I agree that my Volt's issue is rather rare, and up until the failure, it has been the most reliable car I have ever owned. I would also second your opinion that only 0.057% of first generation Volts are likely to exhibit this problem. I cannot find the original press release, but GM stated that for every 1 million cells produced, only two fail. Being that there are 288 cells per Volt it's a 1 in 1736 chance. But those are good casino odds, better go try my hand at blackjack!I would not be surprised if this issue affected <.05% of the Volt's on the road. If so, hardly an epidemic of unreliability, all things considered.
- Article from GAS2.org that mentions the cell failure rate.