Well, as of now the investigation is still open, they are not sure what
happened. It is possible that there was a faulty outlet that the Volt
was plugged into that caused the fire, whether that can be blamed on the
car or not is debatable.
I was told that the Volt does have the ability to detect that there is a
power problem with the source, whether that is true, and whether it
works properly is also debatable.
But regardless, it is an embarrassment for GM!
It frigging figures... the video on that page was in stretch-o-vision, IE
4x3 stretched to 16x9. Luckily I could fix it by changing the aspect ratio
setting on my Onkyo TX-SR608 AVR. (My PC is hooked to the AVR and TV via a
DVI-HDMI adapter and HDMI cable, both from Monoprice, along with a coaxial
S/PDIF cable for audio)
On that note any heavy electrical load can start a fire, I have noticed an
increase in electrical house fires locally each winter ever since those damn
scam/ripoff "Amish" and "infrared" heaters were introduced. When I run my
space heaters it is exclusively on dedicated 20 amp multiwire branch
circuits using 12/3 with ground and good Eagle or Cooper 20 amp receptacles,
none of that Leviton crap which melts if you so much as look at it
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