time in February of this year.
Add me to the list of those who think that this article doesn't belong in TTAC. IN THEORY this is a site about CARS. Posting this article will do nothing towards that. It's political commentary, and of the worst kind - purely intended to cause a flame war. Derek (yes you!) is trolling. SHAME! I'm no Obama fan but I'll go elsewhere if I want political comment. Things devolve into political partisanship too often here as it is. If you want to ban me for criticizing the writer, so be it. If this continues I'll be leaving anyhow.
Where's the GM witch hunt?
The story came out of the Detroit News, not exactly Fox News. Is it newsworthy? No. They tried making news out of nothing. Maybe there should be a front page headline "Obama Denies He Beats His Wife!!!" Nobody claimed he did, but the denial will sell paper.
Yawn. Then there's the 89,000 Mini Coopers that are being recalled for engine bay fire risk. 4 REPORTED cases in the wild, which means there has been more. But that's not news. Next a condo high-rise will burst into flames and the Volt parked down the street two blocks away will be implicated! And you can bet FOX news will be there to break the story first!......LOL